Therapists in Shell Beach, CA

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Alana Smith-Grove
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Alana. Reaching out for support can be hard, especially when you are moving through the groundlessness of loss or transition, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, drained, or ashamed, experiencing a lack of meaning, or when you feel like you have lost a part of yourself. Sometimes the surface of our experience can look and feel one way, like the outer shell of a geode. Therapy can help explore the imaginative possibilities of who we are beyond the shell, towards a more integrated perspective where new meaning can be discovered.
(510) 751-3049
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Shell Beach, CA 93449
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Nikki Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I welcome your rough edges, tender places, inner wisdom, and the search for more fulfillment. Together, we will invite self-compassion and acceptance around what is already happening, while also creating ways to experience more satisfying ways of treating yourself, being with others, and inhabiting your life. My clients include people who experience depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and shame, gentle souls who find it hard to navigate in a frenetic world, people who want to establish fresh relationship patterns, and those who are recovering their balance amidst life transitions.
(805) 262-8924
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Shell Beach, CA 93448
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Julie Messer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Since you found me on this site I would venture to guess something is awry in your life...am I right? Whether you are struggling with relationships, tackling your own personal demons, or just have absolutely no idea why you don't feel like your normal self anymore we can work together to figure it out and discover solutions that work for you.
(805) 978-5080
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Shell Beach, CA 93449
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Janel A Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am currently accepting new clients In-Person and Virtual. Life can be very challenging sometimes, and talking with an unbiased person can be very helpful. If you would like help with life's every day challenges, are looking to improve your quality of life, or are seeking help to resolve major life issues stemming from past or present circumstances, I provide a confidential and comfortable environment where you can work through your personal challenges. Christian counseling available upon request. Servicios en Español están disponibles. If you have any questions please call, leave a message and I'll get back to you asap.
(805) 244-8690
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Shell Beach, CA 93448
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Dara Sheik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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
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Shell Beach, CA 93448
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Ann Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Ann is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(805) 465-6403
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Shell Beach, CA 93449
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Julia Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Julia is a therapist for mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(805) 800-8685
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Pismo Beach, CA 93448
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Jennifer Rogez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I believe that relationships are the cornerstone to mental wellness. They are the greatest source of pain, growth and healing. Because of this, I see my role as a therapist as an active relational partner in a client’s process toward change. I hold genuine curiosity that drives me to dive deep into each client on a fundamental level. I hold strong value for each person’s story and I have found that telling your story is often where healing begins. I strive to create a safe space that invites you to face the dark places of your story, to highlight your resilience and cultivate empowerment.
(820) 234-2700
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Tommy Ferndino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, my legal name is Joseph but you can call me Tommy. My work as a therapist is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work with individuals ranging from young adults 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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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Dyllan Coelho-Holm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You're feeling disconnected and overwhelmed. Seeking validation and comfort from your peers, and finding self esteem in your academic or occupational success has left you feeling drained and like you are swimming in anxiety. You want to be grounded, rooted and live a life that is honest to your values. You strive for deep connections and authentic secure relationships. You want to have a solid and firm foundation, to be able connect to your inner wisdom and trust yourself. You want to live authentically, to connect with yourself and find direction and purpose in your life, and you're ready to start the journey of growth.
(805) 900-3931
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Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
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Jennifer Padilla-Burger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
On the outside it seems like you have everything together, but inside you feel unhappy and stuck. Instead of thriving, you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Part of you feels like you just can't manage it all. You spend your days feeling sad, irritated, and afraid. You wonder if you have the ability to heal and move through the obstacles in your way. Maybe you've experienced a trauma and you feel like you can't move forward in your relationships.
(805) 322-7229
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Kristy Barrette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 85749
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My name is Kristy Barrette (she/her). I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on the beautiful California Central Coast. As a clinician, I believe that you have the ability to grow, learn, and better understand yourself and your loved ones. With this understanding, you can create meaningful changes that align with your needs and values. My role is to walk alongside you to help pave the way to more meaningful connections, more effective communication, healthier boundaries, increased safety, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
(805) 410-8263
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Brianna Larsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Each person is unique and has experienced their own set of challenges, trauma and adversities yet we are all bound by human commonalities. We get hurt, we feel anxious or depressed, we feel anger and we can feel hopeless. If you want to find joy, meaning or take control over your life, I am here to help guide you and provide you support. I am here to acknowledge the pain while finding things that bring happiness. We all need a safe place to get support when we are struggling to find our voice, figuring out how communicate ours needs or dealing with the emotional pain caused by everyday stressors, trauma or relationship issues.
(805) 738-6594
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Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Dr. Nicole Lee Dolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Now Accepting New Clients! We help people heal trauma and find meaning in their lives. Sliding Scale for those who need it.
(805) 465-6146
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Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Kerianne DiTomasso
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Oftentimes in life when we’re struggling, we can feel an overwhelming sense of disconnection: from ourselves, from others, from life. I work with clients on reconnecting to their lives in a way that feels personally meaningful and aligns with their identified goals. My approach offers a balance of learning concrete coping techniques to help get some relief from painful mental health symptoms while also exploring the underlying patterns and beliefs that can be fueling these symptoms.
(805) 900-4067
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Kara Chilcote
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
*teletherapy only* I'm a firm believer humor, hope, and caring are essential components in therapy. My ideal clients are typically adults dealing with everything from anxiety and depression to everyday stressors. I also work in assisting through change of career, divorce, relationship issues, coming out, grief and loss (including pet loss- certified in pet therapy), health related anxiety and anxiety over the aging process; have extensive training/experience working with obesity related issues, including those considering weight loss surgery. **I am not expertly trained in Personality Disorder issues (AXII) and will refer out.**
(619) 762-4912
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Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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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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Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Marie A Chaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating survivors! So many of us have endured abuse, trauma or self induced addictions. Many of us are haunted by our past or stuck in our current situations. How do we balance our hectic lives emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually? How do we find peace, happiness and fulfillment, or at least the absence of anxiety and depression? If you are not happy with your life, sometimes a little help is all it takes. Let me assist you in doing more than just surviving, but in thriving and finding your best life!
(805) 420-1487
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Grover Beach, CA 93433
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Maria Castellano-Hsia
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, major life transitions, or relationship difficulties, and you are ready to regain your power and capacity for choice, we can work together in a safe, non-judgmental space. I am multicultural and bilingual, I work with clients from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of life experiences. I am a depth-trained psychotherapist. I introduce a psychodynamic approach including mind, body and soul/spirit in treatment. The therapeutic work leads to exploration, promotes insight and awareness, and stimulates psychological growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation
(805) 519-7590
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Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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What type of Shell Beach mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Shell Beach?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.