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Sacramento Marriage And Family Therapists

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One Great Wedding for You
from 57 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Scott A.
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Absolutely the best ceremony we could have imagined. Pastor Clark was awesome. We had so many compliments about what he said about marriage, love and relationships. It was beautiful. Thank you Pastor Clark.

Gregor Coaching & Counseling
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Christa V.
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Steve is very good at creating a safe, no blame space for us to air our feelings. His feedback is so helpful! He has helped us a lot in 3 sessions. We feel like we would recommend him to anyone needing marriage counseling. We plan to continue with him and hope to use him for tune ups after we are past our current therapy. He’s a really nice man!

Clergy for Hire
from 24 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Erin V.
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JoEllen was wonderful to work with. We had her officiate our wedding ceremony, and it was perfect! She is very knowledgeable and so sweet! At the last minute we decided to add in prayers and blessings, and she was more then happy to accommodate. Even after the fact, there have been some hiccups with our marriage license and JoEllen has been there to help us along the way. We are so glad we got to have her be apart of such a big day in our lives.

Tony Chen
from 7 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
D. R.
Verified review

This is for relationships with family, friends, coworkers, strangers, and even yourself! This really dug deep and further taught me why good manners are so important why it’s so important to not hide, to shine your inner light. This is coming from a person who is somewhat shy and somewhat broken-hearted. This was healing for me.

Elle C.
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My husband and I had communication issues that were detrimental to our marriage. In the beginning it started out with us discussing our main problem and from there realized that there were other issues beneath that - but that were still directly related to our core issue. Talal revealed to us many ways of seeing each other's side, showing us (and us realizing) both our strengths and weaknesses we each brought to the marriage, and gave us tools and 'homework' to work on those issues. Each assignment made us really work on ourselves, sometimes not knowing if we would overcome that obstacle but it really was amazing to see how Talal guided us and gave knowledgeable insight - and not taking sides or shaming. Do we have a ways to go in continuing to work on our marriage and communication, absolutely, but we feel so much more confident in tackling it with respect and love. Thank you.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Helen M.
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Sheena is an exceptional and very knowledgeable therapist. She really helped me learn about myself and see things from different perspectives. I really like that she presents a variety of ideas to consider so I can fully think about all my options and make informed decisions. I would highly recommend her.

Beverly Baldwin, MA, LMFT
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
V. A.
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We filed for divorce and needed to see if there was any final measures that we could obtain from marriage counseling before we completely pulled the plug. I contacted Beverly and she made herself available to help. She was kind, professional, empathetic, and completely "spot on". Her perspective was a fresher one with some homework to help with an immediate mind shift. I highly recommend her and glad I found her.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Only met with her once , but I've been to several other therapists and experience with expertise is critical for me. I think if my husband and I commit to her interventions and real-life plan , things might actually turn around in amazing ways . Excited to start and will review follow up

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ianie A.
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Pastor Steve officiated our wedding ceremony and my husband and I are so blessed and grateful to have met him and his wife Doris. Pastor Steve was very attentive to our hearts and the vision we had for our wedding day. Not only did he help us plan an amazing wedding ceremony but, he offered fatherly counsel, encouragement, and prayers that we greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you, Pastor Steve!!


I come from a very humanistic and systems theory perspective. I believe that we are each on our own journey in search of personal serenity and happiness. I view my job as a therapist to be a guide to support you on your own personal and individualized journey. I have significant experience working with adolescents and youth, both in community and residential care settings. I have experience with the criminal justice and probation populations, families in crisis, and families during their reunification process. I understand that life does not always happen as we plan it or would prefer, and that these bumps on the road affect us each on various levels and in different ways. I will work to empower you to identify and build on your individual and unique strengths in order to overcome struggles, find clarity along your journey, and make progress toward being a more whole and happy individual. I work diligently to ensure a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment for my clients.


I provide marriage counseling, family therapy, spiritual counseling, and I work with young people also. I am fully licensed in the state of California.


As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. What you need to know most about me is that I am totally committed to your healing and cleaning up your past, creating new possibilities for today, rekindling your zest for life, and creating a new life you absolutely love and fully participate in. I work with both short-term and long-term therapy clients. My goal is to develop long relationships with clients so that they feel the extra support they need during times of crisis or when they are seeking growth in their lives and relationships. Through the solution-based therapy, I will help you understand the cause of problems, find effective solutions, and learn to live more comfortable. A therapist should be a good fit for a client, so I encourage you to read more about my services or call for an initial session to see if I am the right therapist for you. In addition, I regularly take course work and continuing education in a wide variety of clinical topics to increase and update my knowledge base and experiential learning opportunities. With several years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, I also currently run and facilitate groups for women who are dealing with emotional eating issues. I also am in a partnership with Folsom Lake Fitness where I give bimonthly seminars providing tools and steps to challenge the thoughts and behaviors that prevent many from reaching their weight loss goals.


Whether you are going through a stressful period in your life or simply want to take steps towards personal growth my hope is to walk along side you in that journey. One of my main goals as a counselor is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, environment to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings as well as offer unconditional support. I understand how difficult it can be to open up and share your struggles with another person. While taking that first step may feel scary I hope it is a moment we can celebrate together. I collaborate with my clients to develop therapeutic goals in order to discover what may work best. While my approach is rooted in Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I often use other tools to personalize the process for my clients. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families. I have experience addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family-related issues, self-harm, behavioral issues, major life transitions, grief, relationship issues, and personal growth. I am also certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis.


As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have expertise in reconnecting and strengthening relationships. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families experiencing a broad range of challenges, such as the following: * Chronic worry, anxiety or feelings of depression * Substance-use concerns * Body image issues and/or disordered eating * Marriage and couple's counseling to help with relationship stressors * Parenting and/or co-parenting challenges * Intimacy issues * Reproductive loss, such as miscarriage or experience with infertility * Difficulty adjusting to or coping with new life circumstances, such as work transition, separation or recent divorce * Family counseling across generations * Counseling for grief and loss I take a strength-based approach to counseling, and together with my clients, I work to improve life satisfaction and reconnect relationships by not only working on what's wrong but also by building on what is strong. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs. Please contact me for a no-charge individual, couple's or family therapy consultation today.


My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues, including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have great respect and experience in working with survivors of domestic-violence and sexual-assault survivors. I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus and help you make progress with your concerns. I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couple therapies. My education include the following: * MS in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from the University of Phoenix * BS in psychology from Grand Canyon University Jalena Rusaw is an employee of Life Practice Counseling Group and is supervised by Carisa Sherwood, licensed marriage and family therapist, MFCC#48768. This is a nonprofit counseling agency which employs professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive therapists.


I work with individuals, couples, and children. I'm passionate about bringing peace, happiness, love, hope, security, and self-confidence back to the client and bringing out strengths the couple's relationship already has and working through the struggles they may not be aware of. Often times, clients come in feeling stuck. They don't like their career, they are struggling in their relationship, or the past is now causing pain in the present. I enjoy being on the journey through the rough and coming out to a place of peace with them. I have special interests working with Individuals and couples experiencing infertility, First Responders, & Veterans. Therapy should be enjoyable! I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques in my practice. It's important to me to be able to cater to the needs of my clients. Every client is different so creating individual treatment plans is important to the success of the client. I believe the most difficult part of therapy is making that initial phone call. The rest is a conversation over a cup of tea!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My job as a therapist is to bring to light the resources you already have, so you can use them in achieving the life you desire. Mental roadblocks are common obstacles to fulfilling our potential. Through the years of been involved in martial arts, helping individuals with substance abuse, as well as helping juvenile delinquents build a new life for themselves, I have learned how to help the people I work with to tap into their minds to uncover the brilliance of their inner champion. Solution Focused Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy ™, and NLP are some of the modalities that I use to shine the light upon the resources you already have. We all have unconscious mental programming that stores the thoughts that may be a challenge in our lives. These thoughts once protected us, but there comes a time where those thoughts are not needed anymore. Through the process of coaching, new thoughts are invited to be present, thoughts that will help you in your journey. For the new thought to be part of you, we need to bring light into the resources shadowed by your current state. I am a pre-licensed therapist under direct supervision of a licensed professional. Because of that, my rates are extremely affordable.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Therapy is intended to treat many different types of clinical problems. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders, individually or within the family system, in a framework of interpersonal relationships. MFTs are concerned with the total health and well-being of the individual and the family within a family system.Therapy is not a “quick fix”. I will work to help you find and improve skills needed to foster personal growth, manage, and overcome difficult life stressors. Therapy requires a commitment by you and/or your family to make changes and improve your overall mental health and well-being. I have experience working with children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health symptoms including anxiety, depression, attachment issues, behavioral disorders, abuse and trauma and I have extensively worked in the field of sex offending with adjudicated and non adjudicated youths. In 2010 I started Sac Family Solutions, a private practice that uses a variety of different interventions tailored specifically to each individual. During this time I have independently consulted for several different school districts to provide educationally related mental health services (ERMHS) for students in special education and social emotional mental health for general education students. I am familiar with mental health in the school system and with educationally related mental health goals on an Individual Education Plan (IEP).


Many other therapist say that they work with couples, but very few in this area were specifically and in depthly trained, in their masters program, to work with relationships. I was required to log 500 supervised relationship hours while in school. This is unique to the field and makes me more qualified than most in this region. Also I am a confident, direct, and interactive therapist. I won't just sit and listen and throw out a peice of advice at the end. We work together, practice in the room and get specific direct feedback about your progress as we work. Also, you don't have to fear about me advising you to divorce or break up. I will work for your relationship even when it's tough for you to keep doing it. However, if you both agree to end the relationship, I will support you through that process.


I have been working with couples who are feeling stuck in their relationships and with individuals who have been feeling frustrated and dissatisfied with their lives. By working together, we can create a space to explore and identify your unique needs and help you build a life that is more fulfilling and meaningful. I have been working in this field for over 10 years and have the privilege of helping people make profound and wonderful changes in their lives.

  • 26 years in business

Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and addictions often have their roots in early experiences, past traumas, and ways of coping that are no longer working. I help individuals and couples move past obstacles that are holding them back and interfering with the ability to enjoy life in the present. Please contact me for a complementary session to see if we might be a good fit.

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