Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My primary interest is the treatment of trauma. I have been drawn to the study and practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other methods of healing trauma. EMDR can help you process through and move beyond difficult memories so they no longer trigger intense emotions. It is possible to experience peace of mind and a general sense of well-being again. If you or a loved one suffer from the effects of trauma including panic attacks, flashbacks, emotional numbing or outbursts, sleep problems and other symptoms, you are not alone. There is hope in effective treatment."
Play Therapy
(805) 409-3851
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Play Therapy
"My primary interest is the treatment of trauma. I have been drawn to the study and practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other methods of healing trauma. EMDR can help you process through and move beyond difficult memories so they no longer trigger intense emotions. It is possible to experience peace of mind and a general sense of well-being again. If you or a loved one suffer from the effects of trauma including panic attacks, flashbacks, emotional numbing or outbursts, sleep problems and other symptoms, you are not alone. There is hope in effective treatment."
Diane M. Thorp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Morro Bay, California 93442
"Welcome to DMT Psychotherapy. I am a Licensed Board Certified Psychotherapist along with a Certified Clinical Supervisor and work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, & families. I have extensive training and experience treating a variety of issues such as complex trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems, ADHD, and parenting. Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times and asking for help is the first step towards leading a happier and more fulfilled life. I can help & assist in finding tools you need to make positive transformations. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where individuals can share their thoughts and feelings."
Play Therapy
(805) 225-1492
Verified
Morro Bay, California 93442
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Play Therapy
"Welcome to DMT Psychotherapy. I am a Licensed Board Certified Psychotherapist along with a Certified Clinical Supervisor and work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, & families. I have extensive training and experience treating a variety of issues such as complex trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems, ADHD, and parenting. Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times and asking for help is the first step towards leading a happier and more fulfilled life. I can help & assist in finding tools you need to make positive transformations. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where individuals can share their thoughts and feelings."
Yumi Velazquez, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work primarily with children, teens, and adults who have suffered traumatic events. I provide an outlet without judgement, helping clients work through unresolved feelings about past childhood trauma, family conflict, and broken relationships, which can cause significant distress, affecting other parts of their lives. I will help you break away from anything that is holding you back from being the person you truly desire to be. My style is eclectic, supporting individual needs, unlocking and developing each person's potential. With children and teens, I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in overcoming negative effects of the traumatic experience."
Play Therapy
(714) 786-1099
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Play Therapy
"I work primarily with children, teens, and adults who have suffered traumatic events. I provide an outlet without judgement, helping clients work through unresolved feelings about past childhood trauma, family conflict, and broken relationships, which can cause significant distress, affecting other parts of their lives. I will help you break away from anything that is holding you back from being the person you truly desire to be. My style is eclectic, supporting individual needs, unlocking and developing each person's potential. With children and teens, I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in overcoming negative effects of the traumatic experience."
Tyler Sullivan Hartford, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
"Few of us make it through childhood without having experienced trauma of one form or another. Often times, the adaptations that we make in order to best survive early life challenges, lead to patterns of belief and action which get in the way of us finding freedom, happiness, and fulfillment as adolescents and adults. Every person deserves an opportunity to grow to their greatest potential. Therapy is a facilitated process of increasing awareness of obstacles to growth and supporting transformation."
Play Therapy
(805) 351-4959
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Play Therapy
"Few of us make it through childhood without having experienced trauma of one form or another. Often times, the adaptations that we make in order to best survive early life challenges, lead to patterns of belief and action which get in the way of us finding freedom, happiness, and fulfillment as adolescents and adults. Every person deserves an opportunity to grow to their greatest potential. Therapy is a facilitated process of increasing awareness of obstacles to growth and supporting transformation."
John Siemens, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atascadero, California 93422
"There comes a time when we need help. I appreciate the courage anyone demonstrates when they make that call. I hope to create a space where individuals and families can receive that trusted assistance. I have been a therapist for twenty years. I was a tennis pro for ten years before that. I am aware of the process for change. There is a timing when an individual, or family, is ready to make those adjustments. In working with children, I involve the whole family. I especially enjoy the travels that the adolescent makes, and the perplexing attempts parents make in adjusting to this challenging phase."
Play Therapy
(805) 250-4117 x
Verified
Atascadero, California 93422
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Play Therapy
"There comes a time when we need help. I appreciate the courage anyone demonstrates when they make that call. I hope to create a space where individuals and families can receive that trusted assistance. I have been a therapist for twenty years. I was a tennis pro for ten years before that. I am aware of the process for change. There is a timing when an individual, or family, is ready to make those adjustments. In working with children, I involve the whole family. I especially enjoy the travels that the adolescent makes, and the perplexing attempts parents make in adjusting to this challenging phase."
Sheri Shaffer Hewitt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Unlock your and/or your families auto-pilot!!! Has life become overwhelming or unsatisfying. I have many years of experience working with children ages 5 and up as well as adults and couples. Come in to learn how to find fulfillment, serenity, connection and love. Acquire information and skills to overcome loneliness, sadness, resentment, anger and just plain being stuck. Find out how you, as an individual, can make a big difference in the way your family functions. Better yet bring everyone in! Find out why the most stable and enlightened people get help before more serious problems arise."
Play Therapy
(805) 918-5074
Verified
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Play Therapy
"Unlock your and/or your families auto-pilot!!! Has life become overwhelming or unsatisfying. I have many years of experience working with children ages 5 and up as well as adults and couples. Come in to learn how to find fulfillment, serenity, connection and love. Acquire information and skills to overcome loneliness, sadness, resentment, anger and just plain being stuck. Find out how you, as an individual, can make a big difference in the way your family functions. Better yet bring everyone in! Find out why the most stable and enlightened people get help before more serious problems arise."
Jennifer Woodward, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, IMFA
Verified by Psychology Today
"My ideal clients are LGBTQI, alcohol and addiction ,parents of children with problem behaviors, teens, young adults and adults, deal with realities of love whomever that light might shine. I enjoy working with couples; you didn't get the manual with your relationship but it's not too late. I also love working with individuals on the path to spiritual awakening."
Play Therapy
(805) 467-6526
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Play Therapy
"My ideal clients are LGBTQI, alcohol and addiction ,parents of children with problem behaviors, teens, young adults and adults, deal with realities of love whomever that light might shine. I enjoy working with couples; you didn't get the manual with your relationship but it's not too late. I also love working with individuals on the path to spiritual awakening."
Michael Reynolds Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Teenagers are at a pivotal and complex stage in their lives. I focus on strengthening their self image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Everybody has a unique and complex story to tell. My goal is to create a safe, open, and therapeutic environment that will allow each client to explore their inherent strengths and personal struggles. Together we will work to build on each individual's strengths and utilize established techniques to support growth, improve productivity, and fortify family and friend relationships."
Play Therapy
(760) 621-5433
Verified
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Play Therapy
"Teenagers are at a pivotal and complex stage in their lives. I focus on strengthening their self image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Everybody has a unique and complex story to tell. My goal is to create a safe, open, and therapeutic environment that will allow each client to explore their inherent strengths and personal struggles. Together we will work to build on each individual's strengths and utilize established techniques to support growth, improve productivity, and fortify family and friend relationships."
Amy R Overby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Atascadero, California 93422
"I know you want your child to be happy and successful and are doing your best to help him. You'd like to have less arguing and enjoy your family more. Parenting is such a hard job. It can really help to have someone with experience to look at your situation from the outside. I believe you have what it takes to improve your family relationships, but you could use a guide. Your child may need to learn how to cope with new situations. I would like to help you to bring out the strengths in yourself and your family."
Play Therapy
(805) 804-3753
Verified
Atascadero, California 93422
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Play Therapy
"I know you want your child to be happy and successful and are doing your best to help him. You'd like to have less arguing and enjoy your family more. Parenting is such a hard job. It can really help to have someone with experience to look at your situation from the outside. I believe you have what it takes to improve your family relationships, but you could use a guide. Your child may need to learn how to cope with new situations. I would like to help you to bring out the strengths in yourself and your family."
Janine Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Seeking therapy is a brave choice and a valuable step in the healing process. If you are pursing therapy for support through a difficult time or transition, for healing childhood wounds, if you are feeling emotional pain or hurt, having trouble navigating a difficult relationship, and/or seeking deeper self-exploration, betterment and growth, I commend you. This is a courageous first step. "
Play Therapy
(805) 316-7083
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Play Therapy
"Seeking therapy is a brave choice and a valuable step in the healing process. If you are pursing therapy for support through a difficult time or transition, for healing childhood wounds, if you are feeling emotional pain or hurt, having trouble navigating a difficult relationship, and/or seeking deeper self-exploration, betterment and growth, I commend you. This is a courageous first step. "
Joanne F Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Morro Bay, California 93442
"I specializes in all women's issues (anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and family/life role struggles). With my clients, I guide them to look at the choices that make up their lives and either accept them or work towards the slow and careful process of change; and we look at how these life choices have impacted their overall well-being. I also guide women to look at issues stemming from childhood trauma's and how those trauma's are transformed to adult relationships. I offer skills in dealing with anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, adjusting to life-transitions and communicating effectively and assertively."
Play Therapy
(805) 356-2391
Verified
Morro Bay, California 93442
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Play Therapy
"I specializes in all women's issues (anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and family/life role struggles). With my clients, I guide them to look at the choices that make up their lives and either accept them or work towards the slow and careful process of change; and we look at how these life choices have impacted their overall well-being. I also guide women to look at issues stemming from childhood trauma's and how those trauma's are transformed to adult relationships. I offer skills in dealing with anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, adjusting to life-transitions and communicating effectively and assertively."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atascadero, California 93422
"If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or life transition or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I would be honored to help you achieve your goals. I work best with clients who want to be in counseling and are motivated to make necessary changes or adjust to changes in their lives. I work well with women, children and families. I use a variety of approaches to adddress depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, stress management and other changes life brings."
Play Therapy
(805) 715-4236
Verified
Atascadero, California 93422
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Play Therapy
"If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or life transition or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I would be honored to help you achieve your goals. I work best with clients who want to be in counseling and are motivated to make necessary changes or adjust to changes in their lives. I work well with women, children and families. I use a variety of approaches to adddress depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, stress management and other changes life brings."
Lisa Jimenez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"You are deserving of living life to the fullest, of embracing and nurturing your worth, and of being fully empowered to reach your purpose. Depression, anxiety, trauma, or challenging life transitions can shift the way in which one perceives their self worth, their interactions with others, and their ability to have a sense of wellbeing and safety. Human beings are hardwired to have connection with other people. Obtaining therapy can facilitate a safe environment in which you can freely express your inner thoughts and emotions, learn to see life through a different lense, and develop the necessary skills to own your own journey. "
Play Therapy
(805) 668-3599
Verified
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Play Therapy
"You are deserving of living life to the fullest, of embracing and nurturing your worth, and of being fully empowered to reach your purpose. Depression, anxiety, trauma, or challenging life transitions can shift the way in which one perceives their self worth, their interactions with others, and their ability to have a sense of wellbeing and safety. Human beings are hardwired to have connection with other people. Obtaining therapy can facilitate a safe environment in which you can freely express your inner thoughts and emotions, learn to see life through a different lense, and develop the necessary skills to own your own journey. "
Ashley Smith - Balasana Therapeutic Arts, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RYT200
Verified by Psychology Today
Los Osos, California 93402
"I have 20 years experience working with stressed and traumatized youth in the foster and probation systems; as a full-time therapist with County Mental Health for 12 years I gained much experience and training as a specialist in stress, trauma and sexual abuse. I’m excited to be available to serve parents, youth, and adults seeking to heal from developmental stress or trauma. I use directive, engaging and short-term interventions to facilitate your power to restore a sense of peace and autonomy in your life. I want to help you create the life you know you deserve, you are not the problem and you will see, you can be the solution."
Play Therapy
(805) 316-7056
Verified
Los Osos, California 93402
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Play Therapy
"I have 20 years experience working with stressed and traumatized youth in the foster and probation systems; as a full-time therapist with County Mental Health for 12 years I gained much experience and training as a specialist in stress, trauma and sexual abuse. I’m excited to be available to serve parents, youth, and adults seeking to heal from developmental stress or trauma. I use directive, engaging and short-term interventions to facilitate your power to restore a sense of peace and autonomy in your life. I want to help you create the life you know you deserve, you are not the problem and you will see, you can be the solution."
Bret Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am passionate about learning and self-inquiry. This passion invokes a sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness which I bring into my work with clients. I consider my approach person-centered which means I tend to listen more than I talk. I believe humor and play matter and that there is no one script for healing and personal growth. My work focuses on helping people strengthen their resilience as well as repairing and deepening relationships with both self and others. "
Play Therapy
(805) 357-9112
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Play Therapy
"I am passionate about learning and self-inquiry. This passion invokes a sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness which I bring into my work with clients. I consider my approach person-centered which means I tend to listen more than I talk. I believe humor and play matter and that there is no one script for healing and personal growth. My work focuses on helping people strengthen their resilience as well as repairing and deepening relationships with both self and others. "
Alice Lenore Sutton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Atascadero, California 93422
"I have over 30 years experience in treating children, adults, couples and families undergoing crisis situations requiring urgent intervention. Treatment modalities specifically matched to individual needs. Shorted Treatment Time and Help In Recovering Your Life. NO CHARGE FOR 20 MINUTE "GOODNESS OF FIT SESSION". Psy.D from the Graduate Center for Child Development. Former UCLA Faculty Lecturer teaching family and couples counseling. "
Play Therapy
(805) 856-6724
Verified
Atascadero, California 93422
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Play Therapy
"I have over 30 years experience in treating children, adults, couples and families undergoing crisis situations requiring urgent intervention. Treatment modalities specifically matched to individual needs. Shorted Treatment Time and Help In Recovering Your Life. NO CHARGE FOR 20 MINUTE "GOODNESS OF FIT SESSION". Psy.D from the Graduate Center for Child Development. Former UCLA Faculty Lecturer teaching family and couples counseling. "
J Brooke Sevim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
"Central Coast Art Therapy provides innovative art therapy services through group, family and individual psychotherapy. Art therapy is a unique and effective way to address life challenges and self-discovery. For more information about my practice visit CentralCoastArtTherapy.com"
Play Therapy
(805) 316-7012
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Play Therapy
"Central Coast Art Therapy provides innovative art therapy services through group, family and individual psychotherapy. Art therapy is a unique and effective way to address life challenges and self-discovery. For more information about my practice visit CentralCoastArtTherapy.com"
Jennifer M Blomfield, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Morro Bay, California 93442
""Therapy can be a place where the wonder and awe of self discovery can culminate in personal clarity, empowerment and promote a richer more fulfilling life. Living with past and present wounds, dealing with depression, anxiety, anger or addictions, or working through difficult relationships and life transitions, our lives may seem out of control when our emotions and our thinking are out of balance. As your counselor I will help you by gently guiding you in finding that balance by creating a safe and supportive environment as you develop skills to regain your mentally healthy life.""
Play Therapy
(805) 706-8114
Verified
Morro Bay, California 93442
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Play Therapy
""Therapy can be a place where the wonder and awe of self discovery can culminate in personal clarity, empowerment and promote a richer more fulfilling life. Living with past and present wounds, dealing with depression, anxiety, anger or addictions, or working through difficult relationships and life transitions, our lives may seem out of control when our emotions and our thinking are out of balance. As your counselor I will help you by gently guiding you in finding that balance by creating a safe and supportive environment as you develop skills to regain your mentally healthy life.""
Melinda Kincaid, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Do you seek more balance, understanding and freedom in your life and relationships? I create a safe and supportive environment to help you through difficulties to find a more positive place. Whether we work to create boundaries, increase self-esteem, decrease destructive patterns, or move past painful life experiences, together we will process what you are going through in order to obtain clarity, solutions, and personal growth. My hope is that we can find contentment in our present moment & live fully in that moment each day."
Play Therapy
(805) 367-5102
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Play Therapy
"Do you seek more balance, understanding and freedom in your life and relationships? I create a safe and supportive environment to help you through difficulties to find a more positive place. Whether we work to create boundaries, increase self-esteem, decrease destructive patterns, or move past painful life experiences, together we will process what you are going through in order to obtain clarity, solutions, and personal growth. My hope is that we can find contentment in our present moment & live fully in that moment each day."
Mary Tesoro Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atascadero, California 93422
"At some point, we all find ourselves in the place of needing help. Powerful results can come from a good therapeutic alliance. If you feel inclined to work together, I will honor your feelings, listen deeply, explore sensitively, keep your confidences, and offer supportive guidance as we tend the issues, conflicts, suffering, or mysteries you find yourself struggling with."
Play Therapy
(805) 774-1607
Verified
Atascadero, California 93422
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Play Therapy
"At some point, we all find ourselves in the place of needing help. Powerful results can come from a good therapeutic alliance. If you feel inclined to work together, I will honor your feelings, listen deeply, explore sensitively, keep your confidences, and offer supportive guidance as we tend the issues, conflicts, suffering, or mysteries you find yourself struggling with."

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Play Therapy Therapists
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in San Luis Obispo County or for a San Luis Obispo County play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Luis Obispo County are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Luis Obispo County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Luis Obispo County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Luis Obispo County or family therapy in San Luis Obispo County.