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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

According to the 2011 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report, marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the city of Sacramento, since nearly 50% of those arrested tested positive for it. Methamphetamine (or meth) is also popular, testing positive for 43%, and cocaine, 10%. To combat the drug abuse in the city, there are quite a few rehab centers in and around it. One such is called The Effort, or more specifically Effort Alternative House. Created out of the merger of two companies in 2005, it is the largest provider of health care, mental health care and addiction treatment in the city. The treatment can be outpatient or inpatient and addresses both the primary issues of the drug abuse, as well as any secondary issues that are slowing, or stopping, recovery.

If you would like any further information on this drug rehab facility or any other facility listed here, we can help by providing you with the information you need. We have a large directory full of all the treatment centers in Sacramento and in the entire state of California. If you or someone you know is having problems with drugs, it is time to seek help. Do not hesitate to contact the facilities and get started on your new life today.
WHAT THERAPISTS IN SACRAMENTO HAVE TO SAY
Anna Osborn
Anna Osborn
Sacramento , CA 95818

1. What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I come from a strength based perspective, meaning that I work with clients to identify strengths that may be underutilized or need dusting off and build from there. I also use Narrative therapy which essentially helps clients to re-author their lives and adopt a new dialogue about their journey. Additionally, I utilize EMDR for trauma processing and many Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques for skill growth and coping. I work a lot with couples and individuals on healing from trauma, infidelity and other significant relationship stressors. 

 

2. How does one know if therapy is right for them?

One of the single most important aspects of therapy is making sure that your therapist is an ally in your healing. It is so important to find the right match in a therapist; someone that will challenge you yet provide support and encouragement throughout your journey. I encourage feedback from my clients to be sure that we are collectively working together towards their goals. I also tell my new clients that if we are not a good fit, it is ok to keep looking and interviewing other therapists until you find that right match.

 

3. What can one expect to gain from therapy?

I hope that all of my clients gain awareness, confidence and movement forward on their journey during the course of our therapy together. Although being a client is hard work, you should feel that the work is worth it and that you can identify movement towards your goals.

 

4. What is unique about you as a therapist?

I think my humor and ability to sit with hard feelings are some of my unique strengths as a therapist. I describe myself as genuine and real in the therapeutic process. It is such a tremendous honor to witness my clients heal and move forward in their lives and I value that they trust me to be on that journey with them.

 

5. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I think that there is a substantial relationship between mental health and substance abuse. Unfortunately I think that we spent many years trying to separate the two entities, rather than realizing how interconnected substance abuse is to self-medicating and/or numbing out due to mental health symptoms.

 

 

Anna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Sacramento, CA. If you are interested in her services, please contact her at (916) 955-3200

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Anna Osborn
2015 21st Street, Suite 306
Sacramento , CA 95818
Chrissy Cate
Chrissy Cate
Sacramento, CA 95819

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I offer individual, family and adolescent counseling. Specific issues that I specialize in include depression, anxiety, coparenting, divorce, sexual health in couples as well as adolescents and coming-of-age issues. Additionally I approach all of these issues from a Mindfulness perspective.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

My therapeutic modalities include: mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, short-term, solution focused, dialectical-behavioral, and family systems as well.

When should one seek treatment?

A person should consider treatment when their mental health or addiction issues impact their daily life. So much so that it affects ones ability to work, maintain meaningful relationships, to enjoy your life or are simply stuck in an unhelpful pattern of behavior.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I would be a good fit for person who's looking for more focused presence and awareness in daily life, in their relationships with their family, spouse, or children and looking to change their patterns. My clients seek insight into their actions and we work together to develop tools to make meaningful change in their lives.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Mental health and substance abuse issues go hand-in-hand. Often times one will self medicate with recreational drugs and alcohol to feel better, to feel normal. And the use of substances changes ones neural-biological functioning, resulting in feeling physically and emotionally worse, A vicious cycle. When a person is ready to address the relationship with substances and mental health issues, I offer them the opportunity to change their relationship with drugs and alcohol first by building awareness and distress tolerance through mindfulness and to change their perspective on their patterns through insight oriented and cognitive behavioral therapy modalities.

Chrissy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Sacramento, California. For more information on her services please contact her at (916) 790-6393. 

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Chrissy Cate
4825 J Street, Suite 224
Sacramento, CA 95819
Dani Dumani
Dani Dumani
Sacramento, CA 95661

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I utilize an integrated approach to my work with clients, focusing first and foremost, on the relationship with the client (some might call this humanistic), as I believe that addiction is a disease of relationships. I work to establish a strong bond, based on trust with my client, so that we can collaborate to develop a treatment plan that is customized to the person, as I believe working with each client is a unique experience. I have extensive experience working with dual diagnosis clients, with an emphasis in anxiety, addiction and eating disorders.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

As cliche as it might sound, a strong sign someone is ready is when a person is "sick and tired of feeling sick and tired". A person has to be so uncomfortable with their current situation that they are willing to deal with the discomfort that change might bring. That being said, I have worked with many clients who are seemingly unmotivated in the beginning, but have a willingness to explore the possibility of doing things differently...and as a result, these clients can often be those who undergo the most dramatic shift.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

One can expect to gain a greater understanding and awareness of why they do, think, and feel the way they do. With that awareness, one will be challenged to ignore his or her inner dialogue, which is so easily suppressed when acting out in one's disease or disorder.

When a person can consciously perceive that inner dialogue, the client and therapist work together to develop healthy coping skills to deal with the discomfort and pain that might arise. The client can then begin to practice making conscious choices to utilize the healthy coping techniques rather than fall back into dysfunctional patterns, while also finding validation in healthy places, ultimately from within.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

If you are considering therapy, it is important to find someone who you feel safe with. The feedback I have heard from my clients is that they feel they can trust me to be honest and direct, while never having a sense that they are being judged. I will not waste your time, as I realize counseling is an investment, and that each client who comes to me has the common goal of finding a safe place to come to solutions, so that he or she can move forward with life.

Additionally, I have also been teaching yoga for the last seven years. I believe strongly in a mind/body approach to treatment, and I work with clients to discover that connection.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I believe that addiction is a disease of both body and mind. Substance abuse is a maladaptive coping mechanism to self medicate the pain one feels mentally and physically. I believe in an integrative approach to treating substance abuse, as mind, body, and spirit are in need of both treatment and healing.

Dani is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and a certified yoga teacher with a practice in Roseville, California. For more information on her services please contact her at (916) 668-4711. 

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Dani Dumani
1380 Lead Hill Blvd., Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95661
Dr. Linda Barnard
Dr. Linda Barnard
Sacramento , CA 95816

1. What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach.  I specialize in treating trauma, but also work with other anxiety disorders, and general therapy issues.

2.  How does one know if therapy is right for them?

If they are stuck and need some help to get moving. They can try therapy out and see if it helps them get moving in the direction of their goals.

3. What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Skills to help them move to their goals.

4. What is unique about you as a therapist?

I have a great sense of humor and use it feely in therapy. I have over 30 years of experience.

5. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? 

Lots of comorbid issues between the two. Many of the skills needed for sobriety are also helpful for dealing with mental health issues.

 

Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Sacramento, CA. If you are interested in her services, please contact her at (916) 606-8748. 

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Dr. Linda Barnard
418 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento , CA 95816
Dr. Ryan Cheperka
Dr. Ryan Cheperka
Sacramento, CA 95831

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I offer individual, couples, and group therapy for adults and late-adolescents. My specialty areas include those with histories of abuse or sexual violence, as well as working with the LGBTQ community. I generally work with a broad range of concerns, including substance use issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, difficulty coping, relationship issues, and self-worth/self-esteem.

I also provide workshops to businesses/organizations related to diversity, wellness, and conflict/communication.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

I use an integrative approach to therapy, which includes Interpersonal, Relational-Cultural, Emotion-focused, and Psychodynamic theories. I also utilize some strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

When should one seek treatment?

One should definitely seek treatment when managing life tasks and keeping up with daily functioning becomes difficult or out of control. A person might also seek treatment when small changes in relationships, mood, or life events occur. We can often go much deeper in therapy when a person is feeling okay. If one waits until there is a crisis, the crisis will have to be dealt with first. So, definitely seek therapy in crisis, but also when most pieces of life are okay yet some improvement could be made.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Mental health and substance abuse are interrelated and have a cyclical relationship. They both impact one another. We may increase substance use in order to deal with mental health issues (life stressors). Increased substance use also may increase life stressors and mental health concerns. I provide services that focus on the whole person and how substances play a role in their broader picture. I can help with readiness for change, harm-reduction, and increasing more effective coping strategies to replace use over time.

Dr. Ryan Cheperka is a Psychologist in Sacramento, California. For more information regarding Dr. Cheperka’s services, please call (916) 469-5865.

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Dr. Ryan Cheperka
1531 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA 95831
Dr. Stephen Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT
Dr. Stephen Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT
Sacramento, CA 95834

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC#37823), a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and an internationally recognized expert in addictive disorders and Advanced Certification in Relapse Prevention and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders, I offer:

·         Pain Focused Psychotherapy

·         Pain and Addiction Relapse Prevention Planning

·         Assessment & Treatment Planning

·         Empowerment Recovery Therapy

·         Addiction-Focused Psychotherapy

·         Alcohol/Drug Relapse Prevention

·         Individual & Couples Therapy

·         Managing Resistance and Denial

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I consider myself an eclectic practitioner.  I do believe that a strategic cognitive behavioral restructuring approach is often the best starting point and then I will use other modalities as needed depending on the requirements of each individual I work with.  I use an empowerment and motivational approach and I believe my patient is always the captain of the treatment team.  I also use relaxation response modalities and mindfulness approaches.

When should one seek treatment?

People should seek help when they first notice something is not going well.  Unfortunately, it is very common for people to use minimization to put off and put off seeking help with the mistaken belief if it’s not that bad it will go away—it almost always does NOT go away.  That is why I offer an assessment and treatment planning session to see how serious the problems are and what it takes to get out of the problem and into a healthy solution.

What relationships exist between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

There is a strong connection between mental health and substance use disorders so I believe that in most cases concurrent treatment is a must.  The first step is to see which one is the primary problem.  Sometimes substance use causes mental health problems and the symptoms of a substance use disorder are very similar to some of the mental health disorders.  Sometimes people use alcohol or other drugs to cope or mange a mental health problem; e.g., PTSD, Bi-Polar etc.  And in many cases people have a pre-existing mental health problem before they start using alcohol or other drugs and when they get into recovery those problems can lead to relapse.  That is why I offer an in-depth assessment and treatment planning session first so we can discover together what the problems are and what it will take to get and stay in the recovery solution.

Dr. Grinstead is author of the book Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope as well as author of several other pain management books including Managing Pain and Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. He is an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System (please visit www.addiction-free.com for more information). He has been working with pain management, chemical addictive disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders for almost 30 years. He is also the Clinical Director of Training and Consultation for the Gorski-CENAPS ® Corporation.

Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders(Dr. AD).  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He was on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School and is currently on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant University teaching Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track.

Since 1996 Dr. Grinstead has conducted Addiction-Free Pain Management®; Managing Pain Medication in Recovery; Managing Pain and Prescription Drug Abuse; as well as Relapse Prevention Counseling, Relapse Prevention for Eating Addiction and Denial Management Counseling, seminars and certification trainings for over twenty thousand healthcare professionals therapists and counselors at more than 300 training seminars in key cities across the United States and Canada.

For more information regarding Dr. Grinstead’s services, please call (916) 575-9961.

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Dr. Stephen Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT
PO Box 340626
Sacramento, CA 95834
Ivy Griffin
Ivy Griffin
Sacramento, CA 95816

What types of services do you offer?

I provide counseling and therapy services to children (ages 6 and up), teens and adults. I believe we all need support and new tools at different points throughout life. With my client’s permission, I may also consult and collaborate with other professionals providing support to that client to create the most holistic treatment approach possible.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

I offer treatment for a range of issues. My specialties are anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity development and divorced/blended families. Some other areas I focus on are relationship issues, substance abuse, ADHD, trauma/PTSD, personality disorders, co-dependency and self-harm. For a full list of issues I treat, visit my Psychology Today profile.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I use a variety of modalities and techniques in my practice, and I believe therapy is most beneficial when the approach is tailored to each individual. We all have our unique needs, and I do my best to meet people where they are in their journey. Listed below are the modalities I use most often: • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) • Narrative Therapy • Humanistic or person-centered therapy • Solution-focused therapy • Family Therapy approaches • Sand Tray Therapy • Art Therapy • Play Therapy

When should one seek treatment?

I think that depends on the person. Some people seek treatment when they feel stuck and keep repeating the same old mistakes. Others get help because they realize that changing on their own is too hard. Still others may want to learn a new skill or a better way of connecting with people they care about. Sometimes people come to therapy because they feel like life cannot keep going on like this. They may feel desperate, like something HAS to give. Whatever the impetus, people should know that they CAN get help, they CAN change, and life doesn’t have to be so hard. They DESERVE to live a better, more fulfilling, more peaceful life.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I love getting to meet people right where they are in their life's journey, walk with them for a while, and then part ways as they move forward along the path of their choosing. We are all unique with our own experiences, personalities, struggles and triumphs, and we all have a story to tell. I often find that when clients come in for therapy they are suffering and in a great deal of pain. I am honored to help shoulder the burden of those struggles. I have experienced no greater reward than being able to connect with my clients, offer hope in the midst of their pain, provide them with new tools and experiences, and see them improve their lives and become happier, healthier people. I am honored to work with people on this journey.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

In my experience, there is almost always a significant connection between mental health and substance abuse issues. Often, people become addicted to substances in their struggle to manage difficult feelings, situations and relationships. Substances become a way to avoid having to deal with life’s problems, and they offer an escape from the challenge at hand. However, that doesn’t make the problems go away. In fact, substance abuse usually escalates the original problem and creates a whole host of other difficulties that people either have to face or continue avoiding, which can just perpetuate the whole awful cycle. I provide people with a safe, supportive, caring environment where they can start to look their problems in the eye. I offer a place where people can take control of their lives, rather than allowing the substance to remain behind the driver’s wheel. Most importantly, I invite people to not face their fear and pain alone. I’ll be there with them. We may also make use of supportive people in their lives and community resources. Together, we’ll offer new skills, hope, support and the chance to move beyond their problems.

Ivy is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice, Ivy Griffin Therapy, in Sacramento, California. For more information on her services, please contact her at (916) 287-3430. 

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Ivy Griffin
3112 O Street, Suite 3
Sacramento, CA 95816
Kathy Campbell
Kathy Campbell
Sacramento , CA 95825

1. What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I am drawn to therapy approaches that bring to life each person's natural healing abilities. The specific form that takes is unique to each person, but there are some common qualities to the approaches I use. 

I believe that the "power tools" of therapy light up the entire neural pathway where the problem has gotten stuck. That means not only using words and rational thoughts, but also working with images, emotions, sensory information (sight, sound, etc.), and nonrational messages or beliefs that got "uploaded" into the brain during stress or trauma. Because of this, I often work with techniques that use both the left and the right brain. Examples include EMDR, creative arts therapies, mind mapping, action methods, and guided imagery. I also believe that knowledge is power, so I focus a lot on helping people understand what is going on for them and how it all connects together. I have found a number of theories that I think are very respectful and user-friendly, like internal family systems, psychodramatic role theory, or the Gottman method. I use these ideas a lot with clients, and try to teach them as much as they want to learn about the issue they are dealing with.

I initially worked mostly with trauma and PTSD, but quickly found the trauma and addiction are a bit like peanut butter and jelly - they often go together. There are some wonderful EMDR methods that treat both trauma and addiction, and I have been working more and more with those. I am additionally collaborating with a colleague to develop a series of groups that will start later this year using action methods ("stand up therapy" versus "sit down therapy") for people in recovery . Because these techniques access the whole brain, I believe they are more powerful and work more quickly than methods that rely on talking alone. The groups will be designed to serve as either a compliment or as an alternative to 12 step programs.  We will address issues such as dealing with triggers and preventing relapse, as well as exploring what you are or are not willing to give up as part of your recovery.

 

 2. How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Very early on when I am working with people, I try to help them identify the part of themselves that knows exactly what they need to do to heal. Some people experience this as a spiritual resource, a higher power, or an impulse that comes from a particular place in their body (like a "gut feeling" or sensation of lightness or being pulled towards a certain path). Others use their analytical skills to make a decision. Still others who are healing from the negative influence of a toxic person ask themselves "what would that person do?," and then do the opposite. Notice where the decisions come from that have landed you in the right places, and follow that. If you're not sure, get more information by looking up websites of different therapists, googling different therapy approaches, and/or calling a few therapists to see if you feel drawn to working with anyone in particular.

 

 3. What can one expect to gain from therapy?

First, you can expect to gain a nonjudgmental space in which you can "unpack" whatever burden you've been carrying. You can expect that your therapist has your well-being at heart, and uses their best tools to help you achieve your goals. Depending on what your goals are, you can expect more clarity, tools and information to help you manage the challenges you're facing, and relief from some of the problems you are facing. With EMDR, you can expect that following treatment, the memory of what happened to you will still be there, but the emotional "charge" and the experience of being overwhelmed by past trauma will be gone. Obviously, the more trauma you've had, the longer it takes to complete that process, but therapy starts with helping you build a "toolkit" of strategies to help you manage your feelings within in the first few sessions.

 

 4. What is unique about you as a therapist?

I am passionate and maybe a bit obsessive about learning and growing as a therapist. I'm constantly adding new information and techniques to my own "toolkit" that I can share with clients. My natural way of thinking is generally "right brained" (creative and holistic), and I tend to draw clients who are similar in that way. At the same time, I can use analytical skills and information about neurobiology to help assess what approach is going to be helpful for each person, and to give clients information about what is happening for them. I have invested in learning techniques that I find to be "power tools," and I balance creative approaches with information about neurobiology to be as effective as I can be. I offer a combination of guidance and choices in therapy, and I adjust my methods to fit each client, rather than having one set approach.

For clients who have a spiritual path, I honor each person's spiritual path, as well as the choice to not pursue a spiritual path, or to work on issues of spiritual wounding. 

 

 5. What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

It is impossible to separate the two. How much a person is at risk for both addiction and mental health problems is partly based on genetics and biology. The impact of addiction can create mental health problems, or it may be an attempt to "self-medicate" for a mental health problem. Because of this, addiction and mental health issues can crate a self-perpetuating cycle. Cycles of addiction, trauma, and toxic relationships often get passed down for many generations until somebody decides to "break the chain."

For more information, please see my website at: www.KCampbellTherapy.com

 

 

Kathy is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Sacramento, CA. If you are interested in his services, please contact her at (916) 550-5065.

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Kathy Campbell
2775 Cottage Way, Suite 39
Sacramento , CA 95825
Melissa Grabau
Melissa Grabau
Sacramento, CA 95816

What types of services do you offer?

I offer individual psychotherapy for adults. I provide couples therapy and family therapy when needed. I also offer periodic yoga groups that combine yoga practice, breathwork as alternative methods to cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, eating disorder, relationship issues, life-transition, grief and loss, stress management, identity issues.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic and alternative methods such as breathwork and guided meditation.

When should one seek treatment?

When you reach an impasse in your life - meaning that you feel stuck and all the things that you are trying are just not working. It is at these times that you realize that your own bag of tricks is empty and you need to reach out for help. Sometimes just the act of reaching out and acknowledging you can’t do it on your own creates a positive shift. Seeking therapy is an important step in the process of acquiring new life skills that will aid in your growth and development as a human being.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I work in a very strengths-based, health oriented way. I incorporate mind-body techniques and am committed to my clients growth and well being. I have over 20 years of experience working with people and bring a breadth of knowledge to my interactions with clients. I am also a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher and incorporate this knowledge into my work with people.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

I believe there is a strong relationship between mental health issues and substance abuse. People often try to self- medicate mental health problems with drugs and alcohol. The drugs and alcohol provide a temporary “fix” for the problem by taking the edge off the immediate symptoms. However, over time the drugs or alcohol become necessary to mitigate the mental health problems, creating dependency on the substance. The real crux of the problem is that drugs and alcohol interfere with a persons ability to cope effectively with mental health issues, driving the problems deeper and creating a sense of shame and hopelessness. This creates a negative, self-perpetuating cycle of addiction and mental health problems that feed off of one another with increasing, and often overwhelming. feelings of shame, lack of control and isolation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that when you “hit bottom,” meaning that you realize that you can no longer continue in this manner, there is great hope for you. By acknowledging your addiction and your emotional issues, you can begin to heal. Reaching out for help is the first step. I offer individual counseling, yoga groups and guidance regarding community resources to help you begin to address these problems. You do not have to, and actually cannot, do this on your own. When you realize this, you have taken the first step.

Dr. Grabau is a licensed psychologist and Certified Yoga Teacher with a private practice in Sacramento, California. For more information on her services, please contact her at (916) 743-3870. 

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Melissa Grabau
McKinley Park
Sacramento, CA 95816
Rachel Spillman
Rachel Spillman
Sacramento, CA 95811

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I provide services for individuals, couples, families as well as children as young as 8 years old and teenagers. I am certified in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) and specialize in working with children/couples/teens experiencing difficulties with divorce/blended families/ LGBT parenting and healing from trauma and abuse. I also work with teens/adults with binge eating disorder/food addiction and poor body image and self esteem.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

I am certified in an evidenced based practice called PCIT, where I teach and coach parents who need more specific parenting skills and improve the parent-child relationship. I am highly skilled and experienced in CBT, solution focused therapy, and narrative therapy.

When should one seek treatment?

I often hear from clients when they come in for an appointment, that they wish they had sought treatment a long time ago. I believe good indicators that seeking treatment might help an individual is when something is interfering with our performance at work, causing difficulties in our relationships or threatening our health in any way.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

There can be a strong relationship between mental health and substance abuse, as many people abuse different substances to cope with the mental health symptoms and problems they may be experiencing. But using, for example alcohol to cope with problems with depression, actually only causes more problems. I focus on not just treating the 'symptom' but the actual underlying problem that caused the person to begin abusing substances in the first place. Providing a safe and supported place for someone to 'tell their story' is very powerful and from that, is where the healing can begin.

Rachel Spillman is a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFC 51888) in Sacramento, CA. For more information, please call (916) 538-1305. Also, check out her second location at 101 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630. 

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Rachel Spillman
1012 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Robyn Gray of Cypress Holistic Center
Robyn Gray of Cypress Holistic Center
Sacramento, CA 95821

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I offer couples counseling as well as individual counseling.  In addition to private practice I work as a therapist at an eating disorder clinic in Sacramento, CA.  Through my experience at the clinic, I have gained a specialization in treatment eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia.  In addition to specializing in eating disorders, I further enjoy working with individual suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress. I have started to incorporate my passion for yoga by combining yoga + psychotherapy; I have personally lived the benefits of combining these two forms of treatment and have seen many of my own patient's grow mentally, physically and spiritually.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

In addition to offering the modality of yoga + psychotherapy (for those interested and for those that I see may benefit from the combination) I also use find myself using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.  I have found great benefits in combining modalities as a way of meeting the client where they are at while gently nudging them out of their comfort zone to encourage greater personal awareness and growth.

When should one seek treatment?

I see therapy as part of one's self care; therefore, I believe anyone and everyone can benefit from including therapy into their life.  I also know that not everyone has the time nor the finances to incorporate therapy into their life for personal growth so I recognize the need for more short-term therapeutic services to support someone when they are feeling uneasy, overwhelmed, or off balance in their life.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Mental health and substance abuse are closely linked because what I have learned through my experience as a therapist is that most people engage in substance use as a way to cope with an area in life that they are struggling with.  People do not choose to abuse substances, I believe instead that people choose to cope with their life stressors and baggage by turning to something they believe will give them some kind of relief, whether that be through substance use and/or other addictive behaviors such as eating disorders, compulsive exercise, gambling, shopping, relationships, etc. I provide individual, couples counseling, and family counseling for those individuals struggling with an additive behavior. I also offer yoga + psychotherapy as a way to gently encourage individuals to become more connected to their body so that they can better recognize and honor their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Robyn Gray is a Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern at the Cypress Holistic Center in Sacramento, California. For more information regarding Robyn or the Cypress Holistic Center, please call (888) 511-4268.

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3550 Watt Ave, Suite 5
Sacramento, CA 95821
Saralyn Bregman
Saralyn Bregman
Sacramento, CA

What types of services do you offer? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I am a clinical and sport psychologist. In my practice I work from the assumption that sports and fitness activities are important to people and improve and enhance their lives in a multitude of ways. The majority of my practice is serving athletes of all levels and ages to address the psychological factors that impact participation and performance in sport and fitness related activities. I assist individuals in personal growth and well being, coping with injuries and provide consultation, counseling and psychotherapy in the areas of performance, stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, substance abuse, anger management, relationships and other clinical issues that may arise. 

What therapy modalities do you use in your practices?

I utilize modalities such as mindfulness as an approach to enhancing performance, managing anxiety and coping with the pressures of daily life. I also apply cognitive behavioral techniques and principles, solution focused interventions, psychodynamic approaches, goal setting and motivational interviewing.

When should one seek treatment?

I believe one should seek treatment not only when circumstances become unmanageable but also as prevention in a fast paced world. Sports have become high-pressure activities for people beginning at very young ages and later into adulthood, creating difficulties in managing mood states and in balancing the demands of life.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

The majority of my practice focuses on athletes, many being high school and college student athletes who are struggling with the demands of sports, school, and social relationships in pursuit of their goals and dreams. I see professional athletes who struggle with similar demands and in addition the pressures of sports as a livelihood in early, middle and end stages of careers. I assist individuals in leading lifestyles and making choices in service of their own core values and goals. 

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Substance abuse can impact athletes as it does anyone else. It often shows up in the areas of steroid abuse, pain management/medications, and self-medication as a coping style. In my practice I utilize motivational interviewing and reflection along with a stages of change model to help individuals make decisions and choices that are in service of their values and goals and leading to healthier lifestyles.

Sara is a clinical psychologist specializing in sport psychology in Sacramento, California. For more information on her services please contact her at (916) 880-8079. 

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Sacramento, CA
Tameka Jackson
Tameka Jackson
Sacramento, CA 95831

What types of services do you offer?

I offer individual, couples and group therapy. Additionally, I offer a number of mental health related workshops, including stress management, career exploration, multicultural considerations when treating trauma, and diversity training.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

I am trained as a generalist and as such provide treatment for a wide array of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, grief and loss, identify development challenges and relationship challenges.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

Emotionally focused therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy Interpersonal Process Therapy

When should one seek treatment?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be “crazy” or on the brink of a “meltdown” to be seeking therapy. Just about everyone can benefit from some sort of therapy at some point in their lives. The following are a list of signs to consider that might indicate a need to seek treatment: Feeling angry, sad or just not yourself most of the time You’ve lost someone or something important to you You are using drugs, sex, alcohol or gambling to cope Something traumatic has happened in your life Desire to adjust life goals, career path, or other life circumstances to increase life satisfaction

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

Someone should choose to come to my practice where they are experiencing a feeling of stuckness or dissatisfaction related to relational challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, and/or to cope with a life transition. Through therapy with me, the hope is that one will gain clarity, receive support and guidance in adjusting maladaptive patterns and to increase coping resources.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Mental health problems are frequently complicated by substance abuse, putting patients in need of special care. The relationship between the two is a complex one and mental health problems and substance abuse are often seen together because one makes you more vulnerable to the other. I do accept dually diagnosed clients into my practice. However, when the impact of the substance abuse is severe, I will refer to a clinic specially aimed to provide a higher level of care and with a substance abuse specialty.

Tameka is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an office in Sacramento, California. For more information on her services, please contact her at (916) 304-4602. 

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Tameka Jackson
1531 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA 95831
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