Russ Gordon, Marriage-Family Counselor

Located on the central coast, San Luis Obispo

We aren’t meant to go it alone.

We all need help. We need someone who listens, understands and cares. This can come from friends or family. But sometimes a professional who can guide us to a better way of living and loving is the right step to take.

-Russ Gordon

Common Needs

Each one of us is unique. Our personal experiences throughout life have brought us to where we are now. Below you will find a general list of needs that I regularly help my patients through. If you have any questions about anything, or don't feel you fit into any of these, I still encourage you to contact me.

Improve Your Communication Skills

Learn how to actively listen to your partner or children and the best way to help them listen to you! Paul Tillich once said: “The first duty of love is to Listen.”

Discover New Ways to Resolve Conflict

Many of us have learned unhelpful ways of dealing with stress. Learn to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ in a way that encourages the health of your relationship.

Deal with Substance Abuse, Depression or Anxiety Issues

Alcohol or drug addiction is a serious health matter. Getting help from your physician or from a treatment facility is critical. So is getting support from someone who will listen. Depression and anxiety interfere with the joy of life. There are many helpful ways to overcome that which keeps you from enjoying the life you have been given.

Gain meaning from Life Transitions

The one constant in life is change. Moving, divorce, empty nest, mid-life, job change, all take their toll. Learn ways to not only survive but thrive in this new time of your life.

Find Comfort in Times of Loss

Those we have shared our life with are dear to us. When their life ends, it affects us deeply. We all deal with grief in our own ways. Taking this journey of grief with a counselor can help us get back on our feet.

Pre-Marital Counseling for Brides and Grooms

Engaged couples are well served with pre-marital counseling to learn what the strengths and growth areas of their relationship are so that their new life together is off to a great start.

Russ Gordon, San Luis Obispo Marriage and Family Therapist

About Russ

Russ is a retired Lutheran pastor and can include spiritual therapeutic guidance for those clients who seek a Christian counselor. He is also a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

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569 Higuera Street, Suit D.
San Luis Obispo, CA
(near the corner of Nipomo and Higuera)
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Russ Gordon is licensed under the state of California as a marriage family therapist. License # MFC 51798

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