Trauma and PTSD Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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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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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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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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Marian A Willingham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in Trauma Recovery and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anger Management, Abandonment Issues and helping clients rebuild and rebalance their lives after traumatic events and life's emotional disruptions.
Are you seeking a safe theraputic environment where you can resolve issues, deal with internal emotional conflicts, heal and move forward in life? I can help you. In my private practice, I provide my clients with real help and real hope so you can recover and discover the person you were meant to be. I have experience in providing Court Ordered Supervised Therapeutic Visitation and reporting to the Court.
(805) 317-4310 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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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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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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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Ana Cabezas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Life has been challenging in many ways. You are living through multiple pandemics. You are trying to connect and navigate many relentless responsibilities every day. You’ve endured discrimination, trauma , and personal losses. You are trying to stay afloat. But sometimes you may feel like you’re drowning, and it may be hard to know where to even start. My focus in therapy is to explore what barriers keeps you from having the quality of life that you desire. I believe that people do the best they can within the context of their lives. Support is available to you to help you navigate this process.
(805) 500-7734 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Seventh Wave Counseling-Lisa Huet, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work primarily from a cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, strength based and trauma focused approach.
Life brings some challenges to all of us and sorting these out can be difficult for the most competent of individuals. My hope is to help you find the clarity you seek so you can enjoy your life to the fullest by creating an accepting environment to support your journey to a better life. I have always been curious about people and what makes us think one way or another. I have had the opportunity to serve people in this area for over 20 years at different agencies and have worked with very diverse folks. I would love the opportunity to help you discover some unexplored part of yourself that can deepen satisfaction in your life.
(805) 262-8434 
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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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Elaine Power
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I'm trained in using EMDR for both trauma and addictions.
If you are stuck in unhealthy behavior patterns--- whether it's outward behaviors like addictions, or internal patterns of negative thoughts--- I can help you identify the root cause and break free. These "scripts" often started from past conditions such as our childhoods or previous relationships, but we're able to update them to match the present and become healthier and more effective. If you have... an ACEs score of 3+? Problematic substance use? Possible symptoms of PTSD ? Inability to maintain relationships? Let's talk.
(805) 429-2570 
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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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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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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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Desiree M Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma , bipolar disorder, chronic illness, divorce and relationship issues.
As individuals we all walk through tough 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 overcome, heal, and grow.
(805) 219-7893 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ellen Morgan Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I have years of experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD , gender identity and difficult life adjustments.
I am a passionate nature enthusiast and licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are interested in furthering their development and reaching a deeper understanding of their own, authentic being. I believe that we are more than our emotions and behaviors–we are complex people that require introspection and the honor of a unique and individualized path to healing. Through the exploration of stories and patterns (both current and past), I assist clients in coming into a deeper understanding and ease with the self.
(805) 303-5480 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Cortney Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with adults and youth who have experienced trauma (physical/sexual/emotional abuse, attachment disruption, domestic violence, divorce), grief/loss, depression, anxiety and women's issues (infertility, body image , life transitions).
We all have challenges and experiences throughout our life span that can cause pain, frustration, feeling stuck and other difficult emotions. These experiences can result in us becoming disconnected with our true selves and unable to live life to the fullest. I am here to help you connect with your true self so that you can not only heal from difficult experiences but grow from them and create a sense of empowerment. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment offering a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual's needs.
(805) 567-4255 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Melissa Wheelock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Any of us can get "stuck in a rut" and one key to pulling out of it is learning to respond effectively to life's stressors, rather than react negatively to them. My background in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness and EMDR, allows me to successfully help those struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma . I also enjoying helping people cope with life transitions and relationship problems. I love working with clients who are motivated for change but whose inner critic can be fierce, often limiting them from experiencing joy and contentment.
(805) 398-6637 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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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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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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

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