About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Sierra Mental Wellness Group is to provide professional and affordable individual, couple and family counseling, crisis services, child and adolescent programs, and substance abuse evaluations. We seek to provide innovative as well as traditional approaches to solve problems and to address the identified needs of the people in and around Placer County.

Agency History

Sierra Mental Wellness Group began as a grass roots response to community counseling needs in Roseville in the late 1960’s and incorporated in 1970 as Roseville Area Youth Services, Inc. (RAYS). In 1981, RAYS merged with Placer Awareness House in Auburn to become Sierra Family Services, Inc., acquiring a third center at North Tahoe permitting the provision of county-wide services. In 2011, a name change to Sierra Mental Wellness Group helped align our current goals and services that have undergone changes over the past 45 years. In 2015 we began the provision of emergency mental health evaluations in and for San Luis Obispo County. Most recently the agency started services in a new Crisis Stabilization Unit in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and the County of Nevada.

Sierra Mental Wellness Group has established clinical offices in Roseville, Auburn and Tahoe City. Through these clinics, the agency provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents and adults in individual, group, family, and couple modalities. Our collaborative efforts permit us to provide crisis response services in Placer, Colusa, Nevada and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Future Goals

SMWG has a quality reputation within the mental health, substance abuse and crisis response arenas. As we look toward the future, we maintain our commitment to those we serve, reconfirm our strength in existing partnerships and endeavor to enhance and expand our ability to provide the highest quality services. We strive to do the right thing the first time, every time.