Chandra HoelskenLMFT

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What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

What I have learned is hear the pain our behaviors inflict on others is often a bigger hurdle to face than even our trauma. However, it is the path to true freedom and love. Once we have encountered our own shadow, the world doesn’t seem dark, and our compassion is magnetized.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I am more straight forward than many of my colleagues both in my personal and professional life. This can be a good fit for some people but I understand when it may be too results driven for others.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

When I was 12 years old I had a therapist who changed my life. I wanted to be like her when I grew up.



Borderline Personality Disorder


Life coaching

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Medical professionals' mental health

Men's health


Oppositional & defiant behavior

Parenting issues

Peak performance

Performance anxiety



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Art Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy


Emotionally Focused Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified in Sex Offender Treatment (CASOMB)

Certified in M-CBT (mindfulness)

Trained in EMDR

Trained in Jungian Sand Tray


CA, LMFT, 89830


Masters of Arts, Psychology, University of San Francisco

Masters of Science, Criminology, Missouri State University

Work History

I specialize in highly intelligent clients. I have worked with families, couples, and individuals for over eighteen years as an addictions treatment counselor, program director, therapist, and clinical director. I focus on creating a safe place so that you can discover your power to heal, your goals and life purpose, and how you can navigate your life in a positive way.


101, San Luis Obispo, 93401, CA