Gestalt Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Catherine G Currie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I'm glad your curiosity about finding a therapist has led you here. My experience in mental health work includes Gestalt , CBT, psycho-dynamic, humanistic, client-centered, mindfulness based and self-acceptance training. Please call with specific questions. We may be a good fit if you are open to exploring your inner-space, learning new ways of thinking and new coping strategies, and connecting with your own personal wisdom while addressing life's inevitable challenges. I've been doing psychotherapy for 28 years and, in addition to seeing my private clients, I have supervised MFT and MSW interns in clinic settings.
(805) 322-8995
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jeneane Nicodemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am grounded in Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, Gestalt and EMDR, but am also eclectic in how these interweave toward each individuals experience.
"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
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Ken Hutchinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is primarily from a gestalt therapy approach which focuses on how we interrupt our own healthy functioning and learn to move through and beyond our self imposed limitations.
Thanks for visiting. I'm an experienced psychologist with a small part time practice in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, CA. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work primarily with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means a level of depth and connection in therapy. Please note, I am not on any insurance panels. I also train therapists and do therapy with other therapists who want to deepen their personal and work experiences. My goal is to help others live richly, meaningfully, and deeply. I welcome those who find this information resonant.
(805) 273-8203
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Tyler Sullivan Hartford
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
I specialize in addressing the deeper, often unconscious roots of difficulties utilizing depth psychotherapy, with influences of gestalt (process) and person centered interventions.
Few of us make it through childhood without having experienced trauma of one form or another. Often times, the adaptations that we make in order to best survive early life challenges, lead to patterns of belief and action which get in the way of us finding freedom, happiness, and fulfillment as adolescents and adults. Every person deserves an opportunity to grow to their greatest potential. Therapy is a facilitated process of increasing awareness of obstacles to growth and supporting transformation.
(805) 351-4959
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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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Michelle Marie Kilcoyne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH, CMP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
The somatic/relational modalities I incorporate [Natural Processing (somatic EMDR), NeuroAffective Touch, Gestalt Practice] are effective in addressing relational/attachment issues, transitions, anxiety, panic, depression, grief, PTSD, complex PTSD, & integration of peak experiences.
I offer body-centered, trauma-specific therapy to help you get down to the roots of your issues & achieve lasting, integrated change, where your symptoms are resolved as opposed to temporarily relieved. Whether we focus on building awareness, cultivating resources & regulating your nervous system so you can get through the day, or we turn toward resolving relational or incident traumas that have been triggered these past couple years, I am here to support you with presence, safety & care. Please visit our website to learn more about my experience & approach.
(805) 919-8671
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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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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Maribel Alaniz Mendez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
I help individuals and couples who are currently finding themselves through transitional phases that life brings. Some of those issues may include but are not limited to: family conflict, generational trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, communication issues and mood disturbances. I help clients gain insight into their thoughts & behaviors to help improve their outcomes. My approach is to provide a safe and open space to talk and explore thoughts and conversations to help create change in their life.
(805) 424-5783
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Lewis Scott Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I became a therapist to help individuals and couples successfully navigate the difficulties of life and relationships. I provide a safe, compassionate, and confidential environment for each of my clients so that they might move towards healing and growth in their lives. My passion is to help individuals and couples find the intimacy they desire by uncovering specific patterns and obstacles to intimacy and building on their strengths so that they have the relationships they truly desire.
(805) 246-9456
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Kristina and Congratulations on possibly your first step towards reaching your goals. Has life become too overwhelming? Confused about what your next step is or how to overcome a current life challenge and feel as if you are stuck? Therapy can be a great starting point. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing since 2010; working with individuals, couples, families and teens.
(805) 316-7140
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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David C. Lichti, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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
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Jennifer Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
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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Lesley Carol Andrews-Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Looking for more joy and meaning in life? Using an eclectic approach, I work with adults and young adults to discover their natural strengths. Part of being human includes being confronted with obstacles that hinder our wellbeing and meaning in life. I enjoy assisting people in creating ways to remove those obstacles. Even in the midst of little hope, I think we all need to be reminded of the joy and wonder in life.
(805) 244-8716
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Britteny Young
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you caught in an emotional storm? Are you flooded with anxieties for the future and traumas from the past? You are not alone. I work with adolescents, teens and young adults searching for a way out of the chaotic cycles of depression, anxiety, mood swings, addiction, trauma, and loss. I offer a safe, genuine space of understanding, solace, and support. Let's remove the pressures, distractions, and expectations that burden you so you can see and hear yourself clearly. Together, we'll find clarity in the chaos so you can calmly and confidently make decisions that add value to your life.
(805) 429-8943
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Cortney Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all have challenges and experiences throughout our life span that can cause pain, frustration, feeling stuck and other difficult emotions. These experiences can result in us becoming disconnected with our true selves and unable to live life to the fullest. I am here to help you connect with your true self so that you can not only heal from difficult experiences but grow from them and create a sense of empowerment. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment offering a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual's needs.
(805) 567-4255
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Trinity Berguia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are biologically wired for connection. The relationship with ourself and others means everything. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Trinity’s goal is to help her clients improve their relationship with themselves, along with their relationships with others so that they may develop a secure attachment. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe haven for client’s to explore their deepest inner wounds, and develop a sense of peace so that they may have healthy, secure relationships.
(805) 723-3283
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Mandi jo Blake
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC II
Verified
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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(Maggie) Maria Magdalena Martins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a bicultural and bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist. I have experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I utilize a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy and incorporate various other strength-based interventions to help individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed with life’s demands and challenges. Whether you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, I am here to help you navigate through life’s difficulties. We can all use support from time to time. You do not have to face these challenges alone.
(805) 926-6825
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Klara E Pennachio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or having a hard time managing emotions? Are you struggling with relationships or feeling lonely or isolated? Through our work together, you can learn to manage stress better, learn how to have healthy relationships and better communication, learn to understand and work through anxiety and depression, and to process and recover from traumatic experiences. As an EMDR trained therapist, I help individuals heal and grow and thrive - and am honored to take part in others’ journeys toward healing, clarity, and peace.
(805) 793-0594
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Christina Dee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Connecting with yourself can bring a greater calm and balance to your life. I provide a warm presence to help you nourish, strengthen and restore yourself to emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Whether you wish you heal a broken heart, process grief and loss, resolve a work challenge or discover ways to fine-tune your beliefs and attitudes, I am ready to journey by your side as a source of support, guidance and insight.
(805) 316-7104
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Gestalt Therapists
Gestalt therapy seeks to integrate the client's behaviors, feelings, and thinking, so that their intentions and actions may be aligned for optimal mental health. The therapist will help the client become more self-aware, to live more in the present, and to assume more responsibility for taking care of themself. Techniques of gestalt therapy include confrontation, dream analysis, and role playing.

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