BlueCross BlueShield Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a San Luis Obispo therapist working extensively with adolescents, college students, adults and couples who struggle with relationship issues or who have experienced sexual abuse or domestic violence in their lives. I have also helped numerous clients struggling with depression or anxiety. I am practical and supportive in my approach. My focus has always been trauma work, and I feel great respect and admiration for my clients who have allowed me to be part of their journey to gain feelings of empowerment in their lives. Please click on my website for more information about my practice.
(805) 918-4816 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jason Williford
PA
Verified
I strive to make a strong, supportive, and caring connection with my patients and create a safe environment where my patients feel respected and truly heard. I employ a practice that is supported by current evidence-based medicine practices and focuses on a balance of diet, exercise, and mindfulness as well as psychopharmacology and supportive therapies.
(805) 254-7253 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Christopher Canclini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Dwayne Edward Nickerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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
Offers online therapy
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Julia Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Julia is a therapist for mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(805) 800-8685 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
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Thomas Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I meet clients where they are at with unconditional positive regard. I create an emotionally safe and validating environment to help individuals overcome shame and boost self-efficacy. Using a variety of approaches I help clients move toward the lives they have dreamed of.
(951) 463-5987 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
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Acorn Counseling Group of California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC
Verified
This has truly been a crazy time! If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely, sad, traumatized or any other normal, healthy reaction to crazy times, we totally get it. It's hard to get traction and make sense of things when nothing makes sense. You are not alone. We feel you, we're here for you, we want to help you. We've got amazing therapists here at Acorn who happen to be amazing humans also. We are all walking through this together. You don't have to do it alone. Please let us find you the right person to connect you with and get the support you need.
(805) 424-8416 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
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Bobby Tehrani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My primary focus in private practice is evaluation and assessment for a variety of psychological conditions, such as ADHD, Autism, Mood Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorders. The second focus I have is treatment. I have an integrative approach to therapy in which I use multiple modalities that fit my clients’ individual needs. Some of the modalities I use are interpersonal therapy, supportive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I also view other factors that can affect the client, such as cultural, medical, and environmental factors.
(805) 409-8239 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Benny R Martin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Do you experience depression, anxiety, or have trouble with powerful emotions, that seem to interfere with your life goals? You will benefit from my approach to therapy. Perhaps, you feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do. Together, we could explore your problems and issues and find effective solutions. I believe change begins with acceptance. You are truly unique. Lets bring harmony to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help "You" be your very best "You"! Please feel free to call or email me, so we can talk.
(805) 467-7168 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Suzanne Gorter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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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Tim Schenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many people struggle with finding their way in life. It is very hard to do it on your own. Therapy is one of many tools that people can use to create and sustain change. My practice tends to draw individuals, couples and families who need support with a variety of different challenges and conflicts.
(805) 322-8434 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Julia Davison
PA-C, CAQ
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
Offers online therapy
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David C. Lichti, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Currently, I'm mostly using Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy with my clients. When, as a child, we find ourselves traumatizing or trapped in negative circumstances, parts of our self system compensate by locking away that which at that time was too much for us to handle. Later, if we do not go back to this locked away material, the pain, confusion and injustice of what happened to us long ago, can get triggered, or, awakened, when similar such challenges arise in the present. IFS provides a safe way for that locked away material to be approached and reprocessed, allowing our core self to take back control of our lives.
(805) 250-4605 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Teresa M George
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have over 34 years of experience working with a wide range of client concerns. I strongly believe in collaboration with other health and wellness professionals so that you can meet your mental health needs as quickly as possible. I see myself as a guide in your process of meeting your personal needs.
(805) 246-9214 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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Silvia Ortiz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
During my 22 years as a psychologist, I have worked with a wide range of conditions. I particularly focus on Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Grief, Domestic Abuse, Obesity, and Self Esteem. I provide services to adolescents, adults, and the elderly either in an individual, couples or a family format. When indicated I collaborate with Doctors and Psychiatrists to ensure effective treatment.
(805) 256-1174 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Pamela Nelson, LPCC
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Have daily tasks and decisions become overwhelming? Are your problems compounded by sadness, anxiety, addiction or grief? Whether you are struggling to cope with hardships, or trying to help others do so, I can help. In a warm and confidential setting, we will work together to clarify concerns, identify coping skills, and develop a realistic plan for you to access that fulfilling life you deserve.
(559) 762-4520 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Toni Childs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
am Toni L. Childs, M.A., LMFT. I have been working in this field for 35 years. I was a Crisis Counselor for 20 years and for the last 15 years I am a top Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding, California. I have a passion for this field and an unwavering commitment to this special field. I am an expert in changing the lives of patients for the better. I am passionate about enhancing patients' quality of life. It is important to embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients.
(714) 942-2627 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Deborah Bayles
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CMC
Verified
It's another day, and you're filled with worry, anxiety and dread. Thoughts keep cycling in your mind, and you find yourself feeling sad, hopeless and helpless. You don't have to continue feeling this way. You can get the tools and skills you need in to live in a calm, joyful, fulfilling way by giving yourself the gift of therapy. Allow me to safely companion you and help you gain some effective, evidence-based techniques to release the traumas of the past and the worries of the future. When you learn to fully inhabit the present moment you'll be able to truly take control and responsibility for your life. Therein lies true healing.
(805) 243-1198 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Not accepting new clients
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(855) 435-4301 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Matt Traube
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable setting that allows you to get the greatest benefit from our work together. In addition to traditional office sessions, I offer flexible solutions including phone, teletherapy, or home visits. Emotional issues can trigger or make a significant contribution to anxiety, skin conditions, skin picking issues and hair pulling (trichotillomania) issues. Relaxation, visualizations, and a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and body-focused psychotherapy can make the difference. You can take more control by discovering how to manage your emotional triggers and by developing strategies to alleviate anxiety, skin issues, skin picking, and hair pulling.
(805) 628-4302 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy


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BlueCross BlueShield Therapists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in San Luis Obispo. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Therapists in San Luis Obispo only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.