Specialty Services

Specialty Services


  • Athletic Training

      Athletic Training Services are now available for students participating in club, recreational and intramural sports!

      What is Athletic Taining?

      Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients. Athletic training encompasses injury/illness prevention, clinical evaluation, emergency care, and treatment and rehabilitation of acute/chronic medical conditions. The mission of the Athletic Training Services is to prevent, manage, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. In addition, the goal is to help these students to return to play in a safe manner and as soon as possible.

      Your Student Health & Counseling Athletic Trainer

      Megan Chavez, MS, ATC

      Megan Chavez was named Athletic Trainer under Student Health and Counseling Services in August, 2015. The fall of 2015 will be the first year with an Athletic Trainer working with Club, Recreational and Intramural sports. Megan will be responsible for injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of athletes involved in Club, Recreational and Intramural sports through Sacramento State University. Megan has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pacific in 2013 and a Master’s degree from Eastern Washington University in 2015. She is certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainers, a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American Heart Association in CPR/AED. Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, being outdoors, reading and coffee.

      Office Hours:
      MON & WED 9:30 - 2:00 | 3:00 - 6:00
      TUE & THU 10:00 - 2:00
      FRIDAY 9:30 - 12:00 | 1:00 - 4:30
      Location/Contact Information:

      The WELL Buildling, 1st Floor, Room 1031A

      Appointments:

      Appointments can be made online by logging on to the Patient Portal or by calling 916-278-6461.

      REFERENCE:  ATC Manual, V11.2015

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.

Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting


**The following is information from the NASPA website.

Over the course of the last few weeks, reports of mass violence and shootings have plagued the news. Although people are resilient and often bounce back after difficult times, these events nearly always interrupt our sense of order and safety. The impact often extends to individuals who live far outside of the affected area with no personal connections to the event. This is especially true when the event is human-caused with the intent of harming others. Even counselors with advanced training can become overwhelmed by the intensity of these tragic events. In the aftermath of recent shootings, ACA would like to provide some tips and resources for counselors and those they serve:

  • Attend to self care. While it may seem counterintuitive to think about taking care of yourself first, you cannot be of service to others if you are unstable. Monitor all of your physical health needs - being sure to eat, sleep, exercise, and (if possible) maintain a normal daily routine.
  • Pay attention to your emotional health. Remember that a wide range of feelings during these difficult times are common. Know that others are also experiencing emotional reactions and may need your time and patience to put their feelings and thoughts in order.
  • Try to recognize when you or those around you may need extra support. It is not uncommon for individuals of all ages to experience stress reactions when exposed (even through media) to shootings or mass violence. Changes in eating and sleeping habits, energy level, and mood are important signs of distress. Watch for regressed behaviors, such as clinging in children and intense emotional reactions, such as anxiety or a strong need for retribution in adults. When necessary, point individuals to licensed professional counselors who can provide needed support.
  • Avoid overexposure to media. While it is important to stay informed, media portrayals of shootings and mass deaths have been shown to cause acute stress and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Limit your exposure and take a break from news sources.
  • Maintain contact with friends and family. These individuals can provide you with emotional support to help deal with difficult times.
  • Focus on your strength base. Maintain practices that you have found to provide emotional relief. Remind yourself of people and events which are meaningful and comforting.
  • Talk to others as needed. It is important to ask for help if you are having trouble recovering and everyday tasks seem difficult to manage.
If you or a student you know would like to talk to one of our counselors, please class us at 916-278-6461.

For more tips and information regarding this topic, please click here.

 

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
January 23-24, 2016 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm FULL / CLOSED
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, 5/2/16 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm The WELL/Aspen-Meadow Rooms

For a list of Resources for ASIST and safeTalk click here.

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

Make a Counseling Appointment

Make a Counseling Appointment


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

What is the experience like at our counseling services?

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.

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.

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

Counseling Resources

Counseling Resources


                         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Crisis line (916) 732-3637

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

  • 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:

    Sergeant Kevin Briggs’ website www.pivotal-points.com
    Sergeant Kevin Briggs’ TEDTalk  https://www.ted.com/speakers/kevin_briggs
    http://sleepfoundation.org/
    http://greatist.com/happiness/better-study-tips-test
    http://greatist.com/grow/resources-when-you-can-not-afford-therapy
    http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend?language=en

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    • 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/

    • 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.

Koru Mindfulness

Koru Mindfulness


Welcome to the Sac State Koru Mindfulness Page!

A koru, the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond, is the natural representation of the balance between perpetual growth and stability.
This experiential workshop series offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which offer the type of growth symbolized by the koru.  Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this course offers approaches and skills to help you find more satisfaction in your daily life. The course, consisting of 4 interactive and engaging classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation.  If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you! This opportunity is for any student that is open to the experience of mindfulness and meditation. No experience necessary.   This group will meet in the Wellness HUB in the University Union.

 

All sessions will meet in the Wellness HUB in the University Union. 


Current Session Information.

Session I:

Mondays: 10/17/16 - 11/7/16 | 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 

Fasciliator(s):  Jennifer Burton, MS, CHES & Gloria Petruzzelli, Psy.D.

Session II

Tuesdays: 10/27/16 - 11/17/16 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Facilitator(s): Jason Cataldo, LMFT & Katie Hodgson, LCSW

KORU RETREAT

A half-day mindful retreat for students wanting to try a more intense mindfulness experience

Friday 12/2/16 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

For more information:

Session I: Contact Gloria Petruzzelli at 916-278-5414

Session II: Contact Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043

KORU RETREAT: Contact Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043

 

Click here and fill out the form to express interest

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 --- GROUP IS FULL ---
    Tuesdays: 10/11/16 - 11/22/16 | 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Facilitator(s): Darren Smith, PsyD
    Session II
    Wednesdays: 10/26/16 - 12/14/16 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Facilitator(s): Darren Smith, PsyD

    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. For more information contact Darren Smith at 916-278-7356.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Coping with Loss

    Thursdays: 9/29/16 - 12/8/16  |  3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Jason Cataldo, LMFT

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

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

     

  • DBT: Interpersonal Effectiveness

    Thursdays: 9/29/16 - 11/17/16 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Becca Thompson, Ph.D

    This skills based group is for students who want to learn how to be effective in interpersonal relationships, so that their interactions with others will have outcomes they want. This group will teach participants how to be effective at achieving their own goals without alienating other people or losing their self respect. Interpersonal effectiveness skills are also necessary for strengthening current relationships and for finding and building new relationships.   For more information contact Becca Thompson at 916-278-7357.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Dynamic Self

    Tuesdays: 10/18/16 - 12/6/16 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    Facilitator(s): Darren Smith, PsyD & Katie Hodgson, LCSW

    This group is for people who want to explore and improve interpersonal relationships.  Group therapy is the treatment of choice for people who experience troubled relationships, low self-esteem, and difficulty trusting self and/or others. This group offers a safe environment in which to identify and explore feelings, give and receive support and feedback, practice new and healthier ways of relating to others, and feel less lonely and isolated.For more information contact Darren Smith at 916-278-7356.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

     

  • Emotional Wellness

    Facilitator(s): TBD

    This short-term therapy support group is a space where students will be provided support and practical skills for managing lifestyle, academic, and emotional stressors. This groups aims to  support living more purposefully and effectively. The group will run once per week for 4 weeks.  For more information contact:  TBD.

  • Healthy Relationships

    Wednesdays: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    10/12/16 - 11/16/16

    Facilitator(s): Cheryl Samuelson, LMFT

    Are you looking for more meaningful connections?  Do you struggle to get your needs met in a relationship or find yourself wishing you had more friends?  This group provides support and growth for students who want to enhance their relationships, friendships, and connections with others.  For more information call:  TBD

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Intuitive Eating

    Tuesdays: 10/25/16 - 11/22/16 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Facilitator(s): Becca Thompson, Ph.D. and Jennifer Campbell, MAS, RD

    This group is for students interested in improving their relationship with food, and learning to appreciate and take care of their body. Topics include intuitive eating, healthy physical activity, body acceptance, and managing emotions without using food.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • KORU Mindfulness
    Session I
    Mondays 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
    Facilitator(s): Jennifer Burton, MS, CHES & Gloria Petruzzelli, PsyD
    Session II
    Thursdays 10:30 am - 11:45 am 10/27,11/3, 11/10, 11/17
    Facilitator(s): Katie Hodgson, LCSW & Jason Cataldo, LMFT
    KORU Retreat
    Friday 12/2/16 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Facilitator(s): Jason Cataldo, LMFT & Katie Hodgson, LCSW
    TBD
    Facilitator(s): TBD

    A koru, the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond, is the natural representation of the balance between perpetual growth and stability.
  This workshop series offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which offer the type of growth symbolized by the koru.  Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this course offers approaches and skills to help you find more satisfaction in your daily life. The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!  This group will meet in the Wellness HUB in the University Union.  For more information on Session I contact Gloria Petruzzelli at 916-278-5414--- for Session II Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043, or Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Lavender Connection

    Days/Time: Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:20 pm

    Wellness HUB, University Union

    Facilitator(s): Richard Zamora, Ph.D.

    This is a support and process group for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a safe and confidential space to discuss experiences related to sexual and gender identity. The group will provide a supportive and affirming environment where students can share common experiences and increase their sense of understanding regarding their own gender identity, sexual identity, relationships with others, and sense of empowerment. Areas of focus may include the influence of cultural background and ethnic identity, fostering self-acceptance, stress management, coping skills, coming out to yourself & others, dating, spirituality, campus climate, and family relationships. All identities within the LGBTQ spectrum including those questioning are welcome! Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Let's Talk

    Days/Times TBD |  Wellness HUB, University Union

    What is "Let's Talk"?

    "Let's Talk" is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Student Health & Counseling Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours at the Union on weekdays. There is no appointment or fee necessary.

    What happens at a visit to "Let's Talk?"

    Appointments are first-come, first-served. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

    How is "Let's Talk" different from meeting with a counselor at Student Health & Counseling Services?

    Counselors at Student Health & Counseling Services provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of a handful of weekly or bi-weekly 45-50 minute appointments. "Let's Talk" is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time.

    Who should visit "Let's Talk?"

    This service is open to all Sac State students. "Let's Talk" is the best fit for students who:

    • are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with a counselor
    • are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor
    • have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through
    • have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do
    Held in The Wellness Hub in the University Union, 1st floor.  Days/Hours TBD; hours are subject to change.
  • Managing An Athletic Injury Support Group (DIV I Athletes Only)

    Days/Dates: Fridays 9/16/16 - 12/9/16 (Does not meet on holidays)

    Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Location: Athletic Center, Room 2250

    Facilitator(s):Gloria Petruzzelli, Psy.D.

    This group is for all DIVISION I student athletes managing an athletic injury. This confidential support group will allow students to discuss and learn ways to cope with challenging situations that arise from being injured, such as disappointment from not being able to play, feeling like an outsider among your teammates, challenging rehabs, etc. This group also helps athletes maintain contact with other students who can relate as you recover from your injury. For more information call: 916-278-5414 or Click here to express interest in this Group.

  • Men's Talk

    Wednesdays: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    10/19/16 - 12/7/16

    Facilitator(s): Michael Dickerson, Psy.D.

    This group offers a supportive non-judgmental environment for men from all backgrounds to come together to share their experiences while receiving support and feedback from other group members. Men’s Talk is aimed to assist men as they develop insight into themselves, build their emotional intelligence, and strengthen their relationships with others. Topics will include general issues that men face such as academic and work issues, self-esteem, stress management, relationships, family issues, gender expectations, communication, and life transitions. The group is not limited to these topics and we encourage individual expression and stories.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.
  • SAFE:  Surviving Assault, Finding Empowerment

    Facilitator(s):  Katie Hodgson, LCSW

    This is a support group for women who have experienced sexual assault or relationship abuse.  You are not alone here on campus. Group provides a  safe space where you can connect, heal and find empowerment safely.  Time & location of the group are confidential. Please contact us for details.  For more information contact Katie Hodgson at 916-278-2618.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.
  • Uncovering Happiness

    Tuesdays:  10/4/16 - 11/22/16 | 10:15 am - 11:30 am

    Facilitator(s):  Katelyn Sandoval, MFTi

    Are you experiencing symptoms of depression or wanting to connect more with others? This supportive group assists students with understanding depression and finding ways to uncover happiness.  For more information contact Katelyn Sandoval at sandovalk@csus.edu

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

     

  • Women's Empowerment

    Mondays:  9/19/16 - 12/5/16 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Facilitator(s):  Becca Thompson, PhD

    This group is open to women from all backgrounds who want to improve their self-esteem and enhance their relationships. It is a safe place to talk about whatever concerns you, including self-worth, relationship problems, identity, family issues, and body image. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, laugh, and experience the wisdom, camaraderie and compassion of other women.  For more information contact Becca Thompson at 916-278-7357.

    Click here to express interest in this Group.

     

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.