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Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS

Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Let's Connect (909) 324-3937
Are you worried about your child? Maybe you've tried and tried to help them, but things are just not getting better. Or maybe you know they're going through a lot, but you're not sure how to support them. I often work with parents who are concerned about their child's behavior, sleep, eating, social skills, or school performance. Sometimes, parents want to help their child cope with a separation, adoption, move, scary experience, or major loss. Other times, parents reach out because their child is struggling or hurting, or when they notice that their relationship with their child is becoming strained or difficult.
As an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, I help kids and families connect, heal, and thrive. Working together, we can deepen our understanding of your child, strengthen your relationship, and help set them up for success. We can also set up individual therapy for your child, so they can process feelings and feel more confident and at peace.
Parenting can be really isolating and heavy, especially when your kid is struggling. You don't have to figure out everything alone. You and your child deserve caring, nonjudgmental support. I know that we can find a way to make things better. Please call 909-707-3073, visit my website, or email me to schedule a free consultation.
Call or Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy now for a free 15 minute consultation - (909) 324-3937

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Safe to Grow Psychotherapy

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(909) 324-3937
I am fully vaccinated and meet with clients in-person, with or without masks, and via telehealth.
I specialize in Child, Parenting and Behavioral Issues 
$230 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
I'm Kristen & I am an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. If you're looking for ways to support your child, you're in the right place.
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Let's Connect (909) 324-3937

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Safe to Grow Psychotherapy

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(909) 324-3937
I am fully vaccinated and meet with clients in-person, with or without masks, and via telehealth.
I specialize in Child, Parenting and Behavioral Issues 
$230 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, families and groups  
I'm Kristen & I am an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. If you're looking for ways to support your child, you're in the right place.
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $230
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Out of Network
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Even if I am outside your insurance network, your insurance may still cover part/all of our sessions. Ask me about how to use superbills!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
"
Even if I am outside your insurance network, your insurance may still cover part/all of our sessions. Ask me about how to use superbills!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 99862
  • In Practice for 8 Years
  • Certificate from California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health 2021
  • Attended University of Michigan , Master of Social Work , Graduated 2017
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Child
  • Parenting
  • Behavioral Issues

Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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I help kids who are struggling, acting out, or going through hard things. I use Play Therapy to help kids express themselves & heal, and I help kids learn how to regulate big feelings. I also collaborate with caregivers and parents to help them deepen their understanding of their child's needs, feel more confident in their parenting, and build even stronger relationships with their child.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
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I help kids who are struggling, acting out, or going through hard things. I use Play Therapy to help kids express themselves & heal, and I help kids learn how to regulate big feelings. I also collaborate with caregivers and parents to help them deepen their understanding of their child's needs, feel more confident in their parenting, and build even stronger relationships with their child.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS

4 Endorsements

Dakota Westlake
Dakota Westlake
Licensed Professional Clinical CounselorLPCC
Kristen is compassionate, fun, kind and warm it is so easy to talk to her. She constantly thinking about not only how to help her clients as individuals but also improve any systemic barriers facing her clients. She is amazing with kids and the family.
Kirsten Cathell Boulton
Kirsten Cathell Boulton
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Kristen is a very knowledgeable clinician who is an expert in working with attachment and developmental issues in children. She is personable and caring with her clients.
Janelle Martin
Janelle Martin
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT| EMDR
Kristen is a sweet and gentle soul. She is ambitious and will work hard to help others move toward growth!
Elizabeth Kearney
Elizabeth Kearney
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Kristen is the sweetest. She is passionate about helping children and families to grow and heal.

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Body Positivity
Immuno-disorders
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Spanish

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family
Group

Communities

Body Positivity
Immuno-disorders
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Spanish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Child-parent psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I am validating, warm, and playful! I have a collaborative style, and I like to involve parents and caregivers as much as I can, because they know their child best. I often encourage parents to reflect on their child's behavior and needs, and their own feelings. I love to engage kids with play therapy, fun toys and creative activities, art, and other tools to help them express themselves.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
"
I am validating, warm, and playful! I have a collaborative style, and I like to involve parents and caregivers as much as I can, because they know their child best. I often encourage parents to reflect on their child's behavior and needs, and their own feelings. I love to engage kids with play therapy, fun toys and creative activities, art, and other tools to help them express themselves.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS

Location

Primary Location

Safe to Grow Psychotherapy

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(909) 324-3937

Nearby Areas

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I am fully vaccinated and meet with clients in-person, with or without masks, and via telehealth.
Call for a free consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
"
I am fully vaccinated and meet with clients in-person, with or without masks, and via telehealth.
Call for a free consultation now - (909) 324-3937
Kristen Hess, LCSW @ Safe to Grow Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2023