No one affected by domestic violence should carry the burden alone. Stand Strong offers individual and group counseling for adults, teenagers and children at our counseling centers in San Luis Obispo and South County.

Please call our counseling office at (805) 781-6401 x207 for an assessment or for general questions.

Stand Strong provides counseling to help educate and heal those impacted by domestic violence and those who choose to perpetrate. The requirements for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, belief systems, or spiritual practices. They are based on program requirements and funding guidelines. For more information on counseling for children, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

  • Individual Counseling (for survivors and for perpetrators)
  • Group Counseling (support groups, Latina groups, therapeutic art groups)
  • Counseling for children and teens (individual counseling, play therapy, school-based counseling, art groups)


The Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Program at Stand Strong provides services for children who have experienced trauma and their non-offending family members.

CHAT Services & Resources

The CHAT Program at Stand Strong fosters long-term healing and recovery through a range of child-focused counseling techniques sensitive to the child’s emotional state, developmental level, language and cognitive skills. Our team learns each child’s needs in order to provide appropriate advocacy, resources and support, with the goal of building and strengthening a network of support for that child and his or her family. All CHAT services are provided free of cost to the client and are available for Spanish-speakers.

Who is Eligible to receive CHAT services?

  • Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, abduction and parental substance abuse
  • Children who have experienced domestic, family, school and/or community violence
  • Child and teens ages 3 to 17/li>
  • All child victims regardless of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability (provided program requirements and funding guidelines are met)

To speak with someone about accessing our CHAT Program, please call (805) 781-6401 x207