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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 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, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years



Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate therapist with 15 years experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top priority to establishing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Rhapsody  Flores

Rhapsody Flores, LCSW

Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Carly Mentlik

Carly Mentlik, MA, LPCC

I've been working as counselor since 2004 and continue to be endlessly passionate about what I do! I blend my background in humanistic and existential psychology with mindfulness and other holistic practices to offer an integrative, active approach to healing. I specialize in working with people in the areas of anxiety, depression, improving relationships and dealing with issues relating to exploring career and life path opportunities. I also enjoy working with people who are seeking Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Arianna Helfant

Arianna Helfant, LMFT

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Patricia Alvarado

Patricia Alvarado, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello! My name is Patricia Alvarado, but I go by "Patty". I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of California as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of New York, currently living in New York City. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and my Bachelor's of Arts from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology and Women's Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian
  • Experience: 5 years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.