Eric Niemeyer, PsyD.
Being a psychologist is the perfect fit for me because I’ve always enjoyed science and working with people. I like seeing the progress my patients make, especially when they are coming from difficult places. I want them to heal and get better. I feel satisfied when a patient’s true personality is able to come out.
I work with children and adults of all ages. I treat all kinds of issues through individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, tests and assessments. My individual therapy sessions are about an hour long. I also run neuropsychological testing services for NorthBay.
Many of my patients, especially men, have a hard time coming in at first. I think that may be that men don’t want to ask for help or be seen as vulnerable. But I tell my patients it takes strength to come in and ask for help.
My goal is to help patients process their issues while providing the necessary support, education, skills and techniques to increase their ability to cope. The most common issues I treat are: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and childhood issues.
I try to conduct myself in a way that helps people open up. I’m open, warm, empathetic and non-judgmental. I create a space for patients to feel comfortable and give them a chance to talk about something they might not talk to anybody else about.
I don’t want people to feel worked up and nervous when they make an appointment with me. When they leave, I don’t want them to feel distressed or upset. At the end of each appointment, we’ll do a debriefing to make sure they feel like they can face the day — and that they “got” something out of the session.
I used to be a personal trainer, so exercising is a big part of my day. I like lifting weights, playing basketball and racquetball. My wife and I enjoy our dog. I also like watching movies and reading books.
Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, CA
Internship in Neuropsychology, UC Davis Medical Center - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sacramento, CA
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Sacramento Valley Psychological Association (SVPA)