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Kyrie Larcher

Offering therapy in CA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Kyrie ("Keer-ee") and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree and graduate certificate in trauma-informed care from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I have worked with adults in diverse mental health settings, including community-based, harm reduction, hospital and outpatient, and specializes in trauma, stress and anxiety disorders. I value creating a genuine, compassionate, judgment-free space for you to process and address your concerns. I follow a trauma-informed approach and incorporates ACT, DBT and brainspotting in practice. I bring an understanding of how systemic, cultural, social and personal factors affect mental health. I believes my approaches empower you and help you make connections within your life and community. Together we can work on your goals and empower you to feel good about yourself, your relationships and your life.

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Dr. Lou Bordisso

Offering therapy in CA
License: Ed.D.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
35 years of experience

Lou A. Bordisso, Ed.D. has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1987. He graduated from California State University with a B.A. in social welfare, the University of San Francisco with an M.A. in marriage and family counseling, and Ed.D. in Educational Psychology and Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union with an M.Div. His professional profile includes, but is not limited to, Employee Assistance Program Administrator for a government program; Outpatient Supervisor for insurance firms, Outpatient Supervisor for Forensic Mental Health for a government program; Hospice Spiritual and Pastoral Care; Substance Abuse, Process Addictions, and Co-dependency Counselor for various Inpatient and Outpatient treatment facilities; Social Service provider among populations underserved; LGBTQ (GAY MEN), Sexuality, and Sexual Orientation Behavioral Health in private practice. Dr. Bordisso has a reputation for being a warm, compassionate, and empathetic provider with a listening ear and caring heart. His counseling and therapy modalities include, but are not limited to, supportive therapies; existential/philosophical life issues, client-centered counseling; spiritual and/or pastoral care concerns; LGBTQ (GAY MEN) and sexuality issues and concerns; work/employee-related issues and problem-solving utilizing an Employee Assistance Program modality; cognitive-behavioral orientation; Early-stage Alzheimer's, Mild Cognitive Impairment and related memory issues and caregiving concerns, all according to assessment and counseling modality needed, given preferences due to presenting issues.

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Dr. Danielle Norman

Offering therapy in CA
License: PsyD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I believe that taking the first step is the hardest. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working as a therapist and educator. I also have a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and family conflict. I primarily use a client centered and Cognitive Behavioral approach, but depending on client needs, I will incorporate attachment and solution focused interventions. Thank you for taking the first step, I look forward to working with you to help you reach your goals whatever they might be.

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Judith Dagley Flaherty

Offering therapy in CA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

Hello, I'm Judith! I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, and I’ve been helping people create happier lives for themselves in my own private practice for the last 29 years. I believe in my clients, and I listen to them deeply. As I listen, I begin to understand them. I hear their unique resources and inner strengths. Almost always, however, I also hear repetitive negative patterns that trap them in negative stories about themselves, instead! I empathize with their pain. Together, we carefully unpack the negative patterns and stories that have been running their lives on auto-pilot—and we discover that most of them weren’t even theirs to begin with. Our collaboration becomes a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. As they begin to trust their intuition, they develop the confidence to honor who they are. Often, they discover gifts they never knew they had. Old wounds heal, new stories are discovered, and we co-create a whole new set choices and possibilities to begin the future with, starting in that very moment! As you may already sense, I love my work. I love my clients, every uniquely different one of them, and I’m passionate about assisting them in discovering how wonderful they are. It takes courage to reach out for help. That’s a big step! And I am here to support and empower you into an expanded awareness of your potential to enjoy yourSELF and thrive. Welcome to the adventure. SPECIALTIES Anxiety Relationship dynamics Life transitions Low self esteem Depression Spirituality Energy Sensitives Highly creative and/or gifted individuals Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Aging End of life transition Career & work-related challenges Grief and Loss Also experienced in: Working with adolescents, families, couples, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, addictions, and facilitating groups Clinical approaches: Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Narrative, Transpersonal, Mindfulness, Voice Dialogue, Psychodynamic, Jungian, Depth Psychology, and Transformational Psychotherapy

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Amy Stoffel

Offering therapy in CA
Trauma and abuseSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in California with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse as well as motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Brianna DeSantiago

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & depression. I am a caring, yet directive therapist dedicated to providing treatment that personally works for you. It is my goal to provide a nonjudgmental, empathetic and safe space for you to feel truly understood. My approach focuses on utilizing psychodynamic, attachment and cognitive-behavioral. I am passionate about helping families, individuals and couples find peace and stability and I understand that no one person or problem is the same. The problems that you are experiencing don’t have to be over bearing. There is hope for the future to overcome all aspects of past, present and future worries.

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Jennifer Misirli

Offering therapy in CA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amy Bullock

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Alexis Benjamin

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create a safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You deserve a safe space to grow. I understand it takes courage and strength to make intentional efforts seek towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Anthony Parham

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
14 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in West Sacramento

Finding the best therapist close by in West Sacramento can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in West Sacramento. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in West Sacramento, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in West Sacramento or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater West Sacramento area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of West Sacramento, elsewhere in Yolo, or in the greater state of California.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the West Sacramento area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed West Sacramento therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in West Sacramento due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in West Sacramento may not take health insurance, some in the state of California may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in West Sacramento, California working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in West Sacramento above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in West Sacramento helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified West Sacramento therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a West Sacramento therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A West Sacramento therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 95799 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a West Sacramento counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A West Sacramento licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in West Sacramento, California can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

West Sacramento has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in West Sacramento:

95605, 95691, 95798, 95799, 95899

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