The Center for Mental Health and Wellness provides a variety of services to all currently enrolled students, including individual and group therapy as well as training and workshops on a variety of topics. Our services are delivered by licensed therapists and trainees/interns who are supervised by licensed clinicians and are working towards becoming licensed themselves.
Our services are designed to:
- Improve students' understanding of themselves
- Create and maintain healthy relationships
- Improve academic success
- Make satisfying career and life choices
We utilize a short-term therapy model that focuses on helping students clarify their concerns and work towards the resolution of difficulties. Students can schedule up to 12 sessions per academic year. Students who would benefit from longer-term support may be referred to other services such as specialized campus resources, a provider within their insurance network, or a community agency.
Student Groups and Workshops
We offer group therapy and workshops with the intention of increasing knowledge of mental health and wellness, increasing social support, and building coping skills. The Center for Mental Health and Wellness offers various groups throughout the year. Check back to see the latest offerings. If there is a group that you are interested in that is not listed, then please let us know. We may be able to start one!
Staff and Faculty Training
We offer training and seminars on various topics related to mental health, wellness, and social-emotional functioning. Training is scheduled throughout the year and can be requested by staff and faculty. Note that you must be logged in to Los Rios Single Sign-On to access the form.
There are no upcoming mental health and wellness events scheduled at this time.
Meet Our Team
Colby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience working in an array of Community Mental Health settings throughout the Sacramento area. She graduated from CSU Monterey, CSU Sacramento, and took courses through Sac City while pursuing a career in mental health. Her background includes working with children, families, adolescents, and adults experiencing life disruptions due to varying challenges related to mental health. She has been with Los Rios for almost three years, providing support to students and mental health training to staff, counselors, and faculty. Supporting students in managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjusting to ever-changing situations is where her passion lies.
Colby’s approach to treatment is best described as integrative and eclectic. In essence, this means that she pulls from several therapy orientations, allowing the opportunity to adapt her approach to specific circumstances. Colby utilizes short-term solution-focused interventions to achieve emotional and mental stability to aid in supporting academic success through client-identified goals. Colby’s experience and skills gained over the years greatly support the diverse populations within our Los Rios community, and on our campuses.
Colby is also a Certified QPR Trainer, providing training and education around Suicide Awareness and Prevention throughout the district and the community. Colby has a passion for increasing mental health awareness while reducing stigma. She looks forward to being a part of the Los Rios Community, and many more students' journeys, for many more years to come.
Kendra Barcenas is a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student at California Northstate University. She started her academic journey at the University of California, Irvine where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While at UC Irvine, Kendra volunteered as a tutor/ peer counselor at an underserved community where she developed a passion for supporting people’s work towards emotional health and healing. After graduating from UC Irvine, Kendra pursued her master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California Northstate University. While at CNU Kendra has had the opportunity to practice providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of needs, challenges, and strengths. Kendra has also had the opportunity to provide therapy services to adults in an OCD/Hoarding- Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) group. Kendra utilizes relational, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy and understands that it is critical to individually tailor treatment to each student’s needs. Kendra specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, stress, trauma, cultural concerns, and school issues.
Hi everyone! My name is Francis. A first-generation college student and a native of Northern California, I will be a Mental Health Intern here at Los Rios while I complete the final year of my master's degree at Sacramento State. I have many years of experience as an academic counselor and am excited to be continuing my work with college students as a therapist.
I believe each and every one of you deserves the chance to find, understand, forgive, accept, and celebrate your truest self. And for me, my most important role as a therapist is providing a space where you can have someone you can truly trust, no matter what you've been through, done, or felt.
William Kleemann is a mental health intern and candidate for his master's degree in social work from California State University Sacramento. William has lived in Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and finally, Folsom, CA. William appreciates that those experiences have exposed him to different cultures, and he holds an appreciation and understanding that no two people are the same.
William received his bachelor's degree in economics with a focus in mathematics from Willamette University in 2013, after which he worked in technology finance for seven years. After having personal experiences with mental health and recovery, William decided to refocus his career towards helping others. William's first-year internship was working with veterans both individually and in group counseling sessions using a variety of modalities mainly focusing on mindfulness practices.
In his spare time, William enjoys cycling the many trails around Folsom and the Sacramento area as well as golfing, video games, and sports.
Meghan Lefkowitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who began her academic journey at a California community college. She then transferred to the University of California, Santa Cruz where she received her bachelor's degree in Sociology. After spending time working in community mental health and developing a passion for working to support people's mental well-being and having always had a passion for social justice, Meghan pursued her master's degree in social work from California State University, Sacramento.
After completing her master’s, Meghan began her clinical practice by providing therapy services to folks who were underinsured or uninsured. Meghan enjoys supporting Los Rios students who are experiencing anxiety and relationship stress to find tools that support their academic success and overall well-being. Meghan utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy and recognizes that each individual student has their own individual needs when it comes to having a supportive experience in therapy. Meghan specializes in mindfulness-centered work and, in addition to working with Los Rios students, she enjoys supervising interns who are on their way to becoming therapists in the community.
- B.A. – Psychology and Women's Studies (double major), Claremont McKenna College
- M.A. – Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
- M.A.- Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
- Ph.D. – Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
How I Work with Students
Establishing a positive therapist-client relationship is crucial to the success of psychotherapy. Creating an environment where students feel safe to discuss any concerns is a primary goal of my therapeutic approach. I treat each person with respect, cultural sensitivity, and a strong sense of professional ethics. I see my role as a therapist as both a collaborator and a teacher. I actively work with students to explore their unique concerns, struggles, and strengths. I also use my professional expertise to highlight key patterns in life that may be keeping one stuck, and to present alternative perspectives and strategies to help achieve one's goals.
- Social justice counseling
- Sexual trauma
- Domestic violence
- Racial trauma
- Community healing
- Body image concern
- Women's health
- Bachelors of Art (Psychology) – California State University, Fresno
- Master of Education (Educational Psychology) – California State University, Sacramento
- Doctor of Education (Behavioral Health) – Grand Canyon University, Arizona
Areas of Service
- Cultural Psychology
- Somatic Healing Practices
- Indigenous Healing Practices
- Education and Disability Counseling
- Trauma-Informed Counseling Support
Areas of Expertise
- African American Males
- Healing Family Trauma
- Educationally-Related Mental Health
- Cultural and Racial Trauma
Hello All, my name is Chase Moore, and I am an educational psychologist who has been in practice for over 12 years. My interest and passion are providing healing at the individual, organizational, and community levels. What grounds me in my work is my desire to see individuals thrive regardless of the obstacles they may be experiencing. My goal as a therapist and healer is to support students in developing healthy relationships to live a life of purpose and intentionality.
The most important relationship you'll ever have is the one you'll have with yourself. When we invest time in learning about ourselves and those people and situations that have influenced us, we can create an inner world that will help us work and manifest the best versions of ourselves. Areas of interest and expertise for me are cultural psychology, indigenous healing practices, and somatic healing practices.
Note that you must be logged in to Los Rios Single Sign-On to access the following forms.
Students can request an appointment through our Mental Health Student Self-Referral Form.
Faculty and staff can make a referral on a student's behalf through our Staff Mental Health Referral Form. The student must be aware of and in agreement with referral.