Parenting Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Klara E Pennachio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I also work with parents who are struggling with their children’s behavior - to better understand the needs driving those behaviors and learn to apply positive parenting practices.
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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Kristi Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC II
Verified
I use the parenting techniques of Love and Logic.
Are you interested in Less Stress and more Success in your Relationships? I can help with Intelligent Therapy for Heart, Mind and Spirit. Explore the destructive patterns that help to keep you stuck. Gain new insights and understanding into your deep seated beliefs and subsequent behaviors. Discover your true nature and become empowered to be the best that you can be! In this time of The Pandemic, I have relocated my office from Atascadero to Morro Bay. I'm currently doing both in person and telehealth.
(805) 466-3856 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Nicole T Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have experience and enjoy working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions, and trauma. I have also helped parents whose children are at risk of entering a higher level of care, parents who have recently reunited with their children after foster care, parents who have adopted, or parents who are struggling due to their own experience of trauma in their childhood. Everyone needs something different out of therapy but at the very least, it is my job to provide a therapeutic relationship focused on listening and connection.
(805) 900-3745 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Brianna Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I have been successful in helping children, teens, and adults process trauma, walk through transitions, and release their burdens. I work with parents whose children have specialized needs and behavioral issues. My parenting techniques help parents feel confidant and equipped to parent their children. Teenagers who have experienced depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem have found success in utilizing the tools they learn with me.
(805) 924-7961 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Betty M Gillespie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, M-RAS
Verified
I worked in the field of addiction for nine years and in that time I gained a wide range of experience. From teaching families healthy living and providing parenting skills, to attachment therapy and play therapy for children affected by trauma. Many clients were experiencing relationship issues, or mental health issues and/or were involved with the criminal justice system. With the variety of clients that I have seen in various settings, I've found a common basic need. All people want to feel heard, respected and to be understood.
(805) 257-0915 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Karen H Shin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC
Verified
Hello. I help individuals and families heal, grow and thrive because occasionally being human is difficult. I believe in humanity, our ability to heal and grow. I would love to connect with you and be honored if invited to be a part of your journey as you explore issues around yourself or on parenting , or couples. If you have depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss or other mental health concerns, I’m here for you. I’m a trauma informed attachment therapist certified in EMDR. If you are looking to do some deep work to bring about some changes in your life you have been thinking about, reach out to me.
(805) 219-7078 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Christine Pirruccello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPSC
Verified
I work with children, adolescents and adults in areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, relationships, parenting , and coping skills.
Life can be very challenging, unpredictable and stressful. Feelings of worry, fear, and hopelessness may lead to a sense of confusion and isolation. Sometimes we wish there were a road map given to us to find our optimal path and guide us in the safest direction. I am here to listen and together we can explore your hopes, needs, and goals to promote an authentic acceptance of who you are. I provide a supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look into all areas of your life. Therapy can be a platform for growth, work and self discovery.
(805) 719-7137 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Hallelujah Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
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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The Art of Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
In addition, I am certified in PCIT, Parent -Child Interactive Therapy to help at-risk parents relate to their children more effectively.
With specialties in addiction and dual diagnosis; including depression, anxiety and trauma history, I take an integrated, holistic approach to care. The therapeutic relationship is one in which optimum healing is, as a result of the reciprocal bond, between the therapist and the client. One can only be open to the experience of change and improvement in their life if they feel safe. This is the therapy space that I provide in order to help shape authentic, loving and accurate self-awareness. I provide nurturance, guidance, affirmation and compassionate reflection in order to help clients feel grounded in their own decision-making.
(714) 978-4660 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Rebecca Velasquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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.
(805) 272-7898 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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
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Griff Jennings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Griff offers individual therapy to adults, adolescents, and couples as they navigate relationship challenges and strengthen connections. His journey in the field began here in our Central Coast community with serving youth and families experiencing trauma. Beyond providing in-home behavioral services, past therapeutic roles also include case manager and social worker while clinical experience includes a focus on: self-esteem, parenting skills, life transitions, men’s issues, anxiety and depression. Griff's all about creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space where you can feel understood.
(805) 800-8578 
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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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Shannon Cantillano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Making the decision to seek a therapist takes courage and is the first step towards building a happier and healthier life. I use a variety approaches to customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual and/or situation. I have found EMDR and IFS to be a highly effective and efficient approaches. I love see people start to heal with only a few sessions. I work from the principle that everyone has the potential to grow and be happy. I have in-depth experience working with issues of trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety, women's issues and adjustment to parenting and/or family role changes.
(805) 421-4602 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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 Griff 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
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Anne Appel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Over the past 25+ years its been my privilege to assist individuals and couples work through obstacles that have prevented them from experiencing meaningful and peaceful lives and relationships. My clients are coping with the everyday stress of marriage and family concerns, parenting , aging, health issues, career and financial challenges, loss or other critical and stressful situations. With those stressors often come depression, anxiety and a whole host of other symptoms.
(805) 351-4457 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Janine Asante
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I have loads of training and experience in attachment, parenting , trauma/abuse, addictions, relationship issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Stress getting unbearable? Losing hope? Relationship troubles? Addictions? Kids uncooperative or acting out? I am here to offer compassionate support in helping you find answers to overcome challenges, no matter how seemingly unresolvable. I help you feel heard and understood and discover what matters to you. Begin to take care of yourself and discover what it is you need in your life to make things happen FOR you not To you! I would love for you to discover your special gifts you bring to the world!
(408) 351-8596 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Erin Bunnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Online, Video, Therapy
Verified
I treat client's suffering with emotional pain, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family dysfunction, parenting , co- parenting , and blended family issues, and alcoholism.
Although we cannot change people, places, or things there are positive ways to grow stronger through adversity. My expertise, experience, and modern approach will help you overcome challenges and address situations that are not working in your life. With a strong therapeutic relationship and understanding of your goals, I will support, challenge and inspire you to move forward. Let us work together and find solutions. With 20 years of experience, and the online tools I offer to stay connected, I am very accessible, responsive and eager to be an online support in your life!
(805) 870-8916 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Denise Bila Seastrunk
RN, CNS, PhD, CTP
Verified
I treat clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life stressors and transitions. I enjoy working with adults and couples who are experiencing all types of issues. Dealing with parenting and adolescence can be challenging, but these are the types of challenges I embrace. Whatever your issues or goals are in therapy, I can provide an integrated way of helping you due to my educational background and varied life experiences.
(805) 244-6785 
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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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