Micaela Van Dine, LMFT

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Micaela Van Dine, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

Like so many others, I know the pain and confusion of growing up in a highly dysfunctional, drug addicted, and mentally ill family. The trauma that a child experiences from constantly being “on guard” leaves a huge scar. With the guidance of an incredible therapist, I was able to heal many of my wounds. This therapist helped me feel worthy of self love and self-compassion. I love the quote by Hannah Brencher, “The best gift you are ever going to give some – is the permission to feel safe in their own skin. To feel worthy. To feel like they are enough. ” It wasn’t until twenty- two years later that I really understood how precious the gift of my therapist’s assistance with my healing was. After ending an abusive marriage and going through tremendous healing with the help of my therapist, I decided to become a therapist myself. Now I want to support those going through painful changes and help them feel safe, worthy, and loved.

No single approach is the right one for every client. Therefore, I am very adept at finding the right approach depending on the presenting issues as well as the personality of my clients. I offer Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for many clients. However, I also utilize Narrative Therapy for work with trauma victims, play therapy with children, and experiential therapy for some clients. When working with couples, I prefer the Gottman Method and Strategic Therapy. I incorporate spiritual concepts and artistic expression for those who align with those therapeutic approaches. 

To call Micaela directly, dial (916)930-6184 She is also available to e-mail at mvdpsychotherapy@gmail.com.


700 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816

611 Fourth Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605

(916) 930-6184

700 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95816