About CRC Counseling

Easy Access to Affordable Therapists and Counselors

Affordable therapists and counselors

To strengthen couples and communities by providing affordable and accessible services.

About CRC Counseling

Our Mission is to Empower Your Life

Affordable therapists and counselors

To strengthen couples and communities by providing affordable and accessible services.


To provide you with the best possible experience we ensure our staff participate in weekly training and supervision to learn how to effectively use principles from various theory and practices that are evidence-based or research supported. The process is intended to add an extra layer in preparing our staff for working with clients so they may help you build a stronger bond with yourself, your family and friends and to gain practical relationship skills for a lasting relationship.

Additionally, our agency uses a trauma-informed approach in our work with clients as well as within the agency. We firmly hold that it is more important to consider what has happened to a person rather than what is wrong with the person when we witness behavior we don’t understand. Further, we welcome a wide array of clients and community members: LGBT, Recovery, people of color, and faith-based. For more information about our efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, please visit the brief explanation provided on the Services page or our EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY.

Counselor training
Diversity in counseling


Couples Resource Collective strongly believes you deserve an enriched life, that the best of ourselves grows by learning from others.  You want a professional team who knows first-hand the challenge of working with someone who meant well.  We understand the importance of a safe environment where you can process your thoughts and emotions.  Each of our counselors, coaches, staff and Board of Directors values the diversity in thought and history each member of our agency and our clients arrives with each day.  Our goal is to minimize stigma and judgment in the services we provide in our effort to strengthen our community.

We use a breadth of knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure your story is heard and valued without the imposition of others’ thoughts or values.  Your success depends upon your ability to develop thought and emotion that leads you to the sound resolution you want.

In particular, we strive to provide affirmative counseling and services to LGBT, people of color, recovery, and faith-based communities.  We cherish you and your relationship regardless to the stage or challenge most couples and partnerships face at some point:

  • Dating
  • Differences in communication
  • Differences in (non-)religious spiritual beliefs or belief in deity
  • In a long-term relationship or married
  • Infidelity & trust
  • Parenting, co-parenting, blended family, or empty-nesting
  • Coming out, whether you’re early or later in life
  • Navigating the rules of sexuality or gender expression, monogamy, polyamory, or open relationship
  • Separation or Divorce

Relationship Coach

Why choose a Relationship Coach?

Because not all couples struggle or suffer the challenges of mental illness or addiction. In fact, many issues and problems in life do not require the assistance of a mental health provider. A relationship coach can help clients achieve goals, such as improving communication, reducing conflicts, and improving relationship satisfaction.

Management Team and Clinical Supervisors

William “Billy” Schult – Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #111556

The primary emphasis of Billy’s practice has been helping couples overcome affairs, collaborating with motivated and goal-oriented individuals struggling with relationship issues and helping couples approach or navigate the concept and boundaries of open/poly relationships. He primarily utilizes Internal Family Systems Theory as well as Narrative Therapy in his work and is well versed in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. He mentors a direct but thoughtful approach to employing your chosen theory(s) and advocates for creative and experiential uses of interventions. He earned a Master of Art in Couple and Family Therapy as well as a Master of Art in Education with a PPS credential in School Counseling, both from Alliant International University. He served terms on the executive boards of AAMFT-Sacramento and SVC-CAMFT and he co-founded Couples Resource Collective because of his genuine desire to contribute to the community in an impactful way. Mentoring trainees and associates to become effective and well-balanced mental health practitioners is a rewarding passion he shares with his own mentors. He is the clinical supervisor for our Sacramento counseling and training program.

Clayton Hughes – Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #122815

Clay received his BA in psychology from U.C. Davis and his MA in couple and family therapy from Alliant International University. He is the clinical supervisor for our Davis counseling and training program.

William Schult, Executive Director Clay Hughes, Program Director

Our Board of Directors

Welcome From The President

President – William Schult, LMFT, PPS

As president, executive director & co-founder of the organization it is my proudest pleasure to welcome you to Couples Resource Collective. I truly believe in our mission and the work we do here at CRC and I am committed to making the experience of every client a helpful & insightful one. I am lucky to have a fantastic team of colleagues and staff that help make our organization great.

I received my bachelors degree in Anthropology from California State University Sacramento, a Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a second Masters degree in Education with a PPS credential in School Counseling, both from Alliant International University. Additionally, I served on the board of SVC-CAMFT as Treasurer for two terms from 2016-17 & 2017-18 as well as the Secretary of AAMFT Sacramento from 2015-2016 and am also a licensed marriage and family therapist.

I hope your experience at our organization is a positive one that helps you succeed in the areas of your life that you sought us out for. Welcome!

Vice President/Treasurer – Clay Hughes, LMFT

Secretary – Carisa Sherwood, LMFT

Media Director – Jason Stewart

Jason leads/coordinates our media and advertisement. If you would like to contact him you can reach him at jasons@couplesrc.org

Catrina Womack

Dr. Nathaniel Mills, Ph.D

Matthew Zavala, LMFT