Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Dara Sheik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
(805) 307-7066
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Becky Sznejkowski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu. Having the courage to work on yourself to reach your full potential does not have to happen alone. As a psychologist and cancer survivor, I've experienced physical and emotional challenges that led to positive and healthy lifestyle changes. I hope to use these experiences to help others on their journey with emotional issues, chronic medical conditions, grief, life transition issues, or those who want to improve nutrition and lifestyle. I hope to walk this journey with you in order to facilitate growth and healing.
(805) 246-9521
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Anthony Paul Martello
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you afraid, confused, or struggling with your relationships? I work with client(s) dealing with interpersonal issues and communication challenges. It may be a husband and wife re-defining their roles with life changes, or an individual considering a career change. The problem often reveals itself at the surface when arguing and verbal conflict ensue, but the source of the problem needs a deeper adjustment, such as adjusting roles or providing more support for a family member. Regardless, clear communication usually allows the individual, couple, or family to achieve the goal of collaboration and compromise.
(805) 608-4102
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Alexis Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I provide psychological assessment of mood, psychosis, trauma, developmental, and personality concerns. The consequences of a problem are often apparent, such as when a child is experiencing academic problems at school, or an adult struggles to maintain personal or professional relationships. The problem itself, however, can often be unclear. A quality assessment can provide you with a heightened understanding of your functioning, including your strengths and growth areas. The assessment will include practical recommendations to enhance the quality of your personal, work, or academic functioning.
(805) 398-6298
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Paul Carbajal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Connection is at the core of who we are, what we’re passionate about, and the most meaningful relationships we have. And yet so many things can interfere with our ability to connect: anxiety, depression, grief, traumatic experiences...how we cope with these things may inhibit our ability to build intimacy with those around us. I work with students and young adults, as well as those in mid-life and beyond, who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, that interfere with living fully you, fully now.
(805) 536-3150
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Benjamin Rea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified
Verified
Thank you for exploring my profile. To begin, I am accepting new clients during the quarantine utilizing Zoom videoconferencing, even if you are not currently living in SLO. Licensed for 15 years, my training and experience is specialized towards working with couples and families, as well as adolescent and adult men. I utilize a direct, no-nonsense approach with notable success in treating addictions, family issues, anxiety (generalized, social, panic, etc), depression, trauma, and relationship problems. I am one of the only practitioners in San Luis Obispo County who specializes in working with men and who does family therapy.
(415) 787-3932
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Aleksandra Marinovic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Thank you for considering me as a potential partner in your journey of healing & self-discovery. I have over 10 yrs. of clinical experience in the mental health field working primarily with adults & college-age students struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family/relationship problems, trauma, life-transitions, personal growth, & self-acceptance. I was born and raised in Europe & am open to also working with clients who are from a wide range of countries & are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to life in the U.S. I am warm, caring, non-judgmental, & able to provide you a safe space to address today's stressors.
(858) 434-8137
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Kristina and Congratulations on possibly your first step towards reaching your goals. Has life become too overwhelming? Confused about what your next step is or how to overcome a current life challenge and feel as if you are stuck? Therapy can be a great starting point. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing since 2010; working with individuals, couples, families and teens.
(805) 316-7140
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Pacific Emotional Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Emotional Wellness is a group therapy practice led by Camille Johnson, and consists of several skilled therapists including Rachel Cha, Grace Peavy, Alex Seastrunk, Jessie Shorts, Audrey Pearce, Alexis Gibson, and Julie Jennings. We offer therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We take a deep and soulful approach to walking alongside our clients on their journey of growth and healing. Whether you are feeling stuck in the rut of life, dealing with grief/loss, having relationship concerns, experienced a trauma, etc., we are here for you no matter what stage of your healing journey you are in.
(805) 519-8468
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Emily Maddox
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CRC, M-RAS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Challenging experiences often lead us to a feeling of being stuck, confused and frustrated. We can feel lost and unfulfilled trying to find purpose, meaning and happiness. Emily provides, a place to explore these questions and sort through the confusion and conflict, clearing the path to more fulfilling, satisfying experiences. Emily's approach is supportive, down to earth, and always interested in harnessing your strengths and resiliency.
(559) 754-0205
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Michael Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Teenagers are at a pivotal and complex stage in their lives. There are ever changing social dynamics, stress from school, new found family tension, and the introduction to existential questioning. I focus on strengthening self image, communication skills, and emotional stability. Everybody has a unique and complex story to tell and my goal is to help create a safe, open, and therapeutic environment to explore their inherent strengths and personal struggles. Together we will utilize established techniques to support growth, increase productivity in school, fortify family relationships, and foster healthy friendships.
(760) 621-5433
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Trauma Healing Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The Trauma Healing Center provides top of the line, evidence-based treatment for the full spectrum of trauma-related disorders, from single incident PTSD to Complex PTSD to dissociative disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Using EMDR, somatic methods, and cutting-edge assistive technologies such as Touchpoints and Alpha-Stim, we will work with you to provide symptom relief, nervous system regulation, and lasting growth, healing, and wellbeing. Experience life from a place of wholeness and presence--- yes, it is possible.
(805) 243-0829
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Julia Davison
PA-C, CAQ
Verified
Verified
Ms. Davison is a physician assistant with over 35 years of experience in a wide variety of psychiatric treatment settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and correctional facilities. She treats older teenagers and adults, has a particular interest in women's issues, including PTSD, postpartum depression, problems of menopause.
(805) 819-5881
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ali F Castañeda
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Over the years, I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, guilt, trauma, death, self-esteem issues, low motivation, immigration trauma, childhood abuse, family trauma, stress from career, and how to overcome fears.
(805) 926-6402
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Hannah Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
** Please email to work with a therapist on my team at Thrive SLO (available immediately).** I work with college students and adults feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and/or anxious. Need balance in your life? Facing grief, past trauma, or coping with difficult family situations? Or maybe you are thinking about coming out to your family and friends? I offer expertise, guidance and support for you to navigate these challenges. I'm passionate about the personal transformation that comes through therapy. I love working with curious individuals who want to better understand themselves, their emotions, & their relationships.
(805) 284-0451
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Amy Liston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 31 years of practice. I currently provide individual psychotherapy to college students and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family issues, peer issues, relationship issues and/or life transitions. I offer a personalized therapy experience in a safe and inclusive space that honors your uniqueness as an individual. My approach is strength-based and client-centered with a humanistic/existential orientation.
(805) 334-8522
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ellen Morgan Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a passionate nature enthusiast and licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are interested in furthering their development and reaching a deeper understanding of their own, authentic being. I believe that we are more than our emotions and behaviors–we are complex people that require introspection and the honor of a unique and individualized path to healing. Through the exploration of stories and patterns (both current and past), I assist clients in coming into a deeper understanding and ease with the self.
(805) 303-5480
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Trinity Berguia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Being human means you’ve experienced pain and heartbreak. What caused the pain, who was involved, and how you handle it is unique to your story. It’s from these places of pain that our “problems” are birthed. Trinity's role as a psychotherapist and fellow human is to help create a space for you to explore all parts of yourself and your story. Trinity assists clients in finding ways to heal from attachment wounds in order to achieve a satisfying adult life.
(805) 723-3283
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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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(Maggie) Maria Magdalena Martins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a bicultural and bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist. I have experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I utilize a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy and incorporate various other strength-based interventions to help individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed with life’s demands and challenges. Whether you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, I am here to help you navigate through life’s difficulties. We can all use support from time to time. You do not have to face these challenges alone.
(805) 926-6825
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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.