Matthew R Chirman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC

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Matthew R Chirman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC


Location

Offers online therapy

Tidelands Counseling
1411 Marsh Street
Suite 105
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 791-2566

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Announcement icon I am seeing clients by video or phone primarily. Some exceptions are made for vaccinated clients with limited exposure and therapeutic need.
For the 22 last years I have worked successfully with adult clients dealing with a wide range of issues including marital and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, abuse issues, personality issues and mental health concerns. I believe a trusting relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for all growth and change. However, the relationship itself is typically not sufficient. I will help you set goals for your therapy based upon what you would like to have different in your life, and together we will explore and change the blocks which have prevented you from achieving your goals.
I specialize in and enjoy working with challenging problems that have been resistant to change. I have advanced training in Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Developmental Couples Therapy, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches within a supportive, client-centered context.
NOTE:Group therapy is on hold due to Covid-19. I believe that group therapy is often more powerful than individual therapy. I offer group therapy for clients dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as a BPD Family Support Group. Groups provide the opportunity for shared wisdom and experience, and for building a supportive therapeutic community.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Holman Group
  • Medi-Cal
  • Victim Witness
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 39579
  • School: Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Year Graduated: 1999

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Academy of Cognitive Therapy / Diplomate 1049
  • Certificate: California Board of Behavioral Sciences / LPCC Clinical Counselor 551

Matthew R Chirman's Groups

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment(On Hold)

Beginning and Advanced Systematic Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) groups are highly effective treatment groups for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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BPD Family Group (On Hold)

A 10 week education and support group for partners, parents, family members, and friends. An opportunity to interact with others who have loved ones who have been diagnosed with BPD. The Family Support Group will allow members to share their experience and learn from one another. Topics include: What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and what are the causes;The Brain and BPD; How to respond to someone with BPD; Dealing with suicidal behavior, self-injury and other self-destructive behaviors; The sense of self - the core of BPD; Emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, self-compassion and other skills.

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Location

Tidelands Counseling
1411 Marsh Street
Suite 105
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 791-2566
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Developmental Couples Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Professional Connections

Mat is a fine clinician with a caring heart and a good mind. I have been impressed with his knowledge and talents in helping a variety of clients facing a range of clinical problems. He works hard and encourages clients to work hard to make progress quickly on their goals, yet he also makes therapy enjoyable by his good sense of humor.

Last Modified: 6 Oct 2021
Matthew R Chirman, MS, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Luis Obispo
Matthew R Chirman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC