Family Therapy in Avila Beach, CA

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Ron Huxley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Tools and techniques include EMDR, Family Systems, Art Therapy, TheraPlay, Sensory-Motor, and Executive Functioning Skills to achieve the breakthrough you have been praying for.
Looking for faith-based therapy on anxiety and trauma issues? I have 30 years of experience and integrate traditional mental health tools with Christian Inner Healing principles that will bring you the transformation you desire. Schedule an appointment now or learn more about me at RonHuxley.com
(805) 978-8510
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Laara Israhel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Often heard in my session room: "I want to find my voice and be able to express it. I want to be authentic" Clients needing deep listening who embrace a readiness to explore and put aside with help, their own internal wounds and defenses to enable the hearing of their small strong voice within. The voice may have been quieted through neglect, abuse, trauma, addiction or other mental illness in the family .
(805) 590-2622
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Julian J Varela
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MS, CSCS
Verified
Verified
I'm a twenty-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, I believe that true happiness is comprised of many components: a healthy emotional state, relationships, social support, meaning and purpose, assertive communication and a healthy body. Integrating my past expertise and experiences with my practice as a therapist, I focus on the whole person with an existential and solution focused platform. My goal is to help you feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to increase your performance in life, relationships and/or career while helping to navigate a more meaningful and healthier self.
(805) 409-3666
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Helen Chadd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When your life is disappointing you and your days are filled with anger and resentment and you can't sleep because you worry how you are going to keep faking you've got it all together and are happy, you begin to question whether you can take it anymore. I help you discover the choices which work for you to start living a congruent authentic life where your relationships and desires are in line with your values and beliefs. You don't have to just take it. Schedule an appointment today to discuss how therapy can help you blossom and thrive.
(805) 628-4101
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Allyson Thompson-Knox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a change or a different perspective? You are here for a reason and looking for help! I want to help you find the answers you are searching for, develop new ways to handle situations and feelings, and support you in creating the change you want! Let us begin this journey together!
(805) 953-8936
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
Not accepting new clients
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Holly Whall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
Have you outgrown some aspect of your current life and either longing for change, or had change hit you over the head? When you come to a crossroads, there is an invitation to step into a new stage of development which is uncertain, unfamiliar and feels risky. You may have a hard time trusting yourself to make the "right" decisions, and feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness and self-doubt may remind you of painful, early life experiences you've tried to forget. Although challenging, life transitions present a huge opportunity for healing and growth by waking us up out of our trance, and begging us to explore what matters most.
(805) 209-0206
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Maria Castellano-Hsia
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, major life transitions, or relationship difficulties, and you are ready to regain your power and capacity for choice, we can work together in a safe, non-judgmental space. I am multicultural and bilingual, I work with clients from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of life experiences. I am a depth-trained psychotherapist. I introduce a psychodynamic approach including mind, body and soul/spirit in treatment. The therapeutic work leads to exploration, promotes insight and awareness, and stimulates psychological growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation
(805) 519-7590
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Jennifer Swanson
Psychologist, EdD, LP, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I practice as a LP (Licensed Psychologist) in WI and as a LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) in CA. I am passionate about helping people live more fulfilling lives and finding untapped potential for positive growth. When the journey of life includes unseen bumps in the road, I offer a warm and compassionate space to explore vulnerable areas, build and refine strengths, create new perspectives and apply strategies that fit you and your lifestyle. My ideal client is interested in overall wellness that includes optimizing nutrition and physical movement. I offer Walk n' Talk or virtual sessions.
(805) 420-1505
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Carin Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Navigating through life's challenges can be difficult. Therapy can help bring hope, healing, clarity and meaning to our journey.
(559) 236-6014
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Sandra De Silva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
During these uncertain times, self care is a necessity and no longer a luxury. Resilience is essential and therapy is an excellent tool to gain needed support, awareness of coping patterns that best serve us, and assistance in creating a healthy mindset and lifestyle. My role would be to support you during this difficult time and help you to reach greater life goals, know your true self and live your most joyous and authentic life. My style is warm, active, solution- focused and goal- directed. I not only provide support and a listening ear, but also strategies and recommendations that create a clear pathway to desired change.
(310) 916-6549
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Optimal Interventions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, Phd,Psy, AMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
We are a group practice providing psychotherapy, counseling, training, mediation, coaching, consultation, and other services. While we provide psychotherapy in general, we also specialize in working with those involved in legal issues. For example, we not only provide individual and couples counseling to deal with such issues as anger management, domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, but also help to mediate the relationship issues, prepare clients for court, and to be a general resource for both attorney and client. We provide services throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Counties.
(805) 918-5091
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Couple & Individual Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like to communicate without conflict, hearing each other and easily resolving differences? Do you repeat the same fights or create distance rather than enjoy each other? Do you miss the connection you had at the start of your relationship? Bobby and I are a couple who struggled with these issues ourselves. With over 50 years’ combined experience, we found solutions and created powerful tools and skill-sets for success. We find that differences dissolve with deep connection, and would love to support your emotional, relational, creative and spiritual well-being. We both care deeply and are highly creative.
(805) 316-7131
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Hallelujah Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, individuals and couples who are facing self-esteem/ self-worth concerns, relational issues, parenting struggles and those who seek to buffer the stressors of life. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD and relational distress and I have completed Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - a well researched and highly effective approach to couples therapy. It is my passion to help you discover the strengths you already carry inside of you and to help you develop stronger, more deeply connected relationships.
(805) 608-3670
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Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Cassie Ueberrhein Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, relationships, assertiveness, sexuality, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues and family of origin issues.
My focus is young adults 18+, college students and LGBTQ+ folx. I have extensive experience working with college students. I aim to support and guide those who may be struggling with adjusting to college, coping with depression and/or anxiety, forming their identity, exploring their sexuality, working on relational patterns, etc. Decreasing stigma of mental illness as well as suicide prevention and LGBTQ+ rights are important causes to me as an individual, LGBTQ+ ally and professional. I am also a sex-positive, poly and kink-knowledgable therapist, who is not here to judge you. :)
(805) 800-8581
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Michael Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Teenagers are at a pivotal and complex stage in their lives. There are ever changing social dynamics, stress from school, new found family tension, and the introduction to existential questioning. I focus on strengthening self image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Everybody has a unique and complex story to tell and my goal is to help create a safe, open, and therapeutic environment to explore their inherent strengths and personal struggles. Together we will utilize established techniques to support growth, increase productivity in school, fortify family relationships, and foster healthy friendships.
(760) 621-5433
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jessica (Jessie) Shorts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Jessie (licensed as Jessica Shorts), provides therapy to adolescents, adults, families, and women in their motherhood journey. Jessie offers a holistic perspective to psychotherapy with a focus on the heart, mind, body, and soul. Her primary framework stems from a family systems perspective, drawing from trauma-focused, multicultural, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, and existential therapeutic techniques.
(805) 590-7003
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Janel A Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Common Problems: Depression, Anxiety, School Issues, Relationship Problems (marital & family ), Divorce, Grief & Loss, Everyday Life Challenges.
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients In-Person and Virtual. Life can be very challenging sometimes, and talking with an unbiased person can be very helpful. If you would like help with life's every day challenges, are looking to improve your quality of life, or are seeking help to resolve major life issues stemming from past or present circumstances, I provide a confidential and comfortable environment where you can work through your personal challenges. Christian counseling available upon request. Servicios en Español están disponibles. If you have any questions please call, leave a message and I'll get back to you asap.
(805) 244-8690
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Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Camille Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
17 Endorsed
Verified
17 Endorsed
I have specific experience working with youth, young adults, individuals and families in areas related to communication, life changes, trauma, coping skills, family /relational conflict, self development and grief/loss issues.
I offer a soulful and deep approach to therapy for individual adults who are struggling with an array of relational and emotional concerns. As your therapist, I’m here to guide and walk along side you on your personal journey; collaborate and partner with you to move through areas in your life that are not serving you well. I aim to help others find health for their mind, balance for their lives and emotional wholeness. I truly believe that people grow through therapeutic relationships and therefore seek to help those I come in contact with achieve a deeper connection with themselves and others.
(805) 322-3338
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Carie Randolph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It's important to find a therapist with whom you can connect and feel safe. With empathy and compassion, my focus is to creat a safe environment so that you are able to share that which is most vulnerable and I hold the space, a positive attitude, that focuses on your ability to grow and heal. Whether you come as a family , couple, individual, my goal is to help you to get past the stuck places, learn new skills, help you connect with your feelings with more depth and help you to make the changes that will enrich your life.
(805) 285-3907
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Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Desiree Troxell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Welcome to wellness. You have taken the first step toward exploring your full potential. Embarking on a path of self discovery enables you to unearth your hopes for yourself, your relationships, and your future. Authenticity, communication, forgiveness, love and humor are essential to living a healthy life. Knowing yourself allows you to have healthier relationships with your family , friends and colleagues. I have experience helping people who are encountering grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, marital difficulties, life transitions, family conflict, relationship conflict, stress, self harm, and substance abuse.
(805) 219-7934
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.