Therapists in Gold River, CA

Photo of Sparkle S Crenshaw, Psychological Associate in Gold River, CA
Sparkle S Crenshaw
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am passionate about working with diverse groups of people who suffer from trauma, whether from death, sexual or physical abuse, health complications, life stressors, or other complex matters; and have over 20 years of combined educational and practical experience doing so. With the understanding that life does not come with a “how to” guide, my goal as a therapist is to help you navigate the challenges of life which presents us with difficulties that may seem insurmountable. While you may not fully understand which direction may be the best route, sometimes talking things through can make all the difference.
I am passionate about working with diverse groups of people who suffer from trauma, whether from death, sexual or physical abuse, health complications, life stressors, or other complex matters; and have over 20 years of combined educational and practical experience doing so. With the understanding that life does not come with a “how to” guide, my goal as a therapist is to help you navigate the challenges of life which presents us with difficulties that may seem insurmountable. While you may not fully understand which direction may be the best route, sometimes talking things through can make all the difference.
(916) 842-3887 View (916) 842-3887
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Margot Frost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
Do you suspect that you have ADHD or autism (formerly known as Asperger's), or that your mind has always worked a little differently? Do you feel like your suspected diagnosis is holding you back? Congratulations, you are in the right place. Whether it's relationship problems, job issues, or just feeling overwhelmed and disorganized, sometimes it can feel like you just can’t get it right, despite tremendous effort. Let's work together to change those self-destructive thought patterns and create a new narrative.
Do you suspect that you have ADHD or autism (formerly known as Asperger's), or that your mind has always worked a little differently? Do you feel like your suspected diagnosis is holding you back? Congratulations, you are in the right place. Whether it's relationship problems, job issues, or just feeling overwhelmed and disorganized, sometimes it can feel like you just can’t get it right, despite tremendous effort. Let's work together to change those self-destructive thought patterns and create a new narrative.
(916) 252-4469 View (916) 252-4469
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Amita Khare
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I provide evidence-based trauma therapy for CA residents with a focus on women and children. Trauma can be crippling. Your trauma experience has changed you. You would like to wake up in the morning without feelings of dread, hopelessness, and despair. You might be thinking to yourself that you are a slave to your past and nothing can set you free. Your professional success feels unreal because of the unbearable anxiety, imposter syndrome, and persistent sadness. Thank you for showing up for yourself. It is a courageous act. Let us work together to achieve your goals.
I provide evidence-based trauma therapy for CA residents with a focus on women and children. Trauma can be crippling. Your trauma experience has changed you. You would like to wake up in the morning without feelings of dread, hopelessness, and despair. You might be thinking to yourself that you are a slave to your past and nothing can set you free. Your professional success feels unreal because of the unbearable anxiety, imposter syndrome, and persistent sadness. Thank you for showing up for yourself. It is a courageous act. Let us work together to achieve your goals.
(916) 623-1254 View (916) 623-1254
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Meghana Tembe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.... Rumi. "Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety/fear, or chronic unhappiness"? "Feeling unloved or unvalued in your relationships"? I believe that our wounds, our suffering & challenges can be a profound catalyst for awakening, for learning to love more deeply and for healing & transformation. And it will be my privilege to assist you in your healing journey...to alleviate suffering, awaken the heart towards self-compassion/loving-kindness and shape the brain towards greater joy & happiness!
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.... Rumi. "Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety/fear, or chronic unhappiness"? "Feeling unloved or unvalued in your relationships"? I believe that our wounds, our suffering & challenges can be a profound catalyst for awakening, for learning to love more deeply and for healing & transformation. And it will be my privilege to assist you in your healing journey...to alleviate suffering, awaken the heart towards self-compassion/loving-kindness and shape the brain towards greater joy & happiness!
(916) 866-7530 View (916) 866-7530
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Jonathan Venn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
Dr. Venn has been providing psychological services since 1971. He was a military officer, served on the staff of a Fortune 500 Corporation, served on the staffs or faculties of seven universities, was employed by three State agencies, owned his own practice for 23 years, held a variety of State and federal contracts, and retired from two State governments. He is licensed to practice Psychology in four States and is board-certified by ABPP in clinical psychology and forensic psychology. He has treated thousands of patients. His book, Crime and Psychology: Foundations of Forensic Practice, was published by Routledge in 2024.
Dr. Venn has been providing psychological services since 1971. He was a military officer, served on the staff of a Fortune 500 Corporation, served on the staffs or faculties of seven universities, was employed by three State agencies, owned his own practice for 23 years, held a variety of State and federal contracts, and retired from two State governments. He is licensed to practice Psychology in four States and is board-certified by ABPP in clinical psychology and forensic psychology. He has treated thousands of patients. His book, Crime and Psychology: Foundations of Forensic Practice, was published by Routledge in 2024.
(916) 943-4610 View (916) 943-4610
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Bob Parkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I work from a Christian perspective, helping people heal from broken relationships and symptoms resulting from emotional wounds (depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, etc.). I integrate faith with psychological techniques. My clients are not exclusively Christian, and for those not interested in integrating faith, I respectfully only focus on clinical issues.
I work from a Christian perspective, helping people heal from broken relationships and symptoms resulting from emotional wounds (depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, etc.). I integrate faith with psychological techniques. My clients are not exclusively Christian, and for those not interested in integrating faith, I respectfully only focus on clinical issues.
(916) 527-9946 View (916) 527-9946
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Candice Simpson-Lentz
Psychological Associate, MBA, MPsych, PA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Candice, and I am a supervised therapist. I pride myself on empowering people to become their best in life. Suppose you are an adult facing challenging life issues, marital problems or complex past traumas. Maybe you are a minor having a hard time adjusting to life due to divorce, mental illness, or low self-esteem, or an older adult dealing with a change of life. I will highlight your strengths to equip you to deal with whatever life throws at you.
Hello, my name is Candice, and I am a supervised therapist. I pride myself on empowering people to become their best in life. Suppose you are an adult facing challenging life issues, marital problems or complex past traumas. Maybe you are a minor having a hard time adjusting to life due to divorce, mental illness, or low self-esteem, or an older adult dealing with a change of life. I will highlight your strengths to equip you to deal with whatever life throws at you.
(916) 237-1402 View (916) 237-1402
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Laura D Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Individual counseling. Emotional pain should not be carried alone. I have a warm, gentle and empathetic approach. I help clarify, challenge unhealthy thoughts and guide you towards overcoming your anxiety or depression. Working through issues can be both challenging and rewarding as you discover your strengths, build self-esteem, and gain new skills to reach your goals.
Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Individual counseling. Emotional pain should not be carried alone. I have a warm, gentle and empathetic approach. I help clarify, challenge unhealthy thoughts and guide you towards overcoming your anxiety or depression. Working through issues can be both challenging and rewarding as you discover your strengths, build self-esteem, and gain new skills to reach your goals.
(916) 542-4771 View (916) 542-4771
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Kateri Marie Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
(916) 249-8085 View (916) 249-8085
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Price Cusolito
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can take place. I have extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality, parenting issues, grief and dying, and men's sexuality.
I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can take place. I have extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality, parenting issues, grief and dying, and men's sexuality.
(916) 818-1521 View (916) 818-1521
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Audrey Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
If you’ve found your way here, you may be having a difficult time expressing certain feelings or being vulnerable, or may be feeling overwhelmed with worry or sadness. Sometimes we feel confused or stuck in the wake of distress, anxiety, or during life transitions. Whether you’ve tried therapy before or this is your first time, it can be scary and hard. Together, we will foster a safe environment in which you feel seen, heard, and valued. You have already taken a huge and brave step toward starting your journey in therapy, where we can discover how your past can shape your present and your future.
If you’ve found your way here, you may be having a difficult time expressing certain feelings or being vulnerable, or may be feeling overwhelmed with worry or sadness. Sometimes we feel confused or stuck in the wake of distress, anxiety, or during life transitions. Whether you’ve tried therapy before or this is your first time, it can be scary and hard. Together, we will foster a safe environment in which you feel seen, heard, and valued. You have already taken a huge and brave step toward starting your journey in therapy, where we can discover how your past can shape your present and your future.
(916) 655-9403 View (916) 655-9403
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Tara Emerick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
A sense of belonging is crucial. Life is hard. I believe that everyone has a plan and a purpose for their life and during hard times, we all need someone to come along the side of us to lend encouragement and non-judgmental support. Therapy can be scary; I would love to listen to your story and work with you towards health and healing. Walking alongside of others with curiosity and empathy during hard times is a passion of mine. Learning and building coping skills and a sense of belonging, while being curious about your plan and purpose is what I'd love to help you with. I offer faith based counseling and traditional counseling.
A sense of belonging is crucial. Life is hard. I believe that everyone has a plan and a purpose for their life and during hard times, we all need someone to come along the side of us to lend encouragement and non-judgmental support. Therapy can be scary; I would love to listen to your story and work with you towards health and healing. Walking alongside of others with curiosity and empathy during hard times is a passion of mine. Learning and building coping skills and a sense of belonging, while being curious about your plan and purpose is what I'd love to help you with. I offer faith based counseling and traditional counseling.
(916) 299-3169 View (916) 299-3169
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Hooman Ghazanfari
MA, EXCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I work with people who are looking to transform their personal and professional lives into the lives they want through professional coaching. My ideal clients are stuck and are wondering what they need to do to get better results. Their current patterns are causing them stress, disappointment and frustration.
I work with people who are looking to transform their personal and professional lives into the lives they want through professional coaching. My ideal clients are stuck and are wondering what they need to do to get better results. Their current patterns are causing them stress, disappointment and frustration.
(916) 702-8281 View (916) 702-8281
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Christopher L Mathe
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
My approach assumes that my clients are the best judges of what they need, that significant and lasting change can take place in every session, and that anyone can learn ways to create a more productive, purposeful, and passionate life. I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can manifest. I have a broad range of experience with challenges clients may face, and have in-depth experience with trauma, teens, men's issues, and challenge of creating purpose and meaning.
My approach assumes that my clients are the best judges of what they need, that significant and lasting change can take place in every session, and that anyone can learn ways to create a more productive, purposeful, and passionate life. I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can manifest. I have a broad range of experience with challenges clients may face, and have in-depth experience with trauma, teens, men's issues, and challenge of creating purpose and meaning.
(916) 502-9857 View (916) 502-9857
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Kimberly Studer
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
I am accepting new clients! I support teens and adults enduring challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, and building a sense of self-empowerment. My method of practice is centered around developing a positive therapeutic relationship by establishing a foundation of trust, compassion, and empathy.
I am accepting new clients! I support teens and adults enduring challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, and building a sense of self-empowerment. My method of practice is centered around developing a positive therapeutic relationship by establishing a foundation of trust, compassion, and empathy.
(916) 256-2930 View (916) 256-2930
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Nicholas O'Madden
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am then I can change." - Dr. Carl Rogers. We emphasize to every person who comes through our door that they are the experts in their care. We provide the space and proper conditions to help this person live their life to their fullest potential.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am then I can change." - Dr. Carl Rogers. We emphasize to every person who comes through our door that they are the experts in their care. We provide the space and proper conditions to help this person live their life to their fullest potential.
(916) 619-6603 View (916) 619-6603
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Leslie Haws
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
Leslie earned a B.A. degree with honors in Sociology and Political Science in 1986 and in 1996 completed a Master's in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Since 1998 she has offered cutting edge and integrative therapy to clients in her private practice-New Bridge Counseling Services. In 2005 she became the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Sacramento Counseling Agency bringing the LifeSTAR network program to the greater Sacramento area.
Leslie earned a B.A. degree with honors in Sociology and Political Science in 1986 and in 1996 completed a Master's in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. Since 1998 she has offered cutting edge and integrative therapy to clients in her private practice-New Bridge Counseling Services. In 2005 she became the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Sacramento Counseling Agency bringing the LifeSTAR network program to the greater Sacramento area.
(916) 507-0922 View (916) 507-0922
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Jenn Harrington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you want to celebrate. I will teach you how to give yourself permission to hold acceptance, confidence, and pride of your genuine self. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your present life that keep you from moving forward. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you want to celebrate. I will teach you how to give yourself permission to hold acceptance, confidence, and pride of your genuine self. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your present life that keep you from moving forward. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(916) 347-5863 View (916) 347-5863
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Tanya Grubaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I have a passion for wholeness and feel honored to walk alongside those who want to grow and those who just feel stuck - whether it's grieving a loss, the immobility of anxiety or depression, coping with life transitions, or working through the heartache of a troubled relationship. I work with men and women, young adults through older adults, and couples. I facilitate groups, and EMDR for trauma. I value spiritual growth and health and can include a spiritual focus.
I have a passion for wholeness and feel honored to walk alongside those who want to grow and those who just feel stuck - whether it's grieving a loss, the immobility of anxiety or depression, coping with life transitions, or working through the heartache of a troubled relationship. I work with men and women, young adults through older adults, and couples. I facilitate groups, and EMDR for trauma. I value spiritual growth and health and can include a spiritual focus.
(530) 429-3014 View (530) 429-3014
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Nasser A Ganji
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I mostly employ insight-oriented approach to psychotherapy. I believe, SELF-ACCEPTANCE is the first step in the path of happiness, I will help you accept yourself and experience making right choices. I use the power of now and mindfulness to help you tend to your emotions, thoughts, and sensations that occur in the present moment. I believe nothing is perfect, and relationships are complex. I will welcome the opportunity to work with you in understanding and improving your life.
I mostly employ insight-oriented approach to psychotherapy. I believe, SELF-ACCEPTANCE is the first step in the path of happiness, I will help you accept yourself and experience making right choices. I use the power of now and mindfulness to help you tend to your emotions, thoughts, and sensations that occur in the present moment. I believe nothing is perfect, and relationships are complex. I will welcome the opportunity to work with you in understanding and improving your life.
(916) 742-6148 View (916) 742-6148

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Number of Therapists in Gold River, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Gold River, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Optum
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
47% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gold River, CA see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gold River?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.