Dr. Hannah Joy Roberts
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27352)
Feminist/Multicultural Therapist, Empath, Traveler, Nature Lover
I work with a wide range of individuals, from adolescents to those in later adulthood. I also work with Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff to manage the difficult cycles of stress that come with the quarter system. With over a decade of experience working in university counseling centers across the country, I offer college students and recent graduates the support they need to manage difficult transitions.
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.
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. At times, this means engaging newer forms of therapy, such as nature therapy, offered in a serene, grounding beach environment, or video therapy, where we meet virtually, from the comfort of your own home.
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. Understand and give value to your emotions. View yourself with compassion and empathy. Develop a self-care practice that works for you.
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
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27418)
Connector, Gestalt Therapist, Adventurer, Trauma Healer, Food Lover
I am a dynamic, warm, funny, creative, psychotherapist. I officially started seeing clients in 2007 but was a therapist and healer long before my degree program. My approach to therapy is awareness focused, authentic, and holistic.
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.
I also identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, I am focusing on supporting members of the transgender community through free letter writing for gender affirming surgery. I am also restricting any new ongoing clients to those in the trans/gender variant/genderfluid community.
Dr. Megan Payer
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY33128)
I am a Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and registered yoga teacher. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology in 2019. My interests include the unique human experience, neuropsychology, meditation and yoga, and somatic psychology. While I consider myself an existential-humanistic therapist, I also draw from many theoretical frameworks to inform my style, based on what each individual needs.
I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, trauma, neurodevelopment disorders, moderate to severe psychiatric illness, addiction, and the stress that comes with significant life transitions. I enjoy working with people who are interested in learning about themselves and how they can live more authentically. Some of my clients seek help with: managing chronic mental illness and substance use, developing and using coping strategies, deeply exploring questions around gender identity, setting boundaries with themselves and others, and learning to see their highly sensitive nature as a strength to be harnessed for a happier and more fulfilling life. I am dedicated to helping people heal themselves through the alchemy of psychotherapy.
Ellen M. Jones
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 127015)
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.
Dr. Zillah Hodgkins
Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94026237)
I began my career as a rape survivor counselor and over the last 14 years have been gifted to work with various and diverse populations from children to older adults, people experiencing severe mental health challenges, chronic illness, trauma survivors, those in crisis, and people struggling through systemic injustice.
Therapy is meant to be a warm, inviting, safe, and healing place to learn your true self and find your peace, beauty, and power. I find it an honor to be a guide on your journey of discovery. I am a compassion focused therapist who believes in social justice and knows strength and courage grows from our struggles. Life gives us many obstacles but it is important to know we are not alone and there are many therapeutic skills we can learn such as art, music, self-compassion, narrative, nature, and laughter that can be used to overcome.