Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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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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Dr. Jay Bettergarcia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you exploring your gender identity or sexuality? Maybe you’re already sure of who you are and you need help taking the next step in your gender journey? The Center for Collaborative Transformations is here to help! If you’ve been thinking about you gender and you are ready to explore the next steps of your social or medical transition (what ever that looks like for you), we can work together while you process, discover, and create the most authentic version of YOU, with all your various identities. I work collaboratively with clients, families, and care teams to develop meaningful acceptance, change, growth, and healing.
(805) 272-7609
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93410
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Thrive San Luis Obispo
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
We are a queer woman-owned practice. Each of our therapists is committed to engaging in collaborative person-centered care with a focus on meeting our you where you're at to come alongside and walk this healing journey with you. We chose the name Thrive because that's what we want for you, to not just survive this life but to truly be a Thriving human. Additionally, all of our providers identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and we are committed to serving those within our community.
(805) 515-4167
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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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Not accepting new clients
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Kim Richards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice focuses on supporting adolescents, young adults, and adults dealing with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety (generalized and social), trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship issues, stress management, and other mental health concerns. I enjoy working with teens and supporting them in navigating the unique complexities associated with this life phase. In addition, I work with families to help create bridges of communication and understanding between teens and their parents. I am a strong believer in the importance of exercise, meditation/mindfulness/yoga, social connection, and nutrition to help us reach our optimal state of well-being.
(805) 291-4492
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
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Tessa Andreini
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about the power of deep listening and attunement and how it can aid in one’s self-discovery and growth towards wholeness. Drawing inspiration from a relational approach, contemplative theory, and depth psychology, I find the greatest love in providing a compassionate and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore and return to their most authentic expression of Self.
(805) 243-3588
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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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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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Trinity Berguia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Waitlist for new clients
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Heidi M Lewin-Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
Verified
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
(805) 468-4908
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Waitlist for new clients
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Hannah Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
** Please email to work with a therapist on my team at Thrive SLO (available immediately).** I work with college students and adults feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and/or anxious. Need balance in your life? Facing grief, past trauma, or coping with difficult family situations? Or maybe you are thinking about coming out to your family and friends? I offer expertise, guidance and support for you to navigate these challenges. I'm passionate about the personal transformation that comes through therapy. I love working with curious individuals who want to better understand themselves, their emotions, & their relationships.
(805) 284-0451
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jenilee Sneed
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, no matter what you do? You may be fed up with having anxiety or panic attacks, feeling like you’re always getting triggered, or feeling like you are no longer yourself. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to find tools to feel calm, stable, and at ease. You’re ready to understand why you feel the way you do. Most of all, you’re ready to reclaim your life.
(805) 232-5911
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Benjamin Rea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified
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
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DeRose Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Reaching out when you're struggling takes courage and strength. As a practice we have created a process for you to have options that will provide the best therapeutic fit for you. We are a psychotherapy group practice that has several skilled therapists that offer a range of therapeutic services. The heart of our work centers around helping support you to process through life struggles, in order to heal, and develop skills to work through those challenging life situations. By working collaboratively with you we can determine the most effective approach to treatment.
(805) 303-7615
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Waitlist for new clients
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Klara E Pennachio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or having a hard time managing emotions? Are you struggling with relationships or feeling lonely or isolated? Through our work together, you can learn to manage stress better, learn how to have healthy relationships and better communication, learn to understand and work through anxiety and depression, and to process and recover from traumatic experiences. As an EMDR trained therapist, I help individuals heal and grow and thrive - and am honored to take part in others’ journeys toward healing, clarity, and peace.
(805) 793-0594
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Waitlist for new clients
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Jennifer Woodward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My ideal clients are LGBTQI, gender variances, alcohol and addiction ,parents of children with problem behaviors, teens, young adults and adults, deal with realities of love whomever that light might shine. I enjoy working with couples; you didn't get the manual with your relationship but it's not too late. I also love working with individuals on the path to spiritual awakening.
(805) 467-6526
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Tim Schenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Many people struggle with finding their way in life. It is very hard to do it on your own. Therapy is one of many tools that people can use to create and sustain change. My practice tends to draw individuals, couples and families who need support with a variety of different challenges and conflicts.
(805) 322-8434
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Marissa E Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone can benefit from additional support and guidance, and my goal is to partner with others to assist them in reaching their optimal health and potential. I have experience working with adults and couples managing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues and stress. I work to understand each individual's unique needs and identify strengths to assist in overcoming obstacles and challenges. I work to assist clients in alleviating the impact of various stressors and symptoms, by incorporating practical tools that can be used everyday.
(805) 316-7096
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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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Hallelujah Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, individuals and couples who are facing self-esteem/ self-worth concerns, relational issues, parenting struggles and those who seek to buffer the stressors of life. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD and relational distress and I have completed Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - a well researched and highly effective approach to couples therapy. It is my passion to help you discover the strengths you already carry inside of you and to help you develop stronger, more deeply connected relationships.
(805) 608-3670
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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