Therapists in Morro Bay, CA

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Jennifer M Blomfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
"Therapy can be a place where the wonder and awe of self discovery can culminate in personal clarity, empowerment and promote a richer more fulfilling life. Living with past and present wounds, dealing with depression, anxiety, anger or addictions, or working through difficult relationships and life transitions, our lives may seem out of control when our emotions and our thinking are out of balance. As your counselor I will help you by gently guiding you in finding that balance by creating a safe and supportive environment as you develop skills to regain your mentally healthy life."
"Therapy can be a place where the wonder and awe of self discovery can culminate in personal clarity, empowerment and promote a richer more fulfilling life. Living with past and present wounds, dealing with depression, anxiety, anger or addictions, or working through difficult relationships and life transitions, our lives may seem out of control when our emotions and our thinking are out of balance. As your counselor I will help you by gently guiding you in finding that balance by creating a safe and supportive environment as you develop skills to regain your mentally healthy life."
(805) 706-8114 View (805) 706-8114
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Elizabeth Karsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, NCC, E-RYT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Waitlist for new clients
There is no single path to navigating a well-lived and resilient life. With a busted GPS and an outdated map, we can find ourselves driven by the wind and the rain--lost and alone in a shadowy forest. I help clients rebuild trust in their navigating system, and grow their resilience to handle the inevitable difficulties in life. I am a somatic therapist, meaning I enlist the resources of your body and nervous system to guide you in moving from a stuck and uncertain path toward one more grounded in resilience.
There is no single path to navigating a well-lived and resilient life. With a busted GPS and an outdated map, we can find ourselves driven by the wind and the rain--lost and alone in a shadowy forest. I help clients rebuild trust in their navigating system, and grow their resilience to handle the inevitable difficulties in life. I am a somatic therapist, meaning I enlist the resources of your body and nervous system to guide you in moving from a stuck and uncertain path toward one more grounded in resilience.
(805) 316-4567 View (805) 316-4567
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Beverly J. Ford
Psychologist, PhD, SAP
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adults experiencing life changes due to a recent separation, divorce, or other life challenges. Supportive, interactive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, providing you life changing strategies and skills. A superbill for out of network services may provide you partial or full reimbursement of session fees. I work closely with Employers and their employees on "Return to Work" AND "Fitness for Duty" Evaluations, including DOT safety sensitive positions. I am a trained Substance Abuse Professional
I enjoy working with adults experiencing life changes due to a recent separation, divorce, or other life challenges. Supportive, interactive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, providing you life changing strategies and skills. A superbill for out of network services may provide you partial or full reimbursement of session fees. I work closely with Employers and their employees on "Return to Work" AND "Fitness for Duty" Evaluations, including DOT safety sensitive positions. I am a trained Substance Abuse Professional
(805) 243-1402 View (805) 243-1402
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Jessica Conway
RN, MSN, RYTT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Hi, I'm Jessica Conway RN, MSN, RYTT. I’m a Somatic Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Safe and Sound Protocol Provider, Yoga Instructor, Meditation Guide, ocean dip lover, who unceasingly seeks to find truth and wisdom on every path of this wild and full human life. I provide Integrative Somatic Coaching and Mentorship and the Safe and Sound Protocol to support your embodied healing journey.
Hi, I'm Jessica Conway RN, MSN, RYTT. I’m a Somatic Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Safe and Sound Protocol Provider, Yoga Instructor, Meditation Guide, ocean dip lover, who unceasingly seeks to find truth and wisdom on every path of this wild and full human life. I provide Integrative Somatic Coaching and Mentorship and the Safe and Sound Protocol to support your embodied healing journey.
(805) 874-5951 View (805) 874-5951
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Alice O'Keefe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442  (Online Only)
When everything is changing, the invitation is clear: learn from this, find a way to be closer to what really matters. But where to begin? How to navigate this new path? Who will walk with me as I rediscover fresh purpose, joy, and meaning in this mess? As the questions and doubts swirl, know that you are not alone. There is a way through.
When everything is changing, the invitation is clear: learn from this, find a way to be closer to what really matters. But where to begin? How to navigate this new path? Who will walk with me as I rediscover fresh purpose, joy, and meaning in this mess? As the questions and doubts swirl, know that you are not alone. There is a way through.
(805) 576-9216 View (805) 576-9216
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Edward C. Bischof, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
I have been in private practice, in California for 35 years. The focus of my practice is psychotherapy with adults and adolescents and I also provide couples counseling. My patients come from personal referrals, other professionals, previous patients and internet advertising such as this listing. Through continuing education and consultation with colleagues I maintain a high quailty in the services I provide.
I have been in private practice, in California for 35 years. The focus of my practice is psychotherapy with adults and adolescents and I also provide couples counseling. My patients come from personal referrals, other professionals, previous patients and internet advertising such as this listing. Through continuing education and consultation with colleagues I maintain a high quailty in the services I provide.
(909) 962-7180 View (909) 962-7180
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Kristi Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Waitlist for new clients
Are you interested in Less Stress and more Success in your Relationships? I can help with Intelligent Therapy for Heart, Mind and Spirit. Explore the destructive patterns that help to keep you stuck. Gain new insights and understanding into your deep seated beliefs and subsequent behaviors. Discover your true nature and become empowered to be the best that you can be! In this time of The Pandemic, I have relocated my office from Atascadero to Morro Bay. I'm currently doing both in person and telehealth.
Are you interested in Less Stress and more Success in your Relationships? I can help with Intelligent Therapy for Heart, Mind and Spirit. Explore the destructive patterns that help to keep you stuck. Gain new insights and understanding into your deep seated beliefs and subsequent behaviors. Discover your true nature and become empowered to be the best that you can be! In this time of The Pandemic, I have relocated my office from Atascadero to Morro Bay. I'm currently doing both in person and telehealth.
(805) 466-3856 View (805) 466-3856
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Lisa Salopek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442  (Online Only)
With over 30 years of clinical training, education, and experience, combined with more than 55 years of navigating the wonders and challenges of life, my purpose is to empower individuals by honoring their strengths, embracing their hardships, and guiding them toward discovering the beauty and power within themselves.
With over 30 years of clinical training, education, and experience, combined with more than 55 years of navigating the wonders and challenges of life, my purpose is to empower individuals by honoring their strengths, embracing their hardships, and guiding them toward discovering the beauty and power within themselves.
(805) 303-3015 View (805) 303-3015
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Jon Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442
My practice offers ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) for individual clients, couples, and in group therapy formats. KAP is a novel, legal, and safe therapy modality that is highly effective in relieving suffering associated with chronic anxiety conditions, treatment resistant depression, developmental trauma, and existential distress. I approach KAP in a manner that places emphasis on building a trusting well-developed therapy relationship that is grounded in authenticity, depth, and humor. Our wounding most often arises in the context of relationship failures, I believe it must also be healed in relationship as well.
My practice offers ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) for individual clients, couples, and in group therapy formats. KAP is a novel, legal, and safe therapy modality that is highly effective in relieving suffering associated with chronic anxiety conditions, treatment resistant depression, developmental trauma, and existential distress. I approach KAP in a manner that places emphasis on building a trusting well-developed therapy relationship that is grounded in authenticity, depth, and humor. Our wounding most often arises in the context of relationship failures, I believe it must also be healed in relationship as well.
(805) 254-4719 View (805) 254-4719
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Cynthia Sailers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442  (Online Only)
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Often it is to break life-long defeating patterns, or because they are unhappy about their current situation. Do you continue to do things that you told yourself that you were not going to? Do you find yourself obsessing on negative thoughts or have urges to act on them? I provide supportive and non-shaming treatment for persons struggling with sexual behavior problems, compulsive eating, addiction, and other impulse control disorders. We will also focus on any associated symptoms such as anxiety, depression, weight gain, thoughts of self-harm, or feelings of being out of control.
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Often it is to break life-long defeating patterns, or because they are unhappy about their current situation. Do you continue to do things that you told yourself that you were not going to? Do you find yourself obsessing on negative thoughts or have urges to act on them? I provide supportive and non-shaming treatment for persons struggling with sexual behavior problems, compulsive eating, addiction, and other impulse control disorders. We will also focus on any associated symptoms such as anxiety, depression, weight gain, thoughts of self-harm, or feelings of being out of control.
(805) 219-7165 View (805) 219-7165
Gina Bello Sears
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93443
I enjoy working with individuals - children, teens, and adults
I enjoy working with individuals - children, teens, and adults
(805) 410-1824 View (805) 410-1824
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Robin Joy Lewis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have great faith in human resilience and the natural capacity for growth and healing. My experience as a Psychologist has taught me to meet each person where s/he is and creatively support their development toward meeting challenges and living their best life. I have been fortunate in combining my work in private practice with 30 years as a university faculty member training and learning from a wide range of mental health professionals.
I have great faith in human resilience and the natural capacity for growth and healing. My experience as a Psychologist has taught me to meet each person where s/he is and creatively support their development toward meeting challenges and living their best life. I have been fortunate in combining my work in private practice with 30 years as a university faculty member training and learning from a wide range of mental health professionals.
(805) 330-9531 View (805) 330-9531
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Hallelujah Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adolescents, individuals and couples who are facing self-esteem/ self-worth concerns, relational issues, parenting struggles and those who seek to buffer the stressors of life. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD and relational distress and I have completed Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - a well researched and highly effective approach to couples therapy. It is my passion to help you discover the strengths you already carry inside of you and to help you develop stronger, more deeply connected relationships.
I enjoy working with adolescents, individuals and couples who are facing self-esteem/ self-worth concerns, relational issues, parenting struggles and those who seek to buffer the stressors of life. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD and relational distress and I have completed Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - a well researched and highly effective approach to couples therapy. It is my passion to help you discover the strengths you already carry inside of you and to help you develop stronger, more deeply connected relationships.
(805) 608-3670 View (805) 608-3670
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Brent D Pilegard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Sessions with me are focused, light-hearted, insightful and I will help you to directly and immediately gain insight and healing around the issues that cause you distress. Currently accepting short-term clients who are open and ready for immediate positive emotional, mental, or relational shifts. .
Sessions with me are focused, light-hearted, insightful and I will help you to directly and immediately gain insight and healing around the issues that cause you distress. Currently accepting short-term clients who are open and ready for immediate positive emotional, mental, or relational shifts. .
(805) 669-9247 View (805) 669-9247
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Deborah M Halpern
MA, MEd
Morro Bay, CA 93443  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach with Master's degrees in Psychology and Education. I help my clients to work through various life transitions: developing healthier habits, letting go of self-defeating behaviors, managing anxiety, and discovering how to create a life worth living! My unique gift is to help people learn the skills and practices they can use to move through fear and doubt to arrive at a place of authenticity and presence. I specialize in bringing together the body and the mind to bring my clients into a state of health, balance, and wholeness.
I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach with Master's degrees in Psychology and Education. I help my clients to work through various life transitions: developing healthier habits, letting go of self-defeating behaviors, managing anxiety, and discovering how to create a life worth living! My unique gift is to help people learn the skills and practices they can use to move through fear and doubt to arrive at a place of authenticity and presence. I specialize in bringing together the body and the mind to bring my clients into a state of health, balance, and wholeness.
(805) 590-8087 View (805) 590-8087
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Erin Elfant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety/phobia, depression/ bipolar, chronic pain/ medical condition, sleep disturbance, or dual diagnosis/ substance abuse, you will find that my treatment framework allows you make considerable progress in symptom reduction each week. To bolster our in-person psychotherapy sessions, I provide email exchange throughout the week (at no additional cost) to help you make further progress toward your treatment goals. You will find me to be very accessible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective at addressing your specific therapy needs, and you will make important life changes more quickly than imagined.
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety/phobia, depression/ bipolar, chronic pain/ medical condition, sleep disturbance, or dual diagnosis/ substance abuse, you will find that my treatment framework allows you make considerable progress in symptom reduction each week. To bolster our in-person psychotherapy sessions, I provide email exchange throughout the week (at no additional cost) to help you make further progress toward your treatment goals. You will find me to be very accessible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective at addressing your specific therapy needs, and you will make important life changes more quickly than imagined.
(805) 467-7274 View (805) 467-7274
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Jill M Bates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Not accepting new clients
I believe our relationships are what provide meaning to life. There are always opportunities to discover more about who we are and who we want to become through how we relate to one-another as well as how we treat ourselves. I view therapy as a partnership between my clients and myself. I am a solution focused therapist and provide a combination of collaboration, education, problem solving, and insight into dysfunctional patterns and interventions aimed at changing thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors that may be getting in your way of living the life you desire.
I believe our relationships are what provide meaning to life. There are always opportunities to discover more about who we are and who we want to become through how we relate to one-another as well as how we treat ourselves. I view therapy as a partnership between my clients and myself. I am a solution focused therapist and provide a combination of collaboration, education, problem solving, and insight into dysfunctional patterns and interventions aimed at changing thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors that may be getting in your way of living the life you desire.
(805) 380-3893 View (805) 380-3893
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Denise C Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-worth, or having relationship problems? Or, perhaps you just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life? Together we can focus on your healing, replacing any negative patterns, and promoting a more positive future. You deserve support and guidance towards achieving your dreams. I invite you to visit my website at www.brighterlifestyle.com.
Are you struggling with anxiety, low self-worth, or having relationship problems? Or, perhaps you just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life? Together we can focus on your healing, replacing any negative patterns, and promoting a more positive future. You deserve support and guidance towards achieving your dreams. I invite you to visit my website at www.brighterlifestyle.com.
(805) 322-3648 View (805) 322-3648
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Melissa Campe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morro Bay, CA 93442
I have extensive experience working with women in their 20's-40's of all backgrounds, college students and young adults, and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and bipolar. I use an integrative and collaborative style unique to each of my clients. I include client-centered, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness and compassion based modalities.
I have extensive experience working with women in their 20's-40's of all backgrounds, college students and young adults, and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and bipolar. I use an integrative and collaborative style unique to each of my clients. I include client-centered, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness and compassion based modalities.
(805) 316-7765 View (805) 316-7765
Photo of Lisa M. Holland, Counselor in Morro Bay, CA
Lisa M. Holland
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Morro Bay, CA 93442
Not accepting new clients
I welcome your symptoms and struggles as precise messages from a soul that seeks greater care and deeper understanding and expression. I commit to listen compassionately and challenge you persistently, so that you may discover and live out the truest, fullest possible self that you were born to be. I bring over twenty-five years of clinical experience and am privileged to have worked with a wide range of people from various walks of life, diverse perspectives and cultures. I draw from a rich range of theory and technique to better craft a treatment plan responsive to your unique needs and goals.
I welcome your symptoms and struggles as precise messages from a soul that seeks greater care and deeper understanding and expression. I commit to listen compassionately and challenge you persistently, so that you may discover and live out the truest, fullest possible self that you were born to be. I bring over twenty-five years of clinical experience and am privileged to have worked with a wide range of people from various walks of life, diverse perspectives and cultures. I draw from a rich range of theory and technique to better craft a treatment plan responsive to your unique needs and goals.
(805) 506-5018 View (805) 506-5018

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Number of Therapists in Morro Bay, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Morro Bay, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
81% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
64% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Other
31% Aetna
31% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Morro Bay, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Morro Bay?

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.