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Edythe Swidler, LMFT

Edythe Swidler, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"As a Licensed, Marriage and Family Therapist for over 22 years, I have helped many individuals, couples and families improve the quality of their communica..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95831

Edythe Swidler, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24632

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Holly Bramble Wang, LMFT

Holly Bramble Wang, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"For many people, taking the first step to begin the process of therapy is intimidating and overwhelming. Creating a safe and trusting environment for peopl..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95826

Holly Bramble Wang, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22358

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Marta H. Schmal, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Marta H. Schmal, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Professional and affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families . . . Your life counts, and when times are hard, you owe it to yourself to..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95825

Marta H. Schmal, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05460

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Sheena Maharaj, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Sheena Maharaj, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Congratulations on taking the first step toward living a healthier, more fulfilling quality of life. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your journey..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95816

Sheena Maharaj, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23039

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Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT

Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I feel privileged each time I witness the miraculous nature of the human healing process. Honoring what fits at each point of your unique healing path is ..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95821

Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16066

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James Meyer, MSW LCSW

James Meyer, MSW LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Sometimes we can all benefit from someone who truly listens to us and understands our concerns, frustrations, and the efforts we have undertaken to improve..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95825

James Meyer, MSW LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22881

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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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Joe Borders, LMFT

Joe Borders, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"I believe that all people have a natural tendency to strive towards becoming their best possible selves. As a therapist it is my job to help you to get "un..." read more

Roseville, CA 95678

Sacramento, CA 95818

Joe Borders, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23471

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Gia Herndon, LMFT

Gia Herndon, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

""Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there..." Rumi We each have a natural and innate force that drives ..." read more

Sacramento, CA 95811

Gia Herndon, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13761

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Tom Mathews, MA, MFT

Tom Mathews, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My theoretical orientation draws heavily from Object -Relations Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Psychoeducational Theory, and Solution-Focused Theory...." read more

Roseville, CA 95661

Sacramento, CA 95816

Tom Mathews, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07709

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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