Zenaida Agramonte, MSW, ASW

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

Location: 2620 J Street, Sacramento 95816
Fast Contact: Email or Call Zenaida.
Relationship counselingDepression, Grief, and Loss
Anxiety, incl. GamophobiaBody Awareness & Mindfulness
Love AddictionTrauma Resolution
Self-Esteem and CommunicationFamily Planning

Sometimes life feels like it's gotten so knotted up that we need someone to help. Unwinding the knots are possible if we work together and focus on creating positive outcomes. You can live your life feeling good about yourself, your relationships, and your future.

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.

Jozeffa Greer, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 2015 21st Street, Ste. 305, Sacramento 95818
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jozeffa.
Marriage TherapyStepfamily Therapy
Trauma - PtsdBereavement
CrisisDepression
AnxietyPersonality Disorders

For 20 years it has been my privilege to work with hundreds of individuals and couples as they face challenges in their lives and relationships. With compassion I join with them to understand their situation and explore options so they can feel more successful.

Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2620 J Street, Sacramento 95816
Fast Contact: Email or Call Deborah.
Pre-Marital CounselingChronic Illness
Post-Traumatic Stress IssuesGrief And Loss
Anxiety, Panic And PhobiasSexual Abuse
Eating DisordersCouples Counseling

If you obsess, worry a lot, have anxiety and negative self-talk, I can help. I offer tools and techniques to help you access your deeper wisdom and work through blocks to self-acceptance and contentment. I offer many therapeutic techniques and years of expertise

Majica Phillips, LMFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Location: 2618 J Street, Suite 1, Sacramento 95816
Fast Contact: Email or Call Majica.
Trauma & CrisisMarital relationships/Couples
Post-Partum and Women's IssuesEating Disorders
Art TherapyYoung Children
Professional Burn-out

I offer creative counseling when you are looking for something "out of the box" or if you are just interested in trying something new for a change.

Ernest Jarman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Sacramento, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Jarman.
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.

Kathryn Ventry, MA, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, #67182

Location: 9300 Tech Center Dr., Ste. 250, Sacramento 95827
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kathryn.
Premarital and Couple CounselingAnxiety Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive DisorderTrauma and PTSD
DepressionTweens And Teens
Self Esteem & AssertivenessLoss Or Grief

Are you reeling from a breakup or fighting to save your relationship? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety or a past trauma? These situations can cause mixed emotions and leave you feeling overwhelmed and ungrounded. I can help you feel better and find clarity.

Gia Herndon, M.S. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2000 L Street Ste. 150, Sacramento 95811
Fast Contact: Email or Call Gia.
Individual TherapyCouples Therapy
TraumaParenting & Family
SpiritualLife Transitions
Grief & LossLGBT

We each have an innate force that drives us towards wholeness and the fulfillment of our individual potential. Connect to a deeper experience of your authentic self. "Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there..." Rumi

Heather Blessing, MA, MFT Intern

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Location: 3336 Bradshaw Road Suite 320, Sacramento 95827
Fast Contact: Email or Call Heather.
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.

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.


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City of Sacramento
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Therapy Sacremento California

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/