Family Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Photo of Marcia Bronstein Lcsw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA
Marcia Bronstein Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Marina Resa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Your family history doesn’t have to define you.
The needs of others come before your own? Sometimes, as children, we fundamentally altered who we were to adjust to trauma, role-reversals, and cold parenting. This can create an underdeveloped sense of self or we are sensitive the slightest shifts in the moods of others. Relationships are scary. When happiness finally starts to seep in, an overwhelming fear sets in that it will all collapse & disappear.
(323) 643-6026 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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David C. Lichti, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Currently, I'm mostly using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy with my clients. When, as a child, we find ourselves traumatizing or trapped in negative circumstances, parts of our self system compensate by locking away that which at that time was too much for us to handle. Later, if we do not go back to this locked away material, the pain, confusion and injustice of what happened to us long ago, can get triggered, or, awakened, when similar such challenges arise in the present. IFS provides a safe way for that locked away material to be approached and reprocessed, allowing our core self to take back control of our lives.
(805) 250-4605 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Alex Seastrunk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Above all, she values time with family and friends.
Alexandra, who goes by Alex, offers individual therapy to adults, adolescents and couples who are experiencing relationship challenges or seeking to strengthen their bond. Alex's wide range of experience includes community mental health, substance abuse treatment, the nonprofit sector, higher education, and private practice. She's effectively guided clients through individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and grief counseling.
(805) 429-6158 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Mackenzie McFarland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My name is Mackenzie McFarland and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Luis Obispo, California. I got my education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for BA in Psychology and MS in Clinical Psychology. I have multiple years experience working with those struggling with substance use / recovery, mood disorders (Bipolar), anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, change of life phases, and trauma.
(805) 516-0579 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Whitmore
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, SUDRC, APCC, AMFT
Verified
I have extensive personal and professional experience with addiction and it's effects on both the individual and the family dynamic.
Are your habits getting in the way of living your best life? Do you consider yourself a "functioning" substance user? Maybe you are ready to change but 12-step programs or rehab are not for you. My approach is coaching-based, and solution focused. Sessions focus on authentic self-discovery, recognizing and removing patterns that are keeping you stuck, setting realistic goals, and developing strategy to achieve them. I work well with individuals in a transition period of their lives, and with those who are motivated to make a change. I will help you develop a plan and accountability.
(805) 429-6428 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Melinda Marcelluskincaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
I work interpersonally in the here & now, combining principals and practices from object relations, family systems, & experiential therapies.
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
Offers online therapy
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Monique Nelson Sigler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a LMFT with 15 years experience, I offer individual, couples, and family therapy to treat relational issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief/loss.
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.
(805) 919-8579 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jennifer Reichling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I have specific experience working with individuals in areas related to communication, life changes, trauma, coping skills, family /relational conflict, self development and grief/loss issues and eating disorders.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages. My approach is experiential and exploratory; inspired by serving our most beautiful desires for peace, belonging, and joy. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, eating disorders, life challenges and family struggles. I provide EMDR therapy and am yoga instructor with 25 years experience. I enjoy blending my training and experience between the cognitive and somatic in order to create the experience that works best for you. I work to create a space where you are able to explore and guide your authentic relationships with yourself and with others.
(805) 723-2692 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Aleksandra Marinovic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Thank you for considering me as a potential partner in your journey of healing & self-discovery. I have over 10 yrs. of clinical experience in the mental health field working primarily with adults & college-age students struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family /relationship problems, trauma, life-transitions, personal growth, & self-acceptance. I was born and raised in Europe & am open to also working with clients who are from a wide range of countries & are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to life in the U.S. I am warm, caring, non-judgmental, & able to provide you a safe space to address today's stressors.
(858) 434-8137 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Photo of Jeneane Nicodemus, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA
Jeneane Nicodemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Whether you're needing guidance with personal boundaries, in a transitional life phase, recent or historic trauma, intimate partner violence, parenting, blended family dynamics, divorce, abandonment, or other needs that you currently feel stuck working through give me a call and we can unravel things together.
"Let your yes be yes, and your no be no!" Asserting your own needs and wants while maintaining love and connection within relationships can seem impossible. The chaos of pleasing others feels overwhelming and our own desires can get lost in transit. That feeling of being on an emotional treadmill- working hard without the results you desire. Help to unravel some of this messiness seems difficult without grace and guidance. The salve of a listener who can also offer insight can be a process toward healing. Whatever the narrative is in your current situation let's figure it out together. Internal self love and joy is possible.
(805) 232-7957 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Lacey Chamblin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with nearly a decade of clinical experience, my goal is to provide a safe place where every client can confidentially explore and identify their core beliefs, understand and improve unhealthy thought patterns, and create a skillset to effectively communicate and enhance interpersonal relationships. From depression, anxiety, family conflicts, substance abuse and trauma, I will support you on your journey towards self-discovery and healing.
(805) 250-4352 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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John Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
My approach to therapy integrates cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, family systems and somatic psychotherapy.
With masters' degrees in both psychology and nutrition, I offer clients of all ages a more comprehensive view of their concerns, and then work with them to restore a sense of balance and purpose in their lives. Most people I see are dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, divorce, eating disorders, couples and family conflict, addiction and 12-step work. It's with great sensitivity and respect that I work to ensure that therapy is a safe, compassionate place where clients can let down their guard, process emotional pain and begin to put their lives back together.
(805) 316-7411 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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Christopher Canclini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, relationships or family can feel broken or full of tension and fighting. Sometimes in life we can feel disconnected and struggle to find joy, peace, calm and serenity. Sometimes struggles, problems or relationship issues begin to disrupt our thoughts and daily life and damage relationships. If you are looking for hope in your life, family , and/or relationships... If you are tired of the anxiety, depression, fighting and tension with your partner, family or teens... if you feel like you've lost control it's time to seek help and therapy.
(805) 395-4375 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Terri J Clarke, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA
Terri J Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Each of you bring neurobiological, temperamental, patterns of reactivity and family history differences to the relationship.
Failing to get help, many divorced people regret that they gave up too soon. As a marriage specialist for over two decades, you can trust that you are in the care of a competent advocate for your marriage. Every marriage faces the power struggle -it's supposed to happen. Too many quit their marriage at this crucial time. Not giving yourselves the opportunity to work through this painful stage could be a tragedy because this very stage carries the seeds of true character growth and healing. An affair, dishonesty, conflict, or stress can rob you of the feelings of attunement.
(805) 980-7946 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Julie Simpson Jennings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Outside the office, I'm inspired by nature, music, writing, and time with friends and family .
I provide personalized therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also serve clients ready to focus on healthy communication and relationships. As an adoptee, I'm especially equipped to share adoption-related support. Caring and empathetic, I prioritize your trust and safety. After 20+ years raising a family and working in public relations, I was driven to pursue a role in marriage and family therapy to serve others. Beyond earning a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, I provided therapeutic services to clients in a Southern California community center.
(805) 723-2910 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Ellen Morgan Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
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.
(805) 303-5480 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Pacific Emotional Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified
Our therapists have experience working with individuals and couples who are impacted by trauma, cancer, grief/loss, family dynamics/relationships, postpartum emotions and motherhood/parenting, anxiety, depression, etc.
Pacific Emotional Wellness is a group therapy practice led by Camille Johnson, and consists of several skilled therapists including Rachel Cha, Grace Peavy, Alex Seastrunk, Jessie Shorts, Audrey Pearce, Alexis Gibson, and Julie Jennings. We offer therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We take a deep and soulful approach to walking alongside our clients on their journey of growth and healing. Whether you are feeling stuck in the rut of life, dealing with grief/loss, having relationship concerns, experienced a trauma, etc., we are here for you no matter what stage of your healing journey you are in.
(805) 519-8468 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Photo of Grace Peavy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA
Grace Peavy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Grace brings experience across complex family systems, trauma, and relational issues.
Margaret, who goes by Grace, offers client-centered therapy to adults, youth, and families navigating life’s challenges. Taking the time and energy to earn your trust, she shares a relational approach to spark genuine connection in a non-judgemental space where you’re encouraged to build on your strengths. Over a decade serving youth and families of all ages in the mental health community makes Grace an impactful facilitator of personal growth.
(805) 865-7503 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Trinity Berguia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Together, you'll examine both your family and relational history and current stage of life to provide you with the support you need to take control of your life.
Carrying the weight of the world is getting heavy. You’re doing your best but still feel like you’re falling short. Every step forward feels like two steps back. You don’t want to burn out in what are supposed to be the best years. Specializing in perinatal/maternal mental health, college-age issues and couples counseling, Trinity assists clients in finding ways to heal from childhood wounds in order to achieve a satisfying adult life.
(805) 723-3283 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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.

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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.

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