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.


Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus

MA,LMFT,#,119507
4 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Allise Esquivel

LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and... Read More
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krystle Steeley

MA,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud without worrying about whose feelings may get hurt, or who may hear, or who may judge us. I am here to be that safe place. To allow you to feel and to process what you... Read More
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • 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!