Child Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Rachel Quigley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
With children I offer non-directive play therapy and include education, ideas and collaboration with parents.
I imagine you're here seeking some support in navigating a challenging time, feeling or change in your life. Lets learn about that together. I offer you a sacred time and space to explore the elements that are leading to this current situation. I utilize a holistic, mindful and relational approach adapted to each individual who walks in including children , teens and adults. As a Somatically trained therapist, I encourage therapy to gather information from your thoughts, feelings and beliefs as well as information from you body (sensations, pain, tension, movements). I encourage self-learning, self-compassion and learning new skills.
(805) 316-7167 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kelsey Ann Kehoe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer supportive therapy services to adults, children and teens and incorporate a range of modalities to best suit my client's individual needs.
I believe that reaching out for help is one of the hardest things an individual can do and engaging in the therapy process is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. My focus is on helping individuals, families and couples heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths so they can live their purest life possible. I hold and create a safe place to explore traumas, dis-ease and help to build a better relationship with self and others. www.puravidacounselingservices.com
(805) 323-9917 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Michael Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I have over 10 years of extensive experience working with adolescence as well as experience working with children , families, couples, and individuals.
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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Christine T Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
My educational background is in child development and my primary areas of focus include behavioral challenges, school related issues, adjustment, trauma, and resiliency.
Thank you for visiting my page. First, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here. There is no problem too big or small to ask for help. Life is hard enough, you don't have to do it alone. It is my goal to walk alongside you on your journey, to help equip you with awareness and find ways to manage as you move forward. I work with school aged children , teens, and families. Through a collaborative approach, we work together to recognize healthier patterns and behaviors to help move towards a place of healing.
(805) 429-6440 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Melinda Marcelluskincaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I also have over 13 years experience of helping children & teens with their personal challenges.
Do you seek more balance, understanding and freedom in your life and relationships? I create a safe and supportive environment to help you through difficulties to find a more positive place. Whether we work to create boundaries, increase self-esteem, decrease destructive patterns, or move past painful life experiences, together we will process what you are going through in order to obtain clarity, solutions, and personal growth. My hope is that we can find contentment in our present moment & live fully in that moment each day.
(805) 367-5102 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jessica Irving
Counselor, MA, LPCC, AT-R
Verified
If you would like to set up a time to talk more about the possibility of services for you or your child , please feel free to contact me any time through the links by my photo or below:.
Helping children , teens, and adults develop the capacity to live full, healthy lives is my focus. I bring warmth, openness, and a whole-person, collaborative approach to support individuals, as they work through their challenges and create tools to move forward and thrive. If you or your child are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic/workplace pressures, difficulties with family or relationships, developmental or medical challenges, life transitions, trauma histories, or simply that hard-to-place sense of feeling stuck, disconnected, or unfulfilled, we may be a great fit.
(805) 719-7346 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Suzanne Gorter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience working with young children and their parents.
"As above, so below". The ancient saying reminds us that the ways in which we experience life and encounters with others are based on patterns of behavior and beliefs about ourselves in the world that have developed over time. Often these patterns and beliefs serve us well, other times they create inner turmoil, frustration, and confusion. As a therapist, I am committed to the facilitating the process for you of discovering unconscious patterns and beliefs, how they have been beneficial or harmful, and learning to make consciously informed responses to the problematic situations in life that you are facing.
(805) 296-7808 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Marcia Bronstein Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in child and family therapy, parent coaching and working with young adults and college students I assist parents in navigating a child centered divorce.
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.
(805) 317-4493 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Tim Schenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have a great deal of experience with conducting psychological assessments of adults and children .
Many people struggle with finding their way in life. It is very hard to do it on your own. Therapy is one of many tools that people can use to create and sustain change. My practice tends to draw individuals, couples and families who need support with a variety of different challenges and conflicts.
(805) 322-8434 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Carla Savage-Sachs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I take a creative and individual approach to every client I work with, and view the practice of counseling as sacred work. My passion is to help others develop healthier, more functional lives, heal through loss and change, and ultimately grow with confidence into the person they want to become.” I have counseled individuals, couples, and families, including children and teens, helping each client develop new coping skills and a stronger internal system of resilience to navigate the difficult terrain of: anxiety/depression · relational/work distress divorce · grief, loss and bereavement · major life transitions. I find a special joy working alongside children and adolescents, encouraging the growth and development of their unique voice, inner sense of worth, and the tools necessary to handle the many changes and disruptions that they can face, including: · anxiety and depression * self harm * self esteem *body image and eating disorders * sexual identity questioning and development.
(805) 793-0514 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Amy R Overby
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
I know you want your child to be happy and successful and are doing your best to help him. You'd like to have less arguing and enjoy your family more. Parenting is such a hard job. It can really help to have someone with experience to look at your situation from the outside. I believe you have what it takes to improve your family relationships, but you could use a guide. Your child may need to learn how to cope with new situations. I would like to help you to bring out the strengths in yourself and your family.
(805) 804-3753 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Associates in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Dr. Holli Stewart's expertise in the field of Psychology over the last 30 years has been in working with children as young as 2, teens, individuals & couples with specialties covering PTSD, women's issues, divorce, domestic violence, grief, infertility, sexual identity & transgender issues, family conflict, victims of crime, self-harm, depression/anxiety, OCD, self esteem & families in transition due to life stages. Survivors of physical & sexual abuse, substance abuse, co-dependency, anger management. Assessments for immigration, weight loss surgery, ADD/ADHD, career counseling & chronic pain.
(805) 876-9092 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Susana A. Lopez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. I'm a psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience as a child , adult, and family therapist. I have specialized training from Children 's Hospital L.A. and UCLA. I help my clients heal, find their own long-lasting solutions, and build resilience. I believe a strengths-focus facilitates the therapeutic process and I work collaboratively with YOU to customize your comprehensive treatment based on your specific needs and goals.
(805) 590-7567 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Waitlist for new clients
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Jaime J Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** **Evening and Saturday appointments available ** I specialize in building positive relationships with adults, adolescents, children , couples, and families. I take an active and collaborative role in therapy, and utilize strong skills in communication to establish your individual needs and to prepare and deliver appropriate treatment and therapy plans accordingly. I draw from many therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused.
(805) 222-7893 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Alexis M Valos
Psychologist, PhD, MS, PPS, RPT-S, HSP
Verified
A psychological assessment can reveal how your child learns, thinks, processes information, and responds to their environment.
With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of child psychology, neuropsychology, and education, Dr. Valos enjoys serving youths, and their families, as they complete the psychological assessment process. The purpose of a psychological assessment is to provide possible explanations surrounding a child 's observed struggles and inherent strengths. In addition to psychological/neuropsychological testing, Dr. Valos is highly skilled in the areas of differential diagnoses, parent coaching, and development of creative interventions to support youth at home and in the classroom.
(661) 370-3783 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Wendy Ann Clodfelter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I can help your child , and you, with strength based, supportive treatment focusing on what goals are envisioned.
My passion is working with kids and families. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationships and attachment, trauma, school concerns and low self esteem. I also support parents and offer solutions to behavioral concerns at home and in the school setting. I work with families to help with improved communication and better functioning. I encourage parents to take care of themselves and focus on what is working as well as change what is not working.
(805) 391-7914 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dyllan Coelho-Holm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Children have the brightest spark! Their energy and joy are magnetic and fill parents with immense love and delight. When we notice our child 's spark fading and their wonderment being overshadowed by worries and fears all we want to do is help. Our therapeutic work will help your child find their light, increase their confidence and lessen their worries. They will learn to identify and talk about their feelings, cope with life stresses, and reignite their fire as they quiet anxiety. They will find their inner strength, heal the brokenness, and calm the chaos while building self love, compassion, and managing stress and anxiety.
(805) 900-3931 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Lana Hoyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Currently accepting new patients. I provide counseling services covering a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I believe getting help early on can greatly improve our ability to cope with the stress of life. I am passionate about helping others and have experience working with people of all ages, from young children to adults.
(805) 635-7401 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Veronica Fletcher
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
In addition to my clinical therapy work, I provide clinical and forensic psychological evaluations for children , teens, and adults.
I work from a depth and relationship based perspective while integrating play therapy and evidenced-based interventions to address the unique and personal needs of my clients. I have a special interest in working with individuals with trauma histories, including childhood maltreatment and abuse, and have completed formal comprehensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I encourage gaining awareness and curiosity for all parts of self to better understand how your past can influence your present and future as well as how individual strengths can help you heal and become whole.
(559) 632-0191 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Tim Connely
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, MEd
Verified
There are things about relationships that all of us find challenging. Communication with your spouse, partner, or children for some. Trauma experienced by yourself or someone close to you. We could insert 100 other examples here, but no one should have to try to figure it out on their own. There is someone out there that can support you on your journey, and I hope that person is me.
(805) 270-7273 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in San Luis Obispo, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in San Luis Obispo build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.