Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY-F Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I provide therapy for adults 18 years old and over in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I can help you heal from past or current Trauma, and help reduce Trauma's often disturbing, intrusive and long lasting effects. I also work with individuals to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, emotional eating, relationship problems, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based techniques. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
(805) 316-7076
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I provide therapy for adults 18 years old and over in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I can help you heal from past or current Trauma, and help reduce Trauma's often disturbing, intrusive and long lasting effects. I also work with individuals to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, emotional eating, relationship problems, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based techniques. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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 self.
(805) 316-1544
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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 self.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
As a Certified Gottman Therapist, I specialize in helping couples navigate their relationships by applying advanced skills to explore their stuck places and rejoin in the friendship that brought them together in the first place. Over my 15+ years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I have witnessed the kind of pain that couples experience in the repeated and frustrating tension cycle of “Here We Go Again”. This perpetual cycle includes each partner having a dream and not being understood - causing for a stalemate and disconnection. I sit with couples that need to explore their cycle for greater clarity and have a goal of change.
(805) 600-5753
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
As a Certified Gottman Therapist, I specialize in helping couples navigate their relationships by applying advanced skills to explore their stuck places and rejoin in the friendship that brought them together in the first place. Over my 15+ years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I have witnessed the kind of pain that couples experience in the repeated and frustrating tension cycle of “Here We Go Again”. This perpetual cycle includes each partner having a dream and not being understood - causing for a stalemate and disconnection. I sit with couples that need to explore their cycle for greater clarity and have a goal of change.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, M-RAS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I worked in the field of addiction for nine years and in that time I gained a wide range of experience. From teaching families healthy living and providing parenting skills, to attachment therapy and play therapy for children affected by trauma. Many clients were experiencing relationship issues, or mental health issues and/or were involved with the criminal justice system. With the variety of clients that I have seen in various settings, I've found a common basic need. All people want to feel heard, respected and to be understood.
(805) 257-0915
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I worked in the field of addiction for nine years and in that time I gained a wide range of experience. From teaching families healthy living and providing parenting skills, to attachment therapy and play therapy for children affected by trauma. Many clients were experiencing relationship issues, or mental health issues and/or were involved with the criminal justice system. With the variety of clients that I have seen in various settings, I've found a common basic need. All people want to feel heard, respected and to be understood.
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Counselor, LPCC, CRC, M-RAS Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My clinical approach draws from my experience in helping and giving hope to variety of populations for the past fifteen years. I am able to provide a safe space to explore who a person truly is without shame, guilt, or judgement. I focus on promoting quality of life and satisfaction with daily living by encouraging strength based theoretical principles through a variety of different techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rogerian Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence.
(559) 754-0205
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My clinical approach draws from my experience in helping and giving hope to variety of populations for the past fifteen years. I am able to provide a safe space to explore who a person truly is without shame, guilt, or judgement. I focus on promoting quality of life and satisfaction with daily living by encouraging strength based theoretical principles through a variety of different techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rogerian Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My life passion is helping individuals, groups and families to achieve and maintain healthy relationships, work-life balance, and overall health and wellness. I have over twenty years of clinical experience having worked in various settings including public child welfare, the California State University system, and in private practice. My primary modalities include solution-focused, insight oriented therapies and cognitive behavioral therapy within a family systems framework. My areas of expertise include occupational stress, anxiety/depression, grief and loss and effective communication skills to promote healthy functioning.
(831) 292-5141
Verified

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My life passion is helping individuals, groups and families to achieve and maintain healthy relationships, work-life balance, and overall health and wellness. I have over twenty years of clinical experience having worked in various settings including public child welfare, the California State University system, and in private practice. My primary modalities include solution-focused, insight oriented therapies and cognitive behavioral therapy within a family systems framework. My areas of expertise include occupational stress, anxiety/depression, grief and loss and effective communication skills to promote healthy functioning.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Are you going through a difficult transition like the end of a relationship, attending college away from home, or trying to figure out what you want to do in life? Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious and resort to overeating, isolating, sleeping too much, or excessive worrying? Are you frustrated with the push for taking antidepressants but want to heal naturally? I can help you overcome these issues and feel more empowered so that you can bring the fun back into your life and relationships. You have all the answers within, I just help you get there!
(805) 285-3954
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Are you going through a difficult transition like the end of a relationship, attending college away from home, or trying to figure out what you want to do in life? Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious and resort to overeating, isolating, sleeping too much, or excessive worrying? Are you frustrated with the push for taking antidepressants but want to heal naturally? I can help you overcome these issues and feel more empowered so that you can bring the fun back into your life and relationships. You have all the answers within, I just help you get there!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I support couples who are in acute crisis as well as those who are slowly quietly drifting apart. I view relationships as an opportunity to wake up to, understand, and heal our deepest emotional wounds. Unfortunately once we move past the initial high of romantic infatuation, in love we often find ourselves stuck in a swampland of pain. It may even start to feel as if your partner is the biggest source of suffering in your life rather than your closest ally. My work with couples helps them move their relationship from chaos and pain to mutual respect and genuine care.
(805) 254-4719
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I support couples who are in acute crisis as well as those who are slowly quietly drifting apart. I view relationships as an opportunity to wake up to, understand, and heal our deepest emotional wounds. Unfortunately once we move past the initial high of romantic infatuation, in love we often find ourselves stuck in a swampland of pain. It may even start to feel as if your partner is the biggest source of suffering in your life rather than your closest ally. My work with couples helps them move their relationship from chaos and pain to mutual respect and genuine care.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thanks for visiting my profile here. I'm an experienced psychologist with a small part time practice in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, CA. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work primarily with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means a level of depth and connection in therapy. Also, I am not on any insurance panels at this time. I also train and do therapy with other therapists interested in improving their functioning in life or their work. You can see more information about what I do on my web sight centralcoastgestalttherapy.com.
(805) 273-8203
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thanks for visiting my profile here. I'm an experienced psychologist with a small part time practice in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, CA. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work primarily with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means a level of depth and connection in therapy. Also, I am not on any insurance panels at this time. I also train and do therapy with other therapists interested in improving their functioning in life or their work. You can see more information about what I do on my web sight centralcoastgestalttherapy.com.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, CCTP Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or stuck, then you are in the right place. The first and most challenging step in the healing process is reaching out for support, and the very best gift that you can give to yourself is therapy. In general, people do the best that they can at any given moment, they just need the effective tools and support to make healthier choices to create a positive life and thriving interpersonal relationships. We are here to enjoy our lives and pursue our hopes, passions and goals. Which is why I am here to support you.
(805) 819-5423
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or stuck, then you are in the right place. The first and most challenging step in the healing process is reaching out for support, and the very best gift that you can give to yourself is therapy. In general, people do the best that they can at any given moment, they just need the effective tools and support to make healthier choices to create a positive life and thriving interpersonal relationships. We are here to enjoy our lives and pursue our hopes, passions and goals. Which is why I am here to support you.
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
(805) 316-7170
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Failing to get help, many divorced people regret that they gave up too soon. As a marriage specialist for over two decades, you can trust that you are in the care of a competent advocate for your marriage. Every marriage faces the power struggle -it's supposed to happen. Too many quit their marriage at this crucial time. Not giving yourselves the opportunity to work through this painful stage could be a tragedy because this very stage carries the seeds of true character growth and healing. An affair, dishonesty, conflict, or stress can rob you of the feelings of attunement.
(805) 980-7946
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Failing to get help, many divorced people regret that they gave up too soon. As a marriage specialist for over two decades, you can trust that you are in the care of a competent advocate for your marriage. Every marriage faces the power struggle -it's supposed to happen. Too many quit their marriage at this crucial time. Not giving yourselves the opportunity to work through this painful stage could be a tragedy because this very stage carries the seeds of true character growth and healing. An affair, dishonesty, conflict, or stress can rob you of the feelings of attunement.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
As a depth oriented psychotherapist, I see therapy as a way to understand ourselves and our souls more deeply. We get curious about the unseen forces driving us using intuition and creativity. Some of the modalities we might use include Mindfulness, Breathwork, Somatic i.e. body awareness, Art Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy.
(805) 316-7381
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
As a depth oriented psychotherapist, I see therapy as a way to understand ourselves and our souls more deeply. We get curious about the unseen forces driving us using intuition and creativity. Some of the modalities we might use include Mindfulness, Breathwork, Somatic i.e. body awareness, Art Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
You are emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted! You recognize there is a problem, but don't know how to solve it. You are caught in the cycle of overwhelm. If you continue down this road all you will find is powerlessness and hopelessness. You don't have to stay trapped. My focus is to empower you to take back control of your life & become the best version of yourself. I provide relief to adults in California experiencing anxiety and overwhelm through a relationally based approach. I use my empathic style to connect to the suffering of my clients and help them move through this to a place of healing.
(619) 356-2563
Verified
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
You are emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted! You recognize there is a problem, but don't know how to solve it. You are caught in the cycle of overwhelm. If you continue down this road all you will find is powerlessness and hopelessness. You don't have to stay trapped. My focus is to empower you to take back control of your life & become the best version of yourself. I provide relief to adults in California experiencing anxiety and overwhelm through a relationally based approach. I use my empathic style to connect to the suffering of my clients and help them move through this to a place of healing.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
There are many different types of anxiety all of which have their own triggers and various symptoms, such as Generalized Anxiety, Social, OCD, Panic, and Phobias. My approach in treatment is collaborative and compassionate, while challenging and change-oriented. I provide evidence based treatment that is tailored to meet the specific and often unique needs of my patients. I am hopeful to help you find your footing and walk alongside you on your journey. My heart for you today is hope: hope for healing, growth, well-being, and peace.
(805) 316-7173
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
There are many different types of anxiety all of which have their own triggers and various symptoms, such as Generalized Anxiety, Social, OCD, Panic, and Phobias. My approach in treatment is collaborative and compassionate, while challenging and change-oriented. I provide evidence based treatment that is tailored to meet the specific and often unique needs of my patients. I am hopeful to help you find your footing and walk alongside you on your journey. My heart for you today is hope: hope for healing, growth, well-being, and peace.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hello and welcome! We all fall sometimes, and it can take a lot of courage to seek help to get back up again. I strive to make therapy a safe, inviting place, where you can grow, work through struggles, and change your life. I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. I have experience with children through adulthood, and have worked in mental health since 1998. I believe the best therapy happens when clients feel valued and connected, therefore it is important for me to create such an environment for you.
(805) 360-5765
Verified
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hello and welcome! We all fall sometimes, and it can take a lot of courage to seek help to get back up again. I strive to make therapy a safe, inviting place, where you can grow, work through struggles, and change your life. I specialize in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. I have experience with children through adulthood, and have worked in mental health since 1998. I believe the best therapy happens when clients feel valued and connected, therefore it is important for me to create such an environment for you.
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCIII Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Our primary goal is to serve a population with a growing addiction pandemic. On an outpatient platform, Ascent aims to help the individuals suffering with alcohol and drug addiction by means of individual Recovery coaching, referral services, and life skills integration. We serve those who are new to recovery, chronically experiencing relapse, or unable to interrupt daily life to enter residential treatment.
(805) 424-5812
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Our primary goal is to serve a population with a growing addiction pandemic. On an outpatient platform, Ascent aims to help the individuals suffering with alcohol and drug addiction by means of individual Recovery coaching, referral services, and life skills integration. We serve those who are new to recovery, chronically experiencing relapse, or unable to interrupt daily life to enter residential treatment.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 538-2904
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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Therapists in San Luis Obispo are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Luis Obispo. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Luis Obispo

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