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.

Kathleen Oravec, LMFT #51941

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 1116 22nd Street, Sacramento 95816
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Couples CounselingMarriage Counseling
ChristianCodependency
DepressionAdolescent/Parenting Issues
Children Of AlcoholicsCo-Parenting

"Maybe I should talk with someone" is often the first inclination a person has when considering therapy. After deciding to take the first step, it is important to chose someone who is a good fit. My approach is straightforward and solution focused.

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: 3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 1, Sacramento 95821
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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.

Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2620 J Street, Sacramento 95816
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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

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location: Sacramento 94203
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Emotional IssuesPartner Conflict/Relational
Behavior ChangePeak Performance
AddictionLife Coaching
Weight LossExecutive Coaching

Grey Matters International, Inc and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.is not counseling or the professional practice of psychology. We help the brain do the changing with powerful technology that can dramatically reduce time,frustration, and money spent on your goals

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.

Elizabeth DeFazio, RN, MS

MFT Intern, supervised by Catherine O'Brien LMFT

Location: 1116 22nd Street, Sacramento 95811
Fast Contact: Email or Call Elizabeth.
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.

Christine Brady, MA, MFTI

employed by New Horizons supervised by Marilyn Edgar 27783

Location Near Therapist: Sacramento, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Christine.
ChristianDepression
AnxietyMarriage
GriefPremarital

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, grief counseling, couples counseling, trauma, adults abused as children, and beyond.

Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 1909 Capitol Ave., Suite 302, Sacramento 95811
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ivy.
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.


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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/