Daniel Zacarias Messiter

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(805) 516-0921

Daniel Zacarias Messiter

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

581 South Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 516-0921
Offers online therapy

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Daniel Zacarias Messiter currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

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.
Daniel has a personal and professional background in multicultural issues that makes him adaptable, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. He specializes in teen issues, grief, depression and anxiety. He is passionate about helping those in need and does not shy away from difficult topics or issues. He comes to each session with an open mind and heart.
Daniel is a graduate of Cal Poly’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy program. He was born in Brazil, raised in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and lived in Japan before returning to the US to further his education. He is deeply passionate about serving his community and bringing life and new hope to the clients he serves.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Although we do not accept insurance, Im able to provide a super bill upon request.
Email me or call (805) 516-0921 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / 126893
  • School: Cal Poly SLO
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Rebecca Velasquez
  • Supervisor License: California / 82361
I worked at a Hospice and have experience to navigate grief. I also have experience with navigating anxiety and depression.

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"Daniel is a dynamic, compassionate, reliable and skillful Associate Therapist. It has been my pleasure to supervise him. He is eager to learn new skills and is highly knowledgeable in the field of psychotherapy. I highly recommend him as a psychotherapist."

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
"Daniel is a kind and compassionate colleague."

Location

581 South Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 516-0921
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Portuguese and Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 24 May 2022
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Daniel Zacarias Messiter

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT