Chronic Illness Therapists in West Sacramento, CA

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Meghann Crane-Russ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
This wasn't how it was supposed to go. You're worried you will feel this way forever, that you will never feel like yourself again. Maybe you’re reading this because your parenting experience is not what you expected it to be, in fact, it’s probably been pretty awful so far. Perhaps you’ve experienced child, infant, or pregnancy loss and there are really no words to describe the void you feel right now. The loss is inexpressible and you feel so alone. Or you’re struggling to cope with chronic illness, grief, or life stressors. You feel like you’re hiking through a forest without a map... you just want to find a path forward.
This wasn't how it was supposed to go. You're worried you will feel this way forever, that you will never feel like yourself again. Maybe you’re reading this because your parenting experience is not what you expected it to be, in fact, it’s probably been pretty awful so far. Perhaps you’ve experienced child, infant, or pregnancy loss and there are really no words to describe the void you feel right now. The loss is inexpressible and you feel so alone. Or you’re struggling to cope with chronic illness, grief, or life stressors. You feel like you’re hiking through a forest without a map... you just want to find a path forward.
(530) 670-0174 View (530) 670-0174
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Hailey Palos
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605
In your life as a first responder (leo, fire, ems, dispatch, nurse, doctor, etc), first responder spouse, helping professional, postpartum parent, trauma survivor (including birth trauma), within pregnancy or as an individual living with a chronic illness; you deserve to feel hopeful, encouraged, unburdened, and balanced in all areas of your life. Whether you’ve been to therapy before or this is brand new, I know this can be uncomfortable or a point of hope when connecting with the right therapist where long-lasting change becomes possible.
In your life as a first responder (leo, fire, ems, dispatch, nurse, doctor, etc), first responder spouse, helping professional, postpartum parent, trauma survivor (including birth trauma), within pregnancy or as an individual living with a chronic illness; you deserve to feel hopeful, encouraged, unburdened, and balanced in all areas of your life. Whether you’ve been to therapy before or this is brand new, I know this can be uncomfortable or a point of hope when connecting with the right therapist where long-lasting change becomes possible.
(916) 299-6287 View (916) 299-6287
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Julie Salzman
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Life, work, and community are intertwined. I am open to those who may be finding it difficult to show up, or who are considering a change in various areas of life. ​While there is much unease in the world outside, talking it out with a supportive audience can be a way to feel more ease within. Together we can explore, reflect, learn and then re-write the story. I believe that it’s important to honor the truth that life can be hard. And that we may find hope in the moment while walking alongside a supportive team.
Life, work, and community are intertwined. I am open to those who may be finding it difficult to show up, or who are considering a change in various areas of life. ​While there is much unease in the world outside, talking it out with a supportive audience can be a way to feel more ease within. Together we can explore, reflect, learn and then re-write the story. I believe that it’s important to honor the truth that life can be hard. And that we may find hope in the moment while walking alongside a supportive team.
(916) 659-5527 View (916) 659-5527
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Haley Land
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Hello, welcome to therapy! My name is Haley Land, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Los Angeles area. I utilize a client-centered approach with a focus on facilitating a meaningful therapeutic experience! My focus areas of practice are anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and gender health. Some of the theoretical approaches I utilize are theories of systems, person in the environment, cognitive behavior, and the humanistic approach.
Hello, welcome to therapy! My name is Haley Land, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Los Angeles area. I utilize a client-centered approach with a focus on facilitating a meaningful therapeutic experience! My focus areas of practice are anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and gender health. Some of the theoretical approaches I utilize are theories of systems, person in the environment, cognitive behavior, and the humanistic approach.
(279) 205-6975 View (279) 205-6975
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Horizon Counseling Center Group Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MFT, Trainee
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Offices in Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento. Check out our website for address locations. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, children, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, hoarding, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management. They also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the family who support them. We have therapists trained in Gottman Level 1 and 2, Brain Spotting, Sand-tray and EMDR.
Offices in Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento. Check out our website for address locations. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, children, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, hoarding, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management. They also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the family who support them. We have therapists trained in Gottman Level 1 and 2, Brain Spotting, Sand-tray and EMDR.
(916) 347-4472 View (916) 347-4472
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Candice Marie Erba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
(916) 794-0161 View (916) 794-0161
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Micaela Marie Van Dine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
I am a forensic psychotherapist that works with families involved in custody disputes with a focus on the best interests for children. My focus with all clients is to find solutions to complex issues. My approach is direct and goal oriented. For psychotherapy, I treat individuals, families, and children. I also hold closed support groups for Recovery from Psychological Abuse (specifically narcissistic abuse). I work extensively with individuals going through divorce. I enjoy working with children and teens in treating depression/ anxiety, Trauma, Introversion/social anxiety, peer issues, and parental conflict/divorce.
(916) 507-1817 View (916) 507-1817
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Deborah E Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95605  (Online Only)
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult, and if you want to get to the source of the patterns and blocks keeping you stuck in worry, anxiety, emotional eating, lost sleep, and a lack of purpose, then I can help. I especially enjoy working with couples and individuals longing for a connection to their "soul's wisdom" so they can feel more balance, joy, and fulfillment. I am an integrative, holistic mind-body-spirit psychotherapist. I offer techniques that will help you tune into your deepest self, the part of you that has your best wisdom and answers for what you are seeking in your life.
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult, and if you want to get to the source of the patterns and blocks keeping you stuck in worry, anxiety, emotional eating, lost sleep, and a lack of purpose, then I can help. I especially enjoy working with couples and individuals longing for a connection to their "soul's wisdom" so they can feel more balance, joy, and fulfillment. I am an integrative, holistic mind-body-spirit psychotherapist. I offer techniques that will help you tune into your deepest self, the part of you that has your best wisdom and answers for what you are seeking in your life.
(916) 251-9983 View (916) 251-9983
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Jackie MacNear
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Sacramento, CA 95691
As a fat, queer, neurodivergent disruptor of societal norms and systems, I hold a strength-based attachment focused framework that values and celebrates all genders, sexualities, bodies, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, family structures, religions, and socio-economic locations. I see these intersectionalities as a beautiful tapestry of personal empowerments which can become the foundation from which we work collectively to identify, address and dismantle systems of oppression. I believe humans shouldn’t be pathologized in a society designed to keep people sick and stuck.
As a fat, queer, neurodivergent disruptor of societal norms and systems, I hold a strength-based attachment focused framework that values and celebrates all genders, sexualities, bodies, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, family structures, religions, and socio-economic locations. I see these intersectionalities as a beautiful tapestry of personal empowerments which can become the foundation from which we work collectively to identify, address and dismantle systems of oppression. I believe humans shouldn’t be pathologized in a society designed to keep people sick and stuck.
(530) 451-0350 View (530) 451-0350
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Mariana Nogueira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Not accepting new clients
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
(530) 771-6482 View (530) 771-6482

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Janet Leese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
Now in-person in Austin on Thursdays, & online Mon-Fri in California, Texas, & Mississippi. -Many life changes, emotions, & challenges come with a diagnosis. Given that it can take years to get one, you've likely been struggling with this for awhile. That's true if it's your diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone you love. I specialize in working with people with chronic illness (cancer, autoimmune illnesses), caregivers (for children, spouses, elderly parents), & older adults, people with cognitive challenges (dementia). I’ve worked with people who are dying, people grieving a loved one's death or other anticipated death.
Now in-person in Austin on Thursdays, & online Mon-Fri in California, Texas, & Mississippi. -Many life changes, emotions, & challenges come with a diagnosis. Given that it can take years to get one, you've likely been struggling with this for awhile. That's true if it's your diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone you love. I specialize in working with people with chronic illness (cancer, autoimmune illnesses), caregivers (for children, spouses, elderly parents), & older adults, people with cognitive challenges (dementia). I’ve worked with people who are dying, people grieving a loved one's death or other anticipated death.
(817) 813-8987 View (817) 813-8987
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Price Cusolito
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
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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Cynthia Haartman: Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Sex Therapist, and also Certified in EMDR Therapy. My primary focus includes: intimacy and sexuality concerns, pelvic pain, fear and anxiety around intimacy, stress, trauma, anxiety, self worth, guilt and shame, neurodivergence/ADHD, chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as medical trauma, and manifestation of stress physically in the body. I am kink affirming and knowledgable, LGBTQ+/sexual and gender minority inclusive, and a sex positive provider.
I am a Certified Sex Therapist, and also Certified in EMDR Therapy. My primary focus includes: intimacy and sexuality concerns, pelvic pain, fear and anxiety around intimacy, stress, trauma, anxiety, self worth, guilt and shame, neurodivergence/ADHD, chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as medical trauma, and manifestation of stress physically in the body. I am kink affirming and knowledgable, LGBTQ+/sexual and gender minority inclusive, and a sex positive provider.
(408) 478-3890 View (408) 478-3890
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Nancy Ellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
One of my greatest passions in life is my work as a therapist. With warmth, humor and compassion, I help others to heal and move forward in their lives. Perhaps, you are feeling "stuck"- overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship problems, issues related to aging or chronic illness. loneliness, grief or a vague sense that something feels "off." Coping with life's daily stresses can take a toll on your quality of life, making it increasingly difficult to find & experience meaning and joy. These are difficult times, difficult issues, & sometimes it's hard to get through them alone.
One of my greatest passions in life is my work as a therapist. With warmth, humor and compassion, I help others to heal and move forward in their lives. Perhaps, you are feeling "stuck"- overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship problems, issues related to aging or chronic illness. loneliness, grief or a vague sense that something feels "off." Coping with life's daily stresses can take a toll on your quality of life, making it increasingly difficult to find & experience meaning and joy. These are difficult times, difficult issues, & sometimes it's hard to get through them alone.
(530) 645-9474 View (530) 645-9474
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Sheila Ali
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
I focus on areas of traumatic events- abuse, chronic illness, death, divorce, disaster and war- complex cultural family problems and gender dysphoria, transition, GCS.
I continue to feel humbled by the power of therapy. Therapy will heal your pain. But it will not just relieve your suffering, a strong client-therapist fit will allow you to bear witness to the strength that comes from the courage of confronting the vulnerability within ourselves. Looking for a therapist should feel like buying a car- it needs to feel right, cost right and look right. Because that feeling of trust and safety is crucial to creating a space of brutal honesty as you begin to identify and explore your conscious and unconscious obstacles to equip yourself with the emotional tools and healing you seek.
I focus on areas of traumatic events- abuse, chronic illness, death, divorce, disaster and war- complex cultural family problems and gender dysphoria, transition, GCS.
I continue to feel humbled by the power of therapy. Therapy will heal your pain. But it will not just relieve your suffering, a strong client-therapist fit will allow you to bear witness to the strength that comes from the courage of confronting the vulnerability within ourselves. Looking for a therapist should feel like buying a car- it needs to feel right, cost right and look right. Because that feeling of trust and safety is crucial to creating a space of brutal honesty as you begin to identify and explore your conscious and unconscious obstacles to equip yourself with the emotional tools and healing you seek.
(925) 965-7775 View (925) 965-7775
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Kristin B Free
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94204
The body carries the legacy of trauma and attachment dynamics in habits of movement, posture and nervous system regulation that can keep us stuck in the past. Therapeutic engagement doesn't have to be dysregulating and overwhelming. You shouldn't leave a therapy session feeling worse than you did when you showed up. Unfortunately, traditional talk therapies can inadvertently trigger your nervous system into survival mode. If we aren't tracking and recognizing what is happening underneath the words, therapy can feel excruciating, especially if there is a history of trauma at any stage of development.
The body carries the legacy of trauma and attachment dynamics in habits of movement, posture and nervous system regulation that can keep us stuck in the past. Therapeutic engagement doesn't have to be dysregulating and overwhelming. You shouldn't leave a therapy session feeling worse than you did when you showed up. Unfortunately, traditional talk therapies can inadvertently trigger your nervous system into survival mode. If we aren't tracking and recognizing what is happening underneath the words, therapy can feel excruciating, especially if there is a history of trauma at any stage of development.
(530) 389-4817 View (530) 389-4817
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Ayla Lorraine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94249
I believe building an authentic human relationship rooted in non-judgement, caring attention, and respect for your unique goals is the key to effective therapy. For me, humor is an essential tool for connection and helps soften the difficult and sometimes painful work of healing. I aim for a balance between deep, transformative reflection and practical changes that can make everyday life feel lighter.
I believe building an authentic human relationship rooted in non-judgement, caring attention, and respect for your unique goals is the key to effective therapy. For me, humor is an essential tool for connection and helps soften the difficult and sometimes painful work of healing. I aim for a balance between deep, transformative reflection and practical changes that can make everyday life feel lighter.
(510) 944-0638 View (510) 944-0638
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Brave Passages Affirming Therapy
Psychologist, EdD, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I’m Dr. Kate Bautch (she/they), a licensed clinical psychologist and trail guide for people whose identities and experiences fall outside of the status quo (queer, neurodiverse, chronically ill/disabled and their families, ethically non-monogamous) and who need support navigating a path that is not the well-traveled trail of societal norms. Here you do not have to worry about educating someone on your experience, and the focus can be entirely on you and the support you need.
I’m Dr. Kate Bautch (she/they), a licensed clinical psychologist and trail guide for people whose identities and experiences fall outside of the status quo (queer, neurodiverse, chronically ill/disabled and their families, ethically non-monogamous) and who need support navigating a path that is not the well-traveled trail of societal norms. Here you do not have to worry about educating someone on your experience, and the focus can be entirely on you and the support you need.
(916) 756-9198 View (916) 756-9198
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Joshua L Collver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
My intention as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is to help individuals achieve optimal health, safety, and wellness. By reaching out and seeking help, you are taking a courageous step towards change. I offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in the service of addressing your struggles and life challenges. Services include: individual and family therapy, brief and long-term therapy, and clinical supervision of ASW. I treat adolescents ages 13-17 and adults. I utilize techniques from evidence based treatment approaches and specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
My intention as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is to help individuals achieve optimal health, safety, and wellness. By reaching out and seeking help, you are taking a courageous step towards change. I offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in the service of addressing your struggles and life challenges. Services include: individual and family therapy, brief and long-term therapy, and clinical supervision of ASW. I treat adolescents ages 13-17 and adults. I utilize techniques from evidence based treatment approaches and specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
(916) 823-8459 View (916) 823-8459
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Amir Ramezani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
As James Baldwin famously said, "not everything that has been faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless faced", I also offer you the following poem: "When we feel safe, anything is possible. We become unstoppable. Because we have a firm ground to launch and a safe ground to land. We can then stand. Voice ourselves, show ourselves. Life becomes a dance."
As James Baldwin famously said, "not everything that has been faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless faced", I also offer you the following poem: "When we feel safe, anything is possible. We become unstoppable. Because we have a firm ground to launch and a safe ground to land. We can then stand. Voice ourselves, show ourselves. Life becomes a dance."
(916) 963-9398 View (916) 963-9398

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Chronic Illness Therapists

How does therapy for chronic illness work?

Many people living with a chronic illness may feel they cannot speak honestly about their experience out of embarrassment or fear of being a burden, or because those close to them do not understand, for example, that they may “look good” even if they do not feel good. Therapy sessions are an opportunity to speak openly with someone who knows their symptoms are not in their head and who can offer practical, proven suggestions for managing feelings of grief, shame, or fatigue, such as techniques to challenge unhelpful thoughts about symptoms and develop new ways to respond to them, such as distraction or calming breathing practices.

Can therapy help with physical symptoms of chronic illness?

Yes, especially if an individual with chronic illness has developed depression. People with depression are less likely to maintain their health treatment regimens or to take positive steps to manage physical symptoms when they arise, thereby potentially complicating their medical prognosis. Treatment of depression, through talk therapy, medication, or both, will often improve one’s physical state as it eases the emotional burden of illness.

What are the most effective treatment options for chronic illness?

No one living with a chronic illness, or their loved ones, should see depression as an unavoidable result of their condition. Instead, they should actively seek treatment. Research shows that people with depression are less likely to devote the required time and effort to maintaining or monitoring their health, and so therapy to limit the risk of depression can be vital for physical health as well. Therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction have been found to help individuals reduce stress and anxiety.

How long does therapy for chronic illness take?

There is no set timeline for therapy for people living with chronic illnesses, but many will see a therapist for a number of weeks or months, typically spanning at least 12 weekly sessions. Some people feel that they experience progress faster than others but even some who quickly feel improvement may continue with sessions for months or years. Some people may benefit from maintenance therapy if their symptoms change or they experience a decline in physical health. Others find that the skills learned in short-term therapy can be used on an ongoing basis, even after therapy has concluded.