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Matthew R Chirman
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
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Matthew R Chirman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (805) 791-2566
For the 22 last years I have worked successfully with adult clients dealing with a wide range of issues including marital and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, abuse issues, personality issues and mental health concerns. I believe a trusting relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation for all growth and change. However, the relationship itself is typically not sufficient. I will help you set goals for your therapy based upon what you would like to have different in your life, and together we will explore and change the blocks which have prevented you from achieving your goals.
I specialize in and enjoy working with challenging problems that have been resistant to change. I have advanced training in Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Developmental Couples Therapy, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches within a supportive, client-centered context.
NOTE:Group therapy is on hold due to Covid-19. I believe that group therapy is often more powerful than individual therapy. I offer group therapy for clients dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as a BPD Family Support Group. Groups provide the opportunity for shared wisdom and experience, and for building a supportive therapeutic community.
Call or Matthew R Chirman now for a free 15 minute consultation - (805) 791-2566

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Tidelands Counseling

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 791-2566
I am seeing clients by video or phone primarily. Some exceptions are made for vaccinated clients with limited exposure and therapeutic need.
I specialize in Personality Disorders, Depression and Relationship Issues 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (805) 791-2566

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Tidelands Counseling

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 791-2566
I am seeing clients by video or phone primarily. Some exceptions are made for vaccinated clients with limited exposure and therapeutic need.
I specialize in Personality Disorders, Depression and Relationship Issues 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Medi-Cal
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 39579
  • Certificate from Academy of Cognitive Therapy Diplomate 1049
  • Certificate from California Board of Behavioral Sciences LPCC Clinical Counselor 551
  • Attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, Graduated 1999
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Psychosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC

2 Endorsements

In Tune With Your Life, PLLC
In Tune With Your Life, PLLC
PsychologistPsyDACT
Mat is a fine clinician with a caring heart and a good mind. I have been impressed with his knowledge and talents in helping a variety of clients facing a range of clinical problems. He works hard and encourages clients to work hard to make progress quic...

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Developmental Couples Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Tidelands Counseling

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 791-2566
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I am seeing clients by video or phone primarily. Some exceptions are made for vaccinated clients with limited exposure and therapeutic need.
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
"
I am seeing clients by video or phone primarily. Some exceptions are made for vaccinated clients with limited exposure and therapeutic need.
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 791-2566
Matthew R Chirman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Last Modified: 8 Jul 2023