Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Rancho Cordova, California

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


Joy Nussen

MA, LMFT
25 years experience
I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma. (including multi-generational trauma). My style is warm and collaborative and I utilize humor when it is appropriate to do so. I integrate the body, mind &... Read More
I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Kitty McCormick

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has avidly worked with children and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1996, with a concentration in mental health practice with individuals, families, and groups. ). I do a lot of work with families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and numerous other life situations and mental conditions. My type of... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has avidly worked with children and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1996, with a concentration in mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Leann Moore

LMFT, Certified, Clinical, Trauma, Professional
6 years experience
Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma, grief and/or loss. Along with trauma, I have experience with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems and those road bumps in life we all face. Sometimes we feel stuck, not sure which direction we should... Read More
Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

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

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

Georgina Nunez

LCSW
20 years experience
Are you ready for help with your personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming and hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you forward to a healthier and brighter future? In a compassionate and supportive environment I will assist you in evaluating core beliefs, feelings and behavior. Together we will develop effective and efficient solutions to problems you are facing. I work with my clients to alleviate their symptoms as... Read More
Are you ready for help with your personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming and hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you forward to a healthier and brighter future? In a compassionate and supportive... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Dutch
  • Experience: 20 years

Fabian Clavijo

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jessica Baird

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Mitchica Smith

CCDVC, LCSW
13 years experience
Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services. I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping... Read More
Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Rancho Cordova, California

Only incorporating in 2003, Rancho Cordova has been officially known by that name since 1955, with the establishment of a post office. A part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area in Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova had an estimated population of 69,482 as of 2016. A winner of the All-America City award in 2010, Rancho Cordova nevertheless faces challenges in which mental health plays a factor.

Socioeconomic and Demographic Profile of Rancho Cordova

The poverty rate in Rancho Cordova, California is 16.9 percent, considerably higher than the national rate of 12.3 percent as of 2017. The median household income in Rancho Cordova is $53,360, lower than the medians for Sacramento County ($57,509), the United States ($55,322), and considerably lower than the median for California at $67,783. Approximately 1,100 females age 25-34 live in poverty, making them the largest demographic. Ethnically, 49.6 percent of those living in poverty are white, while 21.9 percent are Hispanic. It is notable that those identifying as Hispanic make up only 19.7 percent of the overall population of Rancho Cordova, while those identifying as white make up 52.3 percent.

An Overview of Mental Health in Rancho Cordova

Health care consortium Kaiser Permanente identified access to behavioral health services in Sacramento County as one of its top-prioritized health needs in a 2016 assessment. The report named the following conditions as significant mental health concerns in the area:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

Daily stress caused by difficulties in meeting basic needs, such as housing or food, was also cited by residents as an important health issue.

The report delineated health provider shortage areas to the west and north of Sacramento County, and while Rancho Cordova was not directly affected by these shortages, the report notes that it can be difficult for people throughout the county with moderate mental health issues to find help, except in a crisis situation, due to a lack of preventative mental health care.

Vulnerable Populations in Rancho Cordova

Mental illness does not discriminate, and people of all populations may be affected regardless of age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. However, there are some populations in Rancho Cordova who are particularly vulnerable.

  • The Homeless Population: Homelessness is a major concern throughout Sacramento County. Federally mandated biennial single-night tallies showed a 30 percent increase in the homeless population from 2015 to 2017: 2,882 to 3,665, respectively. There is definitely a correlation between mental illness and homelessness, as 15 percent of the people in California’s public mental health system were homeless at least once in a one-year period and nationwide, 20 to 25 percent of the homeless population suffers from severe mental illness of some form. However, it would be a mistake to assume that mental illness causes homelessness. In many instances, the reverse may be true; becoming homeless may either cause mental illness or exacerbate an existing condition.
  • Veterans: Approximately 8 percent of the population of Rancho Cordova have served in the military, which is more than 1.5 times the rate in California (5.2 percent). Veterans in Rancho Cordova are at high risk for mental health disorders, such as PTSD, as well as homelessness. Despite veterans being a targeted population for homelessness prevention, 2017 saw a 50 percent increase in the number of former military members on the streets of Sacramento county.
  • Youth: The percentage of children ages 13-18 who currently have or may develop a serious mental illness is 20 percent. Additionally, abuse of drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, pain medications, and tobacco by youth in Sacramento County is of significant concern.
  • Women and People of Color: Along with the homeless population, these groups face specific challenges when they have severe mental health issues such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Mental Health Resources in Rancho Cordova

The first step on the road to better mental health is knowing where to go for help. There are several organizations operating in Sacramento County that either provide mental health services themselves or can point you in the right direction:

Don’t forget that the internet can also be a powerful resource, particularly the therapist directory at E-Counseling.com, which was created specifically for those in need of mental health services but not knowing where to find them.