Summer Groups

Summer Groups


Everyday Mindfulness
             Session I
Fridays: 6/19/15 - 7/17/15 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Facilitator(s): Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD

Do you struggle to be fully in present in your life? Do you feel that social media and technology take over your time and attention? Is multitasking getting the better of you sometimes? Then this is the group for you. Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating nonjudgmental awareness in day-to-day life. This group will introduce mindfulness meditation and teach you simple, profound practices that can decrease suffering and bring you greater balance and peace. You’ll learn tools to help you maximize your life and experience, even in the midst of stress, pain, and illness.  Click Here to express interest in this Group.

Lifting your Mood & Changing your Thoughts
Session I
Thursdays: 6/11/15 - 8/6/15 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Facilitator(s): Rene' Reis, MFT & Lynne DeMartini, MFTI
Session II
Wednesdays: 7/8/15 - 8/12/15 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Facilitator(s): Rene' Reis, MFT & Lynne DeMartini, MFTI

Group members will learn how to apply Cognitive Behavioral Theory concepts and tools to challenge and change ways of thinking.  The goal of group is to help people feel more hopeful and develop balance in their responses to day to day activities.  For more information contact Rene' Reis at 278-6036.  Click Here to express interest in this Group.

Interpersonal Communication Skills 101

Tuesdays:  6/9/15 - 7/14/15 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Facilitator(s):  Jason Cataldo, MFT

Participants will learn and practice interpersonal skills to help enhance communication of emotions, needs and expectations within their relationships. Participants will also learn to set healthy boundaries with friends, families, peers and employers.  For more information contact Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043.  Click Here to express interest in this Group.

LINC (Learn, Inspire, Nurture, Connect) (CANCELLED)

Tuesdays:  6/2/15 - 6/30/15 | 1:30 - 2:45

Facilitator(s):  Katie Hodgson, ASW

This group welcomes new members throughout the semester. New participants join in cohorts and commit to at least 4 sessions to establish trust. Group is also available semester long for students looking for ongoing group therapy. The group will; 1) teach skills to cope with anxiety, depression, and self-defeating patterns of behavior, and 2) use creativity to improve self-esteem, enhance self-awareness and identify family of origin influences.  This Group has been Cancelled.

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

Red Folder

Red Folder


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

ASIST/SafeTALK Resources

ASIST/SafeTALK Resources


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

Trainings

Trainings


How to Sign Up

Click here to express interest/sign-up for any of the trainings below.
ASIST

The ASIST workshop is for individuals who want to feel more ready and able to intervene during the immediate risk of suicide. This is a two day training where participants will:

  • Explore their own attitudes and beliefs about suicide
  • Learn suicide first aid, using a structured model
  • Practice using first aid in big and small groups
DATE/TIME LOCATION
  September 22-23, 2015 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm   The WELL/Terrace Suite     
  March 22-23, 2016 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm   TBD
SafeTALK

This four hour training teaches a model focused on suicide alertness and steps to help connect a person with thoughts of suicide with someone trained in suicide intervention (ASIST). Most people with thoughts of suicide do not want to die and invite help. As a trained suicide alert helper, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person having thoughts of suicide with someone trained in suicide first aid

* Thought not required, SafeTALK may be a better training for someone prior to ASIST

DATE/TIME LOCATION
Monday, 10/12/15 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm The WELL/Aspen-Meadow Rooms
Mental Health First Aid

An 8-hour interactive course on mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews of common treatments. Individuals choosing to take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aider will learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. 

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

ADHD/Learning Disability Testing

ADHD/Learning Disability Testing


ADHD/Learning Disabilities

SHCS currently does not offer testing for ADHD or for Learning Disabilities. However, testing may be obtained privately through community resources, private insurance, and private payment. Please see our Community Counseling page for a listing of community agencies that may offer testing. Prior to having any testing evaluations, students and parents are strongly encouraged to read Services to Students with Disabilities requirements of testing documentation. 

 

Click here to to view the handout:  Evaluation and Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Click here to Services for Student with Disabilities (SSWD).

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

How to Access Care

How to Access Care


How to Get Counseling Services

If you would like to explore whether counseling is right for you, the first step is to call during business hours:

  • Fall and Spring appointments are available M-Thu 8:00 - 5:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 - 4:30
  • Summer appointments are from M-Thu 7:30-3:00 and Fridays 8:30-2:30
  • An urgent care counselor is available for urgent issues between 8:00 - 5:30 M-Thu and 9:00 - 4:30 on Fridays

Emergencies

If you are in immediate crisis, please call 911 or the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are fundamental rights to all who use our services. At CAPS your right to privacy is respected. No information about you is released to anyone (except as required by law,) and that no information appears in any other departmental or university records without your written consent.  Click here to access the SHCS Notice of Privacy Form.

Comments about your experience at Student Health & Counseling Services are always welcome. All comments are confidential and are sent to the Executive Director of Student Health & Counseling Services. Complete a Tell Us About Us form.

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

Events

Events


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

HOPE

HOPE


What is HOPE?

HOPE is Sac State's campaign to create a stigma-free campus community by promoting awareness of mental health resources and encouraging help seeking behavior among students.

Call to Artists - Click Here to launch the Post Secret U: Hope Revealed Art Show Flyer

Want to get involved?

Click Here for more information on SHAC.

 

This website page was developed under grant number 60514 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention


Services

CAPS clinicians are available to assist students, faculty, staff, and administrators for any campus crises. We can come to any site on campus in order to speak to individuals or groups following a crisis. Feel free to contact us during regular business hours at 916-278-6416. Should faculty, staff, or administrators critically need to reach us after hours, please contact your Vice President, who can reach us through the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Staff, faculty, and administrators may receive counseling assistance through the Employee Assistance Program. More information about their services is at: http://www.csus.edu/eapprogr/.

While we are available, we also do not want to impose. Research shows that individual often underestimate the resilience of those who face a crisis or trauma. Support by friends, peers, colleagues, and family can often be most beneficial.

Useful Documents

How to Manage Reactions to Trauma and Stress

Crisis Intervention

How to Handle Distressed Students
 

Sacramento State CrisisTeam

Sacramento State has a Crisis Team that meets to discuss and coordinate concerns about students or other campus community members. The team meets monthly (or more frequently if needed). 

As matters discussed may be sensitive,the discussions are confidential; however, in all cases where other university officials need to be notified about an issue, a team member will contact the appropriate campus resource.

Current Committee Members

  • University Counsel – Jill C. Peterson, 278-6940
  • Chief of Campus Police – Mark Iwasa, 278-7321
  • Director of Student Conduct – Ardith Tregenza, 278-6062
  • Associate VP Labor Relations and Compliance – Kent Porter, 278-6779
  • Associate VP of Student Affairs - Beth Lesen, 278-6060
  • Director of CAPS – Ron Lutz, 278-7358

Members of the campus community should contact any of the above individuals should he/she have a concern about a student, staff, faculty member, or any other relevant situation.


 

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

How to Handle Distressed Students

How to Handle Distressed Students


Responding to Distressed Behavior at Sacramento State

Faculty and staff can play an extremely important role in referring students for help. You are frequently in a position to first observe signs of distress and, although it’s not always apparent, students typically hold faculty and staff in high regard. Distressing behavior by students occurs on a continuum of low-distress to high-distress behaviors.

Low Distress: ACTION – Talk to Student

A simple and straightforward expression of concern is, in most cases, the most powerful way of helping a student. Tell them what you have observed and that you are concerned about their wellbeing and their success. Explain that there are services available on campus (see: Accessing CAPS Services) to help students get back on track when life circumstances are getting in the way. Examples of distress:

  • Excessive class absences
  • Declining academic performance
  • Poor emotional control
  • Excessive moodiness
  • Dramatice changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Excessive concern about personal health
  • Reduced interaction and socialization
  • Increased substance use
Significant Distress: ACTION – Referral

There are times when behavior is so distressing that an immediate referral to the Sac State Counseling and Psychological Services at The WELL. Assure the student that counseling services are a confidential place to discuss their concerns and also a free service covered in their tuition. It is helpful if someone can walk with the student to the counseling center or call the center to let counseling staff know that a student has been referred and is walking over to the center. If a student is hesitant to follow through with the referral, it may be helpful to sit with them while they call the counseling center to explore options for services (See: Accessing CAPS Services). Of course, you cannot force a student to go, but you can re-emphasize your concern and provide them with contact information for the counseling center. Examples of behaviors demonstrating significant distress include:

  • Writing or talking openly about suicide
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Increased risk taking behaviors and impulsivity
Emergency Situations: ACTION – Call Campus Police or 911

If you have answered the question, “Does the behavior place anyone in immediate risk,” in the affirmative, call campus police or 911. This document was originally created by Oregon State University and adapted by California State University, Sacramento.

Accessing CAPS Services

Student Services

Student with non-urgent or emergent counseling needs can access CAPS by scheduling a phone triage. Triage appointments can be scheduled via phone by calling 916-276-6416 or in person on the 1st or 2nd floor or Student Health and Counseling Services at The WELL. Students can also schedule a triage appointment online via the student portal. Students who have an existing relationship with a CAPS staff member can call their counselor directly to consult during business hours or call the main (278-6416) during off hours to speak with an on-call nurse.

Students with urgent or emergent concerns can walk or be escorted into Urgent Care Counseling on the 1st floor of Student Health & Counseling Services at The WELL or by calling CAPS reception and asking for the urgent care counselor. If a student is in imminent danger, please contact Campus Police or call 911.

Faculty, Staff and Administrator Services

CAPS clinicians are also available to assist faculty, staff, and administrators for any campus crises. We can come to any site on campus in order to debrief with individuals or groups following a crisis. During regular business, please contact us at 916-278-6416. Should faculty, staff, or administrators critically need to reach us after hours, please contact your Vice President, who can reach us through the Vice President of Planning Enrollment Management & Student Affairs (PEMSA). Staff, faculty, and administrators may receive counseling assistance through the Employee Assistance Program. More information about their services is at: http://www.csus.edu/eapprogr/. While we are available, we also do not want to impose. Research shows that individual often underestimate the resilience of those who face a crisis or trauma. Support by friends, peers, colleagues, and family can often be most beneficial.

Useful Documents

How to Manage Reactions to Trauma and Stress

Sacramento State Crisis Team

Sacramento State has a Crisis Team that meets to discuss and coordinate concerns about students or other campus community members. The team meets monthly (or more frequently if needed).

As matters discussed may be sensitive, the discussions are confidential; however, in all cases where other university officials need to be notified about an issue, a team member will contact the appropriate campus resource.

Current Committee Members:

  • University Counsel – Jill C. Peterson, 278-6940
  • Chief of Campus Police – Mark Iwasa, 278-7321
  • Director of Student Conduct – Ardith Tregenza, 278-6062
  • Associate VP Labor Relations and Compliance – Kent Porter, 278-6779
  • Associate VP of Student Affairs - Beth Lesen, 278-6060
  • Director of CAPS – Karen Durst, 278-4988

Members of the campus community should contact any of the above individuals if he/she has a concern about a student, staff, faculty member, or any other relevant situation.

Download This Document

This Document was originally created by Oregon State University and adapted by California State University, Sacramento

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

Resources

Resources


General Information for Parents and Families

(courtesy Oregon State University)

Concerned about a family member?

  • If someone in your family is a student at Sacramento State, they will be experiencing a tremendous amount of change and growth during their time here. You can anticipate that there will be times when your family member will feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed out, or even occasionally depressed. Making adult decisions, facing relationship challenges, and working hard to earn grades that will pave the way for a successful career - these can weigh heavily on a student’s mind. At times, they can interfere with that person’s ability to study or do well on exams and projects. While these difficulties often resolve themselves without assistance, there may be times when your student would benefit from additional support or talking with a professional. This is where you come in. You know your family member, and you are familiar with the signs that she or he is “stressed out.” You may wonder whether you should say something - and if so, what?

How do I support my family member/Sac State student?

  • Though they are reluctant to admit it, most college students care what their families think. A simple, straightforward, and non-judgmental expression of support from you may be the most important step in helping that student get back on track. We recommend that you do talk with your student if you are concerned.  Tell them specifically what you have observed (“you seem quiet” or “you didn’t laugh as much as usual last weekend” or “we noticed you were staring into space a lot”). This will help them understand that you noticed a change in their behavior and are interested in their life. Even more important, let them know that you are available to listen and that you understand that college can be tough. Remind them that you want what is best for them and that you will support them even if they stumble.

  What about professional help?

  • It may help to let your student know that there are a variety of resources available on campus. The Sacramento State website contains much useful information. Although your student was presented with this information at orientation, she/he may not remember it now. Encourage your student to take advantage of these services before her/his difficulties mount. Encourage him or her to give us a call or stop by to make an appointment. It’s important to know that our services are intended primarily to help students with short-term emotional adjustment problems rather than long-term, intensive psychological problems. However, if your student’s needs extend beyond our capacity, we can help your student develop a plan and provide consultation and referrals so she/he can obtain appropriate care.

What if I want advice about my family member/Sac State student? 

  • If you are concerned about your student and want to talk with someone, feel free to call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 916-278-6461 to speak with one of our counselors. The counselor can consult with you and help you identify the best options for supporting your family member.  The counselor can either take your call immediately or get back to you within a couple of hours. If your student is a client at CAPS, we’re legally prohibited from sharing that information with you, but we can always provide general information regarding how best to help as a parent or concerned family member.

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

Books

Books


Suggested Readings for Parents of College Students

Johnson, H.E. & Schelhas, C. (2000). Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money:The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years

Coburn, K.L. & Treeger, M.L. (2003). Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years

Barkin, C. (1999). When Your Kid Goes to College :A Parents’ Survival College

Savage, M. (2003). You’re on Your Own but I’m Here If You Need Me :Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

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

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Self Help/Online Resources

Self Help/Online Resources


  • Sleep

    Websites

    The Sleep Foundation Provides information on healthy sleep patterns and sleep disorders.

    iphone

    Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson This application is a guided meditation intended to help you overcome insomnia and get to sleep.

    iSleep Easy  iSleep Easy app contains a wide variety of guided meditations to help you fall asleep and sleep deeply. You can listen to the meditations with or without several choices of music or nature sounds.

    Relax Melodies  A popular free relaxation sound and music app. Mix and match nature sounds with new age music; it’s lovely to listen to birds in the rain while a piano softly plays.

    Sleep Pillow  Free app allows you to create your own audio program.

  • Meditation/Mindfulness

    Websites

    UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Offers free guided meditations and weekly podcasts.

    Portland Psychotherapy Clinic Website contains audio files for mindfulness and acceptance exercises.

    Center of Spirituality and Healing Provides guided instruction on reflection, meditation, and journaling exercises

    iphone

    Simply Being Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience.

    iZen Lite  Zen focuses on attaining awakening through meditation and the mindful attention to one’s actions. Zen meditation is a central practice of the Zen tradition

    Mindfulness Meditation  Always making excuses for not meditating? This is simply the best way to learn and enjoy mindfulness meditation - and it's always in your pocket for short breaks, trips, and outdoor practice!

    Google play/Android

    Simply Being  Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience.

  • Depression/Anxiety

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    eCBT Calm-anxiety CBT Calm helps people who are feeling stressed and want to learn relaxation skills. It assesses your stress level, provides relaxation skills, and also includes links to online resources for stress and anxiety.

     eCBT Mood-depression  eCBT Mood(c) tries to help people who are feeling down or depressed to feel better by using the scientific principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

    Track & Share Lite Lite version is free. Allows you to track mood, activities, sleep, and more.

  • Health Body Image

    Concerned about your eating habits or your body image?

    Resarchers at Stanford and Washington University in St. Louis are conducting a study to evaluate internet based programs promoting healthy habits.

    If you are over 18. complete the 5-minute screen to gain access to online/mobile programs and resources. Responses are confidential!

    To learn more about the program click here to go to www.thriveon.com/hbi/csus.

  • Smoking/Tobacco Use

    Websites

    MyLastDip is a free web-based intervention that is designed to help young smokeless tobacco users quit.

    Kill the Can-This website offers free resources and tools to help dip, snuff, and chewing tobacco users quit. Along with useful information, it offers a support forum and a live quit chat room.

    Become an Ex- The EX plan teaches you how to live life without cigarettes in 3 steps - all geared to help make the seemingly impossible possible. 

    Freedom from Smoking® Online Program — Evidenced based on-line program from the American Lung Association consisting of eight self-paced modules, each containing four lessons, and an interactive message board to assist you in quitting tobacco

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    Become An EX- EX is a whole new way to think about quitting smoking – as “re-learning life without cigarettes.” Developed with experts from the Mayo Clinic and input from ex-smokers, EX lets people create their own personalized quit smoking plan and connect with other smokers online at BecomeAnEX.org.

     My Quit Coach The LIVESTRONG.COM MyQuit Coach application creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. Through a physician approved, interactive and easy to use app, you’ll evaluate your current status, set attainable goals and adjust preferences according to your needs. You'll finally be able to stop smoking.

    Quit it Lite Quit-it is a tiny motivating program, supporting and encouraging smokers to quit smoking and helping ex-smokers to remain smoke-free.

    Google play/Android

    aha! Smokefree-aha!smokefree is an App designed to help you quit smoking and get rid of the unhealthy tobacco. Get away from smelly, cold smoke! You can enter your former smoking habits (e.g. cigarettes per day, tar and the time of quitting,..) and this app calculates how much you've saved, how many cigarettes you have not smoked and how long you kept up.

    Quit Smoking Quit is a widget application designed to gradually wean you from dependency on cigarettes. Each individual's step-down program is calculated based on statistical data from other users, and it's continuously adjusted to your specific smoking pattern.

    Quit Now! QuitNow! is the most complete tool you will find in the Market to quit smoking. Offers you real-time status, anytime, to help you cope with anxiety. QuitNow! will provide you with W.H.O.-based (UN's World Health Organization) indicators on your health improvement process, and an achievement list you will unlock one by one, as time passes, motivating you to achieve your goal.

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

Books

Books


Self-Help Books

The list reflects books that individual counselors have found to be useful in their work with clients. Inclusion on this list does not necessarily imply the endorsement by Counseling and Psychological Services or California State University, Sacramento.

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

  • ADHD/ADD
    • Barkley, R. (1997) Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.
    • Hallowell, E. M. & Ratey, J. J. (1995). Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Though Adulthood.
    • ​Kolberg, J. & Nadeau, K (2002). ADD- Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life.
  • Aging/Caring for Aging Parents
    • Berman, C. (1996). Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Help, How to Survive.
    • Larson, D. G. (1993). The Helper's Journey: Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness.
    • McLeod, B. (1999). Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal.
  • Alcoholism: Addiction and Recovery
    • Milam, J. R., & Ketcham, K. (1981). Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism.
    • Schaefer, D. (1987) Choices and Consequences.
  • Alcoholism: Adult Children of Alcoholics and Codependence
    • Beattie, M. (1987). Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself. 
    • Black, C. (1981).It Will Never Happen to Me.
    • Cermak, T., & Rutzky, J. (1994). A Time to Heal Workbook: Stepping-Stones to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics.
    • Mellody, P. (1989). Facing Codependence.
    • Woititz, J. (1985).Struggle for Intimacy.
  • Anxiety/ Test Anxiety/ Relaxation / Stress
    • Antony, M. & Norton, P. (2008.) The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobia, Panic, and Obsessions,
    • Bourne, E. J. (1995). The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.
    • Borysenko, J. (1987). Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.
    • Davis, M., et al. (2000), The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.
    • Fiore, N. & Pescar, S. C. (1987).  Conquering Test Anxiety:  How to Psyche Up For The AST, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT or Any Other Standardized Test.
    • Isaacs, M. (1978). Living with Fear: Understanding and Coping with Anxiety.
    • Jeffers, S. (1987). Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.
    • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.
    • O'Hara, V. (1996).Five Weeks to Healing Stress: The Wellness Option.
    • Sapolsky, R.(1994). Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers.
    • Wilson, R. R. (1986). Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks.
  • Autobiographies On Mental Health Issues
    • Blauner, S. R. (2003). How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me.
    • Kaysen, S. (1994). Girl Interrupted.
    • Knapp, C.(1997). Drinking- A love Story
    • Styron, W. (2007). Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
  • Bipolar Disorder
    • Jamison, K. (1997). An Unquiet Mind.
    • Vien, E. (1997). Mood Swings.
    • Copeland, M.E. (1994). Living without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability.
  • Body Image
    • Cash, T. (1997). The Body Image Workbook: An 8-step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks.
       
  • Communication Skills
    • Bolton, R. (1986). People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts.
    • McKay, M., Davis, M., & Fanning, P. (1995). Messages: The Communication Book.
    • Wile, D. (1988). After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship.
  • Grief and Loss
    • Aker, L. (1993). How to Survive the Loss of a Parent: A Guide for Adults.
    • Goulding, M.(1996). A Time to Say Good-Bye: Moving Beyond Loss.
    • Grollman, E. (1989).Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.
    • Ilse, S. (1990).Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death.
    • Kubler Ross, E. (1969). On Death and Dying.
    • Rando, T.(1988). How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies.
  • Depression
    • Bloomfield, H. H. (1995).  How To Heal Depression.
    • Burns, D., (1999), Feeling Good.
    • Burns, D. (1989). The Feeling Good Handbook.
    • Copeland, M. E.(1992). The Depression Workbook.
    • Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. (1995), Mind Over Mood.,
    • Seligman, M. (1991).Learned Optimism.
    • Seligman, M. (1996).The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience.
  • Divorce/ Breaking up
    • Ahrons, C. R. (1994) The Good Divorce.
    • Amodeo, J. (1994). Love and Betrayal: Broken Trust in Intimate Relationships.
    • Anderson, C. M. (1994).Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife.
    • Bloomfield, H. H., Colgrove, M., & McWilliams, P. (2000).  How to Survive The Loss of a Love.
    • Fisher, B. (1981).ReBuilding: When Your Relationship Ends.
    • Hayes, C., Anderson, D., & Blau, M. (1993).Our Turn: The Good News about Women and Divorce.
    • Kingma, D. R. (1989). Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours.
    • McKay, M. (1984).The Divorce Book: A Practical and Compassionate Guide.
    • Wolf, A. (1998). Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce.
    • Newman, M. (1994). Stepfamily Realities: How to Overcome Difficulties and Have a Happy Family.
  • Domestic Violence
    • Ackerman, R. (1995). Before It's Too Late: Helping Women in Controlling or Abusive Relationships.
    • Enns, G. & Black, J. (1995). It's Not Okay Anymore:Your Personal Guide to Ending Abuse, Taking Charge, and Loving Yourself.
    • Forward, S. (1987). Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them.
  • Eating Disorders
    • Mellin, L. (1997).The Solution: 6 Winning Ways to Permanent Weight Loss.
    • Roth, G (1991).When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy.
    • Roth, G. (1982).Feeding the Hungry Heart.
    • Zerbe, K. (1993). The Body Betrayed: A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment.
    • McShane, J.M. & Paulson, T. (2008). Why She Feels Fat.
    • Schaefer, J. (2004). Life Without ED.
  • Illness (Chronic illness and Chronic pain)
    • Topf, L,. & Bennett, H.Z. (1995). You are not Your Illness: Seven Principles for Meeting the Challenge of Illness.
    • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990).Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.
    • Kane, J. (1991). Be Sick Well: A Healthy Approach to Chronic Illness.
    • Klein, R. & Landau, M. (1992). Healing the Body Betrayed: A Self-Paced, Self Help Guide to Regaining Psychological Control of Your Chronic Illness.
    • Larson, D. G.(1993). The Helper's Journey: Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness.
    • LeMaistre, J. (1985). Beyond Rage.
  • Infertility/ Childlessness
    • Anton, L.H. (1992). Never to be a Mother: A Guide for All Women Who Didn't or Couldn't Have Children.
  • Internet Addiction/ Obsession
    • Young, K. (1998). Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction—and a Winning Strategy for Recovery.
  • LGBTQ Issues
    • Bass, E. & Kaufman, K. (1996). Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies.
    • Bernstein, R. A. (1998).Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together.
    • Borhek, M. (1993).  Coming Out to Parents: A Two Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents.
    • Fairchild, B., & Hayward, N. (1998). Now That You Know:What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality.
    • Howard, K. & Stevens, A. (Eds.) (2000), Out and About Campus. Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered College Students.
    • Johnson, B. K. (1998). Coming Out Every Day: A Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Man's Guide. .
    • Kaufman, G., & Raphail, L. (1996). Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives.
    • McDaniel, J. (1995). The Lesbian Couples' Guide.
    • Marcus, E. (1993). Is It a Choice? 
  • Menopause
    • Barbach, L.  (1995).The Pause: A Positive Approach to Menopause.
    • Doress, P. & Siegal, D. (1987). Ourselves, Growing Older.
    • Greenwood, S. (1992). Menopause Naturally.
    • Greer, G.  (1992).The Change.
    • Love, S. (1997). Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices About Menopause.
    • O'Hanlan, K. (1992).Natural Menopause.
    • Pearl, B. (1986). Getting Stronger.
    • Sheehy, G.(1992). Silent Passage: Menopause.
    • Taylor, D. & Sumrall, A. (1991). Women of the 14th Moon.
    • Wolfe, H. L. (1990).Second Spring: A Guide to Healthy Menopause Through Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Baer, L. (1991). Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions.
    • Dumont, R. (1996). The Sky is Falling: Understanding and Coping with Phobias, Panic, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.
    • Foa, E. & Wilson, R. (2001).  Stop Obsessing .
    • Rapaport, J.  (1989).The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing: The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
    • Steketee, F., & White, K. (1990). When Once is Not Enough: Help for Obsessive Complusives.
  • Panic Disorder
    • Barlow, D. & Craske, M. (2006.) Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic Workbook (Treatments that Work).
    • Wilson, R. (2009.) Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks.
    • Zuercher-White, E. (1995). An End to Panic
       
  • Parenting
    • Faber, A. & Mazlish, E. (1980). How to Talk So Kids will Listen and Listen So Kids will Talk.
    • Faber, A. & Mazlish, E.(1987). Siblings Without Rivalry.
    • Riera, M. (1995). Uncommon Sense for Parents of Teens.
    • Turecki, S. & Tonner, L. (1989). The Difficult Child.
    • Wolf, A. (1995). It's Not Fair: Jeremy Spencer's Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night.
    • Gust, D., Walk, S., Daily, J. How to Help your Child Become Drug Free.
  • Perfectionism
    • Antony, M. & Swinson, R.P. (1998). When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism.
    • Hendlin, S. (1992). When Good Enough is Never Enough: Escaping the Perfection Trap.
    • Mallinger, A.&  DeWyze, J.(1992). Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control.
    • Elliott, M. & Meltsner, S.(1991). The Perfectionist Predicament: How to Stop Driving Yourself and Others Crazy.
  • Phobias
    • Brown, D. (1996).Flying Without Fear.
    • Dumont, R. (1996).The Sky is Falling: Understanding and Coping with Phobias, Panic, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.
  • Procrastination
    • Burka, J. & Yuen, L.(1983). Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It.
    • Fiore, N. (1989). The Now Habit.
    • Roberts, S. M. (1995). Living Without Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life.
  • Relationships
    • Abrahms-Spring, J. (1996).  After the Affair.
    • Bader, E. & Pearson, P. (1988). In Quest of the Mythical Mate.
    • Cowan, C. & Kinder, M. (1986.) Smart Women, Foolish Choices.
    • Evans, P.(1992). The Verbally Abusive Relationship.
    • Gottman, J.(1994). Why Marriages Succeed or Fail.
    • Gottman, J.(1999). The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
    • Gottman, J. & DeClaire, J.(2002). The Relationship Cure: A Five Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships.
    • Gray, J. (1992). Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
    • Hendrix, H. (1988). Getting the Love You Want.
    • Halpern, H. (1995). Finally Getting It Right: From Addictive/Obsessive Relationships to Healthy Ones.
    • Kasl, C. (1999). If the Buddha dated: A handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path.
    • Kasl, C. (2001). If the Buddha married: Creating Enduring Relationships on a Spiritual Path.
    • Kirshenbaum, M. (1997.)  Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A step by step guide to help you decide whether to stay in or get out of your relationship.
    • Mathews, J. (2005.) Lose That Loser and Find the Right Guy: Stop Falling for Mr. Unavailable, Mr. Unreliable, Mr. Bad Boy, Mr. Needy, Mr. Married Man, and Mr. Sex Maniac.
    • McCann, E. (1995). The Two Step: The Dance Toward Intimacy.
    • Ruiz, D. M. (1997. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.
    • Spring, J.A. (1996). After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust when a Partner has been Unfaithful.
    • Wile, D. (1988) After the Honeymoon.
  • Schizophrenia
    • Mueser, K. & Gingerich, S. (1994). Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families.
    • Torrey, E. F. (1995). Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Customers, and Providers.
  • Self-Esteem
    • Dodgson, J. (2003). Gifts of the Grandmother.
    • McKay, M. & Fanning, P. (1987). Self-Esteem.
    • Sorensen, M. (1998). Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem.
  • Sexuality: Sexual issues in relationships
    • Renshaw, D. (1995).Seven Weeks to Better Sex.
    • Love, P. & Robinson, J. (1995). Hot Monogamy: Essential Steps to More Passionate, Intimate Lovemaking.
    • Zilbergeld, B.(1992). The New Male Sexuality: The Truth About Men, Sex, and Pleasure.
  • Sexual Abuse: Adults abused as children
    • Bass, E. & Davis, L. (1994), The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 
    • Gil, E. (1984).Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children.
    • Hunter, M.(1991). Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse.
    • Lew, M. (2004), Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Child Abuse.
  • Sexual Addiction
    • Carnes, P. (1983).Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.
    • Carnes, P.(1991). Don't Call it Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction.
  • Sexual Assault
    • Adams, C. & Fay, J. (1989). Free of the Shadows: Recovering from Sexual Violence.
    • Ledray, L. (1994). Recovering from Rape.
    • McEvoy, et al. (2001). If She is Raped: A Guidebook for Husband, Fathers, and Male Friends.
    • Nicarthy, G. (1997). Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life.
    • Raine, N. V. (1998). After Silence.
    • Warshaw, R. (1994). I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape.
  • Sexual Harassment
    • Morris, C.( 1994). Bearing Witness.
    • Hill, A. (1994). Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas.
  • Social Anxiety/Shyness
    • Antony, M. & Swinson, R. (2000). The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook.
    • Antony, M. (2004). 10 Simple Solutions to Shyness. .
    • Markway, B. et.al.(1992). Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Social Phobia.
    •  Zimbardo, P.(1987). Shyness: What It Is and What to Do About It.
  • Spirituality
    • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.
    • Nhat Hanh, T.(1991). Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life.
    • Peck, S.(1978). The Road Less Traveled.
    • Schwartz, T.(1995). What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America.
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Matsakis, A.(1992). I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors.
  • Work Stress
    • Bramson, R.(1984). Coping with Difficult People.
    • Bridges, W.(1991). Managing Transitions. .
    • Fisher, R.(1981). Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.
    • O'Hara, V.(1995). Wellness at Work: Building Resilience to Job Stress.

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

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:

    www.aasacramento.org

    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
    http://www.weaveinc.org/taxonomy/term/48

    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.

How to Find a Therapist

How to Find a Therapist


Community Therapists

Finding the right therapist is key to a successful counseling experience. Here are a few tips in identifying the right therapist for you.

  

If you have insurance

  • Call the phone number listed on your insurance card under “Behavioral Health” or “Mental Health.”  If there is not a number with either of these headings call the “Member Services” number. Ask if counseling is covered by your insurance plan.
  • If counseling is covered, ask how many sessions are covered and how much your co‐pay is. You may also want to ask what type of counseling is offered (e.g. individual, couples, family, group) as well as other psychological services such as psychological testing, learning disability testing, etc. Often times they will give you about 3‐4 names to start with, but you can ask for more if you like.
  • Some insurance companies may refer you to their website to locate a provider. Often times this will allow you to search for a provider through variety of filters including therapist gender, location, specialty areas, types of therapy, etc.
  • You may also want to ask friends, family, colleagues or you Primary Care Physician if they have any recommendations of therapists they may know.
  • If counseling is not covered, ask if your insurance provides any type of reimbursement for counseling. Sometimes this is referred to “out‐of‐network” services. If so, be sure to get all the forms from your insurance for reimbursement prior to seeing a counselor.
  • Prior to contacting a counselor, you may want to do some research about the provider. You can verify their license status with either the Board of Psychology (Psychologists only) at http://www.psychboard.ca.gov or with the Board of Behavioral Services (for Marriage‐FamilyTherapists (MFTs) or Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)) at http://www.bbs.ca.gov.
  • When calling providers you may need to give them some basic information about yourself such as your age, current symptoms, previous counseling experience, etc.
  • Ask the counselor what types of therapy they provide and their areas of expertise. 9) Some providers may offer free consults, so ask! This may give you a great opportunity to see if the counselor is a good match for you.
  • Sometimes counselors do not have openings or are not accepting new patients. Most of the time insurance companies are not aware of this when giving out referrals. Don’t get discouraged! It is ok to ask the counselor you are speaking with if they have colleagues they can refer you to that may have openings and accept your insurance. You can also call your insurance company back and ask for more names.
  • Sometimes after a couple of sessions you may decide that the counselor you are seeing is not a good match. It is ok to let the counselor know this and ask for a referral to another counselor. You can also call your insurance company and ask for other providers.



If you do not have insurance

There are many community resources out there for counseling. We have listed community agencies that provide low‐cost/sliding scale options to the community. Please see our Community Resources page for the listings of these agencies.

Some counselors in private practice may also offer counseling at a reduced rate or sliding scale. Whether you are looking for a provider through an agency or private practice we suggest following these guidelines in identifying the right therapist for you.

  • Prior to contacting a counselor, you may want to do some research about the provider. You can verify their license status with either the Board of Psychology (Psychologists only) at http://www.psychboard.ca.gov or with the Board of Behavioral Services (for Marriage‐Family Therapists (MFTs) or Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)) at http://www.bbs.ca.gov.
  • Many community agencies have interns that are in graduate programs and are receiving training at the agency. Be sure to get the name and license number of their clinical supervisor as well.
  • When calling providers you may need to give them some basic information about yourself such as your age, current symptoms, previous counseling experience, etc.
  • Ask the counselor what types of therapy they provide and their areas of expertise. 5) Some providers may offer free consults, so ask! This may give you a great opportunity to see if the counselor is a good match for you.
  • Sometimes after a couple of sessions you may decide that the counselor you are seeing is not a good match. It is ok to let the counselor know this and ask for a referral to another counselor.

Internet Sites That Allow You to Search for a Therapist

http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/
http://www.networktherapy.com/directory/find_therapist.asp
 

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

Resources

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

County Mental Health

County Mental Health


Sacramento County Mental Health
Serves the communities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Natomas, Carmichael, and Folsom
Crisis line (916) 732-3637       
Suicide Prevention Services (916) 368-3111
http://www.sacdhhs.com/article.asp?ContentID=484

El Dorado County Mental Health
Serves communities of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, South Lake Tahoe
24-HOUR Psychiartric 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/index.cfm

Placer County Mental Health
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

Solano County Mental Health
Serves the communities of Fairfield, Vallejo, Dixon, Vacaville, Suisun, and Rio Vista
Fairfield Psychiatric Emergency Team: (707) 428-1131 (24 Hours per day)
Vallejo Psychiatric Emergency Team:   (707) 553-5331  (8 AM - 5 PM Monday-Friday)
Solano County ACCESS Unit: 1(800) 547-0495

San Joaquin County Mental Health
Serves the communities of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy
Crisis Phone (24-Hour Response): (209) 468-8686
http://www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/MHS/

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)

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

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence


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: Violence and Sexual Assault Support Services

WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment):

Provide counseling for men and women and a safe house for women and children.
24-hour crisis line:
(916) 920-2952
(866) 920-2952
(916) 443-3715 / TDD
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:

Provides services victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville
24-hour crisis line:1-800-575-5352
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/

Women’s Center of San Joaquin County:

24-hour helplines:
Domestic Violence (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault (209) 465-4997
http://www.womenscentersjc.org/

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County:

Crisis Lines: (530) 662-1133 or (916) 371-1907
http://www.sadvc.org/

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

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention


Wellspace Health (formerly The Effort): With locations throughout the Sacramento area, Wellspace offers free crisis counseling as well as operates the local Suicide Prevention Crisis Line.

(916) 368-3111 : 24hr Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

The Trevor Project: A National Organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

The Alliance for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The JED Foundation

Adult Access (Community Resources) 916-875-1055

Additional links/information:

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

Emergency Resources

Emergency Resources


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Live Rock Your Finals Phone Cast

Live Rock Your Finals Phone Cast


Live! ROCK YOUR FINALS PhoneCast

May 6th, 2015

5:30-6pm

 

Join us for Sac State’s first ever PhoneCast, live from The WELL! All you need is your cell phone, to join the conversation with hundreds of Sac State students, live on a single call!

 

Hear counselors Darren Smith and René Reis share amazing tips to boost your brain power, crush your anxiety, balance your busy life, and keep your eyes on the prize:  that graduation cap is calling your name!

 

Want to know how to cram for exams without losing sleep? We’ll help you focus AND catch your zzz’s!

 

We’ll talk grub. Learn the 5 Foods That Feed Your Brain, so you can go into finals (or any life situation) feeling unshakable!

 

We’ll get serious for a few moments, too. Learn how to spot hidden signs of depression in your friends and loved ones, and what you can do about it.  Our special guest  -- a CHP officer known as “The Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge” -- will tell us how he saved more than 200 people from taking their lives.  Hear how he helps people of all ages conquer their fears, when life seems overwhelming.

 

Got a burning question? Buzz in by phone, Tweet us, or just stay anonymous and listen to what other Hornets have to say. It’s up to you!

 

Sign up for Sac State’s first ever Live ROCK YOUR FINALS PhoneCast here… 

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

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling



CAPS provides couples counseling if either one or both of the individuals are enrolled at Sacramento State. Generally, students seen for couples counseling are not also seen for individual counseling. “Couples” do not apply only to romantic couples. For example, roommates can be seen together to help resolve issues in living in the same apartment or room.

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

Groups & Workshops

Groups & Workshops


Group Counseling is a confidential service provided to all eligible students. Therapy groups are often limited to a maximum of 12 people; once therapy has begun the group is closed. Closed groups with a small number of participants allows for trust building and group cohesion, thus allowing groups to be therapeutic.

How to Sign Up

Groups are not drop-ins and fill up quickly; please contact the group facilitator prior to the start of the group session to ensure space is still available and that the group will meet your needs.

  • Anxiety Management
    Session I - CLOSED
    Tuesdays: 4/7/15 - 5/12/15 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am
    Facilitator(s): Darren Smith, PsyD & Monica Hefner, MSW II
    Session II - CLOSED
    Fridays: 4/10/15 - 5/15/15 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am
    Facilitator(s): Darren Smith, PsyD & Lynne DeMartini, MFTI

    Anxiety can be intrusive, limiting, & exhausting! Some people feel socially anxious, others may have panic attacks, some of us are “worriers.” Regardless of how you experience anxiety, this group will  arm you with skills to get it under control.  This Group is now CLOSED.

  • Coping with Loss

    Thursdays:  2/26/15 - 4/30/15  |  3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Jason Cataldo, LMFT & Harman Sandhu, MSW II

    If you have lost a loved one, come receive & give support in a safe, nurturing space.  Group members will gain understanding of the wide variety of emotions that accompany loss & support each other through this often painful life journey.  For more information please call Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Couples Therapy Group

    Mondays:  2/16/15 - 5/11/15  |  5:30 pm - 6:50 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW & Miriam Yelton, MSW II

    This is a unique psychotherapy group experience for couples who desire to meet their needs for  intimacy, attachment and partnership from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy perspective. The group is both for couples who are overcoming problems (e.g. grief, infidelity, intimacy issues) and for those who want to enhance their relationship (e.g. pre-marital, extra support during a stressful time).  For more information please call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Everyday Mindfulness
    Session I - CLOSED
    Mondays: 2/9/15 - 3/16/15 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Facilitator(s): Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD & Lynne DeMartini, MFTI
    Session II - CLOSED
    Tuesdays: 4/7/15 - 5/12/15 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Facilitator(s): Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD & Monica Hefner, MSW II

    Do you struggle to be fully in present in your life? Do you feel that social media and technology take over your time and attention? Is multitasking getting the better of you sometimes? Then this is the group for you. Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating nonjudgmental awareness in day-to-day life. This group will introduce mindfulness meditation and teach you simple, profound practices that can decrease suffering and bring you greater balance and peace. You’ll learn tools to help you maximize your life and experience, even in the midst of stress, pain, and illness.  For more information please contact Gloria Petruzzelli at 916-278-5414.  This Group is now CLOSED.

  • Group Therapy for Therapists-in-Training

    Thursdays:  2/12/15 - 5/14/15  |  10:30 am - 11:50 am

    Facilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW & Laili McGrew, LCSW

    Are you an MSW or Masters in Counseling student seeking clinical & personal growth? This therapy group combines Yalom-style & Bowenian Family Systems Theory to optimally increase self-awareness & meet the needs of beginning therapists. This is not a clinical supervision group.  For more information call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Healthy Relationships: For Women

    Fridays:  2/13/15 - 3/20/15  |  2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW & Kathy Guthrie, ASW

    Participants will create a supportive, creative environment where they can look at past and current romantic relationships with humor, grit & some laughter. Sisterhood & empowerment will be encouraged.  For more information call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Inside Out

    Tuesdays:  2/24/15 - 4/28/15  |  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Laili McGrew, LCSW & Rene' Reis, MFT

    Avoiding uncomfortable feelings or judging yourself for having feelings at all?  Arguing with others, drinking to escape, or over-reacting to situations?  This group teaches unique  ways to validate, normalize and express emotions.  For more information call Laili McGrew at 916-278-3602.  This Group is now CLOSED.

  • Lifting Your Mood & Changing Your Thoughts
    Session I - *CLOSED*
    Mondays:  3/9/15 - 5/11/15 | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    Facilitator(s): Rene' Reis, MFT & Miriam Yelton, MSW II
    Session II - *CLOSED*
    Thursdays: 3/12/15 - 5/7/15 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    Facilitator(s): Rene' Reis, MFT & Monica Hefner, MSW II

    Group members will learn how to apply Cognitive Behavioral Theory concepts to learn alternative ways of thinking and a more hopeful outlook, which will create less stress and more contentment in your day to day activities.  For more information call Rene' Reis at 916-278-6036.  Both Group Sessions are now CLOSED.

  • LGBTQQIA Support Network

    Wednesdays:  2/18/15 - 5/6/15 (No meeting 3/25)  |  4:00 pm  |  The Cove in The WELL

    For more information please contact Rene' Reis at reisr@csus.edu.

  • LINC (Learn Inspire Nurture Connect)
    Session I
    Mondays: 2/2/15 - 5/11/15 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
    Facilitator(s): Mick Rogers, LCSW & Miriam Yelton, MSW II
    Session II
    Wednesdays: 2/18/15 - 5/13/15 | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Facilitator(s): Darren Smith, PsyD & Miriam Yelton, MSW II
    Session III
    Tuesdays: 4/21/15 - 5/12/15 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    Facilitator(s): Katie Hodgson, ASW

    This group welcomes new members throughout the semester. New participants join in cohorts and commit to at least 4 sessions to establish trust. Group is also available semester long for students looking for ongoing group therapy. The group will; 1) teach skills to cope with anxiety, depression, and self-defeating patterns of behavior, and 2) use creativity to improve self-esteem, enhance self-awareness and identify family of origin influences.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Managing Depression
    Session I (CANCELLED)
    Fridays: 2/20/15 - 3/20/15 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Facilitator(s): Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD & Kathy Guthrie, ASW
    Session II
    Fridays: 4/3/15 - 5/15/15 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Facilitator(s):  Kathy Guthrie, ASW

    This group is designed for students experiencing symptoms of depression who want to connect with others, explore stressors, and develop new coping strategies. Through the use of both cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, group members can learn to relate differently to thoughts and emotions tied to depressive symptoms.  For more information contact Gloria Petruzzelli at 916-278-5414.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Runaway Thoughts

    Wednesdays:  4/8/15 - 5/13/15  |  4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW & Kathy Guthrie, ASW

    Do people tell you that your persistent, OCD thoughts interfere with your relationships with partners, parents and peers?  Do you have intrusive thoughts that interfere with your academics, work life and time management? Participants will create a supportive environment where they can improve coping skills that counter these challenging thoughts and behaviors and improve relationships.  For more information call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • SAFE:  Surviving Assault, Finding Empowerment

    Wednesdays:  3/11/15 - 5/20/15  |  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Facilitator(s):  Rene' Reis, MFT & Sharon Muha, PsyD

    This is a support group for women who have experienced sexual assault or relationship abuse by an intimate partner, acquaintance or stranger. Group provides a nurturing space where you can safely explore  and heal from your trauma. Please call for details& time.  For more information call Sharon Muha at 916-278-5427, option 4.  This Group is now CLOSED.

  • Shattering Stereotypes for Women

    Wednesdays:  2/18/15 - 4/15/15  |  2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Laili McGrew, LCSW & Harman Sandhu, MSW II

    Do you ever compare yourself to other women in the media or women you know?  Have you ever felt “not good enough” or devalued as a female?  Do you feel that people will judge you or dislike you if you speak up? This is a safe place to explore the messages we receive as women and the impact they have on our self-esteem, relationships and bodies.  For more information call Laili McGrew at 916-278-3602.  This Group is now CLOSED.

  • Substance Use Support Group

    Fridays:  4/10/15 - 5/15/15  |  2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW & Kathy Guthrie, ASW

    Participants will examine their relationship with drugs and alcohol using creativity and nonjudgmental relationships based on trust to honestly explore options and strategies that set personal limits they believe will protect balance in their life. This group is based on the Harm Reduction Model; it is not an abstinence group, but will support any individual’s choice to be abstinent. Group members support one another in increasing one another's self-efficacy when it comes to making lasting change.  For more information call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Stress Management

    Tuedays:  4/7/15 - 5/12/15  |  9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Facilitator(s):  Sharon Muha, PsyD & Harman Sandhu, MSW II

    Are you finding it difficult to manage stress?  Feeling physically and mentally drained by day-to-day responsibilities?  This group will  provide students with information regarding stress and the overall effect that it can have on a person’s well-being. Members will also learn useful skills to more effectively manage chronic and acute stress in order to experience more serenity in their lives.  For more information call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Women in College

    Thursdays:  4/2/15 - 5/14/15  |  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Karen Durst, PhD & Lynne DeMartini, MFTI

    Women in college face many challenges including important transitions, expectations of self & others, balancing life demands, academic, career & relationships issues. This group provides support to explore these challenges faced by women and create growth.  For more information call Karen Durst at 916-278-4988.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Understanding Relationships: For Men

    Wednesdays:  2/11/15 - 3/18/15  |  4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Mick Rogers, LCSW & Harman Sanhu, MSW II

    Participants will create an honest, useful, creative environment to look at their past and current romantic relationships with humor, grit & some laughter. Self awareness & empowerment will be encouraged.  For more information call Mick Rogers at 916-278-6809.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • You're not Hearing me: Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Tuesdays:  2/10/15 - 4/7/15  |  1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Do you ever feel like people just don’t understand you?  Do you struggle to get your needs met in a relationship? Participants will learn and practice interpersonal skills to help enhance communication of emotions, needs and expectations within their relationships. Participants will also learn to set healthy boundaries with friends/families/peers/employers.  For more information call Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043.  Click here to express interest in this Group.

Workshops

Reservations not required for workshops; however, space is limited.
Building Resilience
  • Wed, February 11, 2015  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
  • Wed, May 20, 2015  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
Goal Setting
  • Wed, February 18, 2015  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
  • Wed, April 15, 2015  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
How Substance Abuse Impacts Academics
  • Tue, March 17, 2015  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  | Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
  • Tue, April 28, 2015  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviors
  • Fri, April 24, 2015  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  | Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
  • Wed, May 13, 2015  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
Talking About Mental Health
  • Fri, April 24, 2015  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL
  • Fri, May 8, 2015  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Aspen/Meadow Rooms, 2nd Floor, The WELL

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

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling


CAPS provides short-term individual counseling for currently enrolled Sacramento State students. Each session ranges from 30-50 minutes depending on the clinician’s schedule and the student’s needs. Sessions are often scheduled weekly but may also be scheduled less frequently. Since CAPS is designed to provide short-term therapy, counselors will assist students in finding a therapist in the community or on their insurance panel to provide long-term therapy if needed.

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