Mental Health Therapist in Sacramento, California Salary

A Mental Health Therapist in Sacramento, California earns an average wage of $20.56 per hour.

Job Description for Mental Health Therapist

The descriptor "mental health therapist" includes a variety of professionals that conduct therapy as part of their daily responsibilities, such as clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school therapists, social workers, and general therapists. Therapy includes the use of psychological methods - such as cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis - to help patients overcome behavioral and psychological obstacles and problems. Techniques used by mental health therapist include cognitive-behavioral therapy, word association, and a wide variety of psychological tests, among many others. A mental health therapist can work in their own practice or for a particular company or organization. As part of a company, the therapist may focus on employees' problems and how they affect productivity and job performance.

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Mental Health Therapist Tasks

  • Interact with clients, provide therapy, and suggest specific services.
  • Write progress notes and coordinate with other care providers.
  • Monitor for and intervene in crisis situations.
  • Document and report on interactions, concerns, treatment, and attendance.

About Sacramento, California

Sacramento County, California
490,715
Male:
237,724 (48.4%)
Female:
252,991 (51.6%)
Sacramento (/ˌsækrəˈmɛntoʊ/; Spanish: [sakɾaˈmento]) is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. Its estimated 2014 population of 485,199 made it the sixth-largest city in California, and the 35th largest city in the United States. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which includes seven counties with a 2010 population of 2,414,783. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, and is the 27th largest in the United States. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City". Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John...
Sacramento:
$52,151
California:
$64,500
$1,085
Sacramento:
$287,300
California:
$449,100
5.1%

Mental Health Therapist Job Listings

Key Stats for Mental Health Therapist

1-4 years
50%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼4%

Counseling
▼4%

Case Management
▼4%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 20%