behavioral health

Meet Our Team

Talk Therapy Team

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. Working with a licensed mental health professional, patients and families can identify and change difficult emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our providers have years of experience and are devoted to helping their patients overcome mental health challenges using evidence-based therapies.


Donn Hohengarten, MA, MFT

Donn Hohengarten, MA, MFT, is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist who has been caring for individuals, couples and families in Sonora for over three decades. He specializes in helping people with mood, anxiety and trauma-related issues and often helps patients with symptoms of depression.

Hohengarten seeks to make an impact on individuals, families and marriages and is inspired when he sees people make positive changes towards a better quality of life.


Paula S. Newman, PsyD

Paula S. Newman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist licensed in California since 2002. Dr. Newman specializes in treatment of trauma-related symptoms, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and life transitions and often cares for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

“Life can be hard for all of us at times,” Dr. Newman explains about her work. “I enjoy meeting new people and helping them to live happier and more fulfilled lives.”

Because therapy success is closely linked to the quality of the therapeutic relationship, Dr. Newman focuses on establishing trust and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs of each patient, couple or family.


Matthew Narron, PsyD

Matthew Narron, PsyD, is clinical psychologist who provides talk therapy services for people with a range of mental health conditions. He has over 15 years of clinical experience and has been caring for our Sonora community since 2015. Dr. Narron has expertise in psychodiagnostic assessment, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and personality assessment.  

“I’ve always gravitated towards helping people where they are having the most difficulty,” Dr. Narron explains. “Psychology is a great avenue to help people address complicated barriers in new ways.”

Dr. Narron has grown to appreciate his work and the patients and community he serves. “Psychology has given me the opportunity to work with and help some amazing people over the years.”

Adventist Health Sonora Behavioral Health is accepting new patients and accepts most insurance plans. In-person and virtual appointments are available. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call (209) 536-5144.

For emergency services and support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use-related crisis:

  • Call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
  • Call Tuolumne County Behavioral Health at (209) 533-7000.
  • Call 911.
  • Or go to the nearest emergency room.