Our Therapists...

Edythe "Edye" Swidler

LMFT, #30135

American River Family Counseling  (ARFC) was created to meet the needs of all families, regardless of how they are created.  In my own life, I have been fortunate to work with families from diverse backgrounds, spiritual beliefs and circumstances.  I created ARFC because I believe that everyone deserves to live in a happy and connected family.


After receiving my Master's Degree in Counseling from San Diego State University, interning in a number of family centered non-profit organizations and running my own preschool and child care center, I later moved to Northern California where I became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Over the past 28 years, as I have grown as a therapist, honing my skills and developing my practice, I continued to see similar relationship struggles with so many of my clients. Their relationship challenges occurred in the context of marriages, families, partnerships, parenting, and even their peer groups. I know now that it doesn't have to be this way!

At ARFC I work with individuals, couples, families, children and teens within the context of relationships. I utilize a family systems and attachment focused approach based on creating safety and emotional resiliency. I utilize treatment approaches that incorporate various evidenced informed and evidenced based treatments depending on the individualized needs of the client(s) I am working with.

I specialize in working with all members of the adoption-kinship network, including adoptees, adopted parents and siblings and birth parents. Please see our Adoption services page for more information.

Jessika L. Morrison

LMFT, #123812

I believe wholeheartedly that every person has the capacity to grow and make lasting changes. I aim to support your journey with kindness, acceptance, encouragement and non-judgement. I take pride in my ability to really listen and reflect through your most challenging experiences and walk the path of healing alongside you.

I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and use an integrative approach tailored to individual needs. I have extensive experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, as well as other evidence based practices. My specialty is working with Anxiety Disorders in children and families, though I also enjoy working alongside my clients to overcome a wide variety of mental health challenges.


I received my Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento and attended a graduate program at the California School of Professional Psychology where I obtained a Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy. I have worked in private practice as well as non-profit community-based mental health settings to grow as a therapist. I am continually striving to learn and provide the best therapeutic care possible.

I would be honored to meet you and begin our journey toward wellness together!

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