Behavioral Issues Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Noe Dueñas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC, CMHC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Noe is a queer, Latinx, neuro diverse, disability specialist and mental health therapist that focuses his treatment on working with individuals with autism and/or developmental disabilities. Clients of Noe typically have a hard time connecting to other therapist, have behavioral outbursts at home and/or school/work, strained relationships with others, can’t find a knowledgeable therapist in autism and or developmental disabilities, problems with regulating emotions and difficulty with coping with life's everyday stresses. Noe provides support with IEP's, IPP's, getting services, individual and group therapy and social skills groups.
Noe is a queer, Latinx, neuro diverse, disability specialist and mental health therapist that focuses his treatment on working with individuals with autism and/or developmental disabilities. Clients of Noe typically have a hard time connecting to other therapist, have behavioral outbursts at home and/or school/work, strained relationships with others, can’t find a knowledgeable therapist in autism and or developmental disabilities, problems with regulating emotions and difficulty with coping with life's everyday stresses. Noe provides support with IEP's, IPP's, getting services, individual and group therapy and social skills groups.
(916) 461-1877 View (916) 461-1877
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Serenity Bean Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
My background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT, mindfulness, and Gottman therapy allows me to draw from a rich toolkit of strategies and techniques.
Hello there, I am here to support you on your path to well-being by helping you develop practical skills and insights that can transform your life. Together, we will work on identifying and addressing the root causes of your struggles, building resilience, and empowering you to make positive changes. My aim is to guide you toward a more fulfilling and balanced life, where you feel confident in your ability to navigate challenges and embrace opportunities for personal growth by learning coping strategies. Understanding your unique needs is my top priority as a therapist. I accept individuals, families, and couples.
My background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT, mindfulness, and Gottman therapy allows me to draw from a rich toolkit of strategies and techniques.
Hello there, I am here to support you on your path to well-being by helping you develop practical skills and insights that can transform your life. Together, we will work on identifying and addressing the root causes of your struggles, building resilience, and empowering you to make positive changes. My aim is to guide you toward a more fulfilling and balanced life, where you feel confident in your ability to navigate challenges and embrace opportunities for personal growth by learning coping strategies. Understanding your unique needs is my top priority as a therapist. I accept individuals, families, and couples.
(916) 244-9785 View (916) 244-9785
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Guy E Washington
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
To address childhood or adult traumas, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the treatment of choice.
Collaboration is always in order when addressing individual differences and needs, since no two people are the same. My approach is to work close with patients utilizing empirically vallidated techniques conveyed in a user friendly manner. Identifying core conflicts, enhancing patient understanding and education,and treating underlying causes, not symptoms, is essential if relief from the distress is to be achieved.
To address childhood or adult traumas, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the treatment of choice.
Collaboration is always in order when addressing individual differences and needs, since no two people are the same. My approach is to work close with patients utilizing empirically vallidated techniques conveyed in a user friendly manner. Identifying core conflicts, enhancing patient understanding and education,and treating underlying causes, not symptoms, is essential if relief from the distress is to be achieved.
(916) 913-9186 View (916) 913-9186
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Amber West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95835
Hi! My name is Amber West, and I am an LCSW based in Southern California focusing on servicing clients through telehealth all throughout the state of California. I work with adolescents, young adults, and parents specializing in school issues, anxiety, and stress. As a hard-of-hearing therapist myself, I am here to support, guide, and help the deaf and hard-of-hearing community be their best selves. My approach varies based on the needs of the clients I work with. I most frequently use solution-focused, cognitive behavior therapy, and client-centered approach.
Hi! My name is Amber West, and I am an LCSW based in Southern California focusing on servicing clients through telehealth all throughout the state of California. I work with adolescents, young adults, and parents specializing in school issues, anxiety, and stress. As a hard-of-hearing therapist myself, I am here to support, guide, and help the deaf and hard-of-hearing community be their best selves. My approach varies based on the needs of the clients I work with. I most frequently use solution-focused, cognitive behavior therapy, and client-centered approach.
(916) 581-6037 View (916) 581-6037
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Careful Heart Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95817  (Online Only)
With over 8 years of dedicated service in mental health and behavioral services, I integrate various therapeutic treatments to offer personalized care. My approach, rooted in evidence-based practices, caters to the needs of children, adolescents, and young adults aged 5-20.
With over 8 years of dedicated service in mental health and behavioral services, I integrate various therapeutic treatments to offer personalized care. My approach, rooted in evidence-based practices, caters to the needs of children, adolescents, and young adults aged 5-20.
(530) 390-3723 View (530) 390-3723
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Dawn Mehalakis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95842  (Online Only)
My theoretical approaches are evidenced based practices which include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to decrease high anxiety and manage moods that interfere in the daily function, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to manage difficult events in your day that create mental chaos from traumatic experiences.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have been working as a therapist for 13 years. In my work, I am fortunate to have worked with both children and adults struggling in childhood abuse, traumatic experiences, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition, I work with adults with Substance Abuse Disorder, caregivers caring for a mentally ill loved one, functional life skills, relationship issues, and parenting.
My theoretical approaches are evidenced based practices which include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to decrease high anxiety and manage moods that interfere in the daily function, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to manage difficult events in your day that create mental chaos from traumatic experiences.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have been working as a therapist for 13 years. In my work, I am fortunate to have worked with both children and adults struggling in childhood abuse, traumatic experiences, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition, I work with adults with Substance Abuse Disorder, caregivers caring for a mentally ill loved one, functional life skills, relationship issues, and parenting.
(530) 940-9538 View (530) 940-9538
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Stephanie Domek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I meet with parents who are struggling with a variety of challenges including transitioning into parenthood, co-parenting, managing a child's challenging behavioral or emotional issues, balancing caregiving responsibilities with other aspects of life, foster/adoption, or relating to and caring for a child with special needs. I help to develop strength and confidence for the challenges of parenthood by partnering with the caregiver at any stage of parenthood. I help improve the quality of relationships between parents and their children.
I meet with parents who are struggling with a variety of challenges including transitioning into parenthood, co-parenting, managing a child's challenging behavioral or emotional issues, balancing caregiving responsibilities with other aspects of life, foster/adoption, or relating to and caring for a child with special needs. I help to develop strength and confidence for the challenges of parenthood by partnering with the caregiver at any stage of parenthood. I help improve the quality of relationships between parents and their children.
(916) 347-9444 View (916) 347-9444
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Innate Guidance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
Utilizing mindfulness, trauma informed care, addressing anger, as well as delinquent behavior.
If you have a change you want to make and need encouragement, I can help. We can work together to make a change. As we get to know each other, and build a therapeutic relationship, we will look at how the problem is impacting your life. We can collaborate on solutions that will help your progress. I am here to help facilitate your success and encourage you in times you feel stuck. I will challenge you, but in a very caring and supportive way. Let's work together to ensure your progress.
Utilizing mindfulness, trauma informed care, addressing anger, as well as delinquent behavior.
If you have a change you want to make and need encouragement, I can help. We can work together to make a change. As we get to know each other, and build a therapeutic relationship, we will look at how the problem is impacting your life. We can collaborate on solutions that will help your progress. I am here to help facilitate your success and encourage you in times you feel stuck. I will challenge you, but in a very caring and supportive way. Let's work together to ensure your progress.
(916) 621-6028 View (916) 621-6028
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Manvel Ter-Pogosyan
MEd, BCBA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Manvel Ter-Pogosyan, BCBA, is the CEO of Aura Behavioral Health. Aura is a healthcare group founded and led by clinicians who share the goal of fostering hope for children and families impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities. We hold a firm belief that all clients are deserving of a better quality of life despite their cultural, developmental or socioeconomic background.
Manvel Ter-Pogosyan, BCBA, is the CEO of Aura Behavioral Health. Aura is a healthcare group founded and led by clinicians who share the goal of fostering hope for children and families impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities. We hold a firm belief that all clients are deserving of a better quality of life despite their cultural, developmental or socioeconomic background.
(747) 223-8589 View (747) 223-8589
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Lindsay Juricich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with how to manage your child’s challenging behaviors? Maybe you have tried different strategies, but you can’t seem to make any real progress. Your child may have difficulty following directions, throw tantrums when they don’t get their way, or demonstrate aggressive behaviors that can make parenting draining. You can learn the tools to help shape your child’s behavior and handle any undesirable situations when they arise, resulting in a positive and happy relationship. Having helped many parents do exactly that, the same is possible for you and your family.
Are you struggling with how to manage your child’s challenging behaviors? Maybe you have tried different strategies, but you can’t seem to make any real progress. Your child may have difficulty following directions, throw tantrums when they don’t get their way, or demonstrate aggressive behaviors that can make parenting draining. You can learn the tools to help shape your child’s behavior and handle any undesirable situations when they arise, resulting in a positive and happy relationship. Having helped many parents do exactly that, the same is possible for you and your family.
(669) 271-7673 View (669) 271-7673
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Melissa K Steele-Parks
M Ed, BCBA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
I work with families on reducing maladaptive behaviors and creating positive behavior supports in the home.
I am a BCBA specializing in pediatric behavior therapy services. I have a BA in Linguistics with a focus on atypical language development and a M Ed. in Educational Psychology for Multiple Severe Disabilities with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I started my practice in 2015 in Atlanta, GA. I work with children and adolescents who have Autism and other developmental difference. My passion is helping children develop communication and language skills, functional/adaptive daily living skills and social skills and supporting parents and families of children with developmental disorders.
I work with families on reducing maladaptive behaviors and creating positive behavior supports in the home.
I am a BCBA specializing in pediatric behavior therapy services. I have a BA in Linguistics with a focus on atypical language development and a M Ed. in Educational Psychology for Multiple Severe Disabilities with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I started my practice in 2015 in Atlanta, GA. I work with children and adolescents who have Autism and other developmental difference. My passion is helping children develop communication and language skills, functional/adaptive daily living skills and social skills and supporting parents and families of children with developmental disorders.
(916) 306-9011 View (916) 306-9011
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Kelvin Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95864
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
(916) 584-9627 View (916) 584-9627
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Elinor Proett Hopkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95831
Addictions and other dysfunctional patterns of thought, emotion and behavior can take on "a life of their own," because they are maintained by the disruptive struggle between the will and emotions.
Elinor Proett Hopkins, LCSW has worked as a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. She specializes in treating anxiety and depression and is very skilled at helping clients to see their problems in a new way, often formulating unique approaches to a client's personal evolution. Elinor is certified as a clinical hypnotherapist, and often uses trance techniques for the resolution of anxiety, addiction, and creative blocks. Her main interest is finding effective ways by which individuals can improve the quality of life without having to resort to prolonged therapy or arduous (and often expensive) practices.
Addictions and other dysfunctional patterns of thought, emotion and behavior can take on "a life of their own," because they are maintained by the disruptive struggle between the will and emotions.
Elinor Proett Hopkins, LCSW has worked as a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. She specializes in treating anxiety and depression and is very skilled at helping clients to see their problems in a new way, often formulating unique approaches to a client's personal evolution. Elinor is certified as a clinical hypnotherapist, and often uses trance techniques for the resolution of anxiety, addiction, and creative blocks. Her main interest is finding effective ways by which individuals can improve the quality of life without having to resort to prolonged therapy or arduous (and often expensive) practices.
(916) 269-8793 View (916) 269-8793
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Amber Lee Garza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral strategies and Mindfulness practices you will increase your self-awareness, emotion regulation and ability to self soothe.
Life provides the opportunity for great meaning and fulfillment but sometimes circumstances present barriers to our ability to love the life we live. My goal as a therapist is to equip you with the tools needed to overcome some of life's challenges and partner with you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself. Together we can identify your challenges, implement skills and build upon your strengths to resolve problems and break unhealthy cycles.
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral strategies and Mindfulness practices you will increase your self-awareness, emotion regulation and ability to self soothe.
Life provides the opportunity for great meaning and fulfillment but sometimes circumstances present barriers to our ability to love the life we live. My goal as a therapist is to equip you with the tools needed to overcome some of life's challenges and partner with you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself. Together we can identify your challenges, implement skills and build upon your strengths to resolve problems and break unhealthy cycles.
(916) 584-9102 View (916) 584-9102
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Ryan Jibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94244
I specialize in working with teens. Life consistently requires us to adjust and that is hard. Are you struggling in your relationship or in your ability to communicate with your spouse, teen or parents? Do you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help yourself or a loved one? At times nothing seems to work. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I realize there are many options. Anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, anger issues, decision making, mood disorders, poor communication skills, addiction and behavioral issues are some of the things I can help with. Over 22 years working with teens.
I specialize in working with teens. Life consistently requires us to adjust and that is hard. Are you struggling in your relationship or in your ability to communicate with your spouse, teen or parents? Do you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help yourself or a loved one? At times nothing seems to work. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I realize there are many options. Anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, anger issues, decision making, mood disorders, poor communication skills, addiction and behavioral issues are some of the things I can help with. Over 22 years working with teens.
(916) 299-3773 View (916) 299-3773
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New Horizons Child & Family Institute
Psychologist
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95817
Please read this ad in its entirety before contacting us as we only provide a specialized form of care. Preferred contact is by email, not by phone. New Horizons Child & Family Institute provides Intensive Family-Focused Therapy (IFFT), a specialized family-based treatment approach developed by Paul Sunseri, Psy.D. IFFT is designed for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and oppositional behavior). Please see our website (myIFFT.org) for more information, as well as Dr. Sunseri's TED talk (located at the website).
Please read this ad in its entirety before contacting us as we only provide a specialized form of care. Preferred contact is by email, not by phone. New Horizons Child & Family Institute provides Intensive Family-Focused Therapy (IFFT), a specialized family-based treatment approach developed by Paul Sunseri, Psy.D. IFFT is designed for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental illness (severe depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and oppositional behavior). Please see our website (myIFFT.org) for more information, as well as Dr. Sunseri's TED talk (located at the website).
(530) 292-7330 View (530) 292-7330
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Judith Willhide-James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
Change is difficult. It takes courage, strength, and commitment to want to improve your life. Whether you are wanting to make behavioral, , emotional, spiritual, interpersonal, or health-related changes, I will help you explore these issues in depth. I am a generalist who works with adults and adolescents related to issues of depression, anxiety, and panic insomnia,, PTSD, anger, relationships, parenting, and many other concerns. I consider it an honor to journey with you as you strive to improve yourself, your life and your relationships.
Change is difficult. It takes courage, strength, and commitment to want to improve your life. Whether you are wanting to make behavioral, , emotional, spiritual, interpersonal, or health-related changes, I will help you explore these issues in depth. I am a generalist who works with adults and adolescents related to issues of depression, anxiety, and panic insomnia,, PTSD, anger, relationships, parenting, and many other concerns. I consider it an honor to journey with you as you strive to improve yourself, your life and your relationships.
(951) 467-3832 View (951) 467-3832
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Kia Yang
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95834
As your therapist, I am dedicated to encouraging self-empowerment and resilience by integrating evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices.
I am committed to improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities by fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing. I have experience working with teens, adults, geriatrics, and groups to cope with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I believe in strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, respect, and cultural sensitivity.
As your therapist, I am dedicated to encouraging self-empowerment and resilience by integrating evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices.
I am committed to improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities by fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing. I have experience working with teens, adults, geriatrics, and groups to cope with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I believe in strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, respect, and cultural sensitivity.
(916) 777-0942 View (916) 777-0942
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Rashella Avalos-Senteno
Psychologist, MA, LEP
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94211
We specialize in childhood disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral intervention and trauma exposed.
My desire is to work with you in developing the skills and tools necessary to navigate through the struggles you may face on the job, parenting children with or without disabilities, relationships, daily stressors, and helping children to learn the skills needed so they can thrive and develop at their highest potential. It first starts with self-growth, development, and to apply the life skills that are right for you. I am here to guide, council, coach, instruct, and provide assessment in the areas needed to assist in providing you with as much information and support needed to live a more peaceful life with better relationships.
We specialize in childhood disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral intervention and trauma exposed.
My desire is to work with you in developing the skills and tools necessary to navigate through the struggles you may face on the job, parenting children with or without disabilities, relationships, daily stressors, and helping children to learn the skills needed so they can thrive and develop at their highest potential. It first starts with self-growth, development, and to apply the life skills that are right for you. I am here to guide, council, coach, instruct, and provide assessment in the areas needed to assist in providing you with as much information and support needed to live a more peaceful life with better relationships.
(559) 234-0693 View (559) 234-0693
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Bruce V Franer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
Are you suffering with Depression, Anxiety, family issues, behavioral problems, Court ordered services or issues, or just need someone to help you navigate through your every day stress? I can help!
Are you suffering with Depression, Anxiety, family issues, behavioral problems, Court ordered services or issues, or just need someone to help you navigate through your every day stress? I can help!
(661) 441-3527 View (661) 441-3527
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Behavioral Issues Therapists

What happens in therapy for behavioral issues?

No matter the type of therapy, individuals form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is often therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Individuals learn to identify situations that are especially troublesome for them and acquire new patterns of thinking and behaving. In therapy for ADHD, one of the most common behavior issues for children, individuals learn how to improve frustration tolerance, control impulsivity, manage attentional focus, and gain skills of self-organisation.

What therapy types help with behavioral issues?

Many types of therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Perhaps best-known and most widely tested is cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT), in which individuals learn new behavioral strategies and curb reactivity to frustrating or distressing situations that trigger disruptive behaviour. Anger, anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control problems are commonly addressed in CBT. Family therapy or parent management training is often helpful to reduce parent-child conflict and behavioral difficulties at home.

How long does therapy last for behavioral issues?

Among popular approaches to treating behavioral concerns, CBT is considered a short-term therapy intended to be administered in 15 to 20 weekly sessions. Parent training in behavior management, often used when the underlying cause of behavior issues is ADHD in children under 12, usually occurs in weekly sessions for 8 to 16 weeks. When behavioral issues stem from persistent aggression or defiance, therapy may last for months, and usually targets both children and their parents.

How effective is therapy for behavior issues?

Studies show that therapy for behavior issues in children is highly effective and may prevent the development of antisocial behavior later in life. Family intervention—parent management training or family therapy, both of which involve parents and children together—is considered most effective, notably for children under age 12 who persistently engage in aggressive, defiant, rule-breaking or other disruptive behavior. Whether provided alone or in combination with medication, CBT is highly effective in helping people regulate their emotions, and for people with ADHD, it addresses impulsiveness, hyperactivity and attentional focus.