I. Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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There are no therapists currently located in Sacramento, CA. The following therapists are located in CA.

Katherine Jones

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Mariah Hudler

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Sacramento, CA
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Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: California

Ray Brown

  • 20 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Sacramento, CA
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Phobias, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Hypnotherapy, Jungian, Meditation/Relaxation, Neuro-Linguistic, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Transpersonal Psychology

State License: California

II. The Best Therapists in Sacramento, CA

Online Therapy used eight key factors, including credentials, specializations, cost, and accessibility, to evaluate the top 15 therapists in Sacramento. These key factors ensure that whichever therapist you choose, you’ll receive the mental health care you need at a price you can afford.

Choosing the Best Sacramento, CA Therapists

Credentials

Checking a therapist’s credentials is one of the most reliable ways to know they are trustworthy. In California, therapists are required to hold a master’s degree in an accredited program, accrue supervised experience, and pass the National Counselor Examination and the California Law and Ethics exam.

Accessibility

The best therapist for you will be one who can see you according to your schedule. A therapist who offers flexible hours, remote sessions, and a range of specializations can make therapy hassle-free.

Cost

You need a therapist who can offer quality service at a price that fits your budget. All the therapists listed below were chosen for their per session and monthly subscription costs. Finding therapy at the right price means you’ll be able to afford ongoing sessions. Many of these therapists also accept insurance and offer a sliding fee scale.

Colleen King: M.S., LMFT| Best for self-esteem

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916-295-1819
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Colleen King helps her clients manage their thoughts and feelings to help create a positive self-image. Whether you’re looking to improve self-worth, manage stress, or master coping skills, she has the experience to help.

What patients say: “Ms. King is very professional, very engaged therapist who has helped a family member with mental health issues since Fall 2017.  I highly recommend her services.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Self-Esteem, Anxiety Counseling, Depression Counseling, Bipolar Disorder, LGBT Affirmative, Youth Services Out of Network Cost per Session: $150/session(50 minutes) No Yes

Thomas Sterling: LCSW, SEP| Best for men's issues

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916-256-2932
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Thomas Sterling has experience working with all kinds of patients but has a special interest in tackling men’s issues. Using somatic experiencing and a variety of other modalities, he helps his clients explore the mind-body connection so they can overcome developmental traumas.

What patients say: “Thom has a deep understanding of his practice and takes the time to explain my actions, reactions and how they may relate in a bigger picture. “

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD, Men’s Issues, Anxiety Medicare, Molina, Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Out of Network Cost per Session: $110+/session No Yes

Ajay Casey Reed: M.A., LMFT | Best for relationship issues

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916-397-7454
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Ajay Casey Reed helps couples and individuals get the most out of their relationships. Whether she’s working with the LGBT community, people in polyamorous or open relationships, or anyone else, she aims to actively assist her clients in the healing process. She has experience using CBT, Gestalt, Narrative, and other therapeutic methods.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety N/A Cost per Session: $140/hour Yes Yes

Patricia Woodward: M.A., LMFT | Best for trauma and PTSD

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949-683-9846
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Patricia Woodward focuses on attachment theory, developmental trauma, and PTSD, which she has studied with numerous experts over the course of her career. She understands that trauma lives in the body, and she works with any and all healing modalities that can help her clients. Patricia also offers telehealth services to local and non-local clients.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Codependency Holman Group, Out of Network Cost per Session: $120/session No Yes

Maika Shaku: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for pregnancy

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916-533-4535
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Although Maika Shaku counsels children, adolescents, and adults, she specializes in working with women before, during, and after pregnancy. She works toward helping her patients maintain a stable mood, understand cognitive patterns and beliefs, enjoy parenting, and improve sleep.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Child or Adolescent Expatriate health insurance, International travel insurance, PPO out-of-network, Study abroad insurance, Out of Network Cost per Session: Each session (45-50 minutes) costs $160.
Longer sessions (i.e. 60 minutes, 75 minutes) are available as needed.
No Yes

Jeff Wilfong: LMFT, LPCC | Best for marriage and couples counseling

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530-864-3218
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Jeff Wilfong is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of experience. He focuses on short-term behavior strategies that help clients feel like they’re making progress. With experience from his private practice, community mental health, and inpatient facilities, he is able to create a safe and trusting environment that prioritizes openness and honesty.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marriage and Couples Counseling, Relationship Coaching, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Depression, Anxiety, Dating coaching, Infidelity and sex addiction, Divorce and Mediation, Life and Career coaching, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), Eastern Spirituality / Buddhism Optum, Sutter, UnitedHealthcare In-person/Office: $130 per 45-50 minute session
Tele-health: $100 per 45-50 minute tele-health session
No Yes

Tyler Arguello: Ph.D., DCSW, LCSW, ACSW | Best for sexual and gender issues

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916-572-7448
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Tyler Arguello sees clients for a variety of issues, including loss, trauma, and life changes. In each case, he uses a cognitive behavioral approach to form a deep connection that can help clients understand the power, privilege, and experiences of oppression. He takes this perspective into his work with gender issues, assessing the specific needs of his clients and taking a clear plan of action.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression and anxiety, Sexualities, gender identities, gender expressions, LGBTQIATS+ / Queer issues, Relationships, divorce, separation, Couples, thruples, and poly relationship formations, Family conflict, Health issues, including HIV/AIDS, Substance ab/use and recovery, Trauma, complex trauma, Compulsive behaviors, Substance mis/use, Career changes and work Can provide Superbill., EAP, Inquire within., Lyra First Session (60 minutes @ $130)
Typical Session (50 minutes @ $110)
Yes Yes

Mary S Reigel: M.S., LMFT | Best for bereavement

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916-366-8026
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Mary Reigel has more than 36 years of experience using EMDR, brain spotting, clinical hypnosis, and a wide range of other modalities to create positive outcomes for her clients. She is well acquainted with the struggles of bereavement and other challenging life issues and tries to create a welcoming atmosphere where they can be discussed openly.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety, Bereavement, Blocking Beliefs, Depression, Disturbing Memories, Early Childhood Trauma, Fears, Grief, Hurt Feelings, Medical Trauma, Nightmares, Performance Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Public Speaking Phobias, Shame & Embarrassment, Situational Anxiety, Stage fright, Trauma, Victims of Crime Victims of Crime Cost per Session: $200+/session No Yes

Majika Alba: M.F.T., ATR | Best for emotionally focused couples therapy

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916-835-9034
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Majika Alba is an expert at managing the struggles we find in interpersonal relationships. She strives to create a supportive environment for people at all stages of development, creating long-term connections where deep issues can be explored thoroughly. She often incorporates art therapy into her practice, allowing her clients to discuss topics that may be difficult to express.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Counseling & Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Art Psychotherapy Out of Network Cost per Session: $175/session(50 minutes) Yes Yes

Dr. Caryn Banque: Psy.D.| Best for bipolar disorder

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530-383-3051
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Dr. Caryn Banque believes that empathy and direct feedback can help her clients connect with their inner peace. She has years of experience working with bipolar clients, helping minimize mood swings, increase calm, and improve relationships. Her approach is comprehensive and takes every aspect of life into consideration, from relationships to work life.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Bipolar Disorder, Individual Therapy for Adults Out of Network $160 per 50 minute session
$240 per 75 minute session
No Yes

Nina Torres: LMFT| Best for existential therapy

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916-261-8093
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Nina Torres is a marriage and family therapist who takes a holistic approach to therapy. She uses a variety of methods, including meditation, mindfulness, and somatic experiencing, to reintegrate the fragmented parts of her patients. She believes that a supportive and trusting relationship between therapist and client is the first step toward offering quality care.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Holistic Practices, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy N/A Cost per Session: $72/50-minute session YEs Yes

Terri L Ciocetti: LMFT | Best for emotional disturbance

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916-529-3723
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Terri Ciocetti believes that the most productive therapy comes when the client is able to get in touch with their most authentic self. To accomplish this, she uses her 20 years of experience to create a space where organic exploration and discovery are possible. Mindfulness, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and other modalities are core to this process.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues, Emotional Disturbance, Lesbian Anthem, MHN, Out of Network Cost per Session: $125/session(50 minutes) Yes No

Kimberly M. Miller: Ph.D. | Best for cognitive behavioral therapy

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916-694-2969
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Kimberly Miller takes a person-centered approach to therapy that focuses on the individual needs of each client rather than making a simple diagnosis. Using CBT and other therapeutic techniques, she finds opportunities to promote growth and learning.

What patients say: “I have known Dr. Miller for several years. Her extensive training and experience is impressive, but what is truly notable is how deeply she cares about her clients.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Telehealth/ Online Counseling Out of network Neuropsychological/Psychological Assessment: Evaluations are $2000-4000
Psychotherapy/ Cognitive Rehabilitation: $205/50 minutes
Initial Psychotherapy/ Cog Rehab Consultation: $250/60 minutes
No Yes

Marianna Jakucska: LMFT | Best for cultural adjustment

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916-200-9592
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Marianna Jakucska begins by identifying the unique strengths of each of her clients, so they can develop a healthy course of growth together. She has years of experience working with clients who are in the process of adjusting to a new culture or have loved ones struggling with cultural adjustment. In such cases, Marianna seeks to balance the old with the new to create a positive mindset.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression & Anxiety, Trauma & PTSD, Cultural Adjustment ACI Specialty Benefits, Blue Shield of CA (Magellan), CA Victims Compensation (CalVCB), EAP through Magellan, Kaiser (Magellan), Magellan, TriWest, Western Health Advantage, Out of Network Cost per Session: Up to $130/session No Yes

Steve Mackey: M.S., LMFT | Best for anxiety

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916-549-5772
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Steve Mackey understands that emotional well-being is complex and that most people need help to overcome common struggles, such as anxiety and depression. He works with clients to make progress toward lifelong emotional goals, using more than 30 years of experience in mental and behavioral health fields.

What patients say: “Thanks so much Steve! This was pure gold for me. The work with you has enhanced the quality of my life.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Stress, Self Esteem, Anxiety Out of Network Cost per Session: $120/session Yes No

III. What You Should Know About Sacramento Therapy

How are Sacramento therapists licensed?

There are several requirements California therapists must fulfill before they can obtain their LPCC license and offer services. In addition to holding a master’s degree in counseling or a related field, they must accrue 3,000 hours of supervised practice over a total of two years. They must also pass the National Counselor Examination and California Law and Ethics exam. Other credentials have their own requirements.

How much does therapy cost in Sacramento?

Therapists’ rates can vary widely, as some professionals charge per session and others charge a monthly subscription fee. For a single individual session, you can expect to pay an average of $135 for a licensed Sacramento therapist, although the actual rate can range anywhere from $70 to over $200. Many therapists accept insurance and offer a sliding fee scale, although you’ll need to ask before your appointment.

 

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