The approach I take as a therapist draws from both cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices. In short, people learn how to relate to their thoughts differently and as a result additionally gain insight, problem solving skills, communication skills, increased sense of control over feeling states and improved relationships. Through processes such as examination of your perceptions and beliefs, increasing your ability to be present in the here and now, exploration of your values, development of new skills and resolution of previous trauma, I've had the privilege of witnessing my clients experience symptom reduction and profound change.
I work with clients who want to dive deeper into long-standing, challenging patterns in their lives. By listening to the ways the soul is speaking, I work with clients who are ready to cultivate deeper meaning and purpose in their lives as well as step into more connected and fulfilling relationships. I enjoy using dream material, as well as astrology, in my practice to add to the scope of talk therapy. I am finishing up my masters in counseling psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and will graduate in March 2023.
TeIe-therapy & In Person Sessions. I know from working with people that there is a lot of suffering out there and many people don't know where to reach out for help. Working together, I can help you navigate these challenges. I work with Adults and Professionals dealing with imposter syndrome and work stress, College students and adolescents navigating school, relationships and the future. Adolescents and Adults working through anxiety, depression, and relationships. I have additional training and experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and Couples Work. Reach out to me and we can talk further about how I can help.
Thank you for taking the first step toward optimal health & well-being. I work with people who are ready to address an issue or an area of their life that is so intimate, they haven't shared it with anyone. Sometimes, not even with the person "closest" to them.
Therapy is a resource that promotes healing and growth; and as amazing as that is, it can also be intimidating. The decision to look for a therapist takes strength and courage. The heart of the work we will do together centers around supporting you to heal, work towards changing your thought process and to help you develop skills to work through challenging life situations. I use a combination of therapeutic techniques to help support you to identify and process through areas that you feel are impacted negatively. Working together, I will support you towards healing and empower and guide you to move forward in a healthier way.
I often hear from clients that they feel lost in the world, lonely in spite of their relationships and are unsure of how to cope with the onslaught of change we are all experiencing. I can help you build the stability to achieve your goals while navigating the ups and downs of life. I’m passionate about working with clients who are looking to find their path in the world. Feel free to peruse my website to learn more about me and the services I offer. www.sararobinowlmft.com
I provide individual coaching to help you organize, plan, and follow-through with your work or activities. Whether a student or an adult, sessions are individually curtailed to adjust to the areas that may be impacted, such as course content, work productivity, or job performance. I can teach middle school, high school, and college students concepts about learning and memory. Specifically how memory operates and how to use skills to enhance retention of academic material aides in preparing for exams as well as improving in exam performance.
My passion is serving those in SLO community and promoting meaningful change and healing in the individuals I treat. I imagine you are here because something in your life has caused you pain or suffering. Achieving emotional and mental wellness is hard and uncomfortable work, but it does not have to happen alone. I honor the vulnerability and courage it takes to begin therapy. My goal is to help you discover a life of balance, authenticity, and happiness. Everyone can benefit from therapy— from children to adults.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY-F
I offer therapy for adults 18 years old and over in safe, non-judgmental and empathic relationship. I can help you heal from childhood or more recent trauma, and help reduce trauma's disturbing, intrusive, relational and long lasting effects. I can also work with you to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based practices. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
As a therapist, I am passionate about creating a safe space to explore a deeper understanding of yourself, others and the world . With empathy and trust, I will walk alongside you as you navigate feelings of anxiety, sadness, fear, self-criticism, doubt and shame. You can learn new ways to manage life stressors, gain confidence and self-compassion, advocate for your needs, and live a life that you deem meaningful and authentic to you.
Being human means you’ve experienced pain and heartbreak. What caused the pain, who was involved, and how you handle it is unique to your story. It’s from these places of pain that our “problems” are birthed. Trinity's role as a psychotherapist and fellow human is to help create a space for you to explore all parts of yourself and your story. Trinity assists clients in finding ways to heal from attachment wounds in order to achieve a satisfying adult life.
We all face moments that test our foundations. Seasons where we find ourselves struggling, often feeling alone and quietly wishing things would get better. It’s important for you to know that there’s no need to suffer. Hope is here. As therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), warmth, empathy, and growth are what you can expect from our time together. I believe in a compassionate, integrated approach to care, specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
I enjoy supporting individuals around issues such as stress management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral/substance addiction, and complex/developmental trauma. My work and life’s passion are centered around a belief that we all have the capacity to heal ourselves when we feel connection, compassion, and support from others. Our bodies contain a unique inner wisdom that helps guide the path back to our true selves. Becoming reacquainted with who we really are on a core level, combined with practicing effective communication strategies with others, allows for greater emotional, mental, and spiritual freedom.
Anxious or burned out? Seeking greater life purpose rather than just getting by in life? Time to step into your best, most authentic self! For over 15+ years, Rebecca has treated teens & adult clients with: anxiety, college/life transitions, pre-postpartum issues, addiction recovery, parenting issues, etc. Rebecca is solution-focused & psychodynamic in her approach and utilize various modalities including CBT/DBT tools, mindfulness, and creative body-based approaches. Whether you are a high school/college student, career professional, parent or spouse, being an adult can often feel stressful and challenging. Rebecca can help.
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.
I am a passionate nature enthusiast and licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are interested in furthering their development and reaching a deeper understanding of their own, authentic being. I believe that we are more than our emotions and behaviors–we are complex people that require introspection and the honor of a unique and individualized path to healing. Through the exploration of stories and patterns (both current and past), I assist clients in coming into a deeper understanding and ease with the self.
Is stress and the challenges of every day life impacting how you feel about yourself, your relationships, parenting or your family? Is your satisfaction with school, college, work or family suffering? I help adults, children and families reach their full potential, find connection and improve their relationships. If you or your child showing signs of depression or anxiety? I can help. I encourage children to express themselves through play, talk and activities and learn healthy outlets to express big emotions and coping skills. I will provide a safe place to talk, to be heard and understood, and for families to communicate.
So, you have reached this place where finding a therapist has crossed your mind. What a wonderful beginning, and a start for yourself on this journey of life. Finding a good fit with a therapist can feel overwhelming where there are so many options to choose from. Reaching out initially is a such a huge step, and I truly honor that courage for you. You might be feeling stuck in some patterns or cycles that may be creating blocks from living authentically or you have some truly traumatic events in your life that seem to be held on repeat in your mind and struggle to find inner peace.
When the emotional burdens we carry and the stories we hold become too much, it can be difficult to experience life in a meaningful way. It’s normal to feel stuck, powerless, not in control of your own wellbeing, to experience a lack of direction, or to be lost in the effects of challenging times. Therapy can create powerful lifelong changes leading you to your natural strengths, feelings of self-confidence and new found perseverance. You don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. Caroline is here to help. Her goal is to build strong relationships with her clients in order to create meaningful lasting change and connection.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Luis Obispo are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in San Luis Obispo then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in San Luis Obispo, or Child Psychologists in San Luis Obispo.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like San Luis Obispo psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in San Luis Obispo specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.