Male Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Photo of Dustin Adler, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Luis Obispo, CA
Dustin Adler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Are you facing a problematic setback in life, such as anxiety, depression, dating/relationships issues, job stress, grief, self-confidence issues, or trauma? I work collaboratively with my clients (adult & teen) to help them achieve their potential and overcome life’s difficulties. I utilize evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals, couples, parents, executives, and young men achieve their potential. Using confidential, one-on-one telehealth sessions (phone or video), we’ll work together to understand the past and create a positive future with new tools and strategies.
(805) 243-0897 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
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Benjamin Rea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
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
Offers online therapy
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Andrew John Hook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPCC
Verified
It has been a pleasure for me to journey with men as they learn to re-integrate their hearts and their heads, to help them understand what they feel and why, to assist in addressing issues related to anger, trauma, relationship, identity development, and vocation.
***CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** With a history of working with men from all walks of life, including athletes, first responders, and students, it is clear to me that many of us are taught to separate our hearts and our heads in order to navigate our lived experience. We learn that emotions are not to be trusted, indeed that they are to be suspended if we are to make intelligent decisions. Along with this mistrust of emotion I often encounter the harmful effects of fatherlessness or abusive/neglectful father figures, which damages our understanding of masculinity and how that masculinity expresses itself in daily life.
(805) 316-7405 
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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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Ken M. Loya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CGP
Verified
I work with those hoping to get to know themselves better in order to improve relationships, increase productivity at work, and find greater satisfaction in their free time.
(805) 918-6391 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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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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Michael Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
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
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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Tommy Ferndino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
***I am currently accepting new clients via teletherapy due to the Covid-19 Pandemic***My clinical work is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work primarily with individuals ranging from teenagers to seniors. As human beings, we are meant to seek connection with others. Connection with a compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable therapist is one of the best ways to develop a more secure sense of attachment to the world around you. This connection can lead to the positive, long-term change you are seeking.
(805) 243-2891 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Kai Lillie
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
What brings you here? If you are scrolling through these pages, you are likely looking for support, either for yourself or someone you care about. While it is easier now to find psychological support, finding the right person to work with is as important as ever. While working with me you will be received in a warm, non-judgmental, and curiosity filled environment. While considering what brought you into therapy, we will reflect on the circumstances contributing to where you are today. Our focus will be on integrating what has been in order to develop into what can be.
(510) 990-9815 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Folino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
*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
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Whatever your experience, you can heal your life. I am here to help. I work spontaneously and intuitively as a therapist individualizing my approach to whatever works for you. In that spirit, know that — together — we will collaboratively tailor your healing to whatever you desire and commit to change.
(805) 243-1684 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Ryan Shurson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I believe that each of us has the capacity to heal from our experiences, no matter how difficult, painful, or traumatic. Though the circumstances that cause our pain may be shared, the journey of healing is an entirely unique and personal one. My goals are to help you define your journey and provide a landscape where you feel seen, heard, and above all else, safe along the way. Whether still setting your course, or well into your journey, therapy can be deeply rewarding.
(805) 250-8163 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jayanta 'Jay' Hegde
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I'm a clinical psychologist practicing with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, obsessions, anger, aloofness, issues of identity and intimacy, difficult life circumstances and many other problems. While I value knowledge about psychopathology, I find a purely diagnosis-based approach to be insufficient. Instead, we can be curious together about those factors which underlie and perpetuate your particular suffering. This process of exploration and discovery can only happen in a safe and confidential relationship. It is always a great privilege when someone chooses to reveal themselves to me on deeply personal levels.
(805) 242-1260 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Michael Mazzella
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
Connecting to our potential for vibrant, and meaningful relationships is more important now than ever as we work to find creative ways to stay in touch while keeping a safe distance. From this place I make it my focus to understand the ways that our past and present circumstances keep us from accessing this potential. Pain, relational or otherwise, can build up over time, become truly overwhelming, and can create barriers to a fruitful life. I'm deeply curious about the unique paths each of us move on towards healing and am committed to co-creating a resilient setting in which we explore what that path looks like for you.
(805) 420-7553 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Daniel Zacarias Messiter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Life is like a river of emotions, and sometimes the current can become unpredictable and overwhelming. Navigating this river can be exhausting, and when we try to block the flow, pressure builds, and builds and until it feels like there is too much to face alone. You do not have to navigate your river alone. Daniel creates a safe and welcoming environment for his clients to relieve stress, tension and learn new tools to aid in emotional navigation. His approach is client-centered, focusing on the depth of your experiences, to finding new insight and resolution to the difficulties in your life.
(805) 516-0921 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Paul Carbajal
Psychologist, PsyD
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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Lewis Scott Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified
I became a therapist to help individuals and couples successfully navigate the difficulties of life and relationships. I provide a safe, compassionate, and confidential environment for each of my clients so that they might move towards healing and growth in their lives. My passion is to help individuals and couples find the intimacy they desire by uncovering specific patterns and obstacles to intimacy and building on their strengths so that they have the relationships they truly desire.
(805) 246-9456 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kevin Troutt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My passion is in couples work, trauma processing, and the intersection of the two. These relational challenges profoundly impact many aspects of life, from our ability to focus to our happiness and contentment in life. The good news is that it doesn't have to be like this, you can reconnect with yourself and the ones you love. While I teach communication skills and coping strategies to help you feel stabilized, I also believe in the power of exploring oneself deeply to create lasting change.
(805) 232-7476 
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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
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in San Luis Obispo are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in San Luis Obispo then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in San Luis Obispo, or Child Psychologists in San Luis Obispo.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like San Luis Obispo psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in San Luis Obispo specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.