Therapists

Lisa Sloan, LMFT #100507

I have a passion for working with people with a wide range of therapeutic goals. I generally use cognitive behavioral techniques as well as mindfulness and a client centered approach that uses the therapeutic relationship to help be an agent for positive changes. One of my biggest goals for myself is to help all my clients feel welcome and comfortable to be open and be able to process their feelings, secrets and fears. I have vast experience working with young children and adolescence and in these cases will use play therapy and artwork to help process feelings. I also enjoy working with adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, and many other issues. I look forward to meeting you and helping you meet your goals.

Chau Prentice, LMFT #90975

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience with a deep commitment to helping others. My clinical background includes serving a broad range of clients with mild to severe mental illnesses working through issues including anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, divorced/blended family issues, and stress management. My theoretical orientation draws on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, focusing on a balance between both current and past events. My approach also combines a blend of psychoeducation and personal life experiences. My goal is to help provide clarity, self-awareness, and support so clients are able to overcome personal barriers and become empowered to make positive and healthy changes in their lives.

Kristin Manuel, LCSW #60824

Kristin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work in 2009 and has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2011 with children, teens, and adults with issues including chronic medical conditions,  trauma, grief and loss, court-mandated skills training, substance abuse, life transitions, serious mental illness, and acute psychiatric crises. Kristin’s approach is warm, non-judgmental, empathic, and direct with a person-centered, strength-based approach using a variety of treatment modalities. She aims to help empower people to utilize their strengths in order to live their best lives. She looks forward to meeting you!

Samantha Malcomb, AMFT # 86825

Samantha is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. Samantha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling. Samantha has spent her professional experience working in a variety of organizations including group homes, outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics and short-term residential venues. She has worked with individuals of all ages from very young children to the aging population to support positive growth and decreasing distressing symptoms present in individual’s lives. Samantha believes that everyone deserves to feel safe, secure and content in their own being and will work had to support her clients in achieving this. Samantha believes that building the therapeutic relationship is an important part of therapy and works hard to ensure her clients feel heard, validated and supported through their healing journey. Samantha can offer support in addressing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma & relationship issues.

Heather Moore, AMFT #118942

 “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” –Carl Jung

 

You have the ability to rise from the ashes of your past and soar into the possibilities of your future. The pains, difficulties and struggles that you experience do not have to be your identity. You are a being of infinite possibilities. My goal is to help you shed the heaviness that holds you down and help you find more positive ways to navigate life. I consider myself a holistic integrationist in my approach as I believe that there are nuggets of goodness in all approaches and together you and I can personalize and tailor your sessions to fit your specific needs. I believe that you are not only a result of your environment, but your environment is a reflection of how you hold your thoughts, schemas and feelings. It is by giving yourself permission to look at the more difficult parts of your life that allow you to move through the pain and into a more abundant and joyous experience; by changing your perspective on your life, you can change your reality.

 

I consider myself to be a person-centered therapist who will be with you every step of the way, journeying with you side by side. I am empathetic, patient, authentic, non-judgmental and understanding of the need for a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. I believe my role is to help you acquire tools and skills that will help you learn to problem solve life outside of my office. I am native to the Sacramento area and feel comfortable working with people from all walks of life, ages, cultures, religions and life problems.

 

I earned my Masters of Counseling Psychology program from William Jessup University in March of 2020. I also hold a Master’s of Arts in Anthropology from California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento. I am currently working on hours towards licensure

Sunnaa, Mohammad, LCSW #87024

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist for individuals, groups, and families from various backgrounds. I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and my Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. My experience includes working with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to address a wide variety of mental health concerns, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, grief and loss, role transitions, and suicidality. I take a person-centered therapeutic approach, focusing on building a genuine healing relationship with my clients. I strongly believe in working alongside my clients as a team, and tailoring my treatment approach and therapeutic modalities to best meet the needs of each individual. I look forward to working with you soon!

Nicole Williams, APCC #5697

Nicole is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with experience in helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and body image, and trauma-related issues. She has over 10 years of experience working with teens and adults with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Nicole works with people of all genders, orientations, ethnicities, race and religions.

Nicole believes that with the right tools and supports, we all have the ability to heal and grow. A core belief she carries into her work is the power of connection. She provides a safe place to do collaborative work, while empowering clients to find what works best for them and their lives. Nicole is passionate about helping clients be their authentic selves and uses a modern approach to therapy, bringing her authentic self into session. She is dedicated to helping her clients learn coping techniques to achieve balance in their lives.

Nicole attended California State University, Sacramento where she obtained her Master degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and her Bachelor degree in Social Work from California State University, Chico. She is passionate about mindfulness practices and believes that her role as a counselor is to support her clients to feel empowered. Nicole mainly uses a strength-based, client-centered approach, also incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy to help her clients achieve their goals.    

Alexandra Ivanovsky, LCSW #25034

Therapist has been practicing as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) since 2008,

working with a diverse population and diagnosis including anxiety, depression, Bipolar, OCD, PTSD, and many others.

Therapist’s theoretical orientation can be described as working with individuals to change

negative patterns in their life that prevent them from living the life they want.

Kimberly Salmon, LMFT #53299

I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  I have spent my professional experience working with children from ages 2-12, teenagers, and adults.  I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families in order to help identify areas in their lives that they wish to strengthen or change.


There is no limit to the stress that accompanies the responsibility of being an adult.  Many times the stresses increase before changes can be made.  We can work together to create a healthy life balance with managing stress, strengthening social/ intimate relationships, reducing work stress, and identifying positive coping skills to use when feeling overwhelmed.

I also have experience working with individuals that struggles with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Bereavement, and many other related disorders. I generally use Cognitive-behavior therapy and Solution-Focused modalities.

Cynthia Max-Wright, 46220

Cynthia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience
in working with children, families and adults. She earned her Master’s Degree in
Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Cynthia believes that every person
the power to be happy, healthy and to make changes toward being their best possible
self. She is committed to working with each individual with respect, compassion and an
understanding of individual differences. Therapy is a personal and different experience
for everyone and Cynthia believes in creating a partnership that will allow you to use
your strengths to make changes in your life. Cynthia can offer support in addressing a
variety of issues including: relationship struggles, life transitions, family conflict,
depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse recovery and more.