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M. Lynn Grizzard
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! Please take your time to review my information in order to make an informed choice of therapists to meet your current needs. I recently retired from SLO County Behavioral Health where I provided therapy and case management services to clients since 1989, and am now in private practice in Atascadero. I would be happy to assist you in discovering how to improve your mood, your relationships, and your life. Initial phone consultations are free, so you can decide if I am the right therapist for helping you along your journey.
Welcome! Please take your time to review my information in order to make an informed choice of therapists to meet your current needs. I recently retired from SLO County Behavioral Health where I provided therapy and case management services to clients since 1989, and am now in private practice in Atascadero. I would be happy to assist you in discovering how to improve your mood, your relationships, and your life. Initial phone consultations are free, so you can decide if I am the right therapist for helping you along your journey.
(805) 602-2891 View (805) 602-2891
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Mary M Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406  (Online Only)
All emotions have a job - to bring something to our attention, to give us information about our world, sometimes to give us the physical energy to take action. I see my role as a therapist would be to help you better understand yourself, and when it fits to teach you tools and skills so that you can be effective in your life. I can be a guide and an ally through many challenges - these include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, caregiving, life-threatening illnesses, grief and loss. Whatever emotion or situation led you to seek help, you can use it to heal your life.
All emotions have a job - to bring something to our attention, to give us information about our world, sometimes to give us the physical energy to take action. I see my role as a therapist would be to help you better understand yourself, and when it fits to teach you tools and skills so that you can be effective in your life. I can be a guide and an ally through many challenges - these include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, caregiving, life-threatening illnesses, grief and loss. Whatever emotion or situation led you to seek help, you can use it to heal your life.
(805) 410-8703 View (805) 410-8703
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Benny R Martin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Do you experience depression, anxiety, or have trouble with powerful emotions, that seem to interfere with your life goals? You will benefit from my approach to therapy. Perhaps, you feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do. Together, we could explore your problems and issues and find effective solutions. I believe change begins with acceptance. You are truly unique. Lets bring harmony to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help "You" be your very best "You"! Please feel free to call or email me, so we can talk.
Do you experience depression, anxiety, or have trouble with powerful emotions, that seem to interfere with your life goals? You will benefit from my approach to therapy. Perhaps, you feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do. Together, we could explore your problems and issues and find effective solutions. I believe change begins with acceptance. You are truly unique. Lets bring harmony to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help "You" be your very best "You"! Please feel free to call or email me, so we can talk.
(805) 467-7168 View (805) 467-7168
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Kate Whittle-Utter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting santacruztherapy.org
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting santacruztherapy.org
(805) 316-7134 View (805) 316-7134
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Silvia Ortiz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406  (Online Only)
During my 31 years as a psychologist, I have worked with a wide range of conditions. I particularly focus on Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Grief, Domestic Abuse, Obesity, and Self Esteem. I provide services to adults and elderly individuals. When indicated I collaborate with Doctors and Psychiatrists to ensure effective treatment.
During my 31 years as a psychologist, I have worked with a wide range of conditions. I particularly focus on Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Grief, Domestic Abuse, Obesity, and Self Esteem. I provide services to adults and elderly individuals. When indicated I collaborate with Doctors and Psychiatrists to ensure effective treatment.
(805) 256-1174 View (805) 256-1174
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John Roorda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Most of us have experienced events which still impact our present lives. EMDR is an highly effective form of psychotherapy which harnesses all we know about human attachment and neurobiology to heal trauma and to reprocess disturbing life experiences. Focused protocols are used, and no homework or detailed descriptions of the events are required.
Most of us have experienced events which still impact our present lives. EMDR is an highly effective form of psychotherapy which harnesses all we know about human attachment and neurobiology to heal trauma and to reprocess disturbing life experiences. Focused protocols are used, and no homework or detailed descriptions of the events are required.
(805) 214-6829 View (805) 214-6829
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Jennifer Woodward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal clients are LGBTQI, gender variances, alcohol and addiction ,parents of children with problem behaviors, young adults and adults, deal with realities of love whomever that light might shine. I enjoy working with couples; you didn't get the manual with your relationship but it's not too late. I also love working with individuals on the path to spiritual awakening.
My ideal clients are LGBTQI, gender variances, alcohol and addiction ,parents of children with problem behaviors, young adults and adults, deal with realities of love whomever that light might shine. I enjoy working with couples; you didn't get the manual with your relationship but it's not too late. I also love working with individuals on the path to spiritual awakening.
(805) 467-6526 View (805) 467-6526
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Malissa Staton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been experiencing anxiety, depression, unwanted memories, upsetting bodily sensations, or anger you struggle to control? I am here to help. My therapy dog, Toby, is also on your team! I have helped children, adults, couples, and families to heal through these issues over the past 12 years. The services I offer fit well with clients who have short or long term mental health goals, relationship or social problems, and/or existential work they would like to explore. Helping my clients to heal and thrive through life’s adversities is my passion. To me, therapy is an art, so let’s create something beautiful together!
Have you been experiencing anxiety, depression, unwanted memories, upsetting bodily sensations, or anger you struggle to control? I am here to help. My therapy dog, Toby, is also on your team! I have helped children, adults, couples, and families to heal through these issues over the past 12 years. The services I offer fit well with clients who have short or long term mental health goals, relationship or social problems, and/or existential work they would like to explore. Helping my clients to heal and thrive through life’s adversities is my passion. To me, therapy is an art, so let’s create something beautiful together!
(805) 410-1399 View (805) 410-1399
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Advanced Behavioral Health Care
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406  (Online Only)
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by life? This is a natural response to all the competing demands on our time, energy and attention. Are you ready to talk through life's challenges and learn to not only cope but thrive? Come see how talk therapy can help you to lead a healthy, authentic and happy life.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by life? This is a natural response to all the competing demands on our time, energy and attention. Are you ready to talk through life's challenges and learn to not only cope but thrive? Come see how talk therapy can help you to lead a healthy, authentic and happy life.
(805) 515-3913 View (805) 515-3913
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Empower Training, Consulting, Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCDS
Verified Verified
Do you find yourself struggling with being triggered in your daily life and having a hard time managing the triggers? Whether at home, at work or in your personal relationships? Do you sometimes experience fatigue, feelings of helplessness and find it hard to get through the day. Are you struggling with letting go of baggage from the past (ie: negative experiences growing up, at work, in your relationships, losses, etc.) and are in need of some healing and support.
Do you find yourself struggling with being triggered in your daily life and having a hard time managing the triggers? Whether at home, at work or in your personal relationships? Do you sometimes experience fatigue, feelings of helplessness and find it hard to get through the day. Are you struggling with letting go of baggage from the past (ie: negative experiences growing up, at work, in your relationships, losses, etc.) and are in need of some healing and support.
(805) 243-2845 View (805) 243-2845
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Russell W French Psychologist Psyd
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD, RPA
Verified Verified
There are many paths up the mountain. I believe that each individual is as unique as the pathway they select in life. On every path there are difficult challenges that bring questions. Why do I feel this way? What am I missing? Is what I'm feeling a mental illness? Is my brain functioning properly? Do I need professional help?
There are many paths up the mountain. I believe that each individual is as unique as the pathway they select in life. On every path there are difficult challenges that bring questions. Why do I feel this way? What am I missing? Is what I'm feeling a mental illness? Is my brain functioning properly? Do I need professional help?
(805) 262-9620 View (805) 262-9620
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Deborah Steese Hewitt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Even the strongest and most skillful people sometimes lose their way. Past experiences do not always prepare you for the unique challenges that find you. You can feel very competent in one area of your life, and like a failure in another. An unforeseen trauma can overwhelm your ability to cope. Nearly everyone has some time in their life when they can benefit from a supportive other who attempts to see the world from their perspective and help navigate the path ahead. As a therapist, my job is to help my clients draw a road map to their desired life and to trouble shoot how to get around barriers, when they arise.
Even the strongest and most skillful people sometimes lose their way. Past experiences do not always prepare you for the unique challenges that find you. You can feel very competent in one area of your life, and like a failure in another. An unforeseen trauma can overwhelm your ability to cope. Nearly everyone has some time in their life when they can benefit from a supportive other who attempts to see the world from their perspective and help navigate the path ahead. As a therapist, my job is to help my clients draw a road map to their desired life and to trouble shoot how to get around barriers, when they arise.
(805) 464-6456 View (805) 464-6456
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Bianca Sales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406  (Online Only)
Bianca is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
Bianca is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(619) 724-4906 View (619) 724-4906

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Number of Therapists in 93406

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93406 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
62% Addiction
62% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
56% Other
56% Blue Shield

How Therapists in 93406 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93406?

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.