Relationship Issues Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Photo of Christine T Tran, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Luis Obispo, CA
Christine T Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Thank you for visiting my page. First, I want to acknowledge how brave you are for being here and seeking help. My hope is to create a space for you to feel truly safe and supported while having your experiences in life honored, validated, and understood. I work with children, individuals, and families at their own pace in therapy. Through a collaborative approach, I help clients recognize healthier patterns and behaviors to help them move towards a place of healing. I believe the therapeutic relationship built on trust, honest communication, and vulnerability creates a healthy open space for people to grow.
(805) 429-6440 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Stacy Guisse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy being with individuals during times of transition: into motherhood, from junior high to high school, high school to college, moving to a new community, relationship break-ups, foster and adoptive homes, identity exploration, times of grief, etc.
My journey in the healing arts is a wonderful one and involves working with clients of all ages and stages of life. I have an integrated therapy approach with a specific focus on intermodal therapies, life transitions, community building, and family/group work. I work with clients who can be experiencing anxiety, adolescent anxiety, depression, substance abuse, significant life adjustments/transitions, post traumatic stress, blended family dynamics, grief/loss, adjustment to motherhood, and couples communication challenges. In our work together we are transforming life challenges into growth opportunities and creative action in your life.
(805) 669-9081 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Offers online therapy
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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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Krissy Shippey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Research shows the best outcomes are a result of a positive relationship with, and positive regard for your therapist.
As a therapist, I am passionate about walking alongside folks as they reveal their truths and vulnerabilities to themselves. I believe, and have witnessed that people are capable of long standing change with knowledge, support, and connection, and that therapy is a great place for that. You can learn new ways to manage life stressors, feel safe, gain confidence, and live a more joyful and purposeful life. I use cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques, while never ignoring the human element and connection where the real change happens.
(805) 316-7071 
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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
Nettie M Rosburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
When I work with couples, my goal is to help them create the relationship they want in a positive, realistic and down-to- earth manner.
I work with individuals and couples from the ages of 18 to 80-something. I like to help restore vitality to all sorts of relationships and life in general. I focus on assisting persons who want to make conscious choices for more satisfying living, and who want to develop positive and effective relationships and cope well with life challenges. My work is collaborative, is focused on the here and now and the achievement of a feeling of personal wholeness and satisfaction. I have 30 years of experience working positively with individuals or families affected by problems related to substance abuse.
(805) 285-3935 x1 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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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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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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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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Melissa Monji
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Are you at a crossroads in your life, or in your relationship ? Failing to meet your goals, or possibly just struggling to make your relationships with friends and family work? Do you wake up in the morning feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Or maybe it just feels like there is more to life than how you are currently living yours. If you answered yes to any of these questions, please know you are not the only one experiencing these types of challenges, and I would be happy to support you, as an individual or couple, in your efforts to remove whatever barriers may be standing in the way of your goals.
(805) 774-1142 
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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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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
Not accepting new clients
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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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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
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Connely
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I believe the relationship between therapist and client is key to working well together, so a good connection is important.
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I believe therapy is a safe environment to promote change, healing and an opportunity to explore yourself and how you connect with others.
(805) 467-6102 
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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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Cindy K Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Expectations and Boundaries are key elements to every relationship with yourself and others. If you find yourself trying the same thing over and over again, hoping for or expecting a different outcome it my have to do with unrealistic expectations or inabilities to set appropriate boundaries. Expectations, boundaries and communication issues have their roots in the past while manifesting in the present and will most likely effect the future - I'm here to help you sort it out.
(805) 232-7890 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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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Kristin Stringfellow
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
As a therapist at Mindful Heart Counseling Center, I work with couples and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, relationship issues , and life-transitions. The stress of coping with what’s happening in your life (especially during COVID) can be overwhelming and I’m here to help you find relief and learn skills to build resilience. I strive to help my clients live mindfully and find peace in the present moment. I approach therapy from a mindfulness-based perspective, which means we focus on gathering a better understanding of our thoughts and behaviors by exploring our emotions without judgement.
(805) 243-0785 
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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.