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Stephanie Barkett, LMFT and School Counselor

Stephanie Barkett, LMFT and School Counselor

Profession(s): Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

"It is important that every client I see feels safe and confident to share and work through their challenges with me. My goal is that you leave therapy feel..." read more

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Stephanie Barkett, LMFT and School Counselor Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15651

Robin Taylor Kirk, LMFT

Robin Taylor Kirk, LMFT

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

"I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal and to provide the opportunity and safety to integrate experiences and emotions that have be..." read more

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Robin Taylor Kirk, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01408

 
 
Anna Osborn, LPCC, LMFT

Anna Osborn, LPCC, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Let's face it. Being in an amazing relationship takes a lot of hard work. I love working with couples and individuals who want to transform and achieve the..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95818

Anna Osborn, LPCC, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18581

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Dalise Gada, MS, MFT Intern

Dalise Gada, MS, MFT Intern

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe people come to therapy when what they know how to do no longer works. I help clarify what is, and isn't working for them and provide caring, ther..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Dalise Gada, MS, MFT Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14138

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Kathryn Ventry, MA, MS

Kathryn Ventry, MA, MS

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I help couples reconnect and feel close again. I also offer warm support and help to those reeling..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95827

Kathryn Ventry, MA, MS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16895

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Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D.

Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"It can be very difficult to take steps towards positive change or to seek support when facing challenge in your life. Therefore, my primary goal when worki..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13094

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Dennis Pottenger, MA, MFT

Dennis Pottenger, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe the problems we bring to therapy carry meaning and purpose. Where some might see a symptom -- such as anxiety, conflict in a relationship or depr..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95821

Dennis Pottenger, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18349

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Julia Perez, MA, MFTI

Julia Perez, MA, MFTI

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you looking to make changes in your life for the better? Do you want to get rid of stress, anger and depression, and/or fears and anxieties in order to..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Julia Perez, MA, MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17135

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Sean Cook, Psy.D.

Sean Cook, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Hello, and welcome to my page. I recognize the courage you are showing by exploring options for support. I am interested in the journey that has taken you ..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Davis, CA 95616

Sean Cook, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05425

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Melissa Frazier, MFT

Melissa Frazier, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe each client has their own unique way of living life. I strive to honor the distinct way in which each person presents to me and recognize that i..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95841

Melissa Frazier, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08382

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Shelley Tirsbeck, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, Supervised by Gay Teurman, LMFT (#40076)

Shelley Tirsbeck, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, Supervised by Gay Teurman, LMFT (#40076)

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"My clinical work is dedicated to helping people overcome suffering while developing healthy, productive, and fulfilling relationships and lives. I offer su..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Shelley Tirsbeck, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, Supervised by Gay Teurman, LMFT (#40076) Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11581

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Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT

Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe deeply that the foundation of therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist, which is really just one person helping another. ..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Ivy Griffin, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11621

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Sacramento, the capital city of California, is located in the northern region of the Central Valley, in Sacramento County. Offering residents culture, academia, and the arts, the capital is a thriving city of more than 475,000 people1. As the economic epicenter of the metropolitan area, Sacramento is able to provide its residents with a wide range of resources.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to a California Department of Mental Health report, 7.6% of all area youth had a serious emotional disturbance in 2000, and just under 6.5% of all adults living in Sacramento County were reported to have a serious mental illness2. The county offers residents numerous services to aid in identification and evaluation of mental health problems, and in 2008 and 2009, approximately 8,600 county residents took advantage of 72-hour holds for psychiatric evaluations3.

 

Behavioral Health is Politically Correct
Residents of Sacramento benefit from living in the capital city. Policies and procedures related to mental health and human services are vast and extensive. The Sacramento Behavioral Health Services Department oversees all programs for county residents and is dedicated to providing a culturally inclusive model of care that fosters health, recovery, and resiliency. The department is a safety net for mentally ill individuals and those unable to take care of their own basic needs.

 

The Sacramento Behavioral Health Services Department provides family and client-centered services in accessible settings. Every program promotes compassion and respect and integrates community and private resources to deliver innovative, evidence-based services that maximize positive outcomes. Department staff members and community affiliates work in collaboration with clients, family members, and consumer advocates to reach all county residents in need. The department is overseen by the Sacramento County Mental Health Board, whose responsibilities include advocating for the mentally ill, assessing the county’s overall needs, evaluating cost-effectiveness and barriers to services, delivering drug and alcohol information, and making consumer rights resources available. The board also oversees the implementation of Sacramento County’s 24-hour mental health crisis hotline which is available to all residents.

 

The Children’s Mental Health Services Department offers comprehensive mental health care to all county residents under the age of 21. It provides intervention, education, prevention, outpatient care, case management, emergency and crisis care, and if needed, inpatient mental health care and stabilization4.

 

Adult Mental Health Services focuses on the integration of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical treatments. Working with contracted providers, this division is able to reach adults with serious mental illness and provide them with acute care, outpatient care, inpatient care, and even residential services, despite the barriers to treatment they may face. The Adult Mental Health Access Team is a fully staffed group of professionals that identify the needs of residents over the age of 18. The team provides phone interviews, intake assessments, and referrals5.

 

Sacramento County also offers an extensive range of services for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. In partnering with community, nonprofit, and private organizations, the county is able to give residents a number of options for outpatient, inpatient, perinatal, and detoxification treatment. The Alcohol and Drug System of Care staff is the first point of contact, and they direct the recovery process for any residents in need of treatment6.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Sacramento, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0664000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Sacramento County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Sacramento/Table1.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 Sacramento County, Behavioral Health Services. (2013). Children’s mental health services. Retrieved from http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/BHS-Home.aspx

5 Sacramento County, Behavioral Health Services. (2013). How to get help, Adult mental health services. Retrieved from http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/Adult-Mental-Health/Adult-Mental-Health-Services.aspx

6 Sacramento County, Behavioral Health Services. (2013). How to get help, Alcohol and drug services. Retrieved from http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/BHS/Pages/Alcohol-Drug-Services/Alcohol-and-Drug-Services.aspx