to heal themselves if given the opportunity in a safe, non-judgmental setting.  I have a particular interest in fostering both the feminine and masculine sides of a person's personality: compassion and empathy combined with assertiveness and empowerment.  I am interested in issues of Domestic Violence, empowerment and identity issues for women. Currently, I see private clients in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero.  I also contribute my services pro-bono to a proportion of my total clientele. I work with individuals, couples, and groups.  I specialize in working with men and women in transition, couples, and trauma using EMDR and Lifespan Integration.  For more information about me, please email me directly at or call at 805-881-3136.

Specializing in Trauma, Couples, Family Issues

EMDR ~ Lifespan Integration

About Me

Tom Stein, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Life Coach

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology from Cal Poly in 2008.  Being a therapist is my fifth career, having been a teacher for 17 years (I hold a Master’s Degree in French from Middlebury Language Schools), K-12 school administrator, and businessperson working with high tech companies as well as for myself as an entrepreneur, and Life Coach.  I bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to my work with clients, offering compassion, empathy, and gentle guidance.  In addition to my training as a psychotherapist, I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, through the Coaches’ Training Institute.  More recently, I have received training in EMDR as well as LIFESPAN INTEGRATION as a direct result of my interest in working with trauma.My philosophical orientation is existential humanist, which means I believe all people possess the resources—mental, physical, and spiritual—