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.
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(805) 316-7076
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC II Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I have worked in the field of addiction treatment for over 15 years and have extensive experience in detox support, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, life coaching, owning and managing sober living homes, working with the mentally ill, criminal justice and the homeless population. I have amplified love and passion for those who suffer from the disease of addiction. I am currently CADC II and pursuing a BA in Sociology and a MA in Psychology.
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(805) 667-0831
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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I have worked in the field of addiction treatment for over 15 years and have extensive experience in detox support, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, life coaching, owning and managing sober living homes, working with the mentally ill, criminal justice and the homeless population. I have amplified love and passion for those who suffer from the disease of addiction. I am currently CADC II and pursuing a BA in Sociology and a MA in Psychology.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
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(805) 303-5122
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Are you looking for a qualified EMDR therapist? Traditional 1 hr weekly and extended sessions of 2 hrs or more are available for clients of ALL ages. EMDR trained in 1993 (24 years ago). Involved, active, published in EMDR therapy and domestic violence, and EMDR therapy and substance abuse. Teacher and presenter on EMDR domestic violence, stories and metaphors for treatment. Also providing a variety of levels of consultation in general and specific to EMDR therapy as an Approved Consultant in EMDR. All of the above activities can enrich clinicians practice of EMDR therapy.
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(805) 918-5590
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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Are you looking for a qualified EMDR therapist? Traditional 1 hr weekly and extended sessions of 2 hrs or more are available for clients of ALL ages. EMDR trained in 1993 (24 years ago). Involved, active, published in EMDR therapy and domestic violence, and EMDR therapy and substance abuse. Teacher and presenter on EMDR domestic violence, stories and metaphors for treatment. Also providing a variety of levels of consultation in general and specific to EMDR therapy as an Approved Consultant in EMDR. All of the above activities can enrich clinicians practice of EMDR therapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MS, CSCS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I'm a twenty-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, I believe that true happiness is comprised of many components: a healthy emotional state, relationships, social support, meaning and purpose, assertive communication and a healthy body. Integrating my past expertise and experiences with my practice as a therapist, I focus on the whole person with an existential and solution focused platform. My goal is to help you feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to increase your performance in life, relationships and/or career while helping to navigate a more meaningful and healthier self.
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(805) 409-3666
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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I'm a twenty-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, I believe that true happiness is comprised of many components: a healthy emotional state, relationships, social support, meaning and purpose, assertive communication and a healthy body. Integrating my past expertise and experiences with my practice as a therapist, I focus on the whole person with an existential and solution focused platform. My goal is to help you feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to increase your performance in life, relationships and/or career while helping to navigate a more meaningful and healthier self.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, NCC, E-RYT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
There is no single path to navigating a well-lived and resilient life. The trail is not a straight line, and along with sunny days and breathtaking vistas, there will be rocky hills and valleys and bracing storms for all of us. With a busted GPS and an outdated map, we can find ourselves driven by the wind and the rain--lost and alone in a shadowy forest.
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(805) 316-4567
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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There is no single path to navigating a well-lived and resilient life. The trail is not a straight line, and along with sunny days and breathtaking vistas, there will be rocky hills and valleys and bracing storms for all of us. With a busted GPS and an outdated map, we can find ourselves driven by the wind and the rain--lost and alone in a shadowy forest.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I work with individuals and couples from the ages of 18 to 80-something. I like to help restore vitality to all sorts of relationships and life in general. I focus on assisting persons who want to make conscious choices for more satisfying living, and who want to develop positive and effective relationships and cope well with life challenges. My work is collaborative, is focused on the here and now and the achievement of a feeling of personal wholeness and satisfaction. I have 30 years of experience working positively with individuals or families affected by problems related to substance abuse.
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(805) 285-3935 x1
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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I work with individuals and couples from the ages of 18 to 80-something. I like to help restore vitality to all sorts of relationships and life in general. I focus on assisting persons who want to make conscious choices for more satisfying living, and who want to develop positive and effective relationships and cope well with life challenges. My work is collaborative, is focused on the here and now and the achievement of a feeling of personal wholeness and satisfaction. I have 30 years of experience working positively with individuals or families affected by problems related to substance abuse.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
My journey in the healing arts is a wonderful one and involves working with clients of all ages and stages of life. I have an integrated therapy approach with a specific focus on intermodal therapies, life transitions, community building, and family/group work. I work with clients who can be experiencing anxiety, adolescent anxiety, depression, substance abuse, significant life adjustments/transitions, post traumatic stress, blended family dynamics, grief/loss, adjustment to motherhood, and couples communication challenges. In our work together we are transforming life challenges into growth opportunities and creative action in your life.
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(805) 669-9081
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
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My journey in the healing arts is a wonderful one and involves working with clients of all ages and stages of life. I have an integrated therapy approach with a specific focus on intermodal therapies, life transitions, community building, and family/group work. I work with clients who can be experiencing anxiety, adolescent anxiety, depression, substance abuse, significant life adjustments/transitions, post traumatic stress, blended family dynamics, grief/loss, adjustment to motherhood, and couples communication challenges. In our work together we are transforming life challenges into growth opportunities and creative action in your life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
We live in a world where we are constantly being told we need to do more, we need to work harder, we are not enough just as we are. This mentality is causing us to push ourselves to the point of extreme stress, anxiety and burnout. What we really need is balance, peace and a clearer vision of who we are and what we personally need to thrive. This extends beyond ourselves into our relationships. I strive to create a safe space to explore and work through your challenges and find your way to better balance.
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(805) 870-9803
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Group
We live in a world where we are constantly being told we need to do more, we need to work harder, we are not enough just as we are. This mentality is causing us to push ourselves to the point of extreme stress, anxiety and burnout. What we really need is balance, peace and a clearer vision of who we are and what we personally need to thrive. This extends beyond ourselves into our relationships. I strive to create a safe space to explore and work through your challenges and find your way to better balance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC , LAADC Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
You are not alone in this struggle as I am here to help assist you. I hope you give me a call and give me a chance to help you chart a course for a new way of living. I utilize well-researched, evidence-based practices to help clients develop concrete skills and techniques to effectively manage a variety of concerns including addictions, stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems and relationship issues. My focus is to build a collaborative relationship and assist clients in making positive changes in their lives by applying practical and proven strategies.
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(805) 468-4855
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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You are not alone in this struggle as I am here to help assist you. I hope you give me a call and give me a chance to help you chart a course for a new way of living. I utilize well-researched, evidence-based practices to help clients develop concrete skills and techniques to effectively manage a variety of concerns including addictions, stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems and relationship issues. My focus is to build a collaborative relationship and assist clients in making positive changes in their lives by applying practical and proven strategies.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thank you for considering me as a potential partner in your journey of healing & self-discovery. I have over 10 yrs. of clinical experience in the mental health field working primarily with adults & college-age students struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, trauma, life-transitions, personal growth, & self-acceptance. I was born and raised in Europe & am open to also working with clients who are from a wide range of countries & are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to life in the U.S. I am warm, caring, non-judgmental, & able to provide you a safe space to address today's stressors.
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(858) 434-8137
Verified

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Group
Thank you for considering me as a potential partner in your journey of healing & self-discovery. I have over 10 yrs. of clinical experience in the mental health field working primarily with adults & college-age students struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, trauma, life-transitions, personal growth, & self-acceptance. I was born and raised in Europe & am open to also working with clients who are from a wide range of countries & are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to life in the U.S. I am warm, caring, non-judgmental, & able to provide you a safe space to address today's stressors.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CMC Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
It's another day, and you're filled with worry, anxiety and dread. Thoughts keep cycling in your mind, and you find yourself feeling sad, hopeless and helpless. You don't have to continue feeling this way. You can get the tools and skills you need in to live in a calm, joyful, fulfilling way by giving yourself the gift of therapy. Allow me to safely companion you and help you gain some effective, evidence-based techniques to release the traumas of the past and the worries of the future. When you learn to fully inhabit the present moment you'll be able to truly take control and responsibility for your life. Therein lies true healing.
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(833) 780-0839
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Group
It's another day, and you're filled with worry, anxiety and dread. Thoughts keep cycling in your mind, and you find yourself feeling sad, hopeless and helpless. You don't have to continue feeling this way. You can get the tools and skills you need in to live in a calm, joyful, fulfilling way by giving yourself the gift of therapy. Allow me to safely companion you and help you gain some effective, evidence-based techniques to release the traumas of the past and the worries of the future. When you learn to fully inhabit the present moment you'll be able to truly take control and responsibility for your life. Therein lies true healing.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
All emotions have a job - to bring something to our attention, to give us information about our world, sometimes to give us the physical energy to take action. I see my role as a therapist would be to help you better understand yourself, and when it fits to teach you tools and skills so that you can be effective in your life. I can be a guide and an ally through many challenges - these include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, caregiving, life-threatening illnesses, grief and loss. Whatever emotion or situation led you to seek help, you can use it to heal your life.
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(805) 250-4404
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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All emotions have a job - to bring something to our attention, to give us information about our world, sometimes to give us the physical energy to take action. I see my role as a therapist would be to help you better understand yourself, and when it fits to teach you tools and skills so that you can be effective in your life. I can be a guide and an ally through many challenges - these include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, caregiving, life-threatening illnesses, grief and loss. Whatever emotion or situation led you to seek help, you can use it to heal your life.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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.
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(805) 307-7095
Verified
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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.
Psychologist, EdD, LP, CPT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
I am once again offering SAFE walk n talk sessions for local clients or video sessions for clients who prefer. I am truly passionate about helping people live purposeful lives. I believe every person has untapped potential for positive growth. Yet sometimes there are major roadblocks and help is needed. Together we will identify your unique strengths, explore new perspectives, deal with roadblocks together and explore new strategies. Nutrition, movement and quality sleep are key factors to total wellness. My ideal client is interested in holistic wellness and is motivated to learn new skills to create a life worth living.
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(262) 326-1526
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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I am once again offering SAFE walk n talk sessions for local clients or video sessions for clients who prefer. I am truly passionate about helping people live purposeful lives. I believe every person has untapped potential for positive growth. Yet sometimes there are major roadblocks and help is needed. Together we will identify your unique strengths, explore new perspectives, deal with roadblocks together and explore new strategies. Nutrition, movement and quality sleep are key factors to total wellness. My ideal client is interested in holistic wellness and is motivated to learn new skills to create a life worth living.
Photo of Lindsey Levenson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
We all go through things in our lives that are difficult. I believe it is through these struggles that we have the opportunity to grow. Oftentimes connecting with another person to help guide you can be the changing factor in transitioning from struggle to growth.
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(805) 870-9641
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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We all go through things in our lives that are difficult. I believe it is through these struggles that we have the opportunity to grow. Oftentimes connecting with another person to help guide you can be the changing factor in transitioning from struggle to growth.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism and other developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and ADHD/ADD. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. In sum, my approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
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(805) 409-3177
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism and other developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and ADHD/ADD. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. In sum, my approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
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(805) 307-7066
Verified

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Group
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
Photo of Tommy Ferndino, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
***I am currently accepting new clients via teletherapy due to the Covid-19 Pandemic***My clinical work is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work primarily with individuals ranging from teenagers to seniors. As human beings, we are meant to seek connection with others. Connection with a compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable therapist is one of the best ways to develop a more secure sense of attachment to the world around you. This connection can lead to the positive, long-term change you are seeking.
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(805) 519-7503
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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***I am currently accepting new clients via teletherapy due to the Covid-19 Pandemic***My clinical work is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work primarily with individuals ranging from teenagers to seniors. As human beings, we are meant to seek connection with others. Connection with a compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable therapist is one of the best ways to develop a more secure sense of attachment to the world around you. This connection can lead to the positive, long-term change you are seeking.
Photo of Cheri Love, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Welcome! Therapy is a place where you can learn to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want. Challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-doubt, loss, and conflicted relationships can cause you to lose your way. Therapy is a way to find your path and learn to live with authenticity, fulfillment and happiness in your relationships, vocation, and self. My practice includes adults, couples, and groups. I welcome people of all ages, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. I am committed to providing the highest quality services in support of your unique growth and development.
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(805) 242-2251
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Welcome! Therapy is a place where you can learn to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want. Challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-doubt, loss, and conflicted relationships can cause you to lose your way. Therapy is a way to find your path and learn to live with authenticity, fulfillment and happiness in your relationships, vocation, and self. My practice includes adults, couples, and groups. I welcome people of all ages, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. I am committed to providing the highest quality services in support of your unique growth and development.

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