Gambling Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Mandi jo Blake
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC II
Verified
I am a licensed professional clinician and I have worked in the field of addiction treatment for over 20 years. I have extensive experience in interventions, detox support, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, life coaching, owning and managing sober living homes, working with the mentally ill, criminal justice system and the homeless population. I have amplified love and passion for those who suffer from the disease of addiction. I also specialize in addiction behaviors such as, gambling , pornography, sex and love addiction.
(805) 667-0831 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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John Roorda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Trauma can broadly be defined as any event or situation that has a lasting negative impact. EMDR is an highly effective form of psychotherapy which harnesses all we know about human attachment and neurobiology to heal trauma and to reprocess disturbing life experiences. Treatment focuses on past experiences as the basis for clinical complaints; current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs, and sensations; and positive experiences needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and emotional health. Focused protocols are used, and no homework or detailed descriptions of the events are required.
(805) 214-6829 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jennifer Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
Anxiety, depression and relationship issues are common problems many are experiencing today. My primary motive as a psychotherapist is to help individuals live more meaningful and productive lives in harmony with their families and community. Through effective talk therapy individuals become more courageous, truthful and engaged in the pursuit of individual, family and social harmony.
(805) 800-8978 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Mending the Spirit
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC II
Verified
My name is Jennifer Mangum, I am a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety, depression and OCD. In addition, I am also a certified drug and alcohol counselor and have completed certification training for peripartum/postpartum issues. I work with both individuals and families struggling with any of the above areas. As part of the process, I will work with you/your family collaboratively to develop treatment goals while exploring what thoughts/behaviors/patterns are keeping you/your family stuck. I offer a 20-minute free consultation to answer any questions you may have. Contact me today so we can start the healing you deserve.
(805) 549-4889 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Erin Lindvall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Verified
I love my work as a psychotherapist, and consider it an honor and privilege to work with my clients and share in their quest for personal growth. I know that the decision to start therapy is often a difficult one. I applaud your willingness and initiative. My approach aims to engage, to inspire, and to help you imagine new possibilities. My goal is to assist you in developing tools and skills that enable you to more effectively deal with life and its challenges.
(805) 876-9601 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(855) 435-4301 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Laurie Lynn Koenig, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Online therapy, face to face therapy, fitness for duty evaluations, or psychological assessment are provided. I am committed to improving the quality of life for my clients. Therapy or a psychological evaluation are two steps one can take to create needed change in your personal and professional life. If you or a loved one need therapy or a psychological evaluation. Please give me a call at (661) 428-0506. The voice mail is confidential and the best way to get a response. Please include what you are working on, and insurance. My practice does not accept Kaiser, Medi-Cal, HMO's or EAP referrals. I look forward to hearing from you.
(661) 490-9788 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Optimal Interventions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, Phd,Psy, AMFT, LPCC
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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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Halley Marie Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Need PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING to finally discover what is happening? Would you like to finally resolve issues within yourself/family/family business effectively and permanently? My style/approach is unique; my background lends itself well to families with small and large businesses who are trying to keep ownership a positive dynamic. Consultation in my office does not feel like another "thing to get done." If you put in effort, you'll find that our work together will be life-changing. Time is never wasted; I will listen to you while giving you the feedback you are longing for. You'll find that you grow and get stronger by the minute.
(805) 319-7957 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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John Siemens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
There comes a time when we need help. I appreciate the courage anyone demonstrates when they make that call. I hope to create a space where individuals and families can receive that trusted assistance. I have been a therapist for thirty years. I was a tennis pro for ten years before that. I am aware of the process of change. There is a timing when an individual, or family, is ready to make those adjustments. In working with children, I involve the whole family. I especially enjoy the travels that the adolescent makes, and the perplexing attempts parents make in adjusting to this challenging phase. I work with addictions.
(805) 250-4117 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Elizabeth Edmunds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Everybody needs somebody in the corner ring with them as they go out into the world and fight for the life they want and deserve! With over 20 years of combined experience in mental health, wellness and education, my approach is holistic, and client centered in order to best support each client's unique needs. I will share tools & resources from a framework that honors Empathy, Compassion, Humor, Creativity, Wellness, Mental Health, Integrative Medicine, Positive Psychology, and Spirituality to help decrease your suffering and increase joy, motivation and life fulfilment.
(626) 586-3948 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
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Craig R Penner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
The focus on this therapy is on your "process," working how you flow or get interrupted in your abilities to stay fully present. Since we all have our process, everyone is welcome in my practice. The ways we get challenged can result in dynamics that show up as depression, anxiety, etc., becoming highly reactive or more disengaged. Sometimes the manifestations are from more recent events, and sometimes from more developmental patterns and traumas. I've found that blending EMDR with a somatic process approach helps the work to be as efficient as possible.
(805) 491-4794 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Waitlist for new clients
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Dr. Linnea C Hagens
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
My name is Dr. Linnea Hagens, a clinical psychological associate for Dr. Tammy Dobbs. I provide personalized therapy aimed to relieve emotional distress and develop goals of improving some aspects of your life. Therapy sessions include examining and gaining insight into life choices and difficulties faced.
(805) 386-9145 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Empower Training, Consulting, Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCDS
Verified
Do you find yourself struggling with being triggered in your daily life and having a hard time managing the triggers? Whether at home, at work or in your personal relationships? Do you sometimes experience fatigue, feelings of helplessness and find it hard to get through the day. Are you struggling with letting go of baggage from the past (ie: negative experiences growing up, at work, in your relationships, losses, etc.) and are in need of some healing and support.
(805) 243-2845 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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Tom Buckley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCIII
Verified
(805) 549-5989 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Dr. Audrey Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience who approaches therapy with warmth, compassion, and creativity. I help adults, couples, and teens identify maladaptive patterns that hinder living life in more authentic and purposeful ways. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based at its core, and therapeutic techniques used in therapy stem from an integrative, mind-body approach. I’m well-versed in utilizing a broad range of empirically-informed interventions and psychological assessments to treat the myriad complexities that come with our collectively shared human experiences.
(805) 429-6086 
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Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Offers online therapy

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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling , drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(805) 232-7458 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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Marcia Neville Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
CURRENTLY CONDUCTING PHONE SESSIONS, TELE-THERAPY. I possess an unconditional positive regard for my clients, as I easily see the goodness and gift that each person brings. I desire to assist people to reach their highest potential and identify their purpose. I am invigorated by the work I do and strive to be part of creating more fulfilling, happier lives! I enjoy witnessing others become the best version of themselves, passionate about their interests, communicating better, finding solutions and setting goals!
(805) 804-3850 
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Montecito, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
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Balanced Wheel Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
With well over 15 years experience working with clients in various settings, I still find it an honor and joy to witness personal transformations. I provide a warm, safe, and non- judgmental space where children, teens, and adults can reflect on how they are developing and explore what changes they want to create for themselves. I join clients in creating attainable goals that help find balance, satisfaction, and well being in all areas of one's life.
(805) 256-1434 
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Ojai, CA 93023
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Deborah Smilovitz Foster
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
(805) 324-6515 
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Gambling Therapists
A compulsive gambler or a pathological gambler is someone who is unable to resist his or her impulses to gamble. The urge to gamble becomes so great that tension can only be relieved by more gambling.

There is a very fine line between problem gambling or San Luis Obispo gambling addiction and gambling too much. The critical sign of problem gambling is often hidden from awareness, with denial. Many gamblers in San Luis Obispo typically do not know they have a problem. Admitting you have a problem, or may have a problem, is the first step to recovery.

Treatment options include individual and group psychotherapy, and self-help support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous (a 12-step program for gamblers). Abstinence principles that apply to other types of addiction are also relevant in the treatment of compulsive gambling behavior in San Luis Obispo.

Recently, medications such as antidepressants, opioid antagonists, and mood stabilizers have been shown to be beneficial in combination with gambling treatment by a San Luis Obispo gambling therapist or gambling therapists in San Luis Obispo or those experienced with gambling behaviors in San Luis Obispo.