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How Can You Get Mental Health Services?
Mental Health Access Team
Simply call the
Mental Health Access Team to request services and an over-the-phone assessment in order to be referred to an appropriate mental health service provider. This includes
Mental Health Medi-Cal Service Providers and
Prevention & Early Intervention and Mental Health Respite Service Providers.
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (24/7 for Mental Health Crisis Calls)
(916) 875-1055 or toll free (888) 881-4881
Fax (916) 875-1190
Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health Program
Mental health and wellness is important for individuals of all ages. It is okay to ask for help or information for yourself or your family. Sadness, anxiety, worry, changes in appetite, behavior or thoughts can be scary or confusing. There is HELP available. .
Therapeutic Services Focused on the Black and African American Community
Looking to work through personal issues you are facing? Please reach out directly to a provider below to schedule therapeutic services focused on issues impacting the Black and African American Community.
Rabiia Ali, MS, LMFT|
Phone Number: (916) 495-4561
1104 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA 95817
Rabiia Ali, MS, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with African American clients who have experienced trauma from past abuse and incarceration, parents who are parenting with trauma, and families who have experienced trauma with the Child Protective Services Program. She specializes in trauma recovery, creating a safe, welcoming environment for African American clients and assisting clients to thrive after trauma. Ms. Ali offers individual, group, family, and child therapy. Ms. Ali received her master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, Child and Family Therapy Concentration from the University of Phoenix and is currently a PhD in Psychology student at Walden University.
Sonya Howell, MS, LMFT
Phone Number: (916) 269-3506
5325 Elk Horn Blvd
Sacramento, Ca 95842
Sonya Howell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the field of human services for over 20 years, and has been a licensed clinician for 3 years. She has an extensive background in early childhood education, special education, and mental health. Specific to mental health, her experience includes but is not limited to: trauma, sexual abuse/ assault, domestic violence, substance abuse, child welfare, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, issues with intimacy, cultural issues, and postpartum depression. Her approach is strength based and derives from many different modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution focused therapy, short term therapy, and trauma informed therapy. As a therapist, she strives to help clients through individual, group, family, or couples therapy, to become more self-aware and learn ways to cope and navigate through struggles that creates barriers to living a more satisfactory life. She believes that self-awareness is the pathway to empowering one to further develop areas of strength and identify areas where growth is necessary
|Patrice Tevis, LMFT|
Phone Number: (916) 217-0934
2251 Florin Rd #29
Sacramento, CA 95822
Patrice Tevis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating African American clients struggling with trauma, criminality, depression, anxiety, relational issues and overall mental health concerns. She educates clients on the impact of American institutions on African American communities, and how the connection between perceived powerlessness and anger can destroy self-esteem and diminish hope. Patrice is the Executive Director of Coffee and Conversation – a mental health service non-profit organization. In March of 2019, she opened Heal and Thrive Mental Health Drop in Center in South Sacramento. She provides clinical and social services in a relaxed conversational style to build trust in the community for the value of treatment. She earned her Master of Counseling, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Degree from the University of Phoenix in 2004.
The Source Support Line for Youth and Caregivers
Feeling alone, stressed, or sad? Call or text
916-SUPPORT (787-7678) for 24/7 support.
Presumptive Transfer of Medi-Cal (AB 1299)
Presumptive transfer means a prompt transfer of the responsibility for the provision of, or arranging and payment for, specialty mental health services from the county of original jurisdiction to the county in which a foster child resides. To notify the Sacramento County Mental Health Plan of presumptive transfer or a waiver of transfer, email the appropriate notification information to
fax the notification to
Consumer-Operated Warm Line
Just need someone to talk to? Individuals with lived experience offer supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and more.
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Community Support Team
Staff support individuals with navigating mental health services, provide field-based assessments, and can refer to other community resources as needed.
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Community Support Team brochure
Mental Health Crisis Triage Services
We provide support during a crisis through several community-based programs. Support is provided via phone, in person, and secured website. Interventions may include: in the moment support, mediation, follow-up support, information and referrals, and linkage to outpatient mental health services.
Mental Health Crisis Triage Services webpage
Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic
Provides services on a walk-in basis to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse crisis.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, hours of operation are subject to change. Please call ahead of your visit to verify that the MHUCC is open.
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 10 pm (last walk-in at 9 pm)
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, 10 am - 6pm (last walk-in at 5 pm)
2130 Stockton Boulevard, Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817
If you or a loved one have an immediate mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse need and are contemplating using an emergency room, the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic is a resource with a team of peers, clinicians, and medical staff who can assist in a calm and supportive environment.
Local 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline
24 hours per day/7 days per week
(916) 368-3111 or Toll Free (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Sacramento County Online Resources
Mental Illness: It's Not Always What You Think:
Stop Stigma Sacramento
Learn about bullying prevention:
Sacramento Countywide Bullying Prevention Project
Mental Health Plan Members' Handbook
Mental Health Plan Members' Handbook, a guide to Medi-Cal Mental Health Services.