Chronic Pain Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Nicole Vito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have experience in Mindfulness-Based Treatment to improve quality of life and help cope with both chronic illness and recovery as well as everyday life stressors.
Everyone has the capacity to make positive changes whether they be large or small if they are motivated to do so. Therapy can be a helpful tool to help you acheive your goals and/or explore emotions that are difficult to deal with alone. I prefer to work collaboratively with my clients to develop a treatment plan that works. Therapy can be hard work and it's important that you are comfortable with how your treatment is progressing.
(858) 386-7978
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Erin Elfant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety/phobia, depression/ bipolar, chronic pain / medical condition, sleep disturbance, or dual diagnosis/ substance abuse, you will find that my treatment framework allows you make considerable progress in symptom reduction each week. To bolster our in-person psychotherapy sessions, I provide email exchange throughout the week (at no additional cost) to help you make further progress toward your treatment goals. You will find me to be very accessible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective at addressing your specific therapy needs, and you will make important life changes more quickly than imagined.
(805) 467-7274
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ole Von Frausing- Borch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSEd, RN, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with emotional pain - depression, anxiety, relationship problems.Tired of feeling like a "victim" of your life rather than an active participant? Many people find themselves in an "existential crisis". By taking responsibility for your life, you can become empowered and take control. As a Humanistic-Existential therapist and because of my experiences, both professional and personal, there is an excellent chance I know exactly what you are going through and how to help you.
(805) 283-9950
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Thomas Steffora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
In my work with individuals and couples, depression and anxiety are frequently cited; but so too are medical problems, chronic pain , addiction issues, and effects on the family.
If you are dealing with hidden difficulties or tremendous physical and emotional pain , confidential help is available. Whether pain is thrust upon us or chosen, I understand the complexities of this predicament. Being "stuck," relational and sexual frustrations, medical issues, anxiety about how to get through the day, are all are situations that can change with assistance. You start to change your predicament the moment that you are able to reach out and work with a trusted individual. These problems do not need to become worse and your path is not decided. The path ahead is unknown.
(805) 288-7787
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Ioana B Cebulla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have completed the comprehensive CBT, DBT and ACT trainings, as well as specialized training for the treatment of OCD and related disorders (ERP), Anxiety and related disorders (exposure-based CBT), Depression (CBT, ACT Behavioral Activation), PTSD (CPT and PE), Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), insomnia (CBT-I), and psychosis (CBT).
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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David C. Lichti, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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
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Michelle Matoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CBC
Verified
Verified
I am a Psy.D, LCSW with +20 years of experience. I have lived and worked in diverse social environments (USA, UK, Brazil and Australia) and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management, chronic pain management, codependency, compulsive overeating, pre-bariatric surgery evaluations and post bariatric surgery support.(1) In addition, my practice focuses on life transitions e.g. adjusting to college life, balancing school, career and relationships, aging, loss of health. I work with you to improve the quality of your life.
(805) 716-6438
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Desiree M Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, chronic illness , divorce and relationship issues.
As individuals we all walk through difficult times in our lives and sometimes, having someone by our side makes all the difference. I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for you to grow, heal, and work through the areas of your life that you are wanting to address. For fifteen years I have had the privilege of working with individuals going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. I have witnessed the resiliency of individuals committed to making changes. I wholeheartedly believe that we all have the ability to overcome, heal, and grow.
(805) 219-7893
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Karen McGuffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide trauma informed therapy and work with individuals experiencing trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, chronic pain , addiction, anxiety, depression, difficulty with life transitions and relationships, and difficulty managing intense emotions.
Are you seeking a safe therapeutic environment where you can resolve issues, deal with internal emotional conflicts, heal and move forward in life. In my practice, I provide my clients with real help and real hope so they can recover and discover the person they were meant to be.
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Marie Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Older adults, do you want professional help for something personal? Certainly a lot has changed in recent years. Medicare now encourages supportive therapy for seniors, and my Humanistic approach is ideal for discussing problems that have just surfaced, or long standing concerns. My counseling specialties are financial worries, memory problems, family and friend relationships, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, illness , chronic pain , life changes, retirement, moving, social isolation or loneliness, caregiving, addictions, and LGBTQ+ education.
(805) 254-0086
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Nancy Underwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
For clients who face cognitive challenges after a brain injury/ illness I offer emotional support, expertise and guidance that helps build a path to increased independence and functionality.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck as you navigate a major life change? You're not alone. Life transitions come in many forms; positive or unwelcome, anticipated or unexpected. These changes can challenge your ability to cope, whether you are going through a career change, grieving a loved one, recovering from traumatic brain injury, considering retirement, returning to work after a stroke, or are helping a loved one with dementia. The focus of my practice is to help clients find comfort in moments of change and reinvention, and to develop coping methods for the rest of the journey.
(650) 257-9070
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Denise Dritsas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Associates in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Holli Stewart's expertise in the field of Psychology over the last 30 years has been in working with children as young as 2, teens, individuals & couples with specialties covering PTSD, women's issues, divorce, domestic violence, grief, infertility, sexual identity & transgender issues, family conflict, victims of crime, self-harm, depression/anxiety, OCD, self esteem & families in transition due to life stages. Survivors of physical & sexual abuse, substance abuse, co-dependency, anger management. Assessments for immigration, weight loss surgery, ADD/ADHD, career counseling & chronic pain .
(805) 876-9092
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Jill Fuselier-Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with stress and anxiety, chronic pain , life transitions, and relationship issues.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Psychologist in San Luis Obispo County, providing individual psychotherapy. My therapeutic style is warm, honest, and accepting and my approach is evidence-based. My aim is to meet clients where they are and guide them to see themselves and their choices more clearly.
(805) 567-7086
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Jennifer Rogez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I believe that relationships are the cornerstone to mental wellness. They are the greatest source of pain , growth and healing. Because of this, I see my role as a therapist as an active relational partner in a client’s process toward change. I hold genuine curiosity that drives me to dive deep into each client on a fundamental level. I hold strong value for each person’s story and I have found that telling your story is often where healing begins. I strive to create a safe space that invites you to face the dark places of your story, to highlight your resilience and cultivate empowerment.
(820) 234-2700
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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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Ashley Smith - Balasana Therapeutic Arts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RYT200
Verified
Verified
I have 20 years experience working with stressed and traumatized youth in the foster and probation systems; as a full-time therapist with County Mental Health for 12 years I gained much experience and training as a specialist in stress, trauma and sexual abuse. I’m excited to be available to serve parents, youth, and adults seeking to heal from developmental stress or trauma. I use directive, engaging and short-term interventions to facilitate your power to restore a sense of peace and control in your life. I want to help you create the life you know you deserve, you are not the problem and you will see, you can be the solution.
(805) 316-7056
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Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy
MD
Verified
Verified
Founded in 2022 by Ray Rivas, MD, Innerbloom Ketamine Therapy, PC, offers intravenous ketamine infusions and is located near downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. Our mission is to help our patients live happier and healthier lives. We envision becoming a leader in psychedelic-assisted therapy by treating mental health in ways that are rapid, effective, and safe. Our spaces promote tranquility and unforgettable, transformational experiences. Our practices align with holistic wellness and environmental conscientiousness.
(805) 321-8471
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Deborah M Halpern
MA, MEd
I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach with Master's degrees in Psychology and Education. I help my clients to work through various life transitions: developing healthier habits, letting go of self-defeating behaviors, managing anxiety, and discovering how to create a life worth living! My unique gift is to help people learn the skills and practices they can use to move through fear and doubt to arrive at a place of authenticity and presence. I specialize in bringing together the body and the mind to bring my clients into a state of health, balance, and wholeness.
(805) 590-8087
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Stacy Guisse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My journey in the healing arts is a wonderful one and involves working with clients of all ages and stages of life. I have an integrated therapy approach with a specific focus on intermodal therapies, life transitions, community building, and family/group work. I work with clients who can be experiencing anxiety, adolescent anxiety, depression, substance abuse, significant life adjustments/transitions, post traumatic stress, blended family dynamics, grief/loss, adjustment to motherhood, and couples communication challenges. In our work together we are transforming life challenges into growth opportunities and creative action in your life.
(805) 669-9081
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
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Chronic Pain Therapists
Chronic pain in the form of headaches, joint problems, or full-blown fibromyalgia can radically impact one's life. For many people, there is no end in sight to the pain; it may even derail employment and relationships. Some 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. It can be influenced by many factors, including emotion and memory.