Dr. Kate Messina

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , PhD , LCSW

(916) 341-9335
It is often when we feel the most overwhelmed __ when we have "tried everything we know" to feel better, to make changes, to break out of bad habits or unhelpful behavior patterns __ that we find ourselves the most open to growth and change. This is the purpose of psychotherapy. To provide us with the opportunity to open to the process of self-discovery __ to explore our thoughts, our feelings, and our behaviors and to find or regain our essential wholeness and sense of well-being.
I view my role as a psychotherapist as that of partner and guide, helping adults and children alike to rediscover their innate resiliency and capacity to work through and overcome obstacles.
I work with people experiencing phase of life hurdles, parent/marital conflict, post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, & depression and anxiety. I also work with children who may be experiencing the stressors of attention/concentration problems as well as autism spectrum disorders, separation anxiety, and disruptive/defiant behavior problems.
Call or Email Dr. Kate Messina for a free phone consultation now - (916) 341-9335

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: 11373 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • American Behavioral
  • ComPsych
  • MHN
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Dr. Kate Messina's groups

WisdomPath Parenting

Revolving workshop series to help parents know and understand their children's behaviors. When we have the same "know-how" and understanding of children as the "experts" do then we can rediscover our confidence to parent effectively and trust our decisions.

More about this group

Location

5150 Sunrise Blvd Suite G5
Fair OaksCalifornia 95628
(916) 341-9335
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Additional Location

WisdomPath Way Institute
5150 Sunrise Blvd, Suite G5
Fair OaksCalifornia 95628
(916) 341-9335

Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Trauma and PTSD

Issues:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis

Sexuality:

  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Transsexual Issues

Client Focus

Age:

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014