Silvia Ortiz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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
Offers online therapy
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.
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Alyn Bartick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
There is no need to suffer depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, or loneliness alone.
Now is the time to remove the barriers to the life you desire. Using a supportive, strength-based, and straightforward approach, I will guide you to the more richly experienced life you deserve. I offer solution-focused sessions that achieve results quickly. From our first meetings, you will be less stuck and more prepared to move forward. After more than twenty-five years, I continue to find immense joy in helping clients to live healthy lives filled with meaning and contentment.
(805) 246-9493
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
There is no need to suffer depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, or loneliness alone.
Now is the time to remove the barriers to the life you desire. Using a supportive, strength-based, and straightforward approach, I will guide you to the more richly experienced life you deserve. I offer solution-focused sessions that achieve results quickly. From our first meetings, you will be less stuck and more prepared to move forward. After more than twenty-five years, I continue to find immense joy in helping clients to live healthy lives filled with meaning and contentment.
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Jayanta 'Jay' Hegde
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I'm a clinical psychologist practicing with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, obsessions, anger, aloofness, issues of identity and intimacy, difficult life circumstances and many other problems. While I value knowledge about psychopathology, I find a purely diagnosis-based approach to be insufficient. Instead, we can be curious together about those factors which underlie and perpetuate your particular suffering. This process of exploration and discovery can only happen in a safe and confidential relationship. It is always a great privilege when someone chooses to reveal themselves to me on deeply personal levels.
(805) 242-1260
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I'm a clinical psychologist practicing with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, obsessions, anger, aloofness, issues of identity and intimacy, difficult life circumstances and many other problems. While I value knowledge about psychopathology, I find a purely diagnosis-based approach to be insufficient. Instead, we can be curious together about those factors which underlie and perpetuate your particular suffering. This process of exploration and discovery can only happen in a safe and confidential relationship. It is always a great privilege when someone chooses to reveal themselves to me on deeply personal levels.
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Leah DeRose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I work with all ages and specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and/or depression, processing through past or current trauma and those working through life changes.
The heart of my work centers around supporting you to identify negative, self-defeating beliefs and to help you develop skills to work through challenging life situations. I work collaboratively with my clients so that together we can determine the most effective approach to treatment. I use a combination of therapeutic techniques to help support you to identify and process through the areas that you feel are impacted negatively. Working together, I will support you to build skills to empower and guide you to move forward in a healthy way.
(805) 293-7481
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I work with all ages and specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and/or depression, processing through past or current trauma and those working through life changes.
The heart of my work centers around supporting you to identify negative, self-defeating beliefs and to help you develop skills to work through challenging life situations. I work collaboratively with my clients so that together we can determine the most effective approach to treatment. I use a combination of therapeutic techniques to help support you to identify and process through the areas that you feel are impacted negatively. Working together, I will support you to build skills to empower and guide you to move forward in a healthy way.
Erika C. Saunders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Do you feel sad/depressed, worried/anxious, and/or overwhelmed by daily life struggles, relationship concerns, and/or various stressors? Perhaps you are eager to improve your overall well-being and are in search of some guidance and support. If this applies to you, then it is important for you to know that you are not alone in experiencing these types of challenges, and it would be an honor for me to support you, as an individual or couple, in your efforts to improve your overall well-being and to help you achieve your goals. I look forward to sharing my experience from many years of agency work within the private practice realm.
(805) 301-1664
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Do you feel sad/depressed, worried/anxious, and/or overwhelmed by daily life struggles, relationship concerns, and/or various stressors? Perhaps you are eager to improve your overall well-being and are in search of some guidance and support. If this applies to you, then it is important for you to know that you are not alone in experiencing these types of challenges, and it would be an honor for me to support you, as an individual or couple, in your efforts to improve your overall well-being and to help you achieve your goals. I look forward to sharing my experience from many years of agency work within the private practice realm.
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Desiree M Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I specialize in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic illness, divorce and relationship issues.
As individuals we all walk through rough times in our lives and sometimes, having someone by our side makes all the difference. I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for you to grow, heal, and work through the areas of your life that you are wanting to address. For almost fifteen years I have had the privilege of working with individuals going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. I have witnessed the resiliency of individuals committed to making changes. I wholeheartedly believe that we all have the ability to heal, overcome, and grow.
(805) 219-7893
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I specialize in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chronic illness, divorce and relationship issues.
As individuals we all walk through rough times in our lives and sometimes, having someone by our side makes all the difference. I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for you to grow, heal, and work through the areas of your life that you are wanting to address. For almost fifteen years I have had the privilege of working with individuals going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. I have witnessed the resiliency of individuals committed to making changes. I wholeheartedly believe that we all have the ability to heal, overcome, and grow.
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I specialize in depression, bipolar and anxiety along with substance use and PTSD.
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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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I specialize in depression, bipolar and anxiety along with substance use and PTSD.
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.
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Chris Cooke
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MS, #125763 Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
My professional experience is specific to work with grief, anxiety, and depression.
At various stages in our lives, all of us find ourselves feeling lost and disconnected from what has previously given us meaning, joy, and satisfaction. There are many reasons a person may feel lost and confused on their journey in life. Traumatic events can contribute to our inability to achieve happiness and self-fulfillment. These deeply painful experiences can lead to self-destructive behaviors that further suffering and perpetuate feelings of sadness and hopelessness, while creating challenges feeling content and fulfilled in our daily life.
(805) 219-7105
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
My professional experience is specific to work with grief, anxiety, and depression.
At various stages in our lives, all of us find ourselves feeling lost and disconnected from what has previously given us meaning, joy, and satisfaction. There are many reasons a person may feel lost and confused on their journey in life. Traumatic events can contribute to our inability to achieve happiness and self-fulfillment. These deeply painful experiences can lead to self-destructive behaviors that further suffering and perpetuate feelings of sadness and hopelessness, while creating challenges feeling content and fulfilled in our daily life.
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Matthew Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Some of these areas include: healing depression, transforming anxiety, individualized tools for stability & balance, creating & maintaining loving relationships, trauma integration, religious indoctrination & spirituality, and grief & loss.
Whatever your experience, you can heal your life; I am here to help. I work intuitively as a therapist pulling from many places. How I work with each person is unique. In that spirit, know that — together — we will collaboratively tailor your healing to whatever you desire and commit to change.
(805) 243-1684
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Some of these areas include: healing depression, transforming anxiety, individualized tools for stability & balance, creating & maintaining loving relationships, trauma integration, religious indoctrination & spirituality, and grief & loss.
Whatever your experience, you can heal your life; I am here to help. I work intuitively as a therapist pulling from many places. How I work with each person is unique. In that spirit, know that — together — we will collaboratively tailor your healing to whatever you desire and commit to change.
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Josie Traub
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty are specific to grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
My areas of specialty are specific to grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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.
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Seventh Wave Counseling-Lisa Huet, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I find that these theories do a great job of supporting folks in gaining the strength to overcome challenges, whether they experience anxiety, depression, grief, or the aftermath of trauma.
Life brings some challenges to all of us and sorting these out can be difficult for the most competent of individuals. My hope is to help you find the clarity you seek so you can enjoy your life to the fullest by creating an accepting environment to support your journey to a better life. I have always been curious about people and what makes us think one way or another. I have had the opportunity to serve people in this area for over 20 years at different agencies and have worked with very diverse folks. I would love the opportunity to help you discover some unexplored part of yourself that can deepen satisfaction in your life.
(805) 262-8434
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I find that these theories do a great job of supporting folks in gaining the strength to overcome challenges, whether they experience anxiety, depression, grief, or the aftermath of trauma.
Life brings some challenges to all of us and sorting these out can be difficult for the most competent of individuals. My hope is to help you find the clarity you seek so you can enjoy your life to the fullest by creating an accepting environment to support your journey to a better life. I have always been curious about people and what makes us think one way or another. I have had the opportunity to serve people in this area for over 20 years at different agencies and have worked with very diverse folks. I would love the opportunity to help you discover some unexplored part of yourself that can deepen satisfaction in your life.
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Matt Traube
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I treat depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, relationship anxiety, and anxiety related to medical problems.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable setting that allows you to get the greatest benefit from our work together. In addition to traditional office sessions, I offer flexible solutions including phone, teletherapy, or home visits. Emotional issues can trigger or make a significant contribution to anxiety, skin conditions, skin picking issues and hair pulling (trichotillomania) issues. Relaxation, visualizations, meditation, and a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and body-focused psychotherapy can make the difference. You can take more control by discovering how to manage your emotional triggers and by developing strategies to alleviate anxiety, skin issues, skin picking, and hair pulling.
(805) 628-4302
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I treat depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, relationship anxiety, and anxiety related to medical problems.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable setting that allows you to get the greatest benefit from our work together. In addition to traditional office sessions, I offer flexible solutions including phone, teletherapy, or home visits. Emotional issues can trigger or make a significant contribution to anxiety, skin conditions, skin picking issues and hair pulling (trichotillomania) issues. Relaxation, visualizations, meditation, and a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and body-focused psychotherapy can make the difference. You can take more control by discovering how to manage your emotional triggers and by developing strategies to alleviate anxiety, skin issues, skin picking, and hair pulling.
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Priscilla Kiessig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Not accepting new clients
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, children/adolsecents/families, major life transitions, trauma/PTSD and stress management.
We all face moments that test our foundations. Seasons where we find ourselves struggling, often feeling alone and quietly wishing things would get better. It’s important for you to know that there’s no need to suffer. Hope is here. As therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), warmth, empathy, and growth are what you can expect from our time together. I believe in a compassionate, integrated approach to care, specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.
(805) 703-2161
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Not accepting new clients
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, children/adolsecents/families, major life transitions, trauma/PTSD and stress management.
We all face moments that test our foundations. Seasons where we find ourselves struggling, often feeling alone and quietly wishing things would get better. It’s important for you to know that there’s no need to suffer. Hope is here. As therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), warmth, empathy, and growth are what you can expect from our time together. I believe in a compassionate, integrated approach to care, specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.
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Anya Kusmierski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
From a multiculturally informed frame, I focus on helping my clients in overcoming anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addressing issues of self-esteem including healthy self-image, and a healthy relationship with food, using evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT, and TFCBT.
I offer authenticity, compassion, and commitment to my clients to support them in challenging and transforming their limiting beliefs while accessing their strengths, leading to a greater sense of wholeness and wellbeing. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand how adult or childhood trauma can shatter a person’s sense of security and trust, leading to ongoing struggles with unsettling emotions, memories, anxiety, or numbness that won’t go away. I also specialize in working with people who are coping with life transitions and difficult life changes, including adapting to the stresses and complexities of family life.
(805) 243-3423
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
From a multiculturally informed frame, I focus on helping my clients in overcoming anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addressing issues of self-esteem including healthy self-image, and a healthy relationship with food, using evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT, and TFCBT.
I offer authenticity, compassion, and commitment to my clients to support them in challenging and transforming their limiting beliefs while accessing their strengths, leading to a greater sense of wholeness and wellbeing. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand how adult or childhood trauma can shatter a person’s sense of security and trust, leading to ongoing struggles with unsettling emotions, memories, anxiety, or numbness that won’t go away. I also specialize in working with people who are coping with life transitions and difficult life changes, including adapting to the stresses and complexities of family life.
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Alexis Gibson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with issues including trauma, depression, family and relationship conflict, existential fears, sexuality, life changes, pregnancy, parenting, and dreamwork.
I practice depth psychotherapy and I strive to be a guide and partner in exploring your inner world. I believe that you know the landscape best and that every part of you is there for a reason. Together, we can be curious and warm towards the aspects of your experience that have been too painful to acknowledge, invite in parts of you that have been rejected, and make insightful connections between the past and present which will allow you to live with vibrancy and self-compassion.
(805) 334-8913
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with issues including trauma, depression, family and relationship conflict, existential fears, sexuality, life changes, pregnancy, parenting, and dreamwork.
I practice depth psychotherapy and I strive to be a guide and partner in exploring your inner world. I believe that you know the landscape best and that every part of you is there for a reason. Together, we can be curious and warm towards the aspects of your experience that have been too painful to acknowledge, invite in parts of you that have been rejected, and make insightful connections between the past and present which will allow you to live with vibrancy and self-compassion.
Mary M Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
All emotions have a job - to bring something to our attention, to give us information about our world, sometimes to give us the physical energy to take action. I see my role as a therapist would be to help you better understand yourself, and when it fits to teach you tools and skills so that you can be effective in your life. I can be a guide and an ally through many challenges - these include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, caregiving, life-threatening illnesses, grief and loss. Whatever emotion or situation led you to seek help, you can use it to heal your life.
(805) 250-4404
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
All emotions have a job - to bring something to our attention, to give us information about our world, sometimes to give us the physical energy to take action. I see my role as a therapist would be to help you better understand yourself, and when it fits to teach you tools and skills so that you can be effective in your life. I can be a guide and an ally through many challenges - these include depression and anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, caregiving, life-threatening illnesses, grief and loss. Whatever emotion or situation led you to seek help, you can use it to heal your life.
Heather Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Mental health challenges can feel isolating and difficult to overcome without help. It is my experience that a meaningful relationship with the right therapist can be healing and create long-lasting change. I enjoy working with people of all ages, particularly young women dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, trauma, or loss. I utilize a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to build a therapeutic relationship that is both encouraging and uplifting. I consider it an honor to sit with people during pivotal, and sometimes painful stages of their lives.
(805) 219-7280
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Mental health challenges can feel isolating and difficult to overcome without help. It is my experience that a meaningful relationship with the right therapist can be healing and create long-lasting change. I enjoy working with people of all ages, particularly young women dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, trauma, or loss. I utilize a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to build a therapeutic relationship that is both encouraging and uplifting. I consider it an honor to sit with people during pivotal, and sometimes painful stages of their lives.
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Jessica Irving
Counselor, MA, LPCC, AT-R Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Helping children, teens, and adults develop the capacity to live full, healthy lives is my focus. I bring warmth, openness, and a whole-person, collaborative approach to support individuals, as they work through their challenges and create tools to move forward and thrive. If you or your child are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic/workplace pressures, difficulties with family or relationships, developmental or medical challenges, life transitions, trauma histories, or simply that hard-to-place sense of feeling stuck, disconnected, or unfulfilled, we may be a great fit.
(805) 719-7346
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Helping children, teens, and adults develop the capacity to live full, healthy lives is my focus. I bring warmth, openness, and a whole-person, collaborative approach to support individuals, as they work through their challenges and create tools to move forward and thrive. If you or your child are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic/workplace pressures, difficulties with family or relationships, developmental or medical challenges, life transitions, trauma histories, or simply that hard-to-place sense of feeling stuck, disconnected, or unfulfilled, we may be a great fit.
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Erik Edler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Sooner or later, we all need some help. You're wise to seek out a professional who can help you gain clarity and direction. I know you're struggling now, but I'm excited about how much better things can be for you. Modern life is certainly generating a lot of anxiety & depression, and taking a heavy toll. I'm here to help you get through these difficult times. My primary focus is helping young and midlife professionals get grounded, gain clarity, and build strong confidence in themselves. My approach to therapy is compassionate, interactive, focused on new perspectives, working through emotions, and skill building.
(805) 272-7932
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Sooner or later, we all need some help. You're wise to seek out a professional who can help you gain clarity and direction. I know you're struggling now, but I'm excited about how much better things can be for you. Modern life is certainly generating a lot of anxiety & depression, and taking a heavy toll. I'm here to help you get through these difficult times. My primary focus is helping young and midlife professionals get grounded, gain clarity, and build strong confidence in themselves. My approach to therapy is compassionate, interactive, focused on new perspectives, working through emotions, and skill building.
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Robert E Clayton
Psychologist Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I focus on working quickly with people who are highly motivated for change, whether they are struggling with depression, anxiety, decision-making, life transitions, or relationships.
I believe that our most profound feelings contain the seeds of our transformation and growth. Working together in a warm, supportive, and connected relationship, we can gain access to these deep, transformative emotions to find healing, strength, and unimagined new vitality. I enjoy working with students and young adults, those in mid-life, and elders.
(805) 250-4535
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I focus on working quickly with people who are highly motivated for change, whether they are struggling with depression, anxiety, decision-making, life transitions, or relationships.
I believe that our most profound feelings contain the seeds of our transformation and growth. Working together in a warm, supportive, and connected relationship, we can gain access to these deep, transformative emotions to find healing, strength, and unimagined new vitality. I enjoy working with students and young adults, those in mid-life, and elders.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in San Luis Obispo. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.