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Toni Childs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
am Toni L. Childs, M.A., LMFT. I have been working in this field for 35 years. I was a Crisis Counselor for 20 years and for the last 15 years I am a top Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding, California. I have a passion for this field and an unwavering commitment to this special field. I am an expert in changing the lives of patients for the better. I am passionate about enhancing patients' quality of life. It is important to embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients.
(714) 942-2627
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Carla Savage-Sachs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I take a creative and individual approach to every client I work with, and view the practice of counseling as sacred work. My passion is to help others develop healthier, more functional lives, heal through loss and change, and ultimately grow with confidence into the person they want to become.” I have counseled individuals, couples, and families, including children and teens, helping each client develop new coping skills and a stronger internal system of resilience to navigate the difficult terrain of: anxiety/depression · relational/work distress divorce · grief, loss and bereavement · major life transitions. I find a special joy working alongside children and adolescents, encouraging the growth and development of their unique voice, inner sense of worth, and the tools necessary to handle the many changes and disruptions that they can face, including: · anxiety and depression * self harm * self esteem *body image and eating disorders * sexual identity questioning and development.
(805) 793-0514
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Edward C. Bischof, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been in private practice, in California for 35 years. The focus of my practice is psychotherapy with adults and adolescents and I also provide couples counseling. My patients come from personal referrals, other professionals, previous patients and internet advertising such as this listing. Through continuing education and consultation with colleagues I maintain a high quailty in the services I provide.
(909) 962-7180
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Nancy Underwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck as you navigate a major life change? You're not alone. Life transitions come in many forms; positive or unwelcome, anticipated or unexpected. These changes can challenge your ability to cope, whether you are going through a career change, grieving a loved one, recovering from traumatic brain injury, considering retirement, returning to work after a stroke, or are helping a loved one with dementia. The focus of my practice is to help clients find comfort in moments of change and reinvention, and to develop coping methods for the rest of the journey.
(650) 257-9070
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Elise Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It has been my privilege to work alongside families, couples, and individuals identifying strengths, increasing insight around problems and developing a plan to improve quality of life. It's hard to find a therapist. When we connect I will be interested in your goals for therapy, and why you are seeking a therapist right now. I welcome your questions about who I am and specifics on what my treatment plan might be for you.
(206) 385-1492
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
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Elisabeth Ganiron
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Reality check. Life really isn't one big happy party. Stuff happens. Bad stuff. Sometimes, really bad stuff that shakes you to the core, leaving a sense of loss and disconnection from the things you love. At the other end of the continuum are the little bumps along the way. The hiccups that take you out of the comfort zone temporarily and just need a little smoothing. Hopefully, that's where most of life happens. If not, therapy may help. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of life's challenges and whatever your age, let's work together to get you closer to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.
(805) 234-5930
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kari Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy can be an opportunity for healing and transformation. When life seems to be stagnant, painful or overwhelming, a therapist can offer solace, guidance and a container for the psychological process. I have spent several years accompanying others on the journey through healing and have a unique style of working with people. I seek to offer a non-judgmental place to work through whatever is causing pain in the life of the clients I treat. I believe each person has the courage and ability to overcome what holds them back and to embrace the person they were always meant to be.
(805) 617-4380
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Robin Noble
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Updated 10/26/22. I am not accepting new clients at this time. I do have a waitlist. My specialty is working with teen and adult clients in the handling of day-to-day problems. I treat victims of trauma, as well as individuals suffering from anxiety and panic disorder, phobias, depression, and other stress related issues. Terrible events or repeated daily stresses can affect anyone and everyone, making life more difficult. Experiencing or witnessing a frightening, dangerous, or violent event can overwhelm our body’s natural coping abilities. Even more common life events like job/school stress can cause a trauma response as well.
(805) 380-3998
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Optimal Interventions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, Phd,Psy, AMFT, LPCC
Verified
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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Margaret E O'Neill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Margaret is a clinical psychologist having been a therapist for over 30 years. I received my PhD from United States International University in San Diego. Prior to that I received my BS and MS in nursing from UCLA. My specializations are in stress management, psycho-spiritual issues, women's issues, seniors issues, depression and anxiety . I am a Certified Trauma Specialist, and have worked with the San Luis Obispo Ca. Fire Association. I have had private practices in Ventura, Sutter Creek, Morro Bay, Los Osos and now teletherapy due to covid virus. I only work with individual adults.
(805) 856-6372
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Lina Camello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you both tired of not feeling heard or understood? Do you feel as though being close is a distant memory? Are you wondering what brought you two together in the first place? If so, now is the time to work on your relationship. Too many couples wait until there is too little to salvage. There is nothing more precious than love, no larger feeling than love, and there is no greater pain when love is lost. Let's work together to get back to yours! I am accepting new clients and can take many different insurances, call for more information.
(805) 633-4961
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Associates in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Holli Stewart's expertise in the field of Psychology over the last 30 years has been in working with children as young as 2, teens, individuals & couples with specialties covering PTSD, women's issues, divorce, domestic violence, grief, infertility, sexual identity & transgender issues, family conflict, victims of crime, self-harm, depression/anxiety, OCD, self esteem & families in transition due to life stages. Survivors of physical & sexual abuse, substance abuse, co-dependency, anger management. Assessments for immigration, weight loss surgery, ADD/ADHD, career counseling & chronic pain.
(805) 876-9092
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John Siemens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
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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Denise Dritsas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe in the human capacity to heal, accept, love, and grow from our life experiences. Our most treasured beliefs and relationships help us through the pain and difficult times in life. I believe there is no point so low from which we cannot only recover, but gain wisdom and strength as well. Therefore, I focus my treatment style on emotional and character growth, rather than simple symptom reduction.
(559) 529-5789
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Joe DeBruin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
It is important that my patients feel respected and encouraged. My job is to really listen and help you feel understood. I also think my role is to give you lots of feedback and not just be a passive listener saying, "uh, uh, hmm, I see, hmm". I am a coach, cheerleader, teacher, confidante, and accountability partner. The biggest complaint I have heard over the years about any past therapists whom patients felt were not helpful was the complaint that the past therapist was way too passive. I work best with those that want a therapist high in empathy but is not passive.
(805) 419-2432
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Denise Bila Seastrunk
RN, CNS, PhD, CTP
Verified
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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Cindy Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My passion in life is helping others unlock the potential within themselves and build a life worth living. I see therapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. One of my goals is to help you become more engaged in your life and in the therapeutic process. To me therapy is more than sitting in an office. I believe therapy is a dynamic process where I will teach you skills and help you practice them in your daily life. I will go through this process with you and we will practice skills learned in therapy together.
(805) 307-7095
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Thomas Steffora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
If you are dealing with hidden difficulties or tremendous physical and emotional pain, confidential help is available. Whether pain is thrust upon us or chosen, I understand the complexities of this predicament. Being "stuck," relational and sexual frustrations, medical issues, anxiety about how to get through the day, are all are situations that can change with assistance. You start to change your predicament the moment that you are able to reach out and work with a trusted individual. These problems do not need to become worse and your path is not decided. The path ahead is unknown.
(805) 288-7787
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SB Therapy - Shannon Bates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling isolated, alone or disconnected? Are you fed up with feelings of anxiety or depression or struggling with low self worth? You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready for change. You’re ready to feel heard and understood. Most of all, you’re ready to love yourself again, to uncover your dreams and to face your future with hope. You're ready to find the greatness you deserve and I can help you get there.
(805) 243-3366
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Veronica Fletcher
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work from a depth and relationship based perspective while integrating play therapy and evidenced-based interventions to address the unique and personal needs of my clients. I have a special interest in working with individuals with trauma histories, including childhood maltreatment and abuse, and have completed formal comprehensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I encourage gaining awareness and curiosity for all parts of self to better understand how your past can influence your present and future as well as how individual strengths can help you heal and become whole.
(559) 632-0191
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