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
  • LGBTQIA+
  • 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
Yes
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)
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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
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Out Of Network
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
17
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
99691
California
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Pacifica Graduate Institute
M.A.
2011