Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D., Psychologist in Sacramento, California, 95816

Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D.

Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D.
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Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D.

Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY - 24528
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 13094
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2620 J Street
Sacramento, California 95816
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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 working with a new client is to create a comfortable environment. I strive to get to know you and to understand what you want from our work. I believe that each person's needs will be different, so I draw from a wide range of techniques to tailor therapy to your specific goals. These tools can help you address challenges, understand patterns in your life, improve relationships and accomplish your personal or professional goals.

I practice a variety of research supported therapies, often drawing from cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, acceptance/compassion based and humanistic techniques.

Email or Call Lindsay Shortliffe, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13094

More Info About My Practice

I consider myself very lucky to work with clients towards healing, change and growth. I strive to honor your concerns by providing a safe space where all aspects of life can be discussed.

My fees are determined by the services provided, collected at the time of service, and are consistent with those of other psychologists in the Sacramento area. Please feel free to contact me at (916)266-1873 to further discuss my fees. I accept cash, checks and credit cards. I do not currently accept any insurance plans. However, I am happy to provide you with a monthly invoice to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement if they allow you to see out of network providers. A limited number of low-fee spots are held for students or those with financial challenges.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being a therapist because I truly believe you get to see the very best in people. You watch people striving to make their lives better and to grow and sometimes you get to see them really create those positive changes in their lives. I have seen people struggle with something for years and find their solutions through time in therapy, and this is what makes me passionate about the work. I feel hopefully about the capabilities of people and the world as a whole when I see someone make these kinds of changes or find ways of creating greater meaning in their lives.

My Role as a Therapist

I see myself as a carefully trained guide who uses the various interventions, therapies, and skills that I have gained through training and education to help you to find the answers to your concerns within yourself. While I can provide suggestions, guidance, and ways of uncovering inner beliefs, the road to your goals must be built upon your own values and beliefs about how you want to live in the world. There may be types of problems that I can provide research based information about, such as skills to help you get a better night of sleep, but in life's larger questions the true answers must come from you.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Starting therapy can be anxiety provoking - it is filled with unknowns, can lead a person to feel vulnerable, and is sometimes accompanied by concerns about stigma. Many people find themselves putting it off, thinking, "things are not really that bad. I'm sure I can get by without it." However, I do encourage people to think about the fact that it can be much more difficult to make progress in therapy if you wait until a crisis point. Then you end up spending a lot of time managing the crisis before being able to work on the issues that led to the crisis building. You also may want to consider whether "getting by" is how you want to live. Through therapy, many people learn about themselves and about skills that cannot only help them face challenges that inevitably arise but also find ways of creating greater meaning and positive experiences in their daily living. Is it worth pushing through feelings of anxiety about starting therapy if it can help you make these kinds of positive changes in your life?

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with multicultural concerns, especially with bicultural or biracial individuals and couples. I also specialize in social anxiety/shyness and working with young adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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