Crestwood Behavioral Health - Sacramento

leadership team

Cindy Mataraso, Psy.D
Campus Administrator

Chandra Thomas, LMFT
Clinical Director PHF

Lindzi Metzger
Program Director

Ililta Zerezghi, RN
Director of Nursing, MHRC

Trina Vessels, RN
Director of Nursing, PHF



Crestwood Center Sacramento
2600 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 452-1431
FAX: (916) 452-7860

Crestwood Center Sacramento
Psychiatric Health Facility
2600 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 520-2785
FAX: (916) 452-1093

career center

To learn about job opportunities at the Crestwood Center, visit the Career Center.



Crestwood Center in Sacramento exemplifies the company's commitment to providing mental health clients with the range of care needed to place them on the road to recovery. Clients receive a personalized Recovery Service Plan upon arrival which focuses on classes and activities to strengthen the skills needed to move to a less restrictive care setting, and eventually back to their own communities. Once clients have begun their personalized plans, Crestwood Center provides continual encouragement and assessment to ensure that they have the greatest opportunities to succeed.

The facility also offers a wide variety of classes, from core recovery offerings such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan to community living skills and substance abuse education. Clients may engage in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, exercise, relaxation, and movie nights.

Crestwood Center Sacramento offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a form of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan Ph.D. at the University of Washington that is an evidence-based practice used to improve a client's ability to regulate their emotional responses to situations that occur in their lives that they may have previously responded to in a self-destructive or aggressive manner.

The DBT program has made a considerable impact on the lives of the participants and on the overall treatment environment. As some of our participants have remarked:

"My mental status has improved. DBT has encouraged me to love and forgive myself. It has encouraged me to assess the thoughts that have haunted me for years, and for that, I am in a better place."

"It keeps me in touch with the outside world. It keeps me knowing myself and talking about things that have debilitated me in the past and that have kept me ill. It has taught me what to do, and not to do, when I am in crisis."



Crestwood Center
Mental Health Rehabilitation Center

Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs) provide psychosocial rehabilitation programs in secure, residential settings with a focus on brief lengths of stay. Learn more.

Core Program


Crestwood Center Sacramento
Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF)

Crestwood's Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs) are dedicated to restoring a sense of hope, self empowerment and realized potential of recovery in each of our consumers. PHFs are for consumers who require stabilization, medication management, behavioral interventions, psycho-therapy, psychosocial education and a transition plan to enable a successful return to their community.

Core Program

special features

All Crestwood Center Sacramento consumers are invited to participate in our pre-vocational program that places individuals in various positions around the facility as "trainees" to help them develop positive work habits. Based on their interests, consumers are welcome to contribute to housing, the business office, maintenance/gardening, dietary programs and recreational programs. Crestwood Center also enjoys a partnership with California State University, Sacramento that allows nursing students to gain real world experience during a semester-long psychiatric rotation at the facility.



Crestwood Center at Sacramento is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which requires a higher standard of care than the licensing standards in California. Crestwood believes this accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest level of care and rehabilitation.