Psychodynamic Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Janine Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I will most often utilize a combination of modalities to best suit the client, and specialize in psychodynamic , humanistic, client-centered, creative play-based, and solution-focused approaches.
Seeking therapy is a brave choice and a valuable step in the healing process. If you are pursing therapy for support through a difficult time or transition, for healing childhood wounds, if you are feeling emotional pain or hurt, having trouble navigating a difficult relationship, and/or seeking deeper self-exploration, betterment and growth, I commend you. This is a courageous first step.
(805) 316-7083 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Nicole Vito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My main methods of treatment are Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
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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Rebecca Velasquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Anxious or burned out? Seeking greater life purpose rather than just getting by in life? Time to step into your best, most authentic self! For over 15+ years, Rebecca has treated teens & adult clients with: anxiety, college/life transitions, pre-postpartum issues, addiction recovery, parenting issues, etc. Rebecca is solution-focused & psychodynamic in her approach and utilize various modalities including CBT/DBT tools, mindfulness, and creative body-based approaches. Whether you are a high school/college student, career professional, parent or spouse, being an adult can often feel stressful and challenging. Rebecca can help.
(805) 272-7898 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Silvia Ortiz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I draw from Psychodynamic , Solution Focus, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems.
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
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Michelle Matoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CBC
Verified
I am familiar with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic , Mindfulness practices and more.
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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Trinity Berguia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Rooted in psychodynamic and emotion-focused therapy, Trinity's style is direct and trauma-informed.
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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Jennifer Reichling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Through a non-judgmental frame, my therapeutic approach is based in psychoanalytic, psychodynamic , spiritual, and somatic work.
My approach is experiential and exploratory; inspired by serving our most beautiful desires for peace, belonging, and joy. I work with individuals of all ages, struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, eating disorders, life challenges and family struggles. I provide EMDR therapy and am yoga instructor with 25 years experience. I enjoy blending my training and experience between the cognitive and somatic in order to create the experience that works best for you. I work to create a space where you are able to explore and guide your authentic relationships with yourself and with others.
(805) 723-2692 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Karen McGuffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I draw from a holistic mind/ body approach utilizing mindfulness (DBT), cognitive behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic and EMDR therapy.
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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John Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
My approach to therapy integrates cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic , family systems and somatic psychotherapy.
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
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Larry Galpert
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, couple, and group psychotherapy to adults and older teens. My orientation is eclectic, drawing from psychodynamic , humanistic-existential, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, and internal family systems models. This means I have a variety of tools and approaches with which to help my clients understand and resolve the issues they face. Among the many issues and concerns I have helped people with are depression, substance abuse, relationship problems, affairs, sexual addiction, anxiety, grief, and personal growth. I am board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (the "ABPP" after my name).
(805) 214-8565 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Emma Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My clinical approach is client centered- how can I help you with what is happening today? I utilize a psychodynamic and Trauma Informed Care approach to understand and explore your current struggles.
Anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed and finding it difficult to achieve daily tasks that used to be so easy? Maybe past traumas have been interrupting your sleep, relationships, career, and you don't know how to manage these traumas? Maybe you want understanding and to break generational toxic behaviors that have worked against you? Maybe you witnessed or experienced an extreme event that is affecting you, but have no idea where to start? I get it, life is not easy, and maybe you are at a point you just need to talk to someone who is non-biased and non judgmental. I am happy to be that person to talk too!
(805) 429-8213 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Cassie Ueberrhein Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I take an eclectic and client-centered approach with a concentration in CBT, psychoeducation and psychodynamic methods.
My focus is young adults 18+, college students and LGBTQ+ folx. I have extensive experience working with college students. I aim to support and guide those who may be struggling with adjusting to college, coping with depression and/or anxiety, forming their identity, exploring their sexuality, working on relational patterns, etc. Decreasing stigma of mental illness as well as suicide prevention and LGBTQ+ rights are important causes to me as an individual, LGBTQ+ ally and professional. I am also a sex-positive, poly and kink-knowledgable therapist, who is not here to judge you. :)
(805) 800-8581 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kate Whittle-Utter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I practice therapy with a psychodynamic perspective, exploring conscious and unconscious patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that impact one's identity and relationships.
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
(805) 316-7134 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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Denise Dritsas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a traditional psychodynamic therapist in that I consider both conscious, rational expression and the unconsious needs and conflicts of my clients.
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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Carin Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
While each person and each couple is unique, and therefore requires a unique approach, I generally draw from Psychodynamic , Attachment and developmental approaches to therapy.
Navigating through life's challenges can be difficult. Whether those challenges are in relationships with other people or imbedded in our relationship with ourselves, therapy can help bring hope, healing, clarity and meaning to our journey.
(559) 236-6014 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Teryn Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Using my 39 years of experience within a psychodynamic , solution focused, strength affirming, holistic and spiritual approach, you will begin your healing journey.
I believe that we all come into this world as our original precious self. As we develop through childhood experiences, family, culture and society, we often lose touch with our true soul. Oftentimes we are hurt. Challenges and traumas can keep these hurts buried. Any issues left unacknowledged or unresolved keep demanding our attention. How do we overcome? Is it even possible to heal? According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies away anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible...
(805) 973-0882 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
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Steven McCall
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
I consider myself to be a warm, gentle, and supportive listener, and I want to make sure you feel deeply heard and understood. Sometimes it can be challenging to identify what it is that’s causing us to feel down or “stuck.” At other times, we may know all too well what is holding us back, but we’re unable to follow through on strategies to make things better. Wherever you are on your journey, I’m happy to be your ally and encourage you to find more joy and satisfaction in your life. With individuals, my preferred methods include Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(805) 429-4076 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Cynthia Sailers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I utilize multiple modalities (CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-focused, and Psychodynamic Therapies).
People come to therapy for many different reasons. Often it is to break life-long defeating patterns, or because they are unhappy about their current situation. Do you continue to do things that you told yourself that you were not going to? Do you find yourself obsessing on negative thoughts or have urges to act on them? I provide supportive and non-shaming treatment for persons struggling with sexual behavior problems, compulsive eating, addiction, and other impulse control disorders. We will also focus on any associated symptoms such as anxiety, depression, weight gain, thoughts of self-harm, or feelings of being out of control.
(805) 219-7165 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Chelsea D. Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
With foundations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic and Holistic Therapy, I use an integrative approach, incorporating various therapeutic modalities to effectively meet my clients wherever they are at.
In my therapeutic practice, I strive to empower clients in their exploration and healing of maladaptive cognitive beliefs and behavioral patterns. I feel passionate about guiding clients as they learn new, effective strategies for a healthier relationship with the self and with the world.
(805) 500-7482 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Josie Traub
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Often times there are aspects of ourselves that we ignore, or push away to avoid experiencing pain or emotions that can feel unbearable. Pushing away parts of ourselves has an impact on our ability to connect with who we are as a whole person. My approach in therapy involves looking at all of these parts within our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual zones and examine the way they interact with one another. I work in partnership with my clients to help them discover; their path, what's important to them, and find their truest self.
(805) 900-4201 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in San Luis Obispo, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.