Community Counseling

Community Counseling


There are many community resources to those that are in need of them. Please see below for information:

  • Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    AA provides free meetings For times and locations visit their website:
    http://www.aasacramento.org/index.htm

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 24-hour hotlines: Sacramento (916) 454-1100.

    Al-Anon
    This group is for friends or family members of someone who struggles with alcoholism. Please visit their website for meeting times and locations.
    http://www.ncwsa.org

    Narcotics Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous Sacramento 24 hour hotline: (800) 600-4673
    http://sacramentona.org/

    New Dawn Chemical Dependency Recovery Center
    New Dawn’s chemical dependency programs are dedicated to helping individuals and their families find independence from chemical and/or alcohol dependency. They have specific programs dedicated to teens and adults with facilities located in areas around Sacramento including Auburn, Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova. They offer a free intake/assessment.

    For more information, please call their toll-free number (866) 969-4300 or visit their website:
    http://www.newdawnrecovery.com/chemical-dependency/

    Strategies for Change
    Offers individual and family treatment of substance abuse including day treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and youth substance abuse programs. Most insurance plans and Medi-Cal accepted. Private pay options also available. Two locations in Sacramento.

    For more information, please call: (916) 473-5764-North Sacramento or (916) 395-3552-South or visit their website:
    http://strategies4change.org/pages/about.html

    Placer County Adult System of Care
    Offers free initial assessment. Group and individual sessions fees provided on a sliding scale. Residential treatment and follow-up care also available. Clients must attend a screening clinic prior to receiving services.

    For more information visit their online brochure: http://www.placer.ca.gov/

    Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services
    Division of Sacramento County Health and Human Services. Offers prevention, treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug abuse. Clients must attend a preliminary assessment prior to receiving services.

    For more information visit: http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/Alcohol-Drug-Services/Alcohol-and-Drug-Services.aspx

    Solano County Substance Abuse Services
    Provides services to teen and adult residents of Solano County regardless of income or insurance status.

    For more information call (707) 784-2220 or visit their website at: http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/hss/sas/default.asp

    Yolo County Alcohol and Other Drug Services
    Offers court mandated treatment services in addition to services for pregnant and parenting women and a six month chemical dependency program.

    For more information visit: http://www.yolocounty.org/index.aspx?page=989

    Wellspace (formerly The Effort)
    Wellspace offers outpatient individual and group counseling and is located at 1820 J Street in Sacramento. There is a sliding scale fee based on income.

    For more information, please call (916) 325-5556.

  • Counseling Agencies

    The Anxiety Treatment Center
    Broad range of treatment for various anxiety disorders. Located in Sacramento.

    For more information call (916) 366-0647 or visit their website: http://www.anxietytreatmentexperts.com/index.asp

    Sage Psychotherapy and Treatment Program
    Sage Psychotherapy and Treatment Program offers an intensive treatment program for OCD and Anxiety Disorders that utilizes an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach combined with Exposure and Response Prevention. Sage is a facility provider for MHN and Magellan. They have also had great success in acquiring single-case contracts for services from a number of other insurance companies.

    For more information visit: http://www.sagepsychotherapy.org.

    Family Service Agency
    Family Service Agency, located near Watt and Folsom Blvd provides counseling for children, adults and families. MediCal is accepted and a sliding fee is provided based on monthly income.

    MediCal clients please call (916) 875-1055, all others may call (916) 368-3080.

    Fallcreek Counseling Assoc.
    Provides counseling and learning disability assessments. Sliding scale, all ages, NO Medi-Cal. Offices in Carmichael and Roseville.

    For more information call: (916) 344-0900 or visit their website: http://www.sacramentopsychology.com

    Gender Health Center
    It is the mission of the Gender Health Center to provide excellent counseling/therapy services to anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling. Services are provided on a sliding scale basis.

    For more information, please call: (916) 455-2391 or visit their website:http://www.thegenderhealthcenter.org/


    Yolo Family Service Agency
    YFSA is committed to strengthening family life in Yolo County. YFSA has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of families in Yolo County. Services are available to anyone who works or resides in Yolo County and are also offered in Spanish. Sliding scale options are available and most insurance plans are accepted.
    For services in Woodland call (530) 662-2211, Davis (530) 753-8674 or West Sacramento (916) 375-1254.
    For more information, please visit their website: http://yfsa.net/

    New Pathways (formerly Catholic Social Services)
    Provides counseling for children, adults and families of all denominations. Sliding scale available. Spanish Speaking counselors available. Located across from Sac State on Newman court

    For more information call (916) 452-7481 or visit their website: http://csssac.org/id5.html

    La Familia Counseling Center
    La Familia offers Early Prevention Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Mental Health Services (EPSDT) for Medi-Cal eligible 0 to 21 years old.

    For more information, please call: (916) 452-3601

    White House Counseling Center
    White House Counseling Center offers low-cost counseling to San Juan Unified School District students and their families. In addition, treatment is available for children and youth with serious emotional problems who are covered by Medi-Cal under a contract with the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.

    For more information, please call: (916) 971-7640.

    Asian Pacific Community Counseling
    Free services provided to the Asian/Pacific Islander community. They offer individual, group and family therapy.

    For more information, please call (916) 383-6783 or visit their website:http://apccounseling.org/

    Wellspace (formerly The Effort)
    Low cost, sliding scale health clinic that also offers short-term counseling and psychiatric services. Accepts Family Pact, Healthy Families, Medi-Cal, Medicare as well as sliding scale.

    For more information, please call: (916) 737-5555 or visit their website: http://www.theeffort.org/mental_health.htm

    Hope Counseling Center
    Offers counseling for individuals, families, couples and children. They also offer a variety of group counseling options. Two locations: Roseville and Midtown Sacramento. Services are also available in Spanish, Punjabi, and Hindi.
    For appointments call: (916)780-1059-Roseville or (916)444-2170-Midtown.

    For more information visit their website: http://hope-counselingcenter.org/

    Hope for Healthy Families Counseling Center
    Hope for Healthy Families is a non-profit counseling center, offering affordable rates and specializing in children’s and adolescent counseling, family therapy, supervised visitation and co-parenting. Services also available in Spanish. Services are on a sliding scale basis. They are located in Elk Grove.

    For more information, please call: (916) 686-9209 or visit their website: http://hopeforhealthyfamilies.com/index.html

    Sierra Family Services
    Services focus on the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, addictions and relationships. They provide individual, couples, and family therapy as well as group therapy for substance abuse and anger management. Services are also available for children and adolescents. Locations in Roseville, Auburn, and Tahoe City.

    For more information, visit:http://www.sierramentalwellness.org/

    Terra Nova Counseling
    Terra Nova Counseling has been serving the greater Sacramento area for over 25 years and is located in Citrus Heights.  They offer individual, children, teens, couples, family, and group counseling.

    For more information, please call (916) 239-6387 or visit their website: http://terranovacounseling.org/

    Visions Unlimited
    Visions Unlimited provides counseling for all ages as well as medication management. They accept MediCal and provide sliding fees based on income.

    For more information, please call: (916) 394-0800 or visit their website: http://vuinc.org/index.php

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
    Sac State Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services
    If you are a student of Sac State, you can contact our victim’s advocate for information, referrals, and support. We handle sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking information.  Confidentiality is respected.
    (916) 278-3799   

    For more information visit:  http://www.csus.edu/hlth/violence

    WEAVE
    Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) provides counseling for men and women and a safe house for women and children.
    24-hour crisis line (916) 920-2952.

    http://www.weaveinc.org

    My Sister’s House
    Safe haven shelter for battered Asian and Pacific Islander women and children. They provide education, outreach and support groups.

    Their multi-lingual 24-hr helpline (916) 428-3271.
    http://www.my-sisters-house.org

    PEACE for Families
    Serving Placer County, PEACE for Families offers counseling for domestic violence and sexual assault, education and outreach, and legal advocacy in addition to Safe and Transitional housing. The staff at PEACE includes both Spanish and English speaking staff.

    24-hour crisis line (800) 575-5352.
    http://peaceforfamilies.org

    El Dorado Women’s Center in Placerville
    El Dorado Women’s Center in Placerville is a center for domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide both Spanish and English speaking staff.
    24-hour crisis line (530) 626-1131.
    http://thecenternow.org/

    Nevada County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition
    24 hour crisis line (530) 272-3467.
    http://www.dvsac.org/
    Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County

    Crisis Lines: (530) 662-1133 or (916) 371-1907
    http://www.sadvc.org
  • Eating Disorders
    New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center
    New Dawn provides a variety of treatment options including day treatment and intensive outpatient. Programs are run by licensed medical doctors, nurses and counselors. They offer a free intake/assessment and have contracts with most insurance companies.

    For more information, please call (916)784-1120 or visit their website:
    http://www.newdawnrecovery.com/eating-disorder/

    Summit Eating Disorder and Outreach Program
    Summit is a medically supervised, comprehensive treatment program in Sacramento, serving adults and adolescents with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. They offer a variety of levels of care depending on client needs. Located near Sacramento State.

    For more information, please call (916) 574-1000 or visit their website:http://www.sedop.org/
  • Grief Support

    Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento

    Bereavement Resources provides information and referrals to groups and services related to grief in Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo, and Placer counties. Free weekly meetings.

    For more information, please call (916) 557-5882 or visit their website at: http://griefhelpsacramento.com/

    Suicide Loss- Friends For Survival
    Outreach Program, support and education for survivors of suicide loss. Free monthly meetings.  
    For more information, please call (916) 392-0664 or visit their website at: http://www.friendsforsurvival.org

    Compassionate Friends
    This is a free support group for parents who are grieving the death of a child.

    For more information, please call (916) 457-4096.

    UC Davis Young Adult Grief Support Group
    The groups are for young adults in the community who are between the ages of 17 and 24 and coping with a recent death. The sessions are held on eight consecutive weekly evenings from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the UC Davis Home Care Services Building at  in Sacramento. There is no cost for the group sessions, which begin each spring and fall.
    Those interested in participating should contact Lewis at (916)734-1139 for a brief intake interview.

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/2010-2011/03/20110309_grief_support.html

  • Pet Loss Support
    UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
    http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/CCAH/programs/petloss/index.cfm
    The Iams Company maintains a special toll-free number for grieving pet owners.
    The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline can be reached at:
    1-888-332-7738 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.

    ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline
    For support dealing with the loss of a pet, including information on meeting the emotional needs of children at the time of a pet’s death.
    Pet Loss Hotline (877) GRIEF-10.
  • LBGQT
    Gender Health Center
    It is the mission of the Gender Health Center to provide excellent counseling/therapy services to anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling. Services are provided on a sliding scale basis.

    For more information, please call: (916) 455-2391 or visit their website:http://www.thegenderhealthcenter.org/

    WEAVE
    As a leader in the anti-violence movement, WEAVE is committed to addressing issues of violence in all communities. WEAVE’s services are available to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual/Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

    24 Hour support line (916) 920-2952
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    Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
    Offers a variety of groups and activities including: support/discussion groups, social activities, advocacy, and “coming out” support groups.
    For more information, please call (916)442-0185 or visit their website:http://saccenter.org/

  • Low Cost Health Care
    Wellspace (formerly The Effort)
    Wellspace offers low or no-cost health services at various locations throughout Sacramento. You must meet with an Enrollment and Eligibility staff member prior to scheduling appointments. Patients should bring proof of residency, income and photo I.D. to enrollment and eligibility appointments.

    For more information or to schedule an eligibility appointment, please call (916) 737-5555
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    Medical Oasis
    Located in the Safeway shopping center at Howe and Fair Oaks, The Medical Oasis offers primary and psychiatric care services at low cost monthly rates.

    For more information, please call (916) 282-0889 or visit their website: http://sacmedoasis.com

    Sacramento County Primary Health Services
    The County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP) is a program of “last resort” designed to meet the health care needs of individuals in our community who are not otherwise eligible for health care programs such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, or private health insurance; and who meet the County’s “last resort” socioeconomic eligibility standards. CMISP serves adults 19-64 years of age with incomes at approximately 0 - 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

    For more information, please visit their website at:http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/PRI/Pages/PRI-Home.aspx

    CARES Clinic
    Located in midtown Sacramento, the CARES clinic offers free and confidential HIV and STD testing.

    For more information, please call (916) 914-6305 or visit their website:http://www.caresclinic.org

    Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood offers low cost sexual/reproductive health care services for men and women. To find the Planned Parenthood near you, please visit their website:http://www.plannedparenthood.org

    Women’s Health Specialists
    Provides sliding scale sexual and reproductive services for women and men. They also accept Medi-Cal and private health insurance. They have locations in Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, and Grass Valley.

    For more information, please call (916) 451-0621Sacramento/Rancho Cordova. For Grass Valley- (800) 714-8151.
    Website: http://www.womenshealthspecialists.org

    Family Pact
    Family Pact is California program designed to provide low-no cost family planning services to men and women.
    To enroll in the program and/or to view a list of local providers, please visit their website at: ttp://www.familypact.org

    Medi-Cal
    Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. It provides health insurance coverage to those who meet certain health and income-based criteria.

    To find out if you are eligible and/or to enroll in the program, please visit their website at: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov
  • Mental Health Support Groups
    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
    National organization with a Sacramento Chapter that meets at Sutter Center for Psychiatry the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm. Meetings are free.

    For more information visit:http://www.dbsasacramento.org/

    Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
    Provides support and resources to those with ADD/ADHD. Monthly meetings held locally.

    For more information visit: http://www.chadd.org/

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group
    A group for people coping with their own or a family member’s obsessive-compulsive illness. The group meets every Monday at 7pm at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry on Folsom Blvd in Sacramento.

    For more information call Jim at (916) 223-6541 or Steve at (916) 456-8239

    National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
    NAMI is a family and consumer based support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. NAMI provides educational and support groups for family members of people coping with serious mental illness as well as to those who are coping with mental illness themselves.

    For more information, please call (916) 364-1642 or visit their website:http://www.namisacramento.org/

    Sacramento Bipolar Support Group – Balanced
    The support group is designed for people with bipolar disorder who want practical tools to improve their life. We also welcome family and friends who want to learn about bipolar disorder. The group meets every Wednesday at 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church on 27th Street in Sacramento.

    For more information, please call (916) 834-0004

    Compulsive Eater’s Anonymous
    Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive eating and food addiction. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. This is a free service.

    For more information visit: http://www.ceahow.org/

    You may find other informal groups that keep their own schedules at www.meetup.com. Search for a diagnosis to find a group of people that share your interests.
  • Psychiatric Services
    The EDAPT (Early Diagnosis And Preventive Treatment) Clinic
    Located at the UC Davis Medical Center, The EDAPT clinic focuses on the early intervention and treatment of psychotic illnesses for people ages 12-30. Services include medication management, individual and group therapy, as well as family education and support.

    For more information call (916) 734-2964 or visit their website: http://earlypsychosis.ucdavis.edu/home/

    Heritage Oaks CPC Hospital
    Heritage Oaks offers acute inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adolescents, adults and senior adults with emotional, psychiatric or behavioral disorders. They are a short-term care facility. They also have an acute crisis inpatient unit. Located on Auburn Blvd in North Sacramento.

    Please call their Assessment and Referral Department at (916) 489-3336.
    http://heritageoakshospital.com

    Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry
    Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry offers medication management, individual/group therapy and specialized outpatient programs.

    Kaiser members can call their appointment/advice number at (916) 973-5300.
    http://www.permanente.net/homepage/kaiser/pages/d2318-top.html

    Sierra Vista CPC Hospital
    Sierra Vista offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs for both adults and adolescents who are suffering from emotional, behavioral and addiction problems. Located on Bruceville Road in South Sacramento.

    For more information regarding programs and assessment, please call: (916) 288-0300.
    http://sierravistahospital.com

    Sutter Center for Psychiatry
    Sutter Center for Psychiatry offers inpatient and partial hospitalization services for adults, adolescents, and children. Located on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento.

    For more information about services/referrals please call (916) 386-3077 or (800) 801-3077
    http://www.suttermedicalcenter.org/psychiatry

    El Dorado County Mental Health
    Serves communities of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, South Lake Tahoe
    24-HOUR Psychiatric Emergency Services
    Placerville: (530) 622-3345
    South Lake Tahoe: (530) 544-2219

    Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence: 24 Hour Crisis Line (530) 626-1131
    http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/mentalhealth

    Nevada County Mental Health
    Serves the communities of Truckee, Nevada City, Grass Valley
    (530) 265-1437 or toll-free: (888) 801-1437
    After hours: (530) 265-5811 or toll-free: (888) 801-1437
    Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: (530) 272-3467
    http://new.mynevadacounty.com/EmerMH

    Placer County Mental Health Services
    Serves the communities of Roseville, Auburn, North Lake Tahoe
    Adult Intake & Crisis Response
    1-888-886-5401 (Toll-free – 24 hours/day)
    (916) 787-8860
    http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/hhs/adult.aspx

    Sacramento County Mental Health
    Serves the communities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Natomas, Carmichael, and Folsom

    Crisis line (916) 732-3637

    The Adult Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for adults and older adults ages 18 years and older. The Adult Mental Health Access Team conducts over the phone screening, assessments, and linkage, and referral information. Phone: (916) 875-1055

    The Children’s Mental Health Access Team is the entry point for mental health services for children and youth ages 0-21 years. The Children’s Mental Health Access Team conducts over the phone triage, assessments, and

    linkage/referral to county-operated or contracted mental health service providers. Phone: (916) 875-9980
    http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/BHS-Home.aspx

    Yolo County Mental Health
    Serves the communities of Davis, Woodland, and West Sacramento

    24-Hour CRISIS and ACCESS toll free line:
    (888) 965-6647
    (800) 735-2929 (TDD)
    http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=917
  • Suicide Prevention
    24-Hour Crisis lines
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK  http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    Sacramento (916) 368-3111  Lincoln (916) 645-8866
    Auburn (530) 885-2300  Roseville (916) 773-3111

    The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
    24 hour lifeline 1-866-488-7386  http://www.thetrevorproject.org

    Veterans Crisis Line
    The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

    Wellspace (formerly The Effort)
    Persons at risk for suicide may qualify for free counseling sessions. For more information please call (916) 368-3110
  • Trauma
    Victim Assistance Program
    Many victims of crime may suffer physical, emotional, or financial harm. Others may face retaliation, intimidation, or may be confused by the criminal justice system. Assistance is available from the Victim/Witness program staff. Trained and experienced advocates provide crisis counseling, orientation to the criminal justice system, community referrals, assistance with applying for victim compensation, a support group for family members of homicide victims, and many other services. Assistance and information is available in several different languages. Special assistance is available to victims of elder abuse and dependent adult abuse.

    For more information, please call: (916) 874-5701 or visit their website: http://www.sacda.org/divisions/vw/vw.php

    VIRTS (Veterans, Immigrant, and Refugee Trauma Institute of Sacramento)
    Located in Sacramento, VIRTIS offers counseling in the following languages: Bosnian, Dari, English, Farsi, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbo-Croatian.

    For more information visit: http://virtis-ptsd.org/index.html

    VIVA Counseling Services
    Volunteers in Victim Assistance provides adult counseling for victims or family members of a person who has experienced a serious trauma or crime. Sliding scale is available.

    For more information, please call: (916) 570-1690 or visit their website:  http://www.victimassistance.us/recovery.php

    Veteran’s Administration (VA)
    Provides outreach, education, and mental health treatment to service men and women who have served in Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve service. For more information about VA programs, please call (916) 843-9439 or visit their website: http://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov
    Veteran’s crisis hotline 1-800-273-8255

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.