Therapists in 93410

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Dr. Jay Bettergarcia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you exploring your gender identity or sexuality? Maybe you’re already sure of who you are and you need help taking the next step in your gender journey? The Center for Collaborative Transformations is here to help! If you’ve been thinking about you gender and you are ready to explore the next steps of your social or medical transition (what ever that looks like for you), we can work together while you process, discover, and create the most authentic version of YOU, with all your various identities. I work collaboratively with clients, families, and care teams to develop meaningful acceptance, change, growth, and healing.
Are you exploring your gender identity or sexuality? Maybe you’re already sure of who you are and you need help taking the next step in your gender journey? The Center for Collaborative Transformations is here to help! If you’ve been thinking about you gender and you are ready to explore the next steps of your social or medical transition (what ever that looks like for you), we can work together while you process, discover, and create the most authentic version of YOU, with all your various identities. I work collaboratively with clients, families, and care teams to develop meaningful acceptance, change, growth, and healing.
(805) 272-7609 View (805) 272-7609
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Melissa Wheelock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93410  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Any of us can get "stuck in a rut" and one key to pulling out of it is learning to respond effectively to life's stressors, rather than react negatively to them. My background in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness and EMDR, allows me to successfully help those struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also enjoying helping people cope with life transitions and relationship problems. I love working with clients who are motivated for change but whose inner critic can be fierce, often limiting them from experiencing joy and contentment.
Any of us can get "stuck in a rut" and one key to pulling out of it is learning to respond effectively to life's stressors, rather than react negatively to them. My background in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness and EMDR, allows me to successfully help those struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also enjoying helping people cope with life transitions and relationship problems. I love working with clients who are motivated for change but whose inner critic can be fierce, often limiting them from experiencing joy and contentment.
(805) 398-6637 View (805) 398-6637
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Cynthia Sea Taking New Clients!
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93410  (Online Only)
I AM TAKING NEW CLIENTS! Please view my videos explaining my use of EMDR and other topics @ tools4understanding.com. I recently retired from County Behavioral Health. I have over 20 years of experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression and trauma. My clients and friends tell me I have a warm and soothing presence. I am meeting with clients online so you can access me from anywhere in California. I have free 15-minute consultations to see if we work well together. If you would like that, please send me a message: tools4understanding@gmail.com.
I AM TAKING NEW CLIENTS! Please view my videos explaining my use of EMDR and other topics @ tools4understanding.com. I recently retired from County Behavioral Health. I have over 20 years of experience. I specialize in anxiety, depression and trauma. My clients and friends tell me I have a warm and soothing presence. I am meeting with clients online so you can access me from anywhere in California. I have free 15-minute consultations to see if we work well together. If you would like that, please send me a message: tools4understanding@gmail.com.
(805) 590-7985 View (805) 590-7985
Britteny Young
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93410  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you caught in an emotional storm? Are you flooded with anxieties for the future and traumas from the past? You are not alone. I work with adolescents, teens and young adults searching for a way out of the chaotic cycles of depression, anxiety, mood swings, addiction, trauma, and loss. I offer a safe, genuine space of understanding, solace, and support. Let's remove the pressures, distractions, and expectations that burden you so you can see and hear yourself clearly. Together, we'll find clarity in the chaos so you can calmly and confidently make decisions that add value to your life.
Are you caught in an emotional storm? Are you flooded with anxieties for the future and traumas from the past? You are not alone. I work with adolescents, teens and young adults searching for a way out of the chaotic cycles of depression, anxiety, mood swings, addiction, trauma, and loss. I offer a safe, genuine space of understanding, solace, and support. Let's remove the pressures, distractions, and expectations that burden you so you can see and hear yourself clearly. Together, we'll find clarity in the chaos so you can calmly and confidently make decisions that add value to your life.
(805) 429-8943 View (805) 429-8943

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93410

< 10

Therapists in 93410 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Magellan
50% Other
50% Blue Shield

How Therapists in 93410 see their clients

75% Online Only
25% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93410?

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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.