Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Julie Simpson Jennings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide personalized therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also serve clients ready to focus on healthy communication and relationships. As an adoptee, I'm especially equipped to share adoption-related support. Caring and empathetic, I prioritize your trust and safety. After 20+ years raising a family and working in public relations, I was driven to pursue a role in marriage and family therapy to serve others. Beyond earning a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, I provided therapeutic services to clients in a Southern California community center.
(805) 723-2910
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Kristin Blecha
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MS, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life has a way of providing us with times where we feel so hurt, messy, or emotionally raw that we may find ourselves wishing to be alone and hide - perhaps even from ourselves. Therapy provides a safe space and opportunity to delve into our relationships with others, ourselves, past events, and hopes in order to illuminate our preferred way of navigating through life. In my work with children and adolescents, I value learning the personal narratives that influence their sense of self, who they feel they are "supposed" to be, who they wish to be, and the problems that keep getting in the way.
(805) 424-8364
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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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Vanessa Swier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, GC-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Do you feel emotionally stuck? Are you a stuffer? You know, someone who hides your true feelings so you appear "okay" on the outside. Then, let me join you on your journey of feeling & healing. Healing is a process, an ongoing discovery & I'm here to help you uncover hope, find harmony & move towards healing. I'll support you in processing your feelings in order to live your most authentic life. Since earning my BA in Psychology and my Master of Social Work degree, I have worked passionately with individuals, couples, families, adults, college students & teens to learn positive ways to cope with life's many stressors.
(805) 870-9569
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Melissa Campe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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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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Denan Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
The heart of my work with individual adults is to help you explore your inner emotional experience, identify negative, self-defeating beliefs and learn skills that will help you to respond, rather than react, to life situations. Our work together provides the space and guidance to develop greater self-awareness and compassion for yourself, while working through difficult issues of past and present. This approach can be helpful for anxiety and depression as well as experiencing deeper meaning in life.
(805) 693-4598
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Suzanne Gorter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
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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Andrew John Hook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPCC
Verified
Verified
***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
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Adare Toral
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking interest in my practice, my work centers on providing care for trauma, depression, anxiety, and issues related to gender and sexual orientation. If any of this is something that you are struggling with, know that you are not alone and help is available. Evenings and weekend appointments are available. I have 2 associates in my practice who are also accepting clients ages 6+ for individual, family, or couples therapy.
(805) 316-7023
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Debra Muse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
You don't have to solve life's difficulties and navigate personal changes alone! I will work with you in a collaborative, supportive and safe environment to help you to feel better about yourself and your life. We can identify what is not "working"/problem areas as well as what is "working"/your strengths and move toward the positive changes you would like in your self and your life!
(805) 283-6178
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Marcia Bronstein Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed with life, parenting, love, family issues, Are your relationships suffering? Are you feeling stressed or overwhlemed with change in life, school, college, work or family issues ? I help adults, children and family's reach their potential, find connection and improve relationships. If you are considering therapy for yourself or your loved one I am here to help. I support children to express themselves through play, art, and social emotional activities to learn healthy ways to express big emotions while learning coping skills. I provide a safe place to talk, to be heard and understood, and for families to talk.
(805) 317-4493
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Not accepting new clients
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Bettina Hodel
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
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
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Anthony Folino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*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
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Jennifer Hajdu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is relationship focused with an emphasis on mind/body healing, recognizing early family patterns and discovering new perspectives and solutions. I utilize DBT, CBT, attachment theory, shadow work, somatic awareness and dream tending. In a safe, affirming, non-judgmental environment with a trauma focused lens, I assist my couples, teens and adults deal with life’s challenges. I use an approach that focuses on meeting you where you are at and helping you navigate the uncharted territory.
(805) 724-6831
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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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Terri J Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Failing to get help, many divorced people regret that they gave up too soon. As a marriage specialist for over two decades, you can trust that you are in the care of a competent advocate for your marriage. Every marriage faces the power struggle -it's supposed to happen. Too many quit their marriage at this crucial time. Not giving yourselves the opportunity to work through this painful stage could be a tragedy because this very stage carries the seeds of true character growth and healing. An affair, dishonesty, conflict, or stress can rob you of the feelings of attunement.
(805) 980-7946
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dwayne Edward Nickerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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
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Not accepting new clients
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Debra Kambourian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you ever find yourself asking, "Why can't I just get my life together, get along with people like everyone else?" "Am I the crazy one?" How about "I'm tired of feeling misunderstood, walked all over, like I can't do anything right." It's easy to feel stuck and alone when struggling in life and relationships, as if you're "too emotional" and destined for a lonely and shameful life. Many opinions about what you're doing wrong and recommendations of how to fix discourage you, leaving you feeling even more flawed and confused than before. Most importantly, do you find yourself feeling sad and terrified that nobody will EVER get you?
(805) 316-7283
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Roxanne Rassti
Psychologist, PhD, QME
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
(805) 316-7170
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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