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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

Services Offered

Short-Term Therapy

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.

Email Chase Moore at moorec2@losrios.edu to request training.

Upcoming Events

Meet Our Team

Sumra Afzal, Intern

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Colby Arguelles, LCSW, Therapist

Colby Arguelles

Bio

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.

Emily Fok, Intern

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Mikaela Hill, Intern

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Asha Ellman-Kassing, Intern

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Sandy Kaur, Intern

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Ravjot Khakh (RJ), Intern

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Sara LaCasee, Intern

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Meghan Lefkowitz, LCSW, Therapist

Tiffany Mimms

Bio

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.

LaTisha Lintag, License Mental Health Professional

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Meghan Mille, Intern

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Tiffany R. Mimms, Ph.D., Therapist

Tiffany Mimms

Education

  • 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.

Professional Interests

  • Social justice counseling
  • Sexual trauma
  • Domestic violence
  • Racial trauma
  • Self-care
  • Community healing
  • Grief
  • Body image concern
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Women's health

Chase Moore, Ed.D., Director

Chase Moore

Education

  • 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

Bio

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.

Julia Noel Le Grande, Intern

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Fernie Viveros, Intern

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Contact

Referral Forms

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.

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