Call Us:  (323) 397-7324

John Howell, LMFT
Individual and Marriage Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo

Call Us:  (323) 397-7324

We accept most PPO insurance plans. We also offer special pricing options for cash-paying clients.

It's my specialty to Help You and Your Teen Live Happier and More Productive Lives.

We typically have appointments available within 48 hours.  Email or

Call (323) 397-7324 for scheduling.


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Adolescent Psychotherapy in San Luis Obispo

Marriage Family Therapist, John Howell

Are you worried about your teen's behavior? Are grades dropping and all you hear are  excuses and angry outbursts? Adolescence can be a very painful time of transition. Whether the problem involves anxiety or anger management, defiance or depression, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse, I have the training and  experience to help you and your teenager through these difficult times.
As a licensed family therapist and the parent of a teenager, I see the challenges of adolescence almost everyday. It's a tough time as so many teens struggle to separate from parents, develop a clear identity and establish meaningful relationships outside the family.  As a result, parents have less influence while friends and the mass media have more. While adolescence is not easy, this major life transition can go more smoothly for all with the guidance of a trained professional.  
I have been counseling teenagers for nearly two decades, and have a great rapport with this age group. My approach to counseling teens combines family systems, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I help families communicate more effectively and respectively. In addition, my background in nutrition provides the training to help teens understand how malnutrition and other self-care issues may be underlying their psychological struggles.

During a phone consultation, I would be happy to discuss your needs and/or to set an appointment. Session times for marriage family therapy are available weekdays, evenings and on Saturdays. My fee is $100 per 50-minute session.