Melissa Hensel, L.C.S.W.

Melissa M. Hensel, L.C.S.W.


Primary Care


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker


To see if Melissa M. Hensel is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2900
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-451-1059
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Thank you for taking the time to consider how my 15 years of clinical experience can help you at this time. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in family service agencies, schools, health clinics and psychiatric departments. Areas of focus include attachment issues, relationships, behavior concerns, academic and learning concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, self-esteem, grieving and healing after loss. I respect the importance of starting where my client is. I believe it is vital to establish an environment that promotes open communication. These efforts create practical,effective coping skills and interventions.

A pivotal factor in my work with clients, is to provide a safe non-judgmental environment that allows my clients to identify and clarify specific concerns & goals. As a therapist, I respect my clients’ personal values and beliefs. I feel privileged to be part of this therapeutic process.

Clinical Interests

Melissa Hensel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering behavioral health counseling services for youth age 8-17 who are experiencing mild depression. She has clinical interest and expertise in evidence based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Behavioral Activation Interventions.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.S.W., California State University, Sacramento CA 2002

B.S., Pacific Union College, Angwin CA 1998

Board Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker,