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Top 10 counselors in Sacramento, CA

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Solistic Hypnosis

Solistic Hypnosis

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Sacramento, CA
Solistic Hypnosis is an alternative curative healing service dedicated to the healing and empowerment of all, using methods of therapeutic hypnosis for the benefit of the individual's mind and overall well-being. Solistic Hypnosis believes that if anyone is to engage with any area of their life easily and effectively, that individual must develop themselves from within first in-relation to what they are engaging with. Sure, any individual can try to make change out in their life without working on themselves first but how much time and effort must be exerted to elicit that change? Wouldn't that time and effort be cut down if the person had a
TimeBridge Hypnotherapy And Reiki

TimeBridge Hypnotherapy And Reiki

New on Thervo
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
I am very excited to bring Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy to the Sacramento area. I also offer sound healing, and Reiki Meditation sessions. I've been doing this healing work for the last 10 years and I will continue until the day I die. And maybe after. I truly enjoy helping people through difficult times.
Bodhi Biz LLC

Bodhi Biz LLC

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
11 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Gagan D. says, "Michele is a great counsellor. She has helped me navigate through the obstacles in my life journey and also introduced me to my inner self. She has definitely improved my quality of life. I was hesitant at first to try therapy but Michele has proved that how much therapy can help a person to live life to their fullest. I love that she’s culturally competent, open and trustworthy. Highly recommended. " Read more
Kathy’s Confidence & Success Coaching  & Therapy

Kathy’s Confidence & Success Coaching & Therapy

4.5(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Karen G. says, "Kathy has been able to pinpoint a reason that I have been depressed, sad and feeling stuck on a situation within my family. She clarified some ways to deal with my issues.that seem to be working." Read more
Dr.Gee Phd”

Dr.Gee Phd”

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Sacramento, CA
about myself and my practice and working With me I am a truly gifted and globally recognized Psychic Medium located in US. I've successfully working in this field for over twenty-five years. This profession has its perks which includes traversing all around the world for numerous clients. A born Psychic and Spiritual Healer, I am able to see and hear spirits as readily as one could see and hear mortals. This field demands that I entirely trust your spirit allies, and, as a result, I am able to assist thousands of people from all walks of life all around the world. I have studied and practiced several different healing techniques, includi

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Sacramento counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Sacramento area.
James B.
I had very good experience working with Michele! I am especially impressed by how some of her practical advice--by which I mean specific actions and habits drawn from insights--has had a measurable positive effect on my daily life. Very satisfied!
Bodhi Biz LLC
Julie
Kathy helped me feel comfortable and safe
Kathy’s Confidence & Success Coaching & Therapy
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