Joan Fellows, M.A. MFC

Licensed Marriage, Family, Individual Therapist

Location: 1909 Capitol Ave. Suite I, Sacramento 95814
Fast Contact: Email or Call Joan.
TraumaAnxiety
Couples CounselingSelf Esteem
Family CounselingAddictions
DepressionGrief And Loss

I believe that within each of us there is an inner longing to feel whole, balanced and alive. This inner sense of wholeness grows out of an awareness of self, a radical acceptance of self as well as the courage to change that which stands in our way.

Susan Yuen, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 3112 O Street Suite #3, Sacramento 95816
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Trauma Recovery (EMDR)Couple's Counseling (EFT)
Compulsive EatingAnxiety
DepressionStress Reduction

You have found the right place for transformation. You no longer have to depend on self destructive habits to help you get to tomorrow. We can develop a plan for you to create the life of joy and satisfaction that you have been longing for.

Leslie Town, MA, MFT Intern

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Location: 2620 J street, Sacramento 95816
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Postpartum Depression & AnxietyCouples
ChildrenParening
DepressionAnxiety
Self-Esteem

I believe that you are deserving of healthy and happy relationships with the people close to you as well as with yourself. I work with adults and children to help them understand themselves better, open up new possibilities, and respond better to life's difficulties.

Catherine Zanzi, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC # 53648

Location: 2000 L Street, Suite 150, Sacramento 95811
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Marriage And PremaritalSexual Issues
ParentingGrief & Loss
Chronic IllnessCareer Transitions
Spiritual Issues

Compassionate, effective, and affordable. Focusing on marriage and premarital counseling, sexual issues, parenting, grief and loss, and chronic illness. Integrating mind, body, and spirit to help you live the life you were meant to live. Find joy and hope again!

Heather Blessing, MA, MFT Intern

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Location: 3336 Bradshaw Road Suite 320, Sacramento 95827
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Adoption, Fost-Adopt, FosterEarly Childhood Trauma
Family w/ Special Needs ChildrenGender Identity
LBGTQAlternative Reltionships
Blended FamiliesFamily Issues

I offer a safe, nurturing environment where we can work together to find your path towards inner peace and happiness while learning tools to help you navigate challenges in your life in a healthy way. Appointments available 7 days a week 7 AM to 7 PM.

Pete Nielsen, SAP, CADC-II, LAADC

Substance Abuse Professional and MFT/LPCC Trainee

Location: Location of Therapist: Sacramento, CA, 95827
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Addiction CounselingAssessments
Career And Work IssuesProblems with Sex, and Internet.
Non 12-Step Addiction TreatmentFamily & Couples Counseling
Stress and Anxiety ReductionGrief, Loss, & Depression

specialize in exceptionally effective and confidential treatment. My clients are my priority. Many of my clients are professionals, physicians, local business owners, and public figures. They come to me because they know I will give them the best care

Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 1909 Capitol Ave., Suite 302, Sacramento 95811
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DepressionAnxiety, Including OCD & PTSD
Children And TeensSelf-Esteem And Communication
AbuseIdentity/Young Adult Issues
AdoptionWorkplace Stress

We all experience times in our lives when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to move forward. I believe the most effective therapy is a co-creation between client and therapist that assists you in reaching your goals and in creating the life you desire.

Elizabeth DeFazio, RN, MS

MFT Intern, supervised by Catherine O'Brien LMFT

Location: 1116 22nd Street, Sacramento 95811
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Perinatal mental healthPostpartum depression
LGBTAnxiety disorders in pregnancy
Postpartum anxietyTraumatic Birth Experience
Pregnancy lossAdoption

I combine more than 15 years of OB nursing experience with specialized training in counseling and perinatal mental health to provide the support clients need while navigating the complicated transitions of parenthood.

Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 190, Sacramento 95821
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Trauma ResolutionGrief & Loss Therapy
Relationship TherapyEmotion Regulation
AnxietyCompulsive Behavior
CodependencyLife Role Transition

Finding a healing voice is as important as listening, and being listened to. I believe life calls us at crucial junctures to attend, listen, and open to dialogue with our larger process. These moments of personal challenge and crisis offer us our greatest opportunities.

Ernest Jarman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Sacramento, CA
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Anxiety & Depressive DisordersPost Traumatic Stress Disorder
Family counselingSubstance abuse and Alcohol
Psychotic DisordersBipolar Disorder

One part of therapy is listening without judgment. I try to be an appreciative and empathic listener. One who can absorb, clarify and place in proper perspective the issues of crisis. People are complicated human beings and healing takes time, willingness and effort.


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Counseling Boulevard Park, Downtown, East Sacramento, Midtown, Newton Booth, Old Sacramento, Elmhurst, River Park, Oak Park, Pocket, Curtis Park, North Sacramento, Natomas

Sacramento is the Capital City of the state of California, situated along the Sacramento River and south of the American River’s confluence in the Central Valley.1  In the early 1800s a Spanish explorer named the city after the Spanish term ‘sacrament’. With a population of nearly half a million, the city is the core cultural and economic location of a four-county metropolitan area population of over two million including El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo.   The Greater city area has been noted as the most liveable and integrated region, and the largest Metropolitan area in the Central Valley. Home to numerous families and children, it is the fourth-largest city behind Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay and San Diego.  The original Old Sacramento still exists as a tourist venue. 

Mental Health in Sacramento

The Behavioral Health Services division of Health and Human Services focuses on helping low income individuals deal with mental health issues, especially in the realm of behavioral therapy, focusing on holistic recovery.2 While Sacramento is a beautiful city and the hub of California politics, it does face some pressing mental health challenges. Mental illness comprises about 4% of the population, and one of the major hurdles facing Sacramento is a higher than average poverty rate, at 17%. 3 Areas of low income are typically a critical indicator of many psychological and behavioral issues and pose challenges for school and educational systems. As a result, the city has put in place several counseling based community resources that are helpful, inclusive, and caring.

The Children's Mental Health Department of HHS for Sacramento provides a full range of therapy and clinical mental health services for children from 0-21. These services offer a wide range of specialties to help children with various needs. Parents will find a loving atmosphere staffed with compassionate professionals. They can be contacted toll free at (888) 881-488.

There are some noteable programs in Sacramento that seek to give back to the community. Sacramento Loaves & Fishes helps provide foot and shelter for homeless people. If you want to get involved and help either with time or financially, you can reach them at 916-446-0874. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admnistration, about 25% of homeless people suffer some form of mental illness. Programs that address these needs can help reduce mental health stigma and bring new hope for people who need it.4

Current Education

A first step for adults in obtaining California licensure in counseling is education. The University of Southern California has a Sacramento campus and offers degrees in public health including programs in psychology and clinical science.5 California State University also has a Sacramento State Department of Psychology. Available to students are doctoral programs in General Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as several others. The degree programs by these institutions are recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


References
1. City of Sacramento. (2013). Home - City of Sacramento. Retrieved from http://portal.cityofsacramento.org
2. Sacramento County Health and Human Services. (2013). BHS Home. Retrieved from http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/BHS-Home.aspx
3. California Healthcare Foundation. (2013). Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/07/data-viz-mental-health
4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admnistration. (2014). SAMHSA Programs. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/legislate/Sept01/childhealth_title32.htm
5. USC University of Southern California. (2013). Clinical Science - Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://dornsife.usc.edu/psyc/clinical-science/