Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Sacramento, California

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

Dr. Michael Damian

Dr. Michael Damian, PhD,

LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand your mind and relat Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Elizabeth Kane

Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT,

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to offer a counseling style approach Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years

Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.,

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgme Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 12 years

Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT,

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, pare Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW,

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a good sense of humor. I have over ten years of experience providing mental he Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Emily Vierra

Emily Vierra, LMFT,

Welcome! My name is Emily Vierra and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Many of us experience difficulties at different points in our lives and need help to overcome these obstacles. It takes courage to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. Many of us need a safe place to share our feelings and I am here to help you talk openly without judgment. I approach therapy with respect, compassion, and empathy. I will work co Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 13 years

Cait Glenn

Cait Glenn, LCSW,

Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Raisa Garcia

Dr. Raisa Garcia, PhD,

Hello! I know you're curious and also would probably appreciate a "snapshot" as you browse through BetterHelp, so here's my quick summary: EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: I'm a licensed clinical psychologist from the Bay Area of California. I went to undergraduate school in San Jose State University for psychology/behavioral sciences with a minor in radio-television-film. I then went to the California School of Professional Psy Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years

Wendy Skillern

Wendy Skillern, LCSW,

Thank you for visiting my profile! Life can be very stressful and overwhelming at times. I will work collaboratively with you to help you you get relief from depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues, recent or past traumas, or particularly difficult life transitions. My approach is strengths-based, using solution-focused techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC,

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face in that given moment. It is important to ack Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian,
  • Experience: 5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Sacramento, California

Sacramento is the sixth largest city in the state of California with an estimated population of 501,334 in 2018. As the state capital, Sacramento is the political center of California which includes the legislature, Governor, and Supreme Court. The diversity of the Sacramento metro area’s nearly 2.5 million residents has made it a culturally and economically important region of the state.

The effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, in which Sacramento was hit very hard, is still felt in the city and surrounding areas. Sacramento has been experiencing an economic recovery, but it is not fully back to pre-financial crisis levels and the residents are struggling to find jobs of the same quality and pay as they previously had. These economic concerns can have a significant impact on the mental health of residents.

Limited Resources

Few areas of the country were hit as hard by the latest recession as was Sacramento. Job losses and the real estate bubble took hold of the city and its residents have needed support to improve conditions. Many residents are essentially starting their careers over and the lack of full-time work is a problem. This can also lead to mental health issues as people deal with outside pressures of paying bills and staving off homelessness.

The state of California has been pinpointed for having a shortage of mental health professionals and this is concerning, especially for regions where residents are especially prone to dealing with such issues. The unfortunate part is that this disparity is expected to widen in the future. Sacramento County, in particular, is an area with very high rates of emergency room visits and hospitalizations for mental health and substance abuse issues. This is likely due, in part, to the lack of other facilities that people with these issues can go to.

With Sacramento being the capital of California, it plays an important role in addressing this concerning trend in the limited mental health resources. The ability to connect with licensed therapists and mental health professionals is important for residents to ensure a stronger future for the city.

Whether you are suffering from financial stress, family problems, depression, or another condition that is having a negative impact on your ability to live a full life, you may find it helpful to reach out for assistance. We can help you search for therapists and mental health professionals in the Sacramento area. The professionals from our directory can work around your schedule.

It might take some time to recognize that you require the help of a professional, but when you are ready to take the next step and find a therapist in Sacramento, we can help make the search process as easy as possible.

Where to Start Your Search

At the beginning of your search, it is a good idea to spend a few moments taking stock of your reasons for seeking treatment and what type of environment might be best-suited to your communication style. After all, the better the process is tailored to your own specific needs, the more you will be able to get out of it. Some of the questions that you can start with are:

  • What are you hoping to gain from going through the therapeutic process?
  • How long are you able to dedicate to meeting with a professional?
  • Does it matter to you whether the therapist is a man or a woman?
  • Are you suffering from an issue that is best addressed by a specialist in that area? (For example, if you are struggling with an eating disorder)

These questions can be a good starting point from where you can narrow down your search for the right fit for you. Being able to communicate your needs and requirements is an important part of ensuring that the treatment that you receive is effective.

Health Insurance Coverage

If you have health insurance, it is a good idea to give your provider a call and find out what if any treatments they may cover under mental health services. If your plan includes these services, you may be required to choose a therapist that is in their network of professionals.

How Can Help You Connect with a Sacramento Mental Health Professional

Our site can help in your search for the right Sacramento-based therapist or mental health professional that provides the services you need. On our site, you can browse detailed profiles and bios to compare. It is a good idea to contact a short list of the ones you think may be a good fit and ask additional questions.

Finding a reliable professional that you can go to in times of need is a wonderful tool you can use to help navigate the complexities of life.