Trauma and PTSD Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Leonard Manzella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse have reached epidemic proportions in today's world. They have become a way of life for many, causing undue anguish and pain, and jeopardizing the well-being of millions as well as the significant relationships in their lives. For over 25 years I have been helping people find a way back to themselves and on a path to living healthier and happier lives. It would be an honor to help you.
(805) 214-6619 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kevin Troutt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My passion is in couples work, trauma processing, and the intersection of the two. These relational challenges profoundly impact many aspects of life, from our ability to focus to our happiness and contentment in life. The good news is that it doesn't have to be like this, you can reconnect with yourself and the ones you love. While I teach communication skills and coping strategies to help you feel stabilized, I also believe in the power of exploring oneself deeply to create lasting change.
(805) 232-7476 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Karen McGuffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I provide trauma informed therapy and work with individuals experiencing trauma , PTSD , grief and loss, chronic pain, addiction, anxiety, depression, difficulty with life transitions and relationships, and difficulty managing intense emotions.
Are you seeking a safe therapeutic environment where you can resolve issues, deal with internal emotional conflicts, heal and move forward in life. In my practice, I provide my clients with real help and real hope so they can recover and discover the person they were meant to be.
 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Camille Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have specific experience working with youth, young adults, individuals and families in areas related to communication, life changes, trauma , coping skills, family/relational conflict, self development and grief/loss issues.
I offer a soulful and deep approach to therapy for individual adults who are struggling with an array of relational and emotional concerns. As your therapist, I’m here to guide and walk along side you on your personal journey; collaborate and partner with you to move through areas in your life that are not serving you well. I aim to help others find health for their mind, balance for their lives and emotional wholeness. I truly believe that people grow through therapeutic relationships and therefore seek to help those I come in contact with achieve a deeper connection with themselves and others.
(805) 322-3338 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a San Luis Obispo therapist working extensively with adolescents, college students, adults and couples who struggle with relationship issues or who have experienced sexual abuse or domestic violence in their lives. I have also helped numerous clients struggling with depression or anxiety. I am practical and supportive in my approach. My focus has always been trauma work, and I feel great respect and admiration for my clients who have allowed me to be part of their journey to gain feelings of empowerment in their lives. Please click on my website for more information about my practice.
(805) 918-4816 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Trauma Healing Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The Trauma Healing Center provides top of the line, evidence-based treatment for the full spectrum of trauma -related disorders, from single incident PTSD to Complex PTSD to dissociative disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Using EMDR, somatic methods, and cutting-edge assistive technologies such as Touchpoints and Alpha-Stim, we will work with you to provide symptom relief, nervous system regulation, and lasting growth, healing, and wellbeing. Experience life from a place of wholeness and presence--- yes, it is possible.
(805) 243-0829 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Christina Dee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have many years of experience supporting others heal through a variety of issues including emotional injuries, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, phase of life transitions and initiations, existential crisis', fear and panic, family of origin and attachment issues, guilt, co-dependency, spiritual emergency and individual and vicarious trauma .
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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Marina Resa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
The needs of others come before your own? Sometimes, as children, we fundamentally altered who we were to adjust to trauma , role-reversals, and cold parenting. This can create an underdeveloped sense of self or we are sensitive the slightest shifts in the moods of others. Relationships are scary. When happiness finally starts to seep in, an overwhelming fear sets in that it will all collapse & disappear.
(323) 643-6026 
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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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Anthony Folino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
*Accepting new clients at this time.* Have you experienced overwhelming emotions as a result of a change that has occurred in your life recently or in the past? Have you experienced physical and/or emotional trauma that has impacted your functioning? Have you been struggling with finding satisfaction in your life? Do you have trouble dealing with difficult emotions? Do you have a loved one with a serious mental health condition who you want to better support? Most of us will not go through life without facing varying types of adversity, trauma , or other challenges.
(805) 424-8105 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Josie Traub
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My areas of specialty are specific to grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma .
Often times there are aspects of ourselves that we ignore, or push away to avoid experiencing pain or emotions that can feel unbearable. Pushing away parts of ourselves has an impact on our ability to connect with who we are as a whole person. My approach in therapy involves looking at all of these parts within our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual zones and examine the way they interact with one another. I work in partnership with my clients to help them discover; their path, what's important to them, and find their truest self.
(805) 900-4201 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Julia Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Areas of specialization include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, ODD, OCD, Trauma /Abuse.
Julia is a therapist for mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(805) 800-8685 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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John Roorda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Trauma can broadly be defined as any event or situation that has a lasting negative impact. EMDR is an highly effective form of psychotherapy which harnesses all we know about human attachment and neurobiology to heal trauma and to reprocess disturbing life experiences. Treatment focuses on past experiences as the basis for clinical complaints; current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs, and sensations; and positive experiences needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and emotional health. Focused protocols are used, and no homework or detailed descriptions of the events are required.
(805) 214-6829 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Zoë Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Trauma causes parts of ourselves to become fragmented and disconnected, which often leads to a sense of inner chaos.
I enjoy supporting individuals around issues such as stress management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral/substance addiction, and complex/developmental trauma . My work and life’s passion are centered around a belief that we all have the capacity to heal ourselves when we feel connection, compassion, and support from others. Our bodies contain a unique inner wisdom that helps guide the path back to our true selves. Becoming reacquainted with who we really are on a core level, combined with practicing effective communication strategies with others, allows for greater emotional, mental, and spiritual freedom.
(805) 926-6606 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Karen A Akre
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
EMDR is a widely recognized psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from distressing life events and trauma .
Seeking therapy is a brave and vulnerable choice. My hope is you will feel my office provides a safe haven to be your authentic self. Working together we will ensure your treatment is tailored to your individual needs and goals. I will provide unconditional acceptance and support while you process through the emotions and circumstances which led you to seek out therapy.
(805) 242-4092 
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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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Mackenzie McFarland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My name is Mackenzie McFarland and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Luis Obispo, California. I got my education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for BA in Psychology and MS in Clinical Psychology. I have multiple years experience working with those struggling with substance use / recovery, mood disorders (Bipolar), anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, change of life phases, and trauma .
(805) 516-0579 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Desiree M Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma , bipolar disorder, chronic illness, divorce and relationship issues.
As individuals we all walk through rough times in our lives and sometimes, having someone by our side makes all the difference. I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for you to grow, heal, and work through the areas of your life that you are wanting to address. For fifteen years I have had the privilege of working with individuals going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. I have witnessed the resiliency of individuals committed to making changes. I wholeheartedly believe that we all have the ability to heal, overcome, and grow.
(805) 219-7893 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Rachel Quigley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
With adults I incorporate talk, somatic, relational, CBT and other trauma -informed approaches allowing for individualized collaboration in healing.
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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Xela Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Informed by current neuroscience and a background in Trauma Informed Care, I use an intuitive approach to therapy that respects the client as a whole person rather than a set of symptoms. I work from a humanistic, client-centered orientation which emphasizes the autonomy and diverse identity of each individual. I welcome clients of all experiences and backgrounds, and continue to work to be an effective ally to people who identify as BIPOC, Queer, and Trans.
(805) 930-9352 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
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