Mental Health Services

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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. .


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
(916) 874-6015

Community Support Te​am brochure​​


The Source Support Line for Youth and Caregivers

​Feeling alone, stressed, or sad? Call or text 916-SUPPORT (787-7678) for 24/7 support.


​​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
(916) 366-4668


Older Adult Resource List

This resource list includes a directory of local, state, and national resources and services available to older adults and caregivers living in Sacramento County. The list also includes mental health services, crisis services, shelter services, prevention services, social connection resources, housing resources, and information on elder abuse.

County of Sacramento Older Adult Resource List​​​​​

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. 

24/7, 7 days a week
2130 Stockton Boulevard, Building 300, Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 520-2460

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. 


Homeless Engagement and Response Team

Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides outreach and engagement at the local shelters and in encampments located throughout Sacramento County through our Homeless Engagement and Response Team (HEART). Staffed with Counselors and Peers, HEART uses a phased approach to help encampment residents link to needed behavioral health services and supports. 

Homeless Engagement and Response Team webpage​

Therapeutic Services Focused on the Black and African American Community

Through SAMHSA funding, there are providers who you can reach out to directly and schedule therapeutic services focused on issues impacting the Black and African American Community. If you are a child, youth, adult, or older adult, are on Medi-Cal, and meet specific diagnostic criteria known as meeting target population, you are eligible for these services. Please see the link for additional information on target population (County's target population) for those with severe mental illness, these providers can help you work through the personal issues you are facing.  ​

​Ra​biia Ali, MS, LMFT
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​Phone Number: (916) 495-4561
Mailing Address:
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
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Phone Number: (916) 269-3506
Mailing Address:
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
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Phone Number: (916) 538-7719
Mailing Address:
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. ​​

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

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 1299-SacramentoMHP@saccounty.go​v or fax the notification to (916) 854-8897.​​ 

Sacramento County Online Resources

Learn about the Student Mental Health and Wellness Plan: 

Centering Wellness, a plan to prioritize the mental health and wellness of our students and the adults working to support them.​

Mental Illness: It's Not Always What You Think:

Stop Stigma Sacramento


Mental Health Plan Members' Handbook

Mental Health Plan Members' Handbook, a guide to Medi-Cal Mental Health Services.​