Kari Whitson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, NCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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Kari Whitson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, NCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

11573 Los Osos Valley Road
Suite H
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 312-7708

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Additional Location

8740 Pueblo Avenue
Suite 204
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 312-7708
Kari Whitson is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Being an adolescent/young adult can feel amazing, while also feeling confusing with all of the changes experienced during this time. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and their families, through individual, family and group counseling. I primarily utilize therapeutic approaches of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as part of individual and group counseling. Group counseling can enable individuals to form bonds with peers in a structured environment; understand that others can relate to their concerns; and share personal feelings that they have difficulty communicating.
I work with individuals struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance abuse, loss, trauma, divorce, peer-relationship issues, and other behavioral concerns. Together, we strengthen self-esteem, as well as develop skills to improve decision-making, cope with emotional ups and downs, establish personal goals, and celebrate progress.
My experience working in school settings gives me another perspective to understand the challenges adolescents face. I work collaboratively with my client, their family, schools and others to optimize opportunities for success. My approach is one based on respect, genuine concern for my client's well-being, and openness.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $20 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Shield
  • Magellan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / LMFT95993
  • School: California State University, Fresno
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Commission on Teacher Credentialing / PPS Cred, School Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors / National Certified Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Location

11573 Los Osos Valley Road
Suite H
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 312-7708

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

8740 Pueblo Avenue
Suite 204
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 312-7708
Specialties
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021
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Kari Whitson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, NCC