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Alisha Arkebauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Alisha!

My name is Alisha Arkebauer, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in the clinical practice of mental health and forensics. For the last 20 years, I have helped people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds improve their lives and heal from mental and emotional distress.

My approach

I place emphasis on the development of a positive therapeutic relationship that fosters empowerment and safety. With a therapeutic approach based on an eclectic use of a wide range of theories and therapeutic techniques and selected based on the relevance to each unique client's situation and needs.

My focus

Currently, I provide direct services to clients who are having difficulties managing, overcoming, and coping with the challenges associated with trauma, involvement in the criminal justice system, abuse, addiction, gender dysphoria, and mental health concerns. Diagnosing and treating all types of mental illness, including everything from the common depressive, bipolar, and personality disorders (i.e. Anti-social Personality and Borderline Personality), all the way up to schizophrenia, clinical depression, substance use, and other forms of severe and debilitating mental illness. In addition to this, I spent 5 years in the Army working with active duty military and the past 3 years working with law enforcement.

My communication style

I believe a therapeutic environment has a calming effect, reduces stress, and makes the client feel comfortable and safe to be themselves. I have found this helps to create a climate of trust and understanding where a client can unpack their vulnerabilities and move toward healing.

My journey to mental healthcare

I started my educational journey as a Pre-Med student. However, I came to find chemistry is not my strong point. Armed with a continued passion for science I turned my attention to the study of the mind. As I began to work in the mental health field, I discovered I truly enjoyed helping people to better understand how their minds work. Giving people the life-changing skills to develop mental resilience and become healthier, stronger, and more empowered.

My goals for you

I get to know my clients beyond their symptoms and illness experience. With an understanding that talking about goals and the future can be overwhelming for many people. I like to ease into goal setting by discussing what they have always wanted to do or think that they would like to do. Essentially, examining how they hope to see themselves in the future.

About Alisha


  • ADHD
  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Children
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulsivity
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Job Stress
  • Legal Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital/Pre-marital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thought Disorders
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues


  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
  • Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Grief Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative or Integral Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Racial Trauma Recovery
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention



  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English


  • LGBTQIA+ aligned


  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - California State University, Sacramento (2018) Bachelor of Arts (BA) - California State University, Sacramento (2009) Associate in Arts (AA) - American River College (2005)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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