Counseling in Placerville, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Placerville, California will help you make the changes you want.


Michaela Johnson

Michaela Johnson

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed to improve communication skills, conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, relief from depression & anxiety.


Related Sites:
City Of Placerville
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy Placerville California

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Placerville is a small community of approximately 10,000 residents situated near Sacramento. The city was once known as Old Dry Diggings, which refers to the way gold miners moved dry soil to running water to separate the gold during the Gold Rush in the early 1800s. Later on, the city became known as �Hangtown,� because of the many hangings that occurred there. It wasn't until 1854 that the name Placerville became official. Today, Placerville's economy is more agricultural, with many wineries in the area.1 And while many historical landmarks harken back to the rough and tumble days of the Gold Rush, life today is much quieter for the city's residents.

Mental Health in Placerville

El Dorado County ranks high in terms of overall health as well as health outcomes. The county is the sixth healthiest in the state of California. The county also ranks fifth in terms of positive influences on the health of residents.2 However, this does not mean that mental health issues, substance abuse issues, homelessness and other significant concerns are not present in the county. In fact, many citizens struggle with common behavioral health issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

Feelings of grief and loss after the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Placerville residents can find caring and compassionate support at Snowline Hospice. Snowline Hospice offers free grief support groups for those who have lost a loved one in the past 18 months. Eight-week sessions help adults learn how to cope with loss. Family groups provide children, teens, and their parents a place to grieve together. The holidays can be particularly sad after the death of a family member or friend, so Snowline Hospice offers six-week long holiday support groups as well. To learn more about these programs, call 530-621-7820.3

Current Initiatives

Studies show that children who receive early medical and mental health care are healthier, better equipped to learn, and have more success in school. The Children's Health Initiative seeks to improve access to physical and mental health care for families who have children under the age of five. Children can receive dental and vision care, parents can sign up for insurance coverage, and learn about proper child seat safety. Parenting resources are also made available as part of the initiative. Parents can learn about developmental stages their child goes through, as well as effective ways to manage negative behaviors and discipline their children. More information about the initiative is available by calling First 5 El Dorado at 530-622-5787.4


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Placerville, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California.
2. University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. (2016). 2013 Rankings - California. Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/sites/default/files/states/CHR2013_CA_0.pdf.
3. Snowline Hospice. (2016). Grief Services. Retrieved from http://www.snowlinehospice.org/griefserv.html.
4. First 5 El Dorado. (2017). Children's Health Initiative. Retrieved from http://first5eldorado.com/community-resources-2/healthyaaa/.

Placerville is located in El Dorado County, California. It has a land area of 5.81 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Placerville is 10,650 people with 3,939 households and a median annual income of $45,788. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Placerville, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Placerville, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Placerville may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Placerville public health department.