Amanda Palen (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi and welcome to my page. I look forward to meeting with you and learning more how this space can be one of growth and opportunity.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My clients often find themselves disconnected from self, struggling in relationship, and striving to find meaning in their lives. My clients also bring their own unique personality into treatment and I work with this strength collaboratively, like sewing a blanket we find the threads of meaning in your life that offer insight and wisdom. My style combines a warm and empathetic presence with a focused intention as I support you in understanding all your threads.

My Background and Approach

I am an integrative therapist offering trauma-informed, somatic, and depth psychological perspectives. I am also trained in both EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Somatic Experiencing. Both strive to bring the body and mind into harmony. I support you in gaining insight, improving relationship, and processing emotional pain.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Anthem
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Shield of California
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


805-668-4506 Email Amanda
1411 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
3839 Del Mar Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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