Relationship Issues Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Denan Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a specialist in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, I offer help to reconnect with your partner, develop a clear understanding of one another's needs, heal relationship wounds such as infidelity, deepen your intimate connection and support you on the path towards a closer, stronger, happier relationship .
The heart of my work with individual adults is to help you explore your inner emotional experience, identify negative, self-defeating beliefs and learn skills that will help you to respond, rather than react, to life situations. Our work together provides the space and guidance to develop greater self-awareness and compassion for yourself, while working through difficult issues of past and present. This approach can be helpful for anxiety and depression as well as experiencing deeper meaning in life.
(805) 693-4598 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Desiree Troxell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Welcome to wellness. You have taken the first step toward exploring your full potential. Embarking on a path of self discovery enables you to unearth your hopes for yourself, your relationships, and your future. Authenticity, communication, forgiveness, love and humor are essential to living a healthy life. Knowing yourself allows you to have healthier relationships with your family, friends and colleagues. I have experience helping people who are encountering grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, marital difficulties, life transitions, family conflict, relationship conflict, stress, self harm, and substance abuse.
(805) 219-7934 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Deborah Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you struggling with communication in your relationship ? Maybe you are feeling isolated, lonely, disconnected, or even unsafe in your relationship . It might feel like you are on your own, that you are not on the priority list, or that no matter how hard you try, you can never get it right.
(805) 804-9047 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Melinda Marcelluskincaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I believe in the importance of establishing a therapeutic bond in the working relationship between client & therapist.
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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Christina Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have a passion for helping individuals heal their relationship with food and their bodies.
All day you hear the critical voice of the eating disorder in your head, dictating what you can eat, how you should feel and what your allowed to do that day. It feels like a continuous battle that consumes your day and takes you away from what really matters to you. The committee in your head occupies your every thought and judges your every move. To make matters worse we live in a society that feeds the committee through diet culture. You struggle to take up space and letting others in to help you when you need it most. Your struggle is real and valid! This daily battle is exhausting and leaves you questioning reality.
(805) 862-1596 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
For the 22 last years I have worked successfully with adult clients dealing with a wide range of issues including marital and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, abuse issues, personality issues and mental health concerns. I believe a trusting relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for all growth and change. However, the relationship itself is typically not sufficient. I will help you set goals for your therapy based upon what you would like to have different in your life, and together we will explore and change the blocks which have prevented you from achieving your goals.
(805) 791-2566 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Pacific Emotional Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified
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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Robert E Clayton
Psychologist
Verified
I believe that our most profound feelings contain the seeds of our transformation and growth. Working together in a warm, supportive, and connected relationship , we can gain access to these deep, transformative emotions to find healing, strength, and unimagined new vitality. I enjoy working with students and young adults, those in mid-life, and elders.
(805) 250-4535 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Michael W Regier, PhD, Couple Therapist California
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Relationship problems are far bigger and more painful than most people realize.
Do you need help with communication? Does your partner lack empathy and emotion? Does he/she not listen? Have you been hurt by an affair? I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, an expert in Couple & Marriage Therapy, betrayal trauma, emotional communication and divorce prevention. I help individuals and couples recover from the trauma of an affair and learn how to prevent future infidelity. I help couples in conflict understand and escape their patterns of arguing, re-build trust, and meet each other's emotional needs. I help couples in new relationships build the foundations for healthy relationship .
(805) 242-4604 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Victor Silva-Palacios
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My early training and work with young children and their parents prepared me for my current work treating adults and couples; many of the struggles these families had centered around bonding and attachment. Today, most of my adult patients face relationship issues rooted in early life experiences. During psychotherapy treatments, I help my patients understand the value of working through early emotional losses so they can mature and enjoy healthy adult relationships.
(805) 801-7590 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Denise C Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-worth, or having relationship problems? Or, perhaps you just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life? Together we can focus on your healing, replacing any negative patterns, and promoting a more positive future. You deserve support and guidance towards achieving your dreams. I invite you to visit my website at www.brighterlifestyle.com.
(805) 322-3648 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jeneane Nicodemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
The work we encounter will happen within our therapeutic relationship .
"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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Kris Roudebush
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Greetings! I'm Kris and I love facilitating therapeutic work with individuals and couples who are looking to explore, enhance, and heal various aspects of our complicated lives. My practice addresses life challenges using a holistic perspective, blending various treatment approaches. Primary approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, existential, mindfulness, and trauma focused. I am a Sex Therapist, and specialize in working with: clients with sexual traumas and PTSD, queer, trans and nonbinary folx, and those experiencing sexual difficulties, whether personally or in their relationship .
(805) 973-0901 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Rachel Quigley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I've been privileged to witness so much growth through the therapeutic relationship in multiple settings; somatic clinic, school-based, grief clinic, and community-based agencies.
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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Heidi M Lewin-Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
My hope is to help you establish a more balanced and positive relationship with food, your body, and people in your life.
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
(805) 468-4908 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Michael Mazzella
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
My therapeutic style is relationship oriented in the most general sense.
Connecting to our potential for vibrant, and meaningful relationships is more important now than ever as we work to find creative ways to stay in touch while keeping a safe distance. From this place I make it my focus to understand the ways that our past and present circumstances keep us from accessing this potential. Pain, relational or otherwise, can build up over time, become truly overwhelming, and can create barriers to a fruitful life. I'm deeply curious about the unique paths each of us move on towards healing and am committed to co-creating a resilient setting in which we explore what that path looks like for you.
(805) 420-7553 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Emily A. Weatherby Latta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with teens, adult individuals and couples to help navigate through a variety of issues, ranging from grief, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, and self-esteem.
Life can be so unfair and being human is incredibly difficult, yet there is also so much beauty in life to experience as well! It can be exhausting to feel like you have to put on a front and be filtered in order to do life while suffering. Learning to find a way to hold and make sense of these contradictions can be a painful, confusing and complicated process! We often view things as being “either/or” when much of life is actually "both/and." My desire is to create a safe place for you to JUST BE…unfiltered…to help process, and receive rest for your soul and mind in order to heal and live life as your best authentic self.
(805) 316-1544 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Allison Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
If you are overwhelmed by life and emotions, or just feeling like something is off, therapy can help. Life can be strange, painful and unpredictable. Maybe you are struggling with a relationship , or even ending one. Let's sort through your thoughts and feelings and figure out what you need to move forward and connect you back to yourself or your partner. My office is a comfortable space, where you can share your story, speak your mind and create a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(805) 438-2302 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Larry Galpert
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, couple, and group psychotherapy to adults and older teens. My orientation is eclectic, drawing from psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, and internal family systems models. This means I have a variety of tools and approaches with which to help my clients understand and resolve the issues they face. Among the many issues and concerns I have helped people with are depression, substance abuse, relationship problems, affairs, sexual addiction, anxiety, grief, and personal growth. I am board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (the "ABPP" after my name).
(805) 214-8565 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Paul Carbajal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Connection is at the core of who we are, what we’re passionate about, and the most meaningful relationships we have. And yet so many things can interfere with our ability to connect: anxiety, depression, grief, traumatic experiences...how we cope with these things may inhibit our ability to build intimacy with those around us. I work with students and young adults, as well as those in mid-life and beyond, who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues , or life transitions, that interfere with living fully you, fully now.
(805) 536-3150 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a San Luis Obispo relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in San Luis Obispo.