Sarah Hammill, LCSW
Sarah specializes in helping teens and adults recover from traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden loss, childhood abuse or divorce. She works with clients to treat common symptoms such as depression, anxiety, issues with sexuality and chronic pain.
Because trauma affects the body, Sarah combines traditional psychotherapy with a somatic focus to bring relief to the whole self. This approach is holistic, relational and highly personalized. She believe in the human capacity to heal. Her job is to guide that process.
Sarah has advanced training in contemporary psychodynamic theory. She leads community workshops on trauma recovery and trains doctors and psychiatrists in the Sutter Health System.
She has completed training in teen mental health at Albany High School and is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), an effective approach for teens.
Alexandra Jennings, ASW
Lexi specializes in working with people at the intersection of trauma and personal relationships. These commonly go hand-in-hand, since we are often hurt by our acquaintances, friends, trusted adults or family members. This means that therapy often includes a dual focus on the past trauma and our present relationships, including the therapeutic one we build together in the service of your healing.
Working from a person-centered and relational perspective, Lexi has experience helping people navigate through past trauma histories, as well as feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, family and interpersonal issues, and challenges with sexuality and gender identity.
Lexi's background includes working in substance use treatment, homelessness outreach, residential treatment, and community mental health. She is passionate about creating a supportive space where people can explore within themselves, gain helpful insights, and foster self-compassion.
Lexi believes that healing, insight, and growth arise when we are able to create a meaningful and trustworthy therapeutic relationship.
Ashley Nelson, ASW
Rooted in a holistic and strengths-based approach, Ashley brings compassion to the challenges of being human. With a background in hospice care, she specializes in trauma, grief, sudden or prolonged loss, the death and dying experience, and stress resulting from chronic health conditions.
Ashley is uniquely skilled at building trusting, engaged relationships with clients who are navigating complex life challenges. She works in partnership with you to identify and address areas of difficulty, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues and addiction.
Ashley works from a relational perspective and integrates somatic and psychodynamic approaches to address both mind and body.
She has a background in organizational management and enjoys supporting clients through professional dilemmas and development.
The Psychotherapy Institute
Staff Therapist & Trainee
Master of Social Work
Sutter Health Psychiatry Department
Grand Rounds Speaker
Sacramento Psychoanalytic Society
National Association for Social Work
The Psychotherapy Institute