Compassionate and professional therapists near Sacramento, California. Counseling can change your life. Choose a therapist now and get started.
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Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH
Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 2620 J Street, Sacramento 95816
Fast Contact: Email or Call Deborah.
|Pre-Marital Counseling||Chronic Illness|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Issues||Grief And Loss|
|Anxiety, Panic And Phobias||Sexual Abuse|
|Eating Disorders||Couples 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
Catherine Zanzi, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC # 53648
Location: 2000 L Street, Suite 150, Sacramento 95811
Fast Contact: Email or Call Catherine.
|Marriage And Premarital||Sexual Issues|
|Parenting||Grief & Loss|
|Chronic Illness||Career Transitions|
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!
Joan Fellows, M.A. MFC
Licensed Marriage, Family, Individual Therapist
Location: 1909 Capitol Ave. Suite I, Sacramento 95814
Fast Contact: Email or Call Joan.
|Couples Counseling||Self Esteem|
|Depression||Grief 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.
Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Location: 3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 190, Sacramento 95821
Fast Contact: Email or Call Michael.
|Trauma Resolution||Grief & Loss Therapy|
|Relationship Therapy||Emotion Regulation|
|Codependency||Life 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.
Christine Brady, MA, MFTI
employed by New Horizons supervised by Marilyn Edgar 27783
Location Near Therapist: Sacramento, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Christine.
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: 3112 O Street, Suite 3, Sacramento 95816
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ivy.
|Depression||Anxiety, Including OCD & PTSD|
|Children And Teens||Self-Esteem And Communication|
|Abuse||Identity/Young Adult Issues|
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.
Ernest Jarman, Ph.D.
Location Near Therapist: Sacramento, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Jarman.
|Anxiety & Depressive Disorders||Post Traumatic Stress Disorder|
|Family counseling||Substance abuse and Alcohol |
|Psychotic Disorders||Bipolar 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.
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 health||Postpartum depression|
|LGBT||Anxiety disorders in pregnancy|
|Postpartum anxiety and trauma||Infertility|
With 15 years of obstetrical nursing experience, I provide clients with a safe, nurturing space to explore the transitions surrounding pregnancy and parenting.
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 Therapy||Couples Therapy|
|Trauma||Parenting & Family|
|Grief & Loss||LGBT|
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
Jozeffa Greer, MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Location: 2015 21st Street, Ste. 305, Sacramento 95818
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jozeffa.
|Marriage Therapy||Stepfamily Therapy|
|Trauma - Ptsd||Bereavement|
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.
City of Sacramento
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
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
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.
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/