Specializing in Trauma, Couples, Family Issues

EMDR ~ Lifespan Integration

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 tom@tomstein-therapist.com or call at 805-881-3136.

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—