Local & Online Mental Health Resources

Abuse & Trauma

  • 1-in-6. Information, options, and hope for men sexually abused as boys.
  • El Dorado Women’s Center - Placerville. Domestic violence and sexual assault counseling. Call 530.626.1450.
  • Kids At Risk Action (KARA). Non-profit advocacy network focusing on issues related to neglected and abused children.
  • Nevada County Domestic Violence Crisis Line. Call 530.272.3467.
  • Placer County Women’s Center. Domestic violence and sexual assault counseling. Call 916.652.6558.
  • RAINN. Education and survivor resources from the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network.
  • Victim Assistance Program - Sacramento County. Provides free therapy and medical services for victims of crime (including rape, assault, domestic violence, stalking, armed robbery, and sexual abuse) and their families. Call 916.874.5701.
  • Victim Assistance Program - Placer County. Provides free therapy and medical services for victims of crime (including rape, assault, domestic violence, stalking, armed robbery, and sexual abuse) and their families. Call 916.543.2505.
  • WEAVE. Sacramento’s domestic violence crisis center. Provides counseling and a safe house for women and children. Call 916.920.2952.

Addiction & Substance Abuse

  • The 12 Steps for Secular Addicts. Great rewrite of the 12 steps from an agnostic/humanist perspective.
  • Al-Anon - Sacramento. Meetings for friends and family of problem drinkers. Call 916.334.2970.
  • Al-Anon Adult Children. Group for adults raised in alcoholic homes. Call 916.334.2970.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Sacramento. Find meeting schedules in your area online. Call 916.454.1100.
  • California Access to Recovery Effort (CARE). Provides no-cost access to outpatient drug and alcohol problems for young people ages 12 - 20 who live in Sacramento County. Call 866.350.8773.
  • Cedar Point Recovery. Sacramento detox, after care, and ongoing monitoring for any substance. Call 866.441.3700.
  • Compulsive Eaters Anonymous. 12-step approach to getting eating under control. Call 916.733.2149.
  • D&A Detox. Drug and alcohol recovery center providing detox and residential care in Rancho Cordova. Call 916.364.7660.
  • Gamblers Anonymous. Find meeting schedules in your area online. Call 800.287.8670.
  • Grieving the Loss of an Addiction. An important part of the process of recovery is acknowledging your loss in giving up your drug of choice.
  • Life Ring. Secular recovery groups with meetings in the Sacramento area. Call 916.287.8759.
  • Narcotics Anonymous - Sacramento. Find meeting schedules in your area online. Call 916.732.2299.
  • New Dawn. Adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment. Call 916.723.1319.
  • Overeaters Anonymous. Find meeting schedules in your area online. Call 916.349.7144.
  • Recovery Happens. Specializes in the outpatient treatment of adolescents and young adults with substance abuse and mental health issues.  Call 916.276.0626.
  • Recovery, Inc. Support and coping skills to manage anxiety and depression for adults. Call 916.483.5616.
  • Secular Sobriety Slogans. Reworking AA/NA slogans, like the Serenity Prayer, for a secular audience.
  • Self-Care for Parents of Addicts. Article on the importance of not letting your child’s struggles with substance abuse consume your life.
  • SMART Recovery. Secular recovery groups with meetings in the Sacramento area. Call 916.368.0700.
  • Substance Abuse Questionnaire. On the second page of this handout is a questionnaire to help you determine if you might have problem drinking/drug us.
  • WellSpace Health. Outpatient counseling. Accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare. Sliding fees available. Many locations throughout the Sacramento area. Call 916.737.5555.

ADHD, Autism, & Learning Problems

  • Advance Kids. Sacramento group providing in-home and educational support for people with autism. Call 916.363.6103.
  • CHADD. Non-profit national group serving children and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  • Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT). Non-profit organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals dedicated to providing best outcome education, advocacy, and support for the Northern California autism community.
  • Learning Disabilitities Association of California (LDA-CA). Providing education and advocacy for California families. Call 949.673.3612.
  • LD Online. Information, research, and help for families and kids with learning disabilities or ADHD.
  • M.I.N.D. Institute. UC Davis program focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults. 916.703.0280.
  • National Stuttering Association. Connects you with information, other people who stutter, and with speech language pathologists who can help.
  • NICHCY. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides education and resources regarding learning and developmental disabilities, IDEA, and No Child Left Behind.

Borderline Personality Disorder


Counseling Services

  • AFTER. Sexual abuse counseling. Sliding fees available. Call 916.344.0249.
  • Asian Pacific Community Counseling. Free services to the Asian/Pacific Islander community. Located on Power Inn Rd. Call 916.383.6783.
  • Carmichael Presbyterian Counseling Center. Services for all ages and denominations. Located near Marconi and Fair Oaks. Call 916.483.2989.
  • Catholic Social Services. Supportive services for reduced fees. Spanish counseling available. Call 916.452.7481.
  • CSUS Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services. Counseling and diagnostic testing. Call 916.278.6252.
  • Diogenes Youth Services. Free services for at-risk teens and families. Located at 9837 Folsom Blvd. Call 800.339.7177.
  • Family Service Agency. Counseling for children, adults, and families. Sliding fee scale and accepts MediCal. Located near Watt Ave and Folsom Blvd. Call 916.368.3080.
  • Family Study Center. Services for adults, children, and families. Sliding fees available. Located on X St. Call 916.456.4412.
  • Jewish Family Services. Counseling for adults, children, and families of all denominations. Sliding fees available. Located on Howe Ave. Call 916.921.1921.
  • La Familia Counseling Center. Services for all ethnicities. Located on 34th St. Call Call 916.452.3601.
  • New Pathways. Catholic social services for children, adults, and families of all denominations. Sliding fees available. Located on Newman Ct. Call 916.452.1218.
  • The Place Within. Nonprofit counseling center located in Roseville and Folsom.  Sliding fees available. Call 916.772.6158 or 916.605.4062.
  • The Sacramento-Davis EFT Center: Find a Therapist. List of certified EFT therapists in the greater Sacramento area.
  • Sacramento Urban Indian Mental Health Program. Free services for American Indians of all ages. Call 916.441.1095.
  • Samaritan Counseling Center. Services for adults 18 and up. Sliding fees available. Located at 3701 J St. Call 916.456.4614.
  • Southeast Asian Assistance Center (SAC). Located on 24th St. Call 916.421.1036.
  • Terkensha Associates North Area Mental Health Clinic. Counseling and medication management. Accepts MediCal, sliding fee available. Located on Grand Ave. Call 916.922.9868.
  • TLCS Crisis Respite Center. 24/7 program providing crisis management services to any Sacramento County adult over 18 “experiencing a mental health crisis but not in immediate danger to self or others.” Call 916.737.7483.
  • Victim Assistance Program. California’s Victim Compensation program provides free therapy and medical services for victims of crime (such as rape, assault, domestic violence, stalking, armed robbery, or sexual abuse) and their families. Call 916.874.5701.
  • Visions Unlimited. Counseling and medication management for adults and children. Accepts MediCal, sliding fee available. Call 916.393.2203.
  • WEAVE. Sacramento’s domestic violence crisis center. Provides counseling and a safe house for women and children. Call 916.920.2952.
  • WellSpace Health. Outpatient counseling. Accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare. Sliding fees available. Many locations throughout the Sacramento area. Call 916.737.5555.
  • White House Counseling Center. Services for people living in the San Juan Unified School District. MediCal services available for children only. Sliding fees available. Located on Sutter Ave in Carmichael. Call 916.971.7640.
  • Yolo Family Service Agency. Services for anyone who works or lives in Yolo County. Sliding fee scale. Call 530.662.2211.

Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Dissociative Disorders: What You Need to Know. Covers dissociation, depersonalization, derealization, dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder, and other dissociative disorders and explores the link between dissociation and trauma.

Eating Disorders


Grief Support

  • Bereavement Network Resources of Sacramento. Information and referrals to groups and services for people who are grieving. Free weekly meetings. Call 916.557.5882.
  • Compassionate Friends. Free support group for parents grieving the death of a child of any age. Call 916.457.4096.
  • Sharing Parents. Pregnancy and infant loss support group. Call 916.424.5150.

Pregnancy & Parenting

  • Bonding with Your Baby. Great article on the importance of secure attachment between parent and child and tips for attuning to your baby.
  • Kids in Mind. Website to help parents determine if a movie is appropriate for their kids.
  • Postpartum Progress. The blog of Katherine Stone, who suffered from postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder after her first child was born. She lists’s women’s mental health treatment organizations and specialists around the country.
  • WellSpace Health. 24-hour parent support line. Counseling and primary care services for adults, children, and families. Accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare. Sliding fees available. Many locations throughout the Sacramento area. Call 916.737.5555 for appointments or 888-281-3000 for 24-hour parent support line.
  • Zero to Three. Information on child development and support for parents of young children.

Psychiatric Facilities

  • Heritage Oaks CPC Hospital. Acute crisis and short-term inpatient care for adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Located on Auburn Blvd in North Sacramento. Call 916.489.3336.
  • Kaiser Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Short and long-term inpatient care. Call 916.973.5300.
  • Sacramento County Mental Health Center (Inpatient Hospital). Short-term inpatient care. Call 916.732.3637.
  • Sierra Vista CPC Hospital. Intensive inpatient treatment for adults and adolescents (13-18). Located on Bruceville Rd in South Sacramento. Call 916.423.2000.
  • Sutter Center for Psychiatry. Acute inpatient care for adults and children. Located on Folsom Blvd in Sacramento. Call 916.386.-3000 or 800.801.3077.

Relationships

  • The Still Face Experiment. Video clip of this interaction between parent and child that demonstrates the distress caused by non-responsiveness.
  • The Strange Situation Experiment. Video clip of different reunion experiences between mother and child, demonstrating secure, avoidant, and anxious attachment styles.

Social Services

  • Adult Protective Services. Investigates cases of physical, sexual, and financial abuse among vulnerable adults. Call 916.874.9377.
  • Child Protective Services. Investigates cases of physical, sexual, and verbal abuse and neglect. Call 916.875.5437.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Support

  • Suicide Prevention. Call 916.368.3111. Toll-free, call 800.273.8255. Or text the word HOPE to 916.668.4226.
  • Beyond Surviving. Suggestions for survivors.
  • California Youth Crisis Line. 24-hour toll-free, confidential phone line available to young people ages 12-24 (and to those concerned about them). Spanish translation available. Call 800.843.5200.
  • El Dorado Women’s Center - Placerville. Domestic violence and sexual assault counseling. Call 530.626.1450.
  • El Dorado County Mental Health. Call 530.622.3345.
  • Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento. Nonsectarian crisis intervention to the community and to law enforcement. Call 916.857.1801.
  • Nevada County Domestic Violence Crisis Line. Call 530.272.3467.
  • Nevada County Mental Health. Call 530.265.5811.
  • Placer County Mental Health Services. Call 916.784.6400 or 530.626.1450.
  • Placer County Women’s Center. Domestic violence and sexual assault counseling. Call 916.652.6558.
  • Sacramento County Mental Health Center (Inpatient Hospital). Call 916.732.3637.
  • The Trevor Helpline. 24-hour suicide prevention line for gay and questioning youth. Call 866.488.7386
  • UCD Psychiatric Emergency. Call 916.734.3696.
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line. Call 800.273.8255 and press 1. Or text 838255.
  • WellSpace Health Suicide Prevention. Call 916.368.3111. Toll-free, call 800.273.8255. Or text the word HOPE to 916.668.4226.
  • Victim Assistance Program. California’s Victim Compensation program provides free therapy and medical services for victims of crime (such as rape, assault, domestic violence, stalking, armed robbery, or sexual abuse) and their families. Call 916.874.5701.
  • WEAVE. Sacramento’s domestic violence crisis center. Provides counseling and a safe house for women and children. Call 916.920.2952.