Dr. Nicole Metscher

Inspiring Hope


As a Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), I have spent the last 20 years inspiring hope, growth and change for a fulfilling life. Although we may not have  control of every experience in life, I believe that we do have the power to change our future for the better regardless of our current circumstances.  I believe that everyone wants to feel loved and accepted.  It is my goal to inspire individuals by helping him/her process past and current events that may be hindering their ability to move forward.  Psychotherapy can help to decrease symptoms of worry, sadness, trauma, anger, and grief.   If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


As a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage Family Therapist, I have been serving individuals of all ages and backgrounds for more than 20 years. I began my journey as an in-home behavioral support aide for children with autism and had many amazing opportunities through the years including my work in schools, domestic violence organizations, transitional housing, and private practice.  I welcome individuals from all beliefs and backgrounds and believe that therapy is a dynamic process. ​I've served in many roles ranging from a front line worker through management and clinical director.  My experiences providing therapy, psychological testing, facilitating groups and performing independent medical evaluations have allowed me to see our world through a diverse lens.  

Licensed Psychologist PSY 26636 & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy MFC 43139


Inspiring Growth & Change

Although we may not have control of every experience, I believe that we inherently want a sense of belonging. It is my goal to inspire individuals by helping him/her process past and current events that may be hindering their ability to move forward.

  • ​​​​Aging and Life Changes

  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, ​                                  Binge Eating, Disordered Eating)
  • Addiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Personality Disorders
  • BiPolar
  • Thought Disorders
  • Behavioral Coaching
  • Independent Medical Evaluations
  • Individual Therapy

  • Couple's Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Assessment

  • Life Skills

  • Parenting


  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

If you think you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.  Here are the local psychiatric hospitals:

Heritage Oaks CPC Hospital - www.heritageoakshospital.com/
Located on Auburn Blvd in North Sacramento, their number is 489-3336.

Sierra Vista CPC Hospital - www.sierravistahospital.com/
Located on Bruceville Road in South Sacramento,their number is 423-2000.

Sutter Center for Psychiatry - www.suttermedicalcenter.org/psychiatry/
Located on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento, their number is 386-3000. You can also call 1-800-801-3077 24 hours/day.

National Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Local Suicide Prevention Hotline (Sacramento): (916) 368-3111

Poison Control: (800) 222-1222

Women Escaping a Violent Environment: (916) 920-2952