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Change your thinking, Change your life.

At Serenity Bean Therapy you have an opportunity to work with one of our AMFT's and ASW's. They accept private pay and Beacon insurance.  Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, relationship, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Therapist in the greater Sacramento area, supervising several AMFT's and we would love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Since opening the doors of my practice in 2013, I have provided patients in the Sacramento area with a wide range of psychological services. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. During the pandemic I have heard about the shortage of available therapists. I wanted to help with the shortage and decided to turn my solo practice into a center to help associate begin their private practice career and build a clientele. My goal is to help provide associate that can help you understand yourself more deeply and to cope better with change. I am EXCITED to announce that I added two AMFT to my staff.  To learn more about them please visit Meet the staff page.

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"

Maya Angelou

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I implement effective Cognitive Behavioral techniques methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new thinking and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.


20+ years ago I started my journey to become a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.

I spent the first part of my career working with youth in the foster care and adoptive services. Families in crisis, and youth in the Juvenile Justice system.  I moved on to working with adults facing homelessness with addiction, medical and mental health conditions. I became the clinical director of an out of custody Trauma based Alcohol and Drug program with women who were on parole. I left the program to work at Folsom women's prison to provide groups and therapy. Once that contract ended, I decided it was time to go into private practice where I could utilize all my skills that I had learned for the last 15+ years. I continued my work with people in the criminal justice world through two contracts through the Federal government and the Board of Prison, I see private pay and I accept insurances. For the last 8 years I have worked with individual who required immigration psychological/mental health assessments who were either facing deportation or were applying for their residency. I specialize in Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction and Attachment. I am a Cognitive behavioral therapist, and my motto is "Change your thinking, change your life." I believe in meeting the client where they are at and if I am not the right match for you then lets find you someone who is a better match because therapy is about you not me. I have worked with depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction, trauma, PTSD, grief, LGBTQ+. I became a therapist to make a difference.


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We love to help our patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact us today to learn more and book a session.  Serenity Bean Therapy.

Trisha A. Mendez, LMFT #43520

Marie Crim, ACSW #106395

Maritza Meza, AMFT #119906

Shelly Palmer, AMFT #128615

Tyler J. Harston, AMFT #129924 

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