Mary Tesoro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Mary Tesoro, LMFT

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My aim is to provide a caring therapeutic relationship in which our work together energizes your deepest potential for healing, growth, well-being, and connection to self, others, and life.

I know what it feels like to need, but not have, a strong and caring connection with an understanding other. I also know the level of healing and transformation that occurs when we have such a connection. This is the therapeutic relationship, and I deeply appreciate my role within it. Whether it be to move through suffering, heal from trauma or loss, face life challenges/transitions, increase insight, build resilience, or gain a richer sense of who you are –all of these things and many more are possible in a good therapeutic relationship. I am here for this.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relational Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Variety Of Combined

Community Specialties

  • Experienced With Many/Most Issues
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Experienced W/Several; Open To Honoring And Incorporating Any/All Spiritual Perspectives

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $180.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Paypal, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Cencal (MediCal in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Pacifica Graduate Institute