associate marriage & family therapist supervised by katie zimmermann, lmft
I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and I provide individual and couples therapy here at the office in Arroyo Grande. My goal is to equip people to face the challenges of life with more skills, hope, and purpose. I do this work because I truly love watching people experience life-changing growth and transformation.
I work from a systemic perspective, meaning that I will always prioritize relational, family, and cultural factors in therapy. I do this because I believe that relationships shape us and that we thrive when our relationships are healthy and strong. Thus, my focus is on helping relationships strengthen and heal. While I have many individuals on my caseload, my areas of focus include children and couples. I have specific training in play therapy and trauma work with children and families. My areas of focus with adults and couples include anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, and diminished self worth. I utilize my training in adult attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to work with these particular struggles.
I see clients in two locations. My office in SLO has a wonderful playroom and family room for children and families. My office in Arroyo Grande is set up specifically for adults and couples. It is my great privilege to work with clients to help them pursue growth and healthy relationships. I appreciate the great courage it takes to begin therapy, and I believe that through our work together you will gain tools that will change your life and relationships.
Registered Associate Marriage & family Therapist Supervised by Katie zimmermann, lmft 805-242-6562
My name is Tim Connely and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Cal Poly University with my MS in psychology in 2019. In 2008 I received my Masters in Behavioral analysis and special education. I was privileged to work as a special education teacher for 7 years with middle school aged children. My experience has focused on working with children and families that have experienced trauma: Big trauma, little trauma, complex trauma, and everything in between.
My theoretical framework begins with a client centered and strengths based approach. I am trained in Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Focused CBT. I utilize family systems and attachment approaches to help my clients recognize the foundation of their difficulty in order to resume healthy relationships.
I envision therapy as a hike we are embarking on together. There will be difficult climbs and easy wide paths. There will be times I am led by you and there will be times I will lead our journey.
I look forward to meeting you wherever you are on your path.
405 E. Branch St. Suite 111, Arroyo Grande, CA. 93420