Therapists in Pismo Beach, CA

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Megan Richert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression as a mom with a newborn or young children? Do you feel overwhelmed and overstimulated when your kids are around? Do you ever wonder if this is all there is to motherhood? Now more than ever, women with young children are experiencing high rates of pregnancy or postpartum depression and anxiety due to increasing demands both at home and in the workforce, relationship strain and the lack of support.
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression as a mom with a newborn or young children? Do you feel overwhelmed and overstimulated when your kids are around? Do you ever wonder if this is all there is to motherhood? Now more than ever, women with young children are experiencing high rates of pregnancy or postpartum depression and anxiety due to increasing demands both at home and in the workforce, relationship strain and the lack of support.
(805) 590-8515 View (805) 590-8515
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Elisabeth Ganiron
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Reality check. Life really isn't one big happy party. Stuff happens. Bad stuff. Sometimes, really bad stuff that shakes you to the core, leaving a sense of loss and disconnection from the things you love. At the other end of the continuum are the little bumps along the way. The hiccups that take you out of the comfort zone temporarily and just need a little smoothing. Hopefully, that's where most of life happens. If not, therapy may help. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of life's challenges and whatever your age, let's work together to get you closer to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.
Reality check. Life really isn't one big happy party. Stuff happens. Bad stuff. Sometimes, really bad stuff that shakes you to the core, leaving a sense of loss and disconnection from the things you love. At the other end of the continuum are the little bumps along the way. The hiccups that take you out of the comfort zone temporarily and just need a little smoothing. Hopefully, that's where most of life happens. If not, therapy may help. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of life's challenges and whatever your age, let's work together to get you closer to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.
(805) 234-5930 View (805) 234-5930
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Lindsay Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Is everyone getting pregnant around you and you've been trying for years? Are you stressed and tired going through assisted reproductive treatments? Did you have a baby and it’s not all you thought it would be? Are you struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety? Has the transition to parents been difficult on your relationship? You are NOT alone. Do you want a safe space to be validated, learn coping skills and be supported? I am here for you.
Is everyone getting pregnant around you and you've been trying for years? Are you stressed and tired going through assisted reproductive treatments? Did you have a baby and it’s not all you thought it would be? Are you struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety? Has the transition to parents been difficult on your relationship? You are NOT alone. Do you want a safe space to be validated, learn coping skills and be supported? I am here for you.
(805) 727-4135 View (805) 727-4135
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Dr. Nicole Lee Dolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Bridging the gap between Psychology & Spirituality, I am in service to those whose trauma histories are causing issues in their daily lives and specifically in their relationships. We are meant for connection. Trauma disrupts that. It also causes negative energy patterns that imprint on our lives and impact our wellbeing as well as our ability to create the life that we truly desire. If I am unable to see you personally, I will match you with one of my highly skilled associate clinicians. Dr. Dolan
Bridging the gap between Psychology & Spirituality, I am in service to those whose trauma histories are causing issues in their daily lives and specifically in their relationships. We are meant for connection. Trauma disrupts that. It also causes negative energy patterns that imprint on our lives and impact our wellbeing as well as our ability to create the life that we truly desire. If I am unable to see you personally, I will match you with one of my highly skilled associate clinicians. Dr. Dolan
(805) 465-6146 View (805) 465-6146
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Denise Dritsas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
I believe in the human capacity to heal, accept, love, and grow from our life experiences. Our most treasured beliefs and relationships help us through the pain and difficult times in life. I believe there is no point so low from which we cannot only recover, but gain wisdom and strength as well. Therefore, I focus my treatment style on emotional and character growth, rather than simple symptom reduction.
I believe in the human capacity to heal, accept, love, and grow from our life experiences. Our most treasured beliefs and relationships help us through the pain and difficult times in life. I believe there is no point so low from which we cannot only recover, but gain wisdom and strength as well. Therefore, I focus my treatment style on emotional and character growth, rather than simple symptom reduction.
(559) 529-5789 View (559) 529-5789
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Maria Elena Ordunez-Lara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
Not accepting new clients
Do you need support and guidance to help you navigate life transitions, divorce, job changes, grief, and listening without judgment? Do you need some skills to cope with these life changes? We all can find happiness in our lives, and each person has unique gifts and abilities to help them achieve that goal. My passion (and purpose) is to help my clients realize these gifts, discover their authentic selves, and learn to navigate the day-to-day challenges of living in this ever-changing world. Increasing self-awareness, learning coping skills, and communicating feelings can lead to positive change and meaningful relationships.
Do you need support and guidance to help you navigate life transitions, divorce, job changes, grief, and listening without judgment? Do you need some skills to cope with these life changes? We all can find happiness in our lives, and each person has unique gifts and abilities to help them achieve that goal. My passion (and purpose) is to help my clients realize these gifts, discover their authentic selves, and learn to navigate the day-to-day challenges of living in this ever-changing world. Increasing self-awareness, learning coping skills, and communicating feelings can lead to positive change and meaningful relationships.
(805) 301-1285 View (805) 301-1285
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Veronica Fletcher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
I work from a depth and relationship based perspective while integrating play therapy and evidenced-based interventions to address the unique and personal needs of my clients. I have a special interest in working with individuals with trauma histories, including childhood maltreatment and abuse, and have completed formal comprehensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I encourage gaining awareness and curiosity for all parts of self to better understand how your past can influence your present and future as well as how individual strengths can help you heal and become whole.
I work from a depth and relationship based perspective while integrating play therapy and evidenced-based interventions to address the unique and personal needs of my clients. I have a special interest in working with individuals with trauma histories, including childhood maltreatment and abuse, and have completed formal comprehensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I encourage gaining awareness and curiosity for all parts of self to better understand how your past can influence your present and future as well as how individual strengths can help you heal and become whole.
(559) 632-0191 View (559) 632-0191
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Sharon Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
Deciding to go into therapy can be scary and hard but choosing to know yourself better can be transforming and liberating. Together we will create a safe space that will provide the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts, hopes and dreams. We may look into your past and identify experiences that led you to hold beliefs and engage in behaviors that were necessary when they developed, but now impede your growth.
Deciding to go into therapy can be scary and hard but choosing to know yourself better can be transforming and liberating. Together we will create a safe space that will provide the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts, hopes and dreams. We may look into your past and identify experiences that led you to hold beliefs and engage in behaviors that were necessary when they developed, but now impede your growth.
(805) 793-0357 View (805) 793-0357
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Vestra Psychotherapy, Ivan Voronin, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist can be stressful as it requires trust and faith that it is the right fit. I've found that building a strong relationship is the foundation of any successful therapy. My grounding philosophy is to meet people where they are at and to tailor my knowledge and experience to help them get to where they want to be. My ideal clients are those motivated, committed, and open to exploring various parts of the inner self and how these parts motivate, protect, grieve, and organize us for action. I am an inclusive therapist with a special interest in helping men understand their emotional selves.
Finding a therapist can be stressful as it requires trust and faith that it is the right fit. I've found that building a strong relationship is the foundation of any successful therapy. My grounding philosophy is to meet people where they are at and to tailor my knowledge and experience to help them get to where they want to be. My ideal clients are those motivated, committed, and open to exploring various parts of the inner self and how these parts motivate, protect, grieve, and organize us for action. I am an inclusive therapist with a special interest in helping men understand their emotional selves.
(559) 550-6527 View (559) 550-6527
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Camille DeBruin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Life is more enjoyable when we are feeling whole, healthy and connected to the important people around us. But sometimes our reality is disconnection, frustration, stress, and hopelessness. How can this be happening to me? Especially now! Most of us assume the journey to parenthood will be smooth and easy, rarely is that the reality. I support individuals and couples from the early stages of trying to conceive through the stress of launching adults and all the stages in the middle. My role is to be a coach as you try new strategies, process difficult feelings and work through challenges. You do not have to do this alone.
Life is more enjoyable when we are feeling whole, healthy and connected to the important people around us. But sometimes our reality is disconnection, frustration, stress, and hopelessness. How can this be happening to me? Especially now! Most of us assume the journey to parenthood will be smooth and easy, rarely is that the reality. I support individuals and couples from the early stages of trying to conceive through the stress of launching adults and all the stages in the middle. My role is to be a coach as you try new strategies, process difficult feelings and work through challenges. You do not have to do this alone.
(805) 491-9544 View (805) 491-9544
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Dr. Audrey Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93448  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience who approaches therapy with warmth, compassion, and creativity. I help adults, couples, and teens identify maladaptive patterns that hinder living life in more authentic and purposeful ways. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based at its core, and therapeutic techniques used in therapy stem from an integrative, mind-body approach. I’m well-versed in utilizing a broad range of empirically-informed interventions and psychological assessments to treat the myriad complexities that come with our collectively shared human experiences.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience who approaches therapy with warmth, compassion, and creativity. I help adults, couples, and teens identify maladaptive patterns that hinder living life in more authentic and purposeful ways. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based at its core, and therapeutic techniques used in therapy stem from an integrative, mind-body approach. I’m well-versed in utilizing a broad range of empirically-informed interventions and psychological assessments to treat the myriad complexities that come with our collectively shared human experiences.
(805) 429-6086 View (805) 429-6086
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Bloom Maternal Therapy
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression as a new mom? Does it feel like you're the only one in your friend group who is struggling with infertility or a miscarriage loss? Do you ever miss your old life before you had children? Now more than ever, women are experiencing high rates of infertility, miscarriage and perinatal depression and anxiety. At Bloom Maternal Therapy we believe everyone deserves mental and emotional support during pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum and parenting years.
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression as a new mom? Does it feel like you're the only one in your friend group who is struggling with infertility or a miscarriage loss? Do you ever miss your old life before you had children? Now more than ever, women are experiencing high rates of infertility, miscarriage and perinatal depression and anxiety. At Bloom Maternal Therapy we believe everyone deserves mental and emotional support during pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum and parenting years.
(805) 749-7132 View (805) 749-7132
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Empower Training, Consulting, Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCDS
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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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Sacred Path Holistic Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD , MA, LMFT, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Holistic & Affordable Therapy! At Sacred Path, our qualified therapists are looking forward to helping you access Your inner resources to heal, grow, and reclaim your life. With the right help you can heal from old wounds, release negative cycles and patterns, resolve symptoms of trauma and gain relief from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other relational issues. True healing affords us the ability to create the life that we desire. A life lived with meaning. Dr. Dolan
Holistic & Affordable Therapy! At Sacred Path, our qualified therapists are looking forward to helping you access Your inner resources to heal, grow, and reclaim your life. With the right help you can heal from old wounds, release negative cycles and patterns, resolve symptoms of trauma and gain relief from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other relational issues. True healing affords us the ability to create the life that we desire. A life lived with meaning. Dr. Dolan
(805) 232-7580 View (805) 232-7580
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Ann Marie Donnelly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Gain clarity and find meaning: Client centered, in depth psychotherapy, specializing on life transitions. Support through difficult passages, such as physical conditions, family discordance, or complicated interpersonal issues.
Gain clarity and find meaning: Client centered, in depth psychotherapy, specializing on life transitions. Support through difficult passages, such as physical conditions, family discordance, or complicated interpersonal issues.
(805) 321-1812 View (805) 321-1812
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Katie Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EAGALA
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449  (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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Dr. Hudad Tolloui
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449  (Online Only)
Experience the freedom to express yourself and the safety to explore issues you may have been hesitant to get into before. Learning more about where you are, how you view yourself, where you wish to be, and what obstacles you may be facing would guide us in setting goals for your therapy. I typically work with those who are curious about themselves and life, wanting to experience "being" or "how to be," or wanting to find ways to experience less emotional pain and make life more enjoyable for themselves and those around them.
Experience the freedom to express yourself and the safety to explore issues you may have been hesitant to get into before. Learning more about where you are, how you view yourself, where you wish to be, and what obstacles you may be facing would guide us in setting goals for your therapy. I typically work with those who are curious about themselves and life, wanting to experience "being" or "how to be," or wanting to find ways to experience less emotional pain and make life more enjoyable for themselves and those around them.
(805) 600-2408 View (805) 600-2408
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Ashley Cortez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Hello and welcome. Throughout our lives, we will all experience challenges that require additional support and a space outside of friends and family to work through and process. Taking this first step to looking for a therapist is a wonderful thing. With so much choice, it can be an overwhelming process. Sometimes, making the first move can feel especially overwhelming if you are the first in your family or community to seek therapy, or if you need support in an area that you feel others might not understand. I want you to know that you are not alone. I say that as someone who has taken that step as well.
Hello and welcome. Throughout our lives, we will all experience challenges that require additional support and a space outside of friends and family to work through and process. Taking this first step to looking for a therapist is a wonderful thing. With so much choice, it can be an overwhelming process. Sometimes, making the first move can feel especially overwhelming if you are the first in your family or community to seek therapy, or if you need support in an area that you feel others might not understand. I want you to know that you are not alone. I say that as someone who has taken that step as well.
(707) 415-2927 View (707) 415-2927
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Lucy Alexandra Huffman
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
I am very passionate about helping others find peace and satisfaction in life. As a therapist it is my purpose to collaborate with you to set goals that meet and fulfill your mental health expectations. My warm and empathetic approach allows me to extend compassion to you in the ways you need. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am very passionate about helping others find peace and satisfaction in life. As a therapist it is my purpose to collaborate with you to set goals that meet and fulfill your mental health expectations. My warm and empathetic approach allows me to extend compassion to you in the ways you need. I look forward to hearing from you.
(805) 243-0871 View (805) 243-0871
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Laurie Claire Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Let me help you process, heal and move beyond trauma, anxiety, depression, life challenges, and perceived limitations to improve quality of life, find peace, fulfillment and happiness in your life and relationships. I provide a comfortable, non judgmental environment for individuals, couples and children 9 and up. In person and virtual appointments available.
Let me help you process, heal and move beyond trauma, anxiety, depression, life challenges, and perceived limitations to improve quality of life, find peace, fulfillment and happiness in your life and relationships. I provide a comfortable, non judgmental environment for individuals, couples and children 9 and up. In person and virtual appointments available.
(530) 450-2959 View (530) 450-2959

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Number of Therapists in Pismo Beach, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Pismo Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
86% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
68% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Other
43% Aetna
40% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pismo Beach, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pismo Beach?

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.