Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Isaac Curtiss Brandt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Being a human is challenging. Being a human with ADHD adds extra challenges. It's easy to give up on goals, feel scattered, and that you just can't seem to tap into your potential. The good news is- some of the most common ADHD traits are resilience, persistence, and creative/outside of the box problem solving. My work focuses on helping clients better educate, empower, and embrace their understanding of their ADHD and themselves. With my approach as a therapist/coach- it is incredible how much more consistently you will begin to feel like your best self. My work is grounded in lived experiences as a fellow human with ADHD.
(805) 303-3291
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Daisy Biggers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
No one comes to therapy when everything is amazing. Often, things come up that were not what we planned. Or we have feelings that are stronger than we imagined and we don't quite know how to handle them. Maybe you feel like your normal coping strategies are no longer doing the trick. Maybe therapy can help. Daisy lovingly and curiously approaches the issues that are getting in your way. She invites you to walk side by side as you move through things together.
(925) 574-6537
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Lisa Connely
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I believe therapy is a safe environment to promote change, healing and an opportunity to explore yourself and how you connect with others.
(805) 467-6102
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Erin Lindvall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Verified
Verified
I love my work as a psychotherapist, and consider it an honor and privilege to work with my clients and share in their quest for personal growth. I know that the decision to start therapy is often a difficult one. I applaud your willingness and initiative. My approach aims to engage, to inspire, and to help you imagine new possibilities. My goal is to assist you in developing tools and skills that enable you to more effectively deal with life and its challenges.
(805) 876-9601
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Suzanne Gorter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"As above, so below". The ancient saying reminds us that the ways in which we experience life and encounters with others are based on patterns of behavior and beliefs about ourselves in the world that have developed over time. Often these patterns and beliefs serve us well, other times they create inner turmoil, frustration, and confusion. As a therapist, I am committed to the facilitating the process for you of discovering unconscious patterns and beliefs, how they have been beneficial or harmful, and learning to make consciously informed responses to the problematic situations in life that you are facing.
(805) 296-7808
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Leah DeRose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
The decision to look for a therapist takes strength and courage. Therapy is a resource that promotes healing and growth; and as amazing as that is, it can also be intimidating. The heart of the work we will do together centers around supporting you to heal, work towards changing your thought process and to help you develop skills to work through challenging life situations. I use a combination of therapeutic techniques to help support you to identify and process through areas that you feel are impacted negatively. Working together, I will support you towards healing and empower and guide you to move forward in a healthier way.
(805) 293-7481
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Sarah Joy Park
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am down-to-earth, dynamic, warm, funny and creative. I am interested in connecting with you and finding ways to creatively support you. Let's be honest, this is an incredibly stressful, uncertain, scary time for many of us. We can all benefit from additional support. My experience is with a wide variety of presenting concerns and identities. The therapy I provide seeks to go beyond addressing symptoms, I strive to address the underlying issues that drive your distress. My aim is to support you to live a more authentic and satisfying life.
(805) 464-3594
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dwayne Edward Nickerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with Depression, Anxiety, ODD, ADHD , PTSD, Low self-esteem, and living in the present? Does your child have behavioral and/or attachment problems? Utilizing evidenced based psychotherapy interventions, I can help you identify and change negative thoughts patterns, implement effective behavioral management strategies, replace negative behaviors with positive behaviors and live a more wholesome life.
(805) 242-4851
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Jacqueline King
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in psychological assessment. Whether you would benefit from accommodations at school or work, need testing for private school admission/gifted placement, require an evaluation for employment or a medical procedure, are facing legal problems due to mental health issues, are interested in clarifying a diagnosis, or simply desire more insight into yourself and your strengths and weakness, I can help you obtain the answers you need. I am one of several psychologists at CCES, a specialized practice committed to providing the most up-to-date, comprehensive and objective psychological evaluations. Types of evaluations include:
(805) 549-5964
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Julie Simpson Jennings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide personalized therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also serve clients ready to focus on healthy communication and relationships. As an adoptee, I'm especially equipped to share adoption-related support. Caring and empathetic, I prioritize your trust and safety. After 20+ years raising a family and working in public relations, I was driven to pursue a role in marriage and family therapy to serve others. Beyond earning a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, I provided therapeutic services to clients in a Southern California community center.
(805) 723-2910
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ioana B Cebulla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, trauma and other stress related disorders, mood disorders, well as psychosis. My frame of work is based on CBT, including mindfulness based approach, as well as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to enhance distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), which is a values-based CBT focusing on willingness, commitment, and valued-action towards a meaningful, fulfilling, and vital life.
(805) 521-4331
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Melinda Marcelluskincaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you seek more balance, understanding, connection and freedom in your relationships with yourself and others? I create a safe and supportive environment to help you through difficulties to become more positive and live with presence in acceptance and peace. Whether we work to create boundaries, increase self-esteem, decrease destructive patterns, or move through painful life experiences, together we will process what you are going through in order to obtain clarity, solutions, and personal growth. My hope is that we can find contentment in our present moment & live fully in that moment each day.
(805) 367-5102
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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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Waitlist for new clients
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Erika La Frano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As human beings we struggle with stress, life transitions, and constant change. The emotional problems experienced may come from a variety of sources. Knowledge and understanding are power and are the key to make the necessary changes to live a more balanced life. If you find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, burn out, relational stress, and difficulty coping with change, you are not alone. Together, we will work to set measurable and realistic goals that align with your values and cultural beliefs.
(805) 273-8779
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Debra Muse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
You don't have to solve life's difficulties and navigate personal changes alone! I will work with you in a collaborative, supportive and safe environment to help you to feel better about yourself and your life. We can identify what is not "working"/problem areas as well as what is "working"/your strengths and move toward the positive changes you would like in your self and your life!
(805) 283-6178
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Adi Hendler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California since 2014. My style of therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I am trained in a variety of orientations and integrate which ever is best for my client. I believe in providing a holistic approach to treatment in order to ensure overall wellbeing.
(805) 232-7291
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Not accepting new clients
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Caitlin E Gannon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychologist, I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults and families, with specific expertise in treating anxiety-based disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). While I work primarily from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, I am dedicated to integrating components of other evidence-based treatments such as Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) flexibly into my work for all clients.
(805) 519-7105 x808
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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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Anthony Folino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*Accepting new clients at this time.* Have you experienced overwhelming emotions as a result of a change that has occurred in your life recently or in the past? Have you experienced physical and/or emotional trauma that has impacted your functioning? Have you been struggling with finding satisfaction in your life? Do you have trouble dealing with difficult emotions? Do you have a loved one with a serious mental health condition who you want to better support? Most of us will not go through life without facing varying types of adversity, trauma, or other challenges.
(805) 424-8105
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Shelly Staley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Your anxiety, depression or trauma is an integral part of your story, but doesn’t define you and doesn't need to control your life any more. Using a trauma informed, client centered approach I want to help you find relief from the noise in your head. Together, we will highlight your innate resiliencies and empower you to build up your inner strength and confidence to live your life in the present, while honoring your past and feeling hopeful about the future. In addition to providing trauma informed therapy for adults, I also have a passion for working with kids and their parents.
(805) 429-4522
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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.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.