Meet Our Therapists

Executive Officer, Darlene Davis, MA
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #40875
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #893
CAMFT Certified Supervisor

verified by Psychology Today

Our therapists welcome the diversity brought by the crossroads of physical attributes, socioeconomic status, spirituality, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, as well as other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual, family, and couple identity. Listed below is a brief description, office location, and contact information for each therapist.

Anna Stewart
    Licensed MFT #84609

I believe that therapy is a collaborative experience and that you know yourself better than anyone else. However, everyone gets stuck sometimes. If you need help choosing new goals, reorganizing your life, or getting out of the ruts of behavior or relationships you’ve been in, I’d like to assist you in that process. I offer a confidential, safe, and supportive environment as you explore the possibilities in your life and take action.
When children come to therapy, I’m happy to help within school systems, with teachers or after-school care, or to introduce behavior plans as needed.
Phone: 916-612-4610



Sara Adams
Licensed MFT #53483  

Have you believed there is something wrong with you? Do you deeply desire to live life free from the painful, self-criticizing thoughts you have about yourself?

I can help.
Sometimes when we feel unfulfilled, depressed, anxious, or deeply unhappy, we can greatly benefit from “Awareapy,” and help from someone with incredible insight and compassion. Someone highly skilled, with over 16 years of experience helping people gain greater self-awareness and understanding. Someone who will assist you in healing your relationship with yourself, and with others; and removing the obstacles keeping you from the fulfilling life you long for.
Someone like me.
Please contact me either by phone: 916-557-0101 or email:realizewholeness@gmail.com



Licensed MFT #97556 
As an empathetic and helpful therapist, I have been educated, trained, and provided with life experiences to encourage and support adolescent boys, men of all ages, couples, and families.

I use therapy models that are psychodynamic and experiential to help you connect with those parts of you that are powerful to help you heal within yourself and with others. I am trained in EMDR to help those with trauma.
I employ Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples escape cycles of reactivity and connect vulnerably and safely. I would be honored to help you find the support and healing you need for you and your loved ones. Call: 
(916) 905-3395 or email: 


MFT Registered Intern #92004
Everyone has a story and her/his/their story is unique. The complexity of one's interactions with family, institutions, culture, society, identity and the past all play a role in those stories coming together that then create our lives. Together we ill look at your story in the context of that and those that surround you. Trauma, abuse, PTSD, addiction, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression effect how we meet the world and our quality of life. I strive to see each child, adolescent, adult, individual, family, or couple non-judmentally, with cultural humility, and with respect for how they identify and with respect for how they identify and walk in the world.
 Elisa Guadalupe Duran
Spanish Speaking
MFT Registered Intern #88383 SACRAMENTO
While on our journey through life we can experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help you process difficulties that you might be facing and help you focus on what matters most to you. While working together, I look to utilize techniques that will fit your unique needs and goals. I aspire to develop a collaborative relationship with my clients, helping them to discover more about who they are, the strengths they possess, and to experience the healing they deserve. I have a flexible schedule and work at our Sacramento office. To schedule an appointment or obtain additional information, you may contact me at (916) 312-3502 or email me at Elisaduran4321@gmail.com. I look forward to working with you.
Ofrezco un horario flexible en la oficina de Sacramento. Para una cita o para mas información, puede comunicarse conmigo al (916) 312- 3502 o atreves de mi correo electrónicoElisaduran4321@gmail.com. 


MFT Registered Intern #90204
I work collaboratively with people to help them achieve a more meaningful and healthy lifestyle. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive and comfortable environment providing the space for you to have the growth and progress you desire. I am educated in several theories and techniques and am willing to work with you to find the best fit through your journey. I am open to working with diverse populations and am happy to provide for individuals, couples and families. Please feel free to call me directly at 916-542-8374 or email me at allsionwarren2014@gmail.com
MFT Registered Intern #95897
Are you seeking support to explore ways to make changes in your life that allows you to look forward to the future with hope and healing? Empowering, encouraging and supporting the wellbeing of people from distinct and diverse backgrounds has always been a priority to me, both personally and professionally. And while embracing your uniqueness, I offer compassionate and sound therapeutic guidance and psychoeducational support to individuals, couples and families. I consider it a privilege to join and help you professionally toward reaching your therapeutic goals. Please contact me directly if I can answer any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.

Confidential voicemail/direct line:

MFT Registered Intern #94864
Life events and experiences trigger emotions, ranging from joy and elation to deep trauma. My goal is to help adults, children, couples, and families work through and process in a safe and private setting painful or difficult experiences interfering with healthy human relationships and life enjoyment. As an MFT Intern and Registered Nurse, I strive to help guide my clients as they grow and learn new skills to lead their best lives. You can contact me through my direct and confidential line

MFT Registered Intern # 95695
Hello! My name is Clay Hughes and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern here at HOPE Counseling Center. While I have a passion for working with couples, I see a wide rangeof individuals struggling with various challenges in life. I make sure to work with my clients in a collaborative way that ensures that therapy is best tailored to the client’s needs and preferences. I am honored to be a part of your life as we tackle challenges together and pave a road to a better way of being.

Feel free to leave a confidential voicemail on my direct line at

Jeannette Setiawan
MFT Trainee
Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and most importantly, I am a huge believer of people and our potential. I understand that it can be difficult to go through life’s struggles alone, especially during the times when we feel like every single thing we have tried is not working. At HOPE Counseling Center, we strive to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can grow and find your way back to a healthy relationship with yourself and other people. It has been my passion for a long time to provide support and work with those of you who are struggling. My goal is to understand your story from your perspective and collaborate with you in creating a more fulfilling future. It would be an honor to be involved in the process of your journey and recovery.

Please feel free to contact me through my direct confidential line at 916-282-9016 or email me at jeannettesetiawan@gmail.com

Samantha Matthews
MFT Registered Intern #94373
Welcome, my name is Samantha Matthews, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern supervised by Darlene Davis, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed
Professional Clinical Counselor. I have my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling from University San Francisco.
I believe that therapy is a chance to explore creativity, self-development, and
relationships in a supportive, judgment free, experiential environment. It is my
philosophy to look at a person as a whole and to explore different situations that people may find themselves in that may not be working as a positive function. Learning to accept all parts of you is a  

huge step, and then learning to transition the
negatives in life into positive action is something that takes work and dedication. Therapy
is a collaborative journey, you have the resources within you, and I am here to help you
rediscover how to access those.

Please feel free to call me at: (657) 549-5240 or e-mail samantha.mahope@gmail.com

MFT Trainee 
Welcome! I hope to be given the opportunity to walk alongside you during this point in your journey to hear your life story, help empower you to see your strengths, and begin your preferred way of living. I view relationships as vital to our understanding of our lives, especially our relationships with the challenges we face. I enjoy exploring these relationships in individual, couple, and family sessions with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds. Please feel free to call me on my direct confidential line at
(916) 538-1251 or contact me by email at kristikline246@gmail.com 
MFT Trainee
The lotus flower is considered one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. But it doesn't grow in dry soil, it takes root and blossoms in the mud, or it won't grow at all. Out of that mud can emerge the most unique flower. But, perhaps you feel stuck in it. How do you get from mud to flower? Together we will engage in a journey to discover a way out of the mud that fits your unique circumstance. I offer help with child guidance/parenting, decreasing anxiety and increasing self-esteem, exercise and deepening a connection with nature, and the ache of addictions. Together we’ll build on your strengths and insights so you may grow into your future with confidence and hope.

Confidential direct line: 530-278-5080

Email: linnheart1@gmail.com


MFT Registered Intern #89603
“Create inclusion with simple mindfulness that others might have a different reality from your own”…Patti Digh 

I believe that individuals are unique based on their bio (body)-psycho (brain)-social (environment/history) makeup. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, culturally competent, and a non-judgmental therapeutic setting for my clients. In my view the therapeutic alliance between a therapist and client is key in making counseling a meaningful and positive experience. I offer therapy services to individuals, couples, families and children. The presenting issues may stem from trauma, abuse, addiction, anxiety, and behavioral problems to parenting/couples conflicts and/or communication issues and much more. I strive to lead you to the threshold of your mind while holding your reality and not simply have you see things in a prescribed manner.

Call: 916-668-9033

Email: gurveenatwal@gmail.com


MFT Trainee

Life is a journey that is full of transitions that include joyous moments, personal challenges, but also devastating hardships. I believe it is our personal strength and resilience that help us adapt, overcome, and learn to form better habits when faced with these obstacles. Knowing which step to take in your process to healing may be a bit of a challenge. Sometimes we are faced with struggles that no prior knowledge has prepared us for. Reaching out and finding help to achieve a healthier, happier, and more rewarding life is a courageous move and I commend you for that. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, it is my pleasure to work with families, children, couples, and individuals in a warm, safe, and inviting environment to collaboratively tackle any of life’s current struggles. I believe building rapport and helping my clients feel comfortable is imperative to the therapeutic process. It is my desire to help you navigate through this struggle in order to achieve your therapeutic goals and establish a more personally satisfying way of life.

Feel free to leave a confidential voicemail at: (916) 347-0585 or Email at: ginamh2016@yahoo.com

MFT Trainee 

You have taken the first step toward change as you explore the possibilities professional counseling can offer. Therapy can open a door to hope as we work together to explore areas of your life you want to change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for successful counseling. I offer a confidential, supportive, and safe environment wherein each individual’s unique human experience is embraced. I incorporate a range of theoretical perspectives as I seek to tailor the counseling experience to each individual’s needs.

You can contact me directly at 916-625-6474 or by email at rebeccadomeier@gmail.com.


MFT Trainee

Welcome! Beginning your therapeutic journey does not need to be an intimidating process, but rather one in which ultimate support, healing and connection is found. It is my goal to provide a collaborative experience of working together to create growth and change in a safe and supportive environment to help you meet your goals, discover your inner strengths and lead a fulfilling life. Whether you are dealing with co-parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, coping with chronic medical conditions, trauma, fear, anger, guilt, grief or loss, we will work as a team to explore your concern and create positive change. Please feel free to call me directly at (916) 790-1240 or email me at allisonhope2016@gmail.com



Justin Altman
MFT Trainee
 I believe that most people have more power over their own lives and circumstances than they give themselves credit for, and that self -awareness is the path to happiness and contentment. At the same time, I also understand that the world can be a harsh place, and that sometimes we need help to find our way through.I am a healer, a guide, and a companion. I take an integrative approach to therapy, utilizing techniques and theoretical orientations from a variety of perspectives in order to help you achieve your goals, reduce your symptoms, and overcome your circumstances.I also have specific training and experience using a behavioral approach to work with family systems that include children with special needs and at-risk youth
Feel free to call me directly at 916-473-3362 or email justinaltman2016@gmail.com 

            MFT Trainee               ROSEVILLE/SACRAMENTO
I am a MFT Trainee working under the supervision of
Darlene Davis, LMFT #40875, LPCC #893. As we walk through life we are often faced with challenges along the way. The mind is a powerful tool, how we choose to think about our life, our relationships, and the challenges we face can have a huge impact. The mind can be a debilitating thing or it can empower you to find hope, fulfillment and meaning in life. I want to walk along side you on this journey in a collaborative therapeutic process. My goal is to give you a safe place where we can work together to reach your personal goals. Every person is unique; because of this I use a variety of therapeutic techniques in order to find what works best for each individual client. It would be a privilege to work alongside of you in this process. Feel free to call me directly at 916-644-0594 or email amber.michelini@gmail.com