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About Us

Inner Expansions Therapy Services s a group of mental health therapists based on the Central Coast of California. We are dedicated to helping people make the changes in their lives they want to make and to heal from the pain of the past. We believe the capacity for healing is within everyone. The support and guidance of our highly trained mental health professionals helps the people we serve gain more access to the healing available within them. We see clients both in our Atascadero, CA office and virtually/online.

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Our Mission

At our Inner Expansions Therapy Services, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective mental health care to those who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship wounds, emotional pain and grief. We are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can heal, grow, and thrive. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), alongside other modalities, we aim to empower our clients to overcome their challenges, cultivate resilience, and reclaim their lives.

Furthermore, we are committed to training our associate therapists to provide the highest quality of care. We invest in ongoing professional development, supervision, and education to ensure our therapists are equipped with the latest research, techniques, and skills. By nurturing a culture of continuous learning and growth, we uphold the standards of excellence in psychotherapy practice, striving to deliver compassionate and effective care to every client we serve. With empathy, expertise, and unwavering support, we stand by our clients on their journey towards healing and hope. We love and value our treatment team and believe access to highly trained and compassionate therapists make a huge difference to their clients and the community.

Our Values


We place great value on respectful interactions with both our clients and colleagues. We believe that fostering a culture of respect is essential for building trust, collaboration, and positive relationships. When interacting with clients, we prioritize empathy, compassion, and sensitivity to their needs and experiences. We recognize the courage it takes for clients to seek support, and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment where they feel heard, understood, and valued. Similarly, we uphold the importance of respectful interactions among colleagues, fostering an environment where everyone feels empowered to share their perspectives, ideas, and concerns openly and respectfully. By embracing respectful interactions, we cultivate a culture of dignity, understanding, and support, enhancing the effectiveness of our work and the well-being of all those we serve and work alongside.


Integrity is a core value that underpins everything we do. We believe that integrity is the foundation of trust, accountability, and ethical conduct in our interactions with clients, colleagues, and the broader community. We uphold the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and consistency in our actions and decisions. Integrity means honoring our commitments, acting with sincerity and authenticity, and holding ourselves accountable for our words and deeds. We recognize that maintaining integrity requires ongoing self-reflection, ethical discernment, and a commitment to doing what is right, even when it is challenging. By embodying integrity in all aspects of our work, we build trust and credibility with those we serve and uphold the values of professionalism, respect, and ethical practice that define our organization.


Adherence to the highest ethical standards is not just a requirement, but a fundamental core value that guides our every action. We recognize the profound ethical responsibility we have as mental health professionals and uphold the utmost integrity in all our interactions, decisions, and practices. We are committed to conducting ourselves with honesty, fairness, and integrity, maintaining confidentiality and respecting the rights and dignity of our clients at all times. Our dedication to ethical practice extends to our relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and the broader community, ensuring transparency, accountability, and trustworthiness in all our endeavors. By prioritizing adherence to the highest ethical standards, we uphold the integrity of our profession, honor the trust placed in us by our clients, and contribute to the well-being and safety of those we serve.

Growth Mindset

We embrace a growth mindset as a core value that permeates every aspect of our work culture and ethos. We believe that individuals have the capacity to learn, grow, and adapt throughout their lives, and we foster an environment that encourages and celebrates this continuous process of development. A growth mindset means viewing challenges as opportunities for learning and improvement, rather than obstacles to success. It involves a willingness to embrace feedback, take risks, and persist in the face of setbacks, knowing that effort and perseverance can lead to mastery and achievement. We cultivate a growth mindset by promoting a culture of curiosity, innovation, and resilience, where individuals are empowered to explore new ideas, stretch beyond their comfort zones, and unlock their full potential. By embracing a growth mindset, we not only enhance our own personal and professional growth but also contribute to the collective advancement and success of our organization.


We deeply value non-judgment and curiosity as essential components of our therapeutic approach. We recognize that every individual has a unique story, experiences, and perspectives, and we approach each client with an open heart and mind, free from preconceived notions or biases. Non-judgment allows us to create a safe and accepting space where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or condemnation. Curiosity fuels our commitment to understanding and empathizing with our clients' lived experiences, motivations, and aspirations. We embrace curiosity as a catalyst for growth, insight, and healing, encouraging both clients and therapists to explore new possibilities and perspectives. By embodying non-judgment and curiosity in our practice, we foster an environment of acceptance, empathy, and genuine connection, empowering clients to navigate their journey towards self-discovery, resilience, and well-being.


We strive to foster a culture of flexibility and creativity within our organization while recognizing that standards must be upheld to ensure the integrity, quality, and consistency of our work. These standards serve as the foundation upon which our organization operates, providing benchmarks for performance, conduct, and outcomes. We encourage innovation and adaptability in our approach while adhering to the high standards which reflect our commitment to professionalism, ethics, and excellence. Flexibility allows us to explore new possibilities and creative solutions resulting in meaningful and impactful outcomes for all.  By valuing creativity and flexibility while maintaining these standards, we uphold the trust and confidence of our clients, colleagues, and stakeholders, and ensure that we consistently deliver the highest quality of service and achieve our organizational goals. 

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We know it is not easy to reach out for help. Reaching out is the first step towards creating the life or relationship you want. We are here for you when you are ready!