Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Seventh Wave Counseling-Lisa Huet, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life brings some challenges to all of us and sorting these out can be difficult for the most competent of individuals. My hope is to help you find the clarity you seek so you can enjoy your life to the fullest by creating an accepting environment to support your journey to a better life. I have always been curious about people and what makes us think one way or another. I have had the opportunity to serve people in this area for over 20 years at different agencies and have worked with very diverse folks. I would love the opportunity to help you discover some unexplored part of yourself that can deepen satisfaction in your life.
(805) 262-8434
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Joseph Holifield
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I provide individual coaching to help you organize, plan, and follow-through with your work or activities. Whether a student or an adult, sessions are individually curtailed to adjust to the areas that may be impacted, such as course content, work productivity, or job performance. I can teach middle school, high school, and college students concepts about learning and memory. Specifically how memory operates and how to use skills to enhance retention of academic material aides in preparing for exams as well as improving in exam performance.
(805) 214-6751
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Thrive San Luis Obispo
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
We are a queer woman-owned practice. Each of our therapists is committed to engaging in collaborative person-centered care with a focus on meeting our you where you're at to come alongside and walk this healing journey with you. We chose the name Thrive because that's what we want for you, to not just survive this life but to truly be a Thriving human. Additionally, all of our providers identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and we are committed to serving those within our community.
(805) 515-4167
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Erin P. MacIntyre PsyD Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
If looking to become a new patient, please email me for the fastest response!
(805) 506-5001
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ami Grace, LCSW Holistic & Psychedelic Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
Are you going through a difficult transition like the end of a relationship, attending college away from home, or wanting to heal through old traumas that keep resurfacing? Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious ? Are you wanting to heal naturally instead of with antidepressants? I can help you overcome these issues and feel more empowered naturally. Have you been interested in how psychedelic medicine can help you heal through traumas and create more self-love? I am trained as a Ketamine-Assisted therapist to provide you a healing journey that will change your life revealing your true power to heal within!
(805) 285-3954
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Mackenzie McFarland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Mackenzie McFarland and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Luis Obispo, California. I got my education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for BA in Psychology and MS in Clinical Psychology. I have multiple years experience working with those struggling with substance use / recovery, mood disorders (Bipolar), anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, change of life phases, and trauma.
(805) 516-0579
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Mending the Spirit
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC II
Verified
Verified
My name is Jennifer Mangum, I am a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety, depression and OCD. In addition, I am also a certified drug and alcohol counselor and have completed certification training for peripartum/postpartum issues. I work with both individuals and families struggling with any of the above areas. As part of the process, I will work with you/your family collaboratively to develop treatment goals while exploring what thoughts/behaviors/patterns are keeping you/your family stuck. I offer a 20-minute free consultation to answer any questions you may have. Contact me today so we can start the healing you deserve.
(805) 549-4889
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Beth Belingheri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is stressful and it can feel like it’s too much. Sometimes, we feel stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or we are having life transitions that seem really difficult. Maybe you are in a couplehood that feels tense, argumentative and disconnected. I work in a partnership with my clients both individuals and couples to improve their lives and mental health. What I offer is a non judgmental space where clients can express concerns, set healthy boundaries, increase coping skills and find realistic solutions to stress, anxiety and depression through gentle guidance.
(805) 321-1864
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Heidi M Lewin-Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
Verified
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
(805) 468-4908
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jen Leigh Antill
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with clients who want to dive deeper into long-standing, challenging patterns in their lives. By listening to the ways the soul is speaking, I work with clients who are ready to cultivate deeper meaning and purpose in their lives as well as step into more connected and fulfilling relationships. I enjoy using dream material, as well as astrology, in my practice to add to the scope of talk therapy. I am finishing up my masters in counseling psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and will graduate in March 2023.
(805) 360-3382
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Deborah Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with communication in your relationship? Maybe you are feeling isolated, lonely, disconnected, or even unsafe in your relationship. It might feel like you are on your own, that you are not on the priority list, or that no matter how hard you try, you can never get it right.
(805) 804-9047
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Christopher Canclini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, relationships or family can feel broken or full of tension and fighting. Sometimes in life we can feel disconnected and struggle to find joy, peace, calm and serenity. Sometimes struggles, problems or relationship issues begin to disrupt our thoughts and daily life and damage relationships. If you are looking for hope in your life, family, and/or relationships... If you are tired of the anxiety, depression, fighting and tension with your partner, family or teens... if you feel like you've lost control it's time to seek help and therapy.
(805) 395-4375
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Dr. Jay Bettergarcia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93410
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Michael Mazzella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Connecting to our potential for vibrant, and meaningful relationships is more important now than ever as we work to find creative ways to stay in touch in this increasing complex world. From this place I make it my focus to understand the ways that our past and present circumstances keep us from accessing this potential. Pain, relational or otherwise, can build up over time, become truly overwhelming, and can create barriers to a fruitful life. I'm deeply curious about the unique paths each of us move on towards healing and am committed to co-creating a resilient setting in which we explore what that path looks like for you.
(805) 420-7553
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Shannon Cantillano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Making the decision to seek a therapist takes courage and is the first step towards building a happier and healthier life. I use a variety approaches to customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual and/or situation. I have found EMDR and parts work to be a highly effective and efficient approaches. I love see people start to heal with only a few sessions. I work from the principle that everyone has the potential to grow and be happy. I have in-depth experience working with issues of trauma/abuse, depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, women's issues and adjustment to parenting and/or family role changes.
(805) 421-4602
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Melissa Wheelock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Krissy Shippey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
As a therapist, I am passionate about walking alongside folks as they reveal their truths and vulnerabilities to themselves. I believe, and have witnessed that people are capable of long standing change with knowledge, support, and connection, and that therapy is a great place for that. You can learn new ways to manage life stressors, feel safe, gain confidence, and live a more joyful and purposeful life. I use cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques, while never ignoring the human element and connection where the real change happens.
(805) 316-7071
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Britteny Young
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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Christin Frederick, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach, you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. We can talk, draw, write, and imagine to make sense of your emotions and identify a path forward.
(805) 464-3747
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Harvey P. Shacket, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide the same compassionate, insightful therapy that I have provided my patients at Huntington Hospital for the past 18 years. I help people cope with life events, and in particular help them deal with medical problems they are facing. I also help the families of clients, who have medical and psychosocial issues. I work in a warm, accepting manner, to help people cope with life's challenges. I help them find ways to make changes that assist them in meeting their life goals and finding the satisfaction life can bring.
(818) 465-5831
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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What type of San Luis Obispo mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in San Luis Obispo?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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