Availability: Tuesday (Afternoon). Wednesday (Morning), Thursday (Morning) and Friday (Morning)
I have worked for over 15 years in clinical and leadership roles in non-profit organizations specializing in helping people survive traumatic life events. I teach on-line classes for the USC School of Social Work Virtual Academic Campus. I firmly believe we are amazing human beings who are adaptive. We have to love ourselves in the low moments, but not get stuck there. I want to walk along side of you as joy comes back into your life. You will still be you, but wiser, more in tune with the universe and those around you.
Have you experienced a major life changing event? Do you feel lost, alone, sad, angry? These are all normal reactions to change. First, we will look at how you are processing and coping with this emotional pain. Secondly, we will explore how your thoughts about the life transition are affecting your emotional state. Thirdly, we connect how this is manifesting in your body. By the end of counseling, you will have a self-care plan, healthy coping skills, and a manageable grasp on how to navigate the life transition.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #25790, State of California.
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Experience: 10+ Years in Social Services, 3.5 Years in Mental Health
Clients: Teens, Adults, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Ethnic Minorities, Asian Pacific-Islander, Religious, Trauma, Refugee and Asylee
Modalities: Narrative Exposure Therapy, Cultural Context Model, Family Systems, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Talk Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Culturally-Responsive Interventions, Faith-Sensitive Interventions
Availability: Tuesday (Morning) and Thursday (Morning)
I believe in being there for my clients, through thick and thin, and fully giving my all in each session. Counseling sessions with individuals or groups are an opportunity for me to really see my clients in a holistic way so that I can work with my clients to develop tools and skills that enable them to take control of their life. My goal as a counselor is to support my clients while they build their lives up into exactly what they want their lives to be.
With over 10 years of experience working in under-served, minority communities, I provide culturally-responsive and faith-based interventions that utilize standard talk-therapy as well as alternative evidence-based therapeutic approaches. I began my social work career in crisis intervention for domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking cases and now manage the Family Trauma Intervention Program for Opening Doors, a local refugee resettlement agency. In addition, I am also a private consultant and trainer on cultural-responsiveness and faith-sensitivity.
Associate Clinical Social Worker #87555, State of California. Supervised by Amanda Gibson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker #25790, State of California.
Experience: 18 Years as a Transformative Relationship and Family Coach, 3 Years as a Counselor
Clients: Individuals, Couples, and Families experiencing teenage childrearing difficulties and/or difficulties dealing with traumatic experiences. Prefer 14 and up, in California via Telehealth or local in-person, traumas: childhood abuse, sexual abuse, victims of acts of violence to self or family member, IPV, incest, identify confusion/crisis, self-doubt, self-loathing, significant health complications, interpersonal conflict.
Modalities: Integral Client-Centered, Solution Focused treatment with underlining Existential and Humanistic orientations.
Availability: By Appointment
Evelyn “Rose” Solórzano is an LMFT and APCC who brings wisdom and knowledge developed from transcending her own emotional, relational and health traumas. Rose’s life journey has gifted her with inner capacities of sensitivity, compassion, strong resolve and commitment toward achieving client therapeutic goals.
She continues to grow her passions as a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology concentrated on Transformative Leadership and Social Artistry. She holds Professional Certifications as a Transformative, Family, and Relationship Coach with 18 years of experience assisting individuals and families to transcend trauma and revitalize relationships.
Her gifts and talents have been likened to a woman who has learned the dance of life and loves to dance with others.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #110962, State of California.
My intention as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is to help individuals achieve optimal health, safety, and wellness. By reaching out and seeking help, you are taking a courageous step towards change. I offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in the service of addressing your struggles, life challenges, and vision for a positive and fulfilling future.
Services include: individual and family therapy, brief, and long-term therapy, and clinical supervision of Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW). I treat adolescents ages 13-17 and adults. I look forward to you reaching out for your initial phone consultation to see if therapy is a good fit for you at this time.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #66804, State of California.
Dr. Tyler Argüello, Ph.D., DCSW, LCSW
Experience: 23 Years
Clients: Adults, Adolescents, Elders/Olders, LGBTQ+, Veterans, HIV+, and EAP
Modalities: LGBTQ+ affirmative care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Trauma Focused, Feminist, Strengths-based, Motivational Interviewing, and Supervision (for ASWs, AMFTs) Availability: Friday (Morning and early Afternoon) and By Appointment
I have been practicing as an independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 16 years, and more generally been a social worker for over 23 years, conducting education, research, teaching, and clinical work. I work with people living with chronic health and mental health conditions, with those struggling with their identity and making meaning in life, and with adults having un/expected challenges in relationships, work, and beyond.
My services can range from short-term problem solving and education, to supportive behavior change, to more in-depth psychotherapy. I employ a critical stance, meaning I see our individual existences in active relationship with our environment, communities, histories, cultures, and society.
In addition to private practice, I supervise non-licensed clinicians, I am a professor in a graduate social work program, and I conduct and publish critical health research.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #27464, State of California.
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Chanin Hardwick MFT, RYT-200
Clients: Teens and Adults
Modalities: Body, Mind Therapy; Brainspotting; Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy; Body Movement Therapy Availability: Monday (Morning and Afternoon)
I am a trauma survivor and passionate about supporting other in returning to themselves. I believe we all innately have what we need to heal, to grow, or to transform, all we need is a witness or present non-judgmental support. I would like to be your witness and support you on your journey. I have a Master Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a RYT-200. Additionally, I am currently an advanced standing student in a Clinical Psychology, PsyD program, a Level 1 Brainspotter and in Practicum as a CIAYT - Yoga Therapist with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. I have spent over 20 years supporting students in obtaining their academic and career goals. Today I offer my support to those on a transformational journey large or small. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #114209, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #6427, State of California. Supervised by Amanda Gibson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker #25790, State of California.
Dr. Carol Rivero, Ph.D.
Experience: 36 Years
Clients: Teens and Adults, Veterans, Public Safety Officers, Medicare, Couples, Parenting, Training
I feel fortunate to continue to love my profession. While I have many years of experience in private practice, I have also taught at the college level, supervised clinicians, and worked with the US Military throughout the world. Further, I have years of experience as a trainer and have consistently received positive evaluations regarding my skill level in that arena.
Psychologist #8891, State of California.
Kathryn Taylor, LMFT, SEP
Experience: 11 years in private practice; 30+ years in the field
Clients: Young Children, Teens, Adults; Trauma and Stress, Attachment Concerns for Foster/Adoptive Youth, ADHD, Impulse Control, Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse
Modalities: Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Chemical Dependency/Addictions Treatment
Availability: Wednesday (Morning and Afternoon)
I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and over 30 years of experience providing therapy to children, families and adults. As part of my continued development, I completed a 3 year training in Somatic Experiencing which is a “body oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders”, earning my certificate as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2016. Recently I have been assisting with a Somatic Experiencing training in Berkeley. Over my career I have had the opportunity to work as a therapist and a clinical supervisor in many different settings including community mental health clinics, public schools, and chemical dependency treatment agencies with families and individuals ranging in age from 18 months through adulthood. I have been in private practice since 2008 and currently also work 4 days a week as a Clinical Coordinator for a child and family mental health agency.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #50717, State of California.
In my mid-40s, following a 20 year career in nonprofit management, I enrolled in a graduate program in clinical psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Since graduating in 2009 and moving to Sacramento in 2011, I have collaborated with men and women in a variety of settings to re-story their lives and relationships. In addition to clinical practice, I am an adjunct faculty member in the School of Human Development at Pacific Oaks College.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #11797, State of California.
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Heather Aller, MFT
Experience: 21 Years in Mental Health, 10 Years Licensed
Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Availability: Wednesday (Morning and Afternoon)
I have been supporting individuals, teens, families and couples for over 15 years as Marriage and Family Therapist. I began my career working with children and their families in a Residential Treatment facility and then moved into working in Intensive In-Home Programs all over the Sacramento area. I was a Clinical Manager for River Oak Center for Children and Sacramento Children's Receiving Home. I have also worked with women and children experiencing domestic violence at My Sisters House Shelter. Most recently I provided care to teens and families at Kaiser Permanente.
My areas of specialty are trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, teen issues, adoption, emotional dysregulation, suicide and self harm prevention.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #45621, State of California.
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Natalie Daylami, LCSW
Experience: 10 Years
Clients: Couples, Individuals ages 14 and above
Modalities: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Availability: Monday (Morning and Afternoon)
Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Spanish from University of California, Davis and her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Sacramento. She has received extensive training in trauma work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). While many people come to therapy with a focus on symptom or problem reduction, Natalie hopes to work with clients to broaden this perspective by identifying ways to create more overall life satisfaction. Currently private pay only. No insurance.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #66077, State of California.
Holly Bloesser, LCSW
Experience: 10+ Years
Clients: Adolescents (ages 14+), Adults, Families and Couples, LGBTQIA2+ Identifying Individuals, HIV/AIDs, Veterans, Elders, Chronic Medical Conditions, Addiction/Substance Abuse
I'm a newly licensed therapist but I've been a mental health counselor for more than 8 years. I've got a non judgmental approach and am a good fit for individuals seeking harm reduction techniques for a dual diagnosis. I'm also an experienced crisis counselor, having supported folks dealing with psychosis, self harm, depression, suicidal ideation and trauma.
No problem is too big or too small and my experience transfers well when addressing life choices, relationships career and the pursuit of happiness. While my area of expertise is crisis, I'm practiced in addressing all manner of life transitions, self exploration and personal growth. I'm an humanistic therapist utilizing a person- centered and strength based approach to infuse my practice with positivity and warmth. I believe that together, with optimism and an open mind, we can tackle any challenge.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #86516, State of California.
Clients: Adults, Elders, and veterans with PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, and somatic symptom disorders.
Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive-Processing Therapy for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness Availability: By appointment.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, and adjustment disorders. My approach to therapy is supportive, collaborative, and empowering. I believe that all individuals have the capacity to self-actualize and reach their goals with guidance, support, and care. I also highly emphasize communication in any relationship, particularly that between the therapist and client. Through my extensive training and experience in VA hospitals, state hospitals, university counseling centers, and private practice, I have expertise in treating a wide variety of mental health concerns using a broad range of treatments.
I have been trained in several evidence-based psychotherapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Processing Therapy for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness. While I treat a wide range of issues, I have particular expertise in the following: PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, and somatic symptom disorders.
In addition to the above areas of specialty, I have been trained in the treatment of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, psychogenic movement disorders, and other conversion disorders. The treatment I provide is unique in that it is one of the only evidence-based treatments for these disorders available in the country.
Psychologist #22976, State of California.
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Kellie Price, LCSW
Experience: 11 years in private practice, 16 years in the field
Clients: Families, Adolescents, Children
Modalities: My approach to working with youth and their families utilizes a blend of child therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focus, and family systems depending on the need of the client.
Availability: By appointment only.
I have been working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families since 2003. I received my BA in Psychology at Sonoma State University in 2001 and an MSW at Sacramento State University in 2003.
I have had training and supervision working with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, OCD, anger management, child abuse/family violence, and PDD. My typical client ranges in age from 5-45 years old.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #24226, State of California.
Steve Kempster, LCSW
Experience: 7 Years
Clients: Adults, Families, Child Welfare, Life Transitions, Mental Health and Wellness
Life can be challenging. Sometimes when we’re down, negative thoughts stack on top of one another. Before we know it, the positive parts of our lives—the bright spots—lose their glow. As a counselor, I help clients navigate difficult situations and achieve healthier interpersonal relationships. I provide support for family transitions, anxiety and depression, career changes, and adoptions.
My approach is relational and strength-based. I work with my clients to come up with strategies to get out of emotional ruts and overcome negative thought patterns. In me, you will have a sounding board and someone who will be real with you in a way that is compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental.
I started my counseling practice after 15 years of progressive leadership in the nonprofit sector. I understand first-hand what it takes to juggle professional responsibilities while being an attentive spouse and parent. I am accepting new clients and would love to hear from you. Contact me for a free phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit. email@example.com
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #88630, State of California.
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Susan Elaine Johnson, APCC
Experience: 15+ years in Social Services, including a decade in dual diagnosis case management and 1.5 years of counseling experience.
Modalities: Client-centered, trauma-informed, resiliency-based. Using interventions that are DBT, ACT, CBT and somatic experiencing based.
Clients: Adults, adolescents 13+, transitional-aged youth. Substance abuse/recovery issues, domestic violence/sexual assault and other trauma survivors (including narcissism).
Availability: Friday and Saturday by appointment.
I began my career working with high risk adolescents and my passion—some 30 years later—remains to provide a safe place where my clients can feel heard and validated. I believe each person I meet with has the potential and capacity to find growth and joy in the most adverse circumstances and am committed to walking with them on that path, one step, one day at a time, when they are ready and feel secure enough to begin the journey.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #5057, State of California. Supervised by Kathryn Taylor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #50717, State of California.
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