Therapist Profile

Name:
Rachel Diane McSpadden Tarver, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
1411 Marsh Street Suite 201 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 UNITED STATES
Phone:
Website:
License Number
LMFT52657
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a licensed marriage & family therapist, registered play therapist and registered play therapist supervisor. As a therapist I have worked in Cal Poly State University's Community Counseling Center, SLO County Mental Health, and Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center providing therapeutic services to children and families. I have received advanced training in Gestalt Therapy with children and adolescents, as well as attachment based approaches such as Theraplay. My commitment to my continued education and training stems from my belief in children’s resiliency and their ability to thrive with the right social supports. I enjoy working with children ages 0-5 years, as well as with children with development disabilities and their families. I utilize an eclectic approach drawing from my knowledge of non-directive, Gestalt and attachment based play therapies, as well as trauma focused and DIR/Floortime therapy models.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekdays and weekends. Daytime & evening times are available.
Services
Provide therapeutic services to children 0-18 years and their families.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Received a BS in Developmental Psychology and a MS in Clinical Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Attachment Therapy
Autism
Children
Childhood Trauma
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Play Therapy
Relationships
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Family Systems
Gestalt
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Systems
Certifications
Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor #S1909
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Hispanic

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