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How Can You Get Mental Health Services?
Mental Health Access Team
Submit an online Mental Health Service Request or call the
Mental Health Access Team to request an over-the-phone assessment and linkage 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, the owner of the clinical practice Cluster B, 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. Cluster B’s 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. Sonya strives to help clients, whether through individual, group, family, or couples therapy, to become more self-aware and learn ways to cope with and navigate through struggles creating 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. Please contact Sonya to be linked with a Cluster B licensed clinician.
|Dr. Arrickia McDaniel, Ed.D, LCSW|
Phone Number: (916) 538-7719
3101 I Street, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95816
Dr. Arrickia McDaniel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Clinical Director of Strive Community Health; a mental health organization in Sacramento. As a clinician, Dr. McDaniel has over 20 years of experience serving adults, couples, families, and adolescents in the Greater Sacramento Area. Her mental health practice, Strive Community Health, provides culturally diverse psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, families, and couples and serves clients experiencing depression, trauma, grief, and loss. Strive Community Health also provides life coaching, career and guidance counseling, and peer-mentoring services for adolescents. Dr. McDaniel has provided clinical counseling in a variety of settings including: inpatient, outpatient, community-based, and educational institutions (inclusive of k-12 and post-secondary schooling). Dr. McDaniel specializes in client empowerment and solution-focused treatment. Please contact Strive Community Health to be connected to one of their many amazing licensed clinicians.
|Dr. La Tanya Takla, EdD, LMFT|
Phone Number: (916) 642-9522
PO Box 160082
Sacramento, Ca. 95816
Dr. La Tanya Takla is an Educational Psychologist as well as a dually Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She has been a licensed mental health provider for over a decade and works with a broad spectrum of clients. In addition to clinical practice, she is an Associate Professor at the University of Phoenix and teaches in the Masters in Professional Counseling Program. Dr. Takla is the Director of Spark Center's Inclusive Mental Health Initiative. She facilitates training for therapists who work with ethnic minorities as well as provides consultation for therapists. Dr. Takla regularly conducts groups and workshops for the unique needs of clients including Healing from Race-Based Trauma and Stress as well as psychoeducation for grief, loss and coping. Dr. Takla is passionate about providing culturally informed responsive services. Dr. Takla is a collaborative, interactive, solution-focused therapist. She provides compassionate support and practical feedback to help clients and community members effectively cope while addressing life challenges.
|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.