Therapists in 93403

Photo of Stacy Guisse, Marriage & Family Therapist in 93403, CA
Stacy Guisse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
My journey in the healing arts is a wonderful one and involves working with clients of all ages and stages of life. I have an integrated therapy approach with a specific focus on intermodal therapies, life transitions, community building, and family/group work. I work with clients who can be experiencing anxiety, adolescent anxiety, depression, substance abuse, significant life adjustments/transitions, post traumatic stress, blended family dynamics, grief/loss, adjustment to motherhood, and couples communication challenges. In our work together we are transforming life challenges into growth opportunities and creative action in your life.
My journey in the healing arts is a wonderful one and involves working with clients of all ages and stages of life. I have an integrated therapy approach with a specific focus on intermodal therapies, life transitions, community building, and family/group work. I work with clients who can be experiencing anxiety, adolescent anxiety, depression, substance abuse, significant life adjustments/transitions, post traumatic stress, blended family dynamics, grief/loss, adjustment to motherhood, and couples communication challenges. In our work together we are transforming life challenges into growth opportunities and creative action in your life.
(805) 669-9081 View (805) 669-9081
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Suzanne Gorter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"As above, so below". The ancient saying reminds us that the ways in which we experience life and encounters with others are based on patterns of behavior and beliefs about ourselves in the world that have developed over time. Often these patterns and beliefs serve us well, other times they create inner turmoil, frustration, and confusion. As a therapist, I am committed to the facilitating the process for you of discovering unconscious patterns and beliefs, how they have been beneficial or harmful, and learning to make consciously informed responses to the problematic situations in life that you are facing.
"As above, so below". The ancient saying reminds us that the ways in which we experience life and encounters with others are based on patterns of behavior and beliefs about ourselves in the world that have developed over time. Often these patterns and beliefs serve us well, other times they create inner turmoil, frustration, and confusion. As a therapist, I am committed to the facilitating the process for you of discovering unconscious patterns and beliefs, how they have been beneficial or harmful, and learning to make consciously informed responses to the problematic situations in life that you are facing.
(805) 296-7808 View (805) 296-7808
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Elise Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403  (Online Only)
It has been my privilege to work alongside families, couples, and individuals identifying strengths, increasing insight around problems and developing a plan to improve quality of life. It's hard to find a therapist. When we connect I will be interested in your goals for therapy, and why you are seeking a therapist right now. I welcome your questions about who I am and specifics on what my treatment plan might be for you.
It has been my privilege to work alongside families, couples, and individuals identifying strengths, increasing insight around problems and developing a plan to improve quality of life. It's hard to find a therapist. When we connect I will be interested in your goals for therapy, and why you are seeking a therapist right now. I welcome your questions about who I am and specifics on what my treatment plan might be for you.
(206) 385-1492 View (206) 385-1492
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Alyn Bartick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403  (Online Only)
Now is the time to remove the barriers to the life you desire. Using a supportive, strength-based, and straightforward approach, I will guide you to the more richly experienced life you deserve. I offer solution-focused sessions that achieve results quickly. From our first meetings, you will be less stuck and more prepared to move forward. After more than twenty-five years, I continue to find immense joy in helping clients to live healthy lives filled with meaning and contentment.
Now is the time to remove the barriers to the life you desire. Using a supportive, strength-based, and straightforward approach, I will guide you to the more richly experienced life you deserve. I offer solution-focused sessions that achieve results quickly. From our first meetings, you will be less stuck and more prepared to move forward. After more than twenty-five years, I continue to find immense joy in helping clients to live healthy lives filled with meaning and contentment.
(805) 246-9493 View (805) 246-9493
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Lesley Carol Andrews-Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Looking for more joy and meaning in life? Using an eclectic approach, I work with adults and young adults to discover their natural strengths. Part of being human includes being confronted with obstacles that hinder our wellbeing and meaning in life. I enjoy assisting people in creating ways to remove those obstacles. Even in the midst of little hope, I think we all need to be reminded of the joy and wonder in life.
Looking for more joy and meaning in life? Using an eclectic approach, I work with adults and young adults to discover their natural strengths. Part of being human includes being confronted with obstacles that hinder our wellbeing and meaning in life. I enjoy assisting people in creating ways to remove those obstacles. Even in the midst of little hope, I think we all need to be reminded of the joy and wonder in life.
(805) 244-8716 View (805) 244-8716
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Heidi M Lewin-Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
(805) 468-4908 View (805) 468-4908
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Michelle Matoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Psy.D, LCSW with +20 years of experience. I have lived and worked in diverse social environments (USA, UK, Brazil and Australia) and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management, chronic pain management, codependency, compulsive overeating, pre-bariatric surgery evaluations and post bariatric surgery support.(1) In addition, my practice focuses on life transitions e.g. adjusting to college life, balancing school, career and relationships, aging, loss of health. I work with you to improve the quality of your life.
I am a Psy.D, LCSW with +20 years of experience. I have lived and worked in diverse social environments (USA, UK, Brazil and Australia) and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management, chronic pain management, codependency, compulsive overeating, pre-bariatric surgery evaluations and post bariatric surgery support.(1) In addition, my practice focuses on life transitions e.g. adjusting to college life, balancing school, career and relationships, aging, loss of health. I work with you to improve the quality of your life.
(805) 716-6438 View (805) 716-6438
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Deanna Franklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I have been in practice fourteen years providing therapy to individuals, as well as couples and groups. One principal goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring personal issues; with the end result being a greater understanding of self - both internally and in relationship to others. I draw from many theoretical orientations, and most importantly emphasize emotional safety in my work. I remain very passionate about my occupation and hope that this is warmly conveyed to everyone I have the privilege to work with.
I have been in practice fourteen years providing therapy to individuals, as well as couples and groups. One principal goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring personal issues; with the end result being a greater understanding of self - both internally and in relationship to others. I draw from many theoretical orientations, and most importantly emphasize emotional safety in my work. I remain very passionate about my occupation and hope that this is warmly conveyed to everyone I have the privilege to work with.
(805) 624-6178 View (805) 624-6178
Dorothy Pitkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I like working with people who recognize that they want or need to change something in their lives that they haven't yet figured out how to do by themselves. This includes people who feel they are stuck creatively-- working on a particular project that just doesn't move forward. Sometimes it is a question of what needs to change, as well as how to make that happen. While this process requires work that only they can do, therapy gives them a place to learn ways to do this work, using cognitive and experiential techniques.
I like working with people who recognize that they want or need to change something in their lives that they haven't yet figured out how to do by themselves. This includes people who feel they are stuck creatively-- working on a particular project that just doesn't move forward. Sometimes it is a question of what needs to change, as well as how to make that happen. While this process requires work that only they can do, therapy gives them a place to learn ways to do this work, using cognitive and experiential techniques.
(805) 380-3862 View (805) 380-3862
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Douglas Bing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
(805) 303-5122 View (805) 303-5122
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Lindsey Levenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
We all go through things in our lives that are difficult. It is through these struggles that we have the opportunity to grow. If you're finding yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or you're not able to function like you'd like to, it may be time to seek the support of a therapist. Oftentimes connecting with another person to help guide you can be the changing factor in transitioning from struggle to growth.
We all go through things in our lives that are difficult. It is through these struggles that we have the opportunity to grow. If you're finding yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or you're not able to function like you'd like to, it may be time to seek the support of a therapist. Oftentimes connecting with another person to help guide you can be the changing factor in transitioning from struggle to growth.
(805) 870-9641 View (805) 870-9641
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Katie Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EAGALA
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403  (Online Only)
My collaborative approach to mental wellness allows for a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can tell their story, overcome challenges, find solutions, and develop their preferred story. The problem is the problem.
My collaborative approach to mental wellness allows for a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can tell their story, overcome challenges, find solutions, and develop their preferred story. The problem is the problem.
(858) 367-0649 View (858) 367-0649
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Holly Whall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Have you outgrown some aspect of your current life and either longing for change, or had change hit you over the head? When you come to a crossroads, there is an invitation to step into a new stage of development which is uncertain, unfamiliar and feels risky. You may have a hard time trusting yourself to make the "right" decisions, and feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness and self-doubt may remind you of painful, early life experiences you've tried to forget. Although challenging, life transitions present a huge opportunity for healing and growth by waking us up out of our trance, and begging us to explore what matters most.
Have you outgrown some aspect of your current life and either longing for change, or had change hit you over the head? When you come to a crossroads, there is an invitation to step into a new stage of development which is uncertain, unfamiliar and feels risky. You may have a hard time trusting yourself to make the "right" decisions, and feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness and self-doubt may remind you of painful, early life experiences you've tried to forget. Although challenging, life transitions present a huge opportunity for healing and growth by waking us up out of our trance, and begging us to explore what matters most.
(805) 209-0206 View (805) 209-0206
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Tom Buckley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCIII
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tom Buckley is the Executive Director of Aspire Counseling San Luis Obispo. Aspire SLO provides Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services for Teens and Adults in an intensive outpatient setting. Do you or a loved one struggle with depression, anxiety, self harm, substances abuse, addiction issues, etc.? If so, call Aspire SLO at 805-329-5595 to speak with a counselor. To schedule an appointment 24/7 call 888-585-7373. Ask about or free weekly family support group!
Tom Buckley is the Executive Director of Aspire Counseling San Luis Obispo. Aspire SLO provides Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services for Teens and Adults in an intensive outpatient setting. Do you or a loved one struggle with depression, anxiety, self harm, substances abuse, addiction issues, etc.? If so, call Aspire SLO at 805-329-5595 to speak with a counselor. To schedule an appointment 24/7 call 888-585-7373. Ask about or free weekly family support group!
(805) 549-5989 View (805) 549-5989
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Elements Counseling Inc.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MCA, CSC, CCDS, CATIV
Verified
The mission of Elements Counseling is to offer therapy, psychoeducation and support to individuals, families, and youth. Elements help foster healthy behaviors and choices for those referred by our community partners, the judicial system, veteran affairs and through self-referrals. Elements offers youth, families, and individuals’ best practices and evidence-based treatments for those struggling with relationships, substance abuse, mental health, and personal crisis. Elements provides an array of services for the family and the community.
The mission of Elements Counseling is to offer therapy, psychoeducation and support to individuals, families, and youth. Elements help foster healthy behaviors and choices for those referred by our community partners, the judicial system, veteran affairs and through self-referrals. Elements offers youth, families, and individuals’ best practices and evidence-based treatments for those struggling with relationships, substance abuse, mental health, and personal crisis. Elements provides an array of services for the family and the community.
(805) 918-5016 View (805) 918-5016
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Lindsay Tourville
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403  (Online Only)
My goal is to offer you a soft place to land. A space to process your thoughts, feelings, past experiences and desires for your future. The focus of my practice has been in treating anxiety related disorders, depression, Trauma/PTSD, and relationship issues. I aim to help my clients gain insight, self-awareness, tools and to feel more in control.
My goal is to offer you a soft place to land. A space to process your thoughts, feelings, past experiences and desires for your future. The focus of my practice has been in treating anxiety related disorders, depression, Trauma/PTSD, and relationship issues. I aim to help my clients gain insight, self-awareness, tools and to feel more in control.
(615) 249-5339 View (615) 249-5339
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Joy Matters Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403  (Online Only)
Are you, a partner, a child or a family member struggling with issues related to codependency, relational conflict, communication, life changes, depression or anxiety? There are times when we all need support to help cope with life’s challenges. I have a passion for helping people transform into the best versions of themselves and I would love to come alongside you to inspire you to reach your maximum potential. Life can be overwhelming and even exhausting, but seeking support, understanding the past, gaining new insight, and developing skills through therapy can bring you relief and help you thrive in future relationships and life.
Are you, a partner, a child or a family member struggling with issues related to codependency, relational conflict, communication, life changes, depression or anxiety? There are times when we all need support to help cope with life’s challenges. I have a passion for helping people transform into the best versions of themselves and I would love to come alongside you to inspire you to reach your maximum potential. Life can be overwhelming and even exhausting, but seeking support, understanding the past, gaining new insight, and developing skills through therapy can bring you relief and help you thrive in future relationships and life.
(562) 620-5937 View (562) 620-5937
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Odette Boyd
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
Breathe, you are not alone. I'm here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I am passionate about helping people learn to cope with and overcome the concerns hindering their lives. I have learned that a better outcome is possible no matter the circumstances. I love to assist teens and college-age students who suffer from depression and anxiety. My specialty also includes the LGBTQ community (helping parents and teens cope), adult depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Christian counseling is also a path I offer for those seeking a Faith-led path. Let's start this new experience now! You've got this!
Breathe, you are not alone. I'm here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I am passionate about helping people learn to cope with and overcome the concerns hindering their lives. I have learned that a better outcome is possible no matter the circumstances. I love to assist teens and college-age students who suffer from depression and anxiety. My specialty also includes the LGBTQ community (helping parents and teens cope), adult depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. Christian counseling is also a path I offer for those seeking a Faith-led path. Let's start this new experience now! You've got this!
(760) 616-5820 View (760) 616-5820
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Shelley Triggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
(805) 464-3106 View (805) 464-3106

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Number of Therapists in 93403

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93403 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
79% Family Conflict
74% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

36% Other
36% Anthem | Elevance
36% Blue Cross

How Therapists in 93403 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93403?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.