Meet Us

About Thrive

Thrive offers personalized therapy and coaching in San Luis Obispo, California and online with licensed clinical psychologists. Live life out loud and grow to your greatest potential. We support you through evidence based holistic practices. Unearth what is standing in your way and develop awareness, strategies, tools and practices to live your most authentic life.

Don’t just manage your symptoms – heal your whole being.

We have seen first-hand that our minds, bodies and souls are all interconnected, therefore we believe that true holistic healing requires a multidisciplinary approach. Thrive is a boutique therapy office, working closely with a growing collective of healers dedicated to your growth. We construct a complete wellness plan that honors your individuality and addresses you as a whole person.

We love living life fully and authentically on California’s Central Coast! We continue to be awed by the many ways that nature heals and inspires ourselves and our clients. We believe in creating safe, affirming spaces and work hard to support our clients in finding their own thriving paths. We believe in doing our part to dismantle systemic racism, challenge the patriarchy & heteronormativity with cultural humility.

Dr. Hannah Joy Roberts, she/her

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27352)

Dr. Hannah Joy Roberts

Feminist/Multicultural Therapist, Empath, Traveler, Nature Lover

I offer expertise, guidance and support to help you create a life that is balanced, authentic, and whole. You have been working so hard to grow and create a full, authentic life. You don't have to do it all alone. Feel more grounded in your body and self-awareness. Get unstuck in the areas of creativity, mind-body, and relationships. Know how to recognize and advocate for your needs and boundaries. Understand and give voice to your emotions. View yourself with compassion and empathy. Develop a self-care practice that works for you.

I'm passionate about the personal transformation that comes through therapy. I love working with curious individuals who are looking to better understand themselves, their emotions, and their relationships. I provide a safe space, while offering a creative therapeutic style. I work with individuals who value an in-depth, personalized therapy experience. I focus on supporting individuals facing stress, work-life balance, substance misuse, codependency, and trauma recovery, as well as those wishing to deepen relationships. I am culturally sensitive, honoring your unique experience and story.

As the Co-Founder of Thrive SLO, I am available to support motivated individuals, deepening their life satisfaction and balance. I believe each of us has an inner guide that, when nurtured, knows exactly what we need. Together, we will tailor a unique self-care plan for you to thrive.

Dr. Sarah Joy Park, she/her

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27418)

Dr. Sarah Joy Park

Connector, Gestalt Therapist, Adventurer, Trauma Healer, Food Lover

I am a dynamic, warm, funny, creative, down-to-earth psychotherapist. I have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. My approach to therapy is awareness focused, authentic, and holistic. Clients often tell me that they both feel held in a warm and supportive space with me while also feeling challenged to grow.

I believe in the transformative power of connection, presence, and telling our stories. I work with you to discover your tools for self-transformation, healing and wellness. I want more for you than simply feeling better. I will support you to live your life as a fully connected, present and thriving human.

The clients that I find benefit most from working with me are those who are motivated and curious. Folks who are interested in investing in creating a therapeutic relationship with me that is based on trust, authenticity and honesty. As your therapist I will also dedicate myself to creating a space where a deep trusting relationship can emerge.

I identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and I very much enjoy working with folks in the community. I have years of experience working with folks who are gender expansive as well as people who identify anywhere on the sexuality spectrum.

verified by Psychology Today

Ellen M. Jones, she/her

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT Lic #127015)

Ellen Jones

Artist, Explorer, Advocate, Intuitive, Queer

I am a passionate nature enthusiast and registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are interested in furthering their development and reaching a deeper understanding of their own being. I believe that we are more than our emotions and behaviors--we are complex people that require introspection and the honor of a unique and individualized path to healing.

As a depth-oriented psychotherapist, I support my clients in developing tollerance for accepting and integrating the shadow aspects of life. Through the exploration of stories and patterns (both current and past), I assist clients in coming into a deeper understanding and ease with the self. Utilizing a range of different modalities, I am passionate about supporting people to live with less fear and more authenticity.

I have years of experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, gender identity and difficult life adjustments. I look forward to the opportunity and honor of working with you.

Laura C. Westmoreland, she/her (Virtual Appointments Only)

Psychological Associate (PSB 94027216) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 105690)

Laura Westmoreland

Relational Therapist, Dancer, Dog Mom, Francophile

My specialty comes down to one thing: the ability to build relationships. I am a firm believer that it is the relationship that you and I build that brings about change, growth, and healing.

Just like in life, no two relationships are the same. I am interested in building a relationship with authentic you. Therapy with me is about connection and that requires vulnerability. Of course, I don't expect you to trust me right away; it takes time.

We can talk about anything and everything. You can spill ALL the tea! I'll even remember all the names of the people who are important to you. I want to know what your experiences mean to YOU.

If you have concerns related to your relationships, sexuality, or feelings, we can do great work together!

Heather Lilleston, she/her (Virtual Appointments Only)

Psychological Associate (PSB  94027314)

Heather Lilleston

Traveler, Seeker, Teacher, Therapist, Human

Combining training in psychology with over twenty years as a dedicated student and teacher in the Hatha Yoga and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, my approach to therapy is welcoming and interactive, tailoring each session to a clients specific needs and pace.

In a session we may explore your current relationships, present day anxieties, family of origin, childhood memories, dreams, fantasies, somatic forms of communication, symbolism, goals, visions and beyond. In total transparency, I did not always have faith in a talk therapy approach to healing, yet I was always very interested in the psychological blueprint underneath the various forms of human suffering. After my own committed experiences as a patient, I now believe that long term therapy is one of the most potent ways one can ensure psychological support in an overwhelming, fast paced world, and that its benefits come through consistency over time.

I am currently a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and am in the process of completing my dissertation. Previous and current education in a psychodynamic psychoanalytic approach includes training at Valley Community Counseling Clinic and the Wright Institute of Los Angeles, working with a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds, addressing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, relationship challenges, trauma, somatic symptoms, loneliness and beyond.