Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Citrus Heights, California

Find a therapist in Citrus Heights, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Citrus Heights to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Citrus Heights, California

Citrus Heights, California is suburban city located on the outskirts of Sacramento County. It is located only approximately 16 miles from the state’s capital, Sacramento, with an estimated population of 87,931. Although Citrus Heights is a relatively new city that didn’t achieve cityhood until 1997, it is a region that is rich in history. The 14 Mile House, Sylvan Cemetery, and the Rusch Home are only a few of the notable sites that date back to the 1800s and are reminiscent of a more rural past.

The city is close to the Westfield Galleria Mall in Roseville and boasts pleasant weather all-year round with an average temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit.  With beautiful parks, established neighborhoods, and great schools, Citrus Heights has the makings of a great place to live.

Yet, once you look beneath the surface you’ll discover that even the most beautiful cities have their share of challenges. An estimated one in six Californian adults have a mental health need which can include requiring care for depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, suicide, and mood disorders. Like the rest of California, the residents of Citrus Heights are not immune to these mental health issues and often do not receive the care they need.

Mental Health Challenges in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights experiences various unique challenges that are related to mental health issues. For example, the city has an especially high level of crime. With a total of 3,553 crimes reported for every 100,000 people, the reported crime rate is 21 percent higher than what is reported for the entire state. A majority of these offenses are property crimes. In fact, if you live in Citrus Heights your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in thirty.

While people often incorrectly assume that those with a mental illness are more likely to commit a crime, it is actually true that those with serious mental illnesses are victims of crime more than often than they commit them. One concerning 2017 statistic reveals that police officers in Citrus Heights have fatally shot people more than any other force in California. Several of the individuals shot and killed by police were reported by family members to have been mentally ill, and members of the community have expressed concern that officers are not trained correctly on how to deal will mentally ill suspects. Apart from these issues, higher crime rates can also increase anxiety and depression issues since a fear of crime has been linked to an overall poorer mental health.

Poverty and homelessness also causes challenges for the Citrus Heights community. The median household income of the city is 54,373 with a poverty percentage of 13.2 percent. In 2017, a count performed by a volunteer group called Sacramento Steps Forward counted 188 homeless people in Citrus Heights and a whopping 3,665 unsheltered individuals in Sacramento County as a whole. Sadly, living in poverty has a significant adverse effect on one’s mental illness, and the effects are increasingly severe for children.

Sacramento County also struggles with an increasing suicide rate. In 2015, the California Department of Public Health stated that there was a 25 percent increase in the Sacramento region’s suicide rates. There is an especially high rate of suicide amongst the Baby Boomer generation. Poverty and the most recent economic recession are considered a possible cause of this large increase in suicides.

Obstacles in Finding a Suitable Therapist in Citrus Heights

It is an unfortunate fact that many people who suffer from a mental illness do not receive treatment. Despite laws like the Affordable Care Act, an estimated two thirds of Californian adults with a mental illness did not receive any care. Availability of care, knowledge of resources, the stigma surrounding mental illness, and financial barriers are just some of the factors that play into these statistics.  In addition, 11.4 percent of people under the age of 65 in Citrus Heights do not have health insurance, which can greatly affect whether they will get the care they need.

Resources Available in Citrus Heights

The first step for you or your loved one with a mental health concern to get the help they need is to determine what resources are available. E-Counseling is an invaluable resource for getting connected with a therapist in your area, including Citrus Heights. Search through the directory to find a professional who can help you today!