Mary Jo Pedersen, M.S., LMFT, Founder and Director
Has expertise in couples therapy, families in recovery from all kinds of addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, young adults, older adults, grief and loss issues, and families in general with child and teen difficulties.
Lic. MFC #38335 
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Central Coast Counseling Center is pleased to associate with the following Independent Professionals:

John Earl Lonsbury, M.A., LMFT
Has expertise to help individuals, families, children, domestic violence and substance abuse.  He is trained in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment utilizing family and community based support systems.
Is bilingual/ bicultural in Spanish and English.
Lic. MFT #37092
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Gail Liguore, RN, M.S., LMFT
Offers counseling for adults, couples, adolescents, children and families. She works with many symptoms including fear, anger, depression and anxiety. Has expertise to help families cope with traumatic brain injuries, mental illness and chronic medical issues. Lic. MFT #45683
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Central Coast Counseling Center is located in Santa Maria, California.  We are looking for a motivated LMFT.

The ideal candidate would be bilingual and should have experience and interest in working with children. There are opportunities for self-pay clients, however insurance billing is our bread and butter.

Central Coast Counseling Center has an office manager who can help fill your calendar. You would have access to the infrastructure of an already established and well-run office in the heart of the Central Coast. 

Symptoms of Inner Peace
By Saskia Davis

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  • A loss of interest in judging other people.
  • A loss of interest in judging self.
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom)
  • Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.