David C. Lichti, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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David C. Lichti, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

David C. Lichti, LMFT
793 Higuera Street
Suite 6
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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(805) 250-4605
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About

Currently, I'm mostly using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy with my clients. When, as a child, we find ourselves traumatizing or trapped in negative circumstances, parts of our self system compensate by locking away that which at that time was too much for us to handle. Later, if we do not go back to this locked away material, the pain, confusion and injustice of what happened to us long ago, can get triggered, or, awakened, when similar such challenges arise in the present. IFS provides a safe way for that locked away material to be approached and reprocessed, allowing our core self to take back control of our lives.
IFS with couples, goes straight to the excessive reactions we have to our partners, by focusing on what is behind our excessive reactions, getting to the overly protective parts of us that are overly defending our vulnerable selves from potential attack. Processing our inner pain, confusion and injustices, can turn our defensiveness into cooperativeness.
If we understand our own self systems and approach the underlying issues inside of us, we can gain control of our self system, and be better able to be responsive instead of reactive in similarly challenging life circumstances in the present. Positive energy becomes available when parts of us are freed up to focus on the present, instead of on the past.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Medi-Cal
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • Victim Witness
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 28 Years
  • License: California / MFC 45993
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1995
My primary focus, is helping people be empowered to process their pain, confusion and injustices, from trauma in childhood or as an adult.

Location

David C. Lichti, LMFT
793 Higuera Street
Suite 6
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Call David Lichti
(805) 250-4605
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • EMDR
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Dec 2021
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David C. Lichti, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT