Depression Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Photo of Silvia Ortiz, Psychologist in San Luis Obispo, CA
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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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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Victor Silva-Palacios
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Many people experience significant feelings of unworthiness, depression , and isolation even if they are "successful" by today's standards.
My early training and work with young children and their parents prepared me for my current work treating adults and couples; many of the struggles these families had centered around bonding and attachment. Today, most of my adult patients face relationship issues rooted in early life experiences. During psychotherapy treatments, I help my patients understand the value of working through early emotional losses so they can mature and enjoy healthy adult relationships.
(805) 801-7590 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Deborah (Debbie) Whitney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Hello! Are you looking for a confidence booster, a sounding board, someone to listen to your story? Are you dealing with coping issues, anxiety, depression , or low self-esteem? Struggling in a relationship with others or yourself? The possibility is there for relief. I offer a safe non-judgmental space to work through what is lurking and holding you back from truly living and being YOU.
(805) 301-1252 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Not accepting new clients
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John Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
Clinically, my specialization is the holistic treatment of resistant anxiety, depression and addiction recovery.
With masters' degrees in both psychology and nutrition, I offer clients of all ages a more comprehensive view of their concerns, and then work with them to restore a sense of balance and purpose in their lives. Most people I see are dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression , divorce, eating disorders, couples and family conflict, addiction and 12-step work. It's with great sensitivity and respect that I work to ensure that therapy is a safe, compassionate place where clients can let down their guard, process emotional pain and begin to put their lives back together.
(805) 316-7411 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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Bettina Hodel
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Currently, we are facing challenging times. You feel that your anxiety, depression , and low self-esteem are domiinating your life.
(805) 549-5067 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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Leah DeRose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I work with all ages and specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and/or depression , processing through past or current trauma and those working through life changes.
Therapy is a tool that promotes healing, change and growth and as amazing as that is, it can also be scary. Making the decision to look for a therapist takes strength and courage. The heart of the work we will do together centers around supporting you to heal by creating a new pathway of 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
Offers online therapy
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in depression , bipolar and anxiety along with substance use and PTSD.
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
Offers online therapy
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Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
For the 22 last years I have worked successfully with adult clients dealing with a wide range of issues including marital and relationship problems, anxiety, depression , post-traumatic stress, abuse issues, personality issues and mental health concerns. I believe a trusting relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for all growth and change. However, the relationship itself is typically not sufficient. I will help you set goals for your therapy based upon what you would like to have different in your life, and together we will explore and change the blocks which have prevented you from achieving your goals.
(805) 791-2566 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Dara Sheik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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
Offers online therapy
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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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Melissa Campe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
New beginnings, anxiety, depression , loss – whatever it may be, I want to support you in not only finding meaning in these experiences, but to one day thrive from them.
I am offering online sessions to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact me for more information.
(805) 316-7765 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Jessica Irving
Counselor, MA, LPCC, AT-R
Verified
Helping children, teens, and adults develop the capacity to live full, healthy lives is my focus. I bring warmth, openness, and a whole-person, collaborative approach to support individuals, as they work through their challenges and create tools to move forward and thrive. If you or your child are experiencing anxiety, depression , academic/workplace pressures, difficulties with family or relationships, developmental or medical challenges, life transitions, trauma histories, or simply that hard-to-place sense of feeling stuck, disconnected, or unfulfilled, we may be a great fit.
(805) 719-7346 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Emily Maddox
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CRC, M-RAS
Verified
Her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression , women's trauma and addiction related issues.
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
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Dalbey
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA
Verified
In a time where distractions and uncertainties are omnipresent. Where isolation is fostered by "screen connections", anxiety that keeps us from achieving our true potential, or depression that makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. We are more alone than ever before and in need of true, meaningful connections. Reaching out for support is the first step in rebuilding and reclaiming our lives. In my practice, I strive to cultivate a safe space where you can begin your healing journey through a trauma-informed lens. You will learn how to fully regain control of your life and create the life you have always wanted.
(805) 261-4949 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Ami Grace, LCSW Holistic & Psychedelic Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified
I have a specialty as a neuro-nutrient specialist (alternatives to medications to heal depression / anxiety with nutrition vitamins and supplements) and Psychedelic medicine, EFT, and energy work.
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
Offers online therapy
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Aleksandra Marinovic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Christine Pirruccello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPSC
Verified
I work with children, adolescents and adults in areas of trauma, anxiety, depression , grief and loss, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, relationships, parenting, and coping skills.
Life can be very challenging, unpredictable and stressful. Feelings of worry, fear, and hopelessness may lead to a sense of confusion and isolation. Sometimes we wish there were a road map given to us to find our optimal path and guide us in the safest direction. I am here to listen and together we can explore your hopes, needs, and goals to promote an authentic acceptance of who you are. I provide a supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look into all areas of your life. Therapy can be a platform for growth, work and self discovery.
(805) 719-7137 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Priscilla Kiessig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
My areas of focus include depression , anxiety, children/adolsecents/families, major life transitions, trauma/PTSD and stress management.
We all face moments that test our foundations. Seasons where we find ourselves struggling, often feeling alone and quietly wishing things would get better. It’s important for you to know that there’s no need to suffer. Hope is here. As therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), warmth, empathy, and growth are what you can expect from our time together. I believe in a compassionate, integrated approach to care, specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.
(805) 703-2161 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Not accepting new clients
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Cortney Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with adults and youth who have experienced trauma (physical/sexual/emotional abuse, attachment disruption, domestic violence, divorce), grief/loss, depression , anxiety and women's issues (infertility, body image , life transitions).
We all have challenges and experiences throughout our life span that can cause pain, frustration, feeling stuck and other difficult emotions. These experiences can result in us becoming disconnected with our true selves and unable to live life to the fullest. I am here to help you connect with your true self so that you can not only heal from difficult experiences but grow from them and create a sense of empowerment. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment offering a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual's needs.
(805) 567-4255 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in San Luis Obispo. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.