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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Julian J Varela
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MS, CSCS Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
My expertise and credentials also include: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Weight-Management, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Exercise Prescription and Corporate Wellness.
I'm a twenty-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, I believe that true happiness is comprised of many components: a healthy emotional state, relationships, social support, meaning and purpose, assertive communication and a healthy body. Integrating my past expertise and experiences with my practice as a therapist, I focus on the whole person with an existential and solution focused platform. My goal is to help you feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to increase your performance in life, relationships and/or career while helping to navigate a more meaningful and healthier self.
(805) 409-3666
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Not accepting new clients
My expertise and credentials also include: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Weight-Management, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Exercise Prescription and Corporate Wellness.
I'm a twenty-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, I believe that true happiness is comprised of many components: a healthy emotional state, relationships, social support, meaning and purpose, assertive communication and a healthy body. Integrating my past expertise and experiences with my practice as a therapist, I focus on the whole person with an existential and solution focused platform. My goal is to help you feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to increase your performance in life, relationships and/or career while helping to navigate a more meaningful and healthier self.
Michelle Matoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CBC Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I am a Psy.D, LCSW with +20 years of experience. I have lived and worked in diverse social environments (USA, UK, Brazil and Australia) and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management, chronic pain management, codependency, compulsive overeating, pre-bariatric surgery evaluations and post bariatric surgery support.(1) In addition, my practice focuses on life transitions e.g. adjusting to college life, balancing school, career and relationships, aging, loss of health. I work with you to improve the quality of your life.
(805) 716-6438
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I am a Psy.D, LCSW with +20 years of experience. I have lived and worked in diverse social environments (USA, UK, Brazil and Australia) and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management, chronic pain management, codependency, compulsive overeating, pre-bariatric surgery evaluations and post bariatric surgery support.(1) In addition, my practice focuses on life transitions e.g. adjusting to college life, balancing school, career and relationships, aging, loss of health. I work with you to improve the quality of your life.
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Anya Kusmierski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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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Erin Elfant
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety/phobia, depression/ bipolar, chronic pain/ medical condition, sleep disturbance, or dual diagnosis/ substance abuse, you will find that my treatment framework allows you make considerable progress in symptom reduction each week. To bolster our in-person psychotherapy sessions, I provide email exchange throughout the week (at no additional cost) to help you make further progress toward your treatment goals. You will find me to be very accessible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective at addressing your specific therapy needs, and you will make important life changes more quickly than imagined.
(805) 467-7274
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety/phobia, depression/ bipolar, chronic pain/ medical condition, sleep disturbance, or dual diagnosis/ substance abuse, you will find that my treatment framework allows you make considerable progress in symptom reduction each week. To bolster our in-person psychotherapy sessions, I provide email exchange throughout the week (at no additional cost) to help you make further progress toward your treatment goals. You will find me to be very accessible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective at addressing your specific therapy needs, and you will make important life changes more quickly than imagined.
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Michael Scherbinski
Psychologist, PhD Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Prometheus Psychological Services offers a full range of outpatient psychological services. The services include psychological assessment and a variety of therapies. People use our services for depression, anxiety, and problems in relationships. Treatment can also be utilized to address anger, marital conflict, and low self-esteem. Work with children and adolescents can focus on behavior problems at home and at school, developmental disabilities, and attention deficit disorders. We can also tailor programs for individuals with learning disabilities and problems with daily living. Many athletes are turning to us to help them reach their peak performance. Together we can develop a specific program tailored to your particular sport and your unique strengths and weaknesses. Our services can help athletes manage anxiety, develop relaxation techniques, and enhance leadership skills. Others have sought our services for help with a lack of consistency, to address difficulty maintaining focus, or to aid with recovery from injury. We can assist with goal setting, confidence, and visualizing yourself being successful, in an attempt to help you reach your full potential.
(805) 749-2742
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Prometheus Psychological Services offers a full range of outpatient psychological services. The services include psychological assessment and a variety of therapies. People use our services for depression, anxiety, and problems in relationships. Treatment can also be utilized to address anger, marital conflict, and low self-esteem. Work with children and adolescents can focus on behavior problems at home and at school, developmental disabilities, and attention deficit disorders. We can also tailor programs for individuals with learning disabilities and problems with daily living. Many athletes are turning to us to help them reach their peak performance. Together we can develop a specific program tailored to your particular sport and your unique strengths and weaknesses. Our services can help athletes manage anxiety, develop relaxation techniques, and enhance leadership skills. Others have sought our services for help with a lack of consistency, to address difficulty maintaining focus, or to aid with recovery from injury. We can assist with goal setting, confidence, and visualizing yourself being successful, in an attempt to help you reach your full potential.
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Leslie Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LVN, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Leslie brings a compassionate, open, and direct approach to her work with teens, families, and individuals. Her primary modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy and art therapy. Leslie's areas of expertise include attachment issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and their relationship to eating disorders. Her desire is to provide a safe, nurturing space where her clients can learn to be more comfortable in their own skin. Leslie's specialized training in eating disorder treatment gives her deep insight into the client's journey to recovery.
(805) 307-3740
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Leslie brings a compassionate, open, and direct approach to her work with teens, families, and individuals. Her primary modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy and art therapy. Leslie's areas of expertise include attachment issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and their relationship to eating disorders. Her desire is to provide a safe, nurturing space where her clients can learn to be more comfortable in their own skin. Leslie's specialized training in eating disorder treatment gives her deep insight into the client's journey to recovery.
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Christine Pirruccello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPSC Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Life can be very challenging, unpredictable and stressful. Feelings of worry, fear, and hopelessness may lead to a sense of confusion and isolation. Sometimes we wish there were a road map given to us to find our optimal path and guide us in the safest direction. I am here to listen and together we can explore your hopes, needs, and goals to promote an authentic acceptance of who you are. I provide a supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look into all areas of your life. Therapy can be a platform for growth, work and self discovery.
(805) 719-7137
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Life can be very challenging, unpredictable and stressful. Feelings of worry, fear, and hopelessness may lead to a sense of confusion and isolation. Sometimes we wish there were a road map given to us to find our optimal path and guide us in the safest direction. I am here to listen and together we can explore your hopes, needs, and goals to promote an authentic acceptance of who you are. I provide a supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment for you to look into all areas of your life. Therapy can be a platform for growth, work and self discovery.
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Catherine G Currie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I'm glad your curiosity about finding a therapist has led you here. My experience in mental health work includes Gestalt, CBT, psycho-dynamic, humanistic, client-centered, mindfulness based and self-acceptance training. Please call with specific questions. We may be a good fit if you are open to exploring your inner-space, learning new ways of thinking and new coping strategies, and connecting with your own personal wisdom while addressing life's inevitable challenges. I've been doing psychotherapy for 28 years and, in addition to seeing my private clients, I have supervised MFT and MSW interns in clinic settings.
(805) 322-8995
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
I'm glad your curiosity about finding a therapist has led you here. My experience in mental health work includes Gestalt, CBT, psycho-dynamic, humanistic, client-centered, mindfulness based and self-acceptance training. Please call with specific questions. We may be a good fit if you are open to exploring your inner-space, learning new ways of thinking and new coping strategies, and connecting with your own personal wisdom while addressing life's inevitable challenges. I've been doing psychotherapy for 28 years and, in addition to seeing my private clients, I have supervised MFT and MSW interns in clinic settings.
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Danielle Rush
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering in silence from anxiety, depression, or trauma? Is it affecting your quality of life or preventing you from reaching your true potential? As an experienced psychotherapist, I help my clients overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and other problems. I know that you don't just want to "talk about it" you want to solve these problems. All of my clients want their life back and we will work together to make that happen. Don't let the fear, lack of motivation, hyper-vigilance, hopelessness, sadness, or panic attacks hold you back any longer. I also work with couples and families in need of therapy.
(805) 334-8583
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering in silence from anxiety, depression, or trauma? Is it affecting your quality of life or preventing you from reaching your true potential? As an experienced psychotherapist, I help my clients overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and other problems. I know that you don't just want to "talk about it" you want to solve these problems. All of my clients want their life back and we will work together to make that happen. Don't let the fear, lack of motivation, hyper-vigilance, hopelessness, sadness, or panic attacks hold you back any longer. I also work with couples and families in need of therapy.
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Marissa E Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Everyone can benefit from additional support and guidance and my goal is to partner with others at any stage and life experience. I have experience working with adults managing anxiety, depression, and stress from work or school. I work to understand each individual's unique needs and strengths to overcome obstacles and challenges that prevent optimal well-being. I have experience working with college-aged clients to assist in alleviating the impact of various stressors that contribute to depression and anxiety and incorporate practical tools that can be used everyday.
(805) 316-7096
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Everyone can benefit from additional support and guidance and my goal is to partner with others at any stage and life experience. I have experience working with adults managing anxiety, depression, and stress from work or school. I work to understand each individual's unique needs and strengths to overcome obstacles and challenges that prevent optimal well-being. I have experience working with college-aged clients to assist in alleviating the impact of various stressors that contribute to depression and anxiety and incorporate practical tools that can be used everyday.
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Christina Dee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Connecting with yourself can bring a greater calm and balance to your life. I provide a warm presence to help you nourish, strengthen and restore yourself to emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Whether you wish you heal a broken heart, process grief and loss, resolve a work challenge or discover ways to fine-tune your beliefs and attitudes, I am ready to journey by your side as a source of support, guidance and insight.
(805) 316-7104
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Connecting with yourself can bring a greater calm and balance to your life. I provide a warm presence to help you nourish, strengthen and restore yourself to emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Whether you wish you heal a broken heart, process grief and loss, resolve a work challenge or discover ways to fine-tune your beliefs and attitudes, I am ready to journey by your side as a source of support, guidance and insight.
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Marian A Willingham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Are you seeking a safe theraputic environment where you can resolve issues, deal with internal emotional conflicts, heal and move forward in life? I can help you. In my private practice, I provide my clients with real help and real hope so you can recover and discover the person you were meant to be. I also integrate journal exercises and out of therapy home work assignments in my practice. I have experience in providing Court Ordered Supervised Therapeutic Visitation and reporting to the court on said visitation.
(805) 317-4310
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Are you seeking a safe theraputic environment where you can resolve issues, deal with internal emotional conflicts, heal and move forward in life? I can help you. In my private practice, I provide my clients with real help and real hope so you can recover and discover the person you were meant to be. I also integrate journal exercises and out of therapy home work assignments in my practice. I have experience in providing Court Ordered Supervised Therapeutic Visitation and reporting to the court on said visitation.
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
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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.
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Tommy Ferndino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
***I am currently accepting new clients via teletherapy due to the Covid-19 Pandemic***My clinical work is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work primarily with individuals ranging from teenagers 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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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
***I am currently accepting new clients via teletherapy due to the Covid-19 Pandemic***My clinical work is mostly informed by Attachment Theory and I currently work primarily with individuals ranging from teenagers 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.
Lifespan Therapy- Jennifer Sale, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
Do you ever wonder why you have anxiety, nervous tension, mood fluctuations, an inability to concentrate, or a lack of motivation? There are reasons for symptoms such as these, some of which may be environmental, including past trauma or adverse childhood experiences, some biological or hereditary and some related to current stressors. But it is important to have an understanding of these factors, as this type of knowledge is power. In my practice, I offer supportive, compassionate counseling that encourages insight and understanding on the part of my clients, but is also solution-focused with feedback and guidance where needed.
(805) 272-7682
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Offers online therapy
Do you ever wonder why you have anxiety, nervous tension, mood fluctuations, an inability to concentrate, or a lack of motivation? There are reasons for symptoms such as these, some of which may be environmental, including past trauma or adverse childhood experiences, some biological or hereditary and some related to current stressors. But it is important to have an understanding of these factors, as this type of knowledge is power. In my practice, I offer supportive, compassionate counseling that encourages insight and understanding on the part of my clients, but is also solution-focused with feedback and guidance where needed.
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Bobby Tehrani
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My primary focus in private practice is evaluation and assessment for a variety of psychological conditions, such as ADHD, Autism, Mood Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorders. The second focus I have is treatment. I have an integrative approach to therapy in which I use multiple modalities that fit my clients’ individual needs. Some of the modalities I use are interpersonal therapy, supportive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I also view other factors that can affect the client, such as cultural, medical, and environmental factors.
(805) 409-8239
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
My primary focus in private practice is evaluation and assessment for a variety of psychological conditions, such as ADHD, Autism, Mood Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorders. The second focus I have is treatment. I have an integrative approach to therapy in which I use multiple modalities that fit my clients’ individual needs. Some of the modalities I use are interpersonal therapy, supportive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I also view other factors that can affect the client, such as cultural, medical, and environmental factors.
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Becky Rice Sznejkowski
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu. Having the courage to work on yourself to reach your full potential does not have to happen alone. As a psychologist and cancer survivor, I've experienced physical and emotional challenges that led to positive and healthy lifestyle changes. I hope to use these experiences to help others on their journey with emotional issues, chronic medical conditions, grief, life transition issues, or those who want to improve nutrition and lifestyle. I hope to walk this journey with you in order to facilitate growth and healing.
(805) 246-9521
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu. Having the courage to work on yourself to reach your full potential does not have to happen alone. As a psychologist and cancer survivor, I've experienced physical and emotional challenges that led to positive and healthy lifestyle changes. I hope to use these experiences to help others on their journey with emotional issues, chronic medical conditions, grief, life transition issues, or those who want to improve nutrition and lifestyle. I hope to walk this journey with you in order to facilitate growth and healing.
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Sacred Path Holistic Counseling & Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD , MA, LMFT, AMFT Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
Finally, an Affordable Counseling Option! * New Clients are Welcome Here * Sacred Path is a counseling center that is founded on the basis that each of us has a purpose and the notion that this purpose is what makes each of our paths Sacred. We believe in wellness for the mind, body, and soul and we believe that each individual has everything they need to heal within themselves. Our purpose, as the therapists of Sacred Path, is to help you uncover or recover your true self as you heal through current and past challenges. We remain open to the idea that in doing this inner work, you may discover your own unique spirituality.
(805) 232-7580
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Finally, an Affordable Counseling Option! * New Clients are Welcome Here * Sacred Path is a counseling center that is founded on the basis that each of us has a purpose and the notion that this purpose is what makes each of our paths Sacred. We believe in wellness for the mind, body, and soul and we believe that each individual has everything they need to heal within themselves. Our purpose, as the therapists of Sacred Path, is to help you uncover or recover your true self as you heal through current and past challenges. We remain open to the idea that in doing this inner work, you may discover your own unique spirituality.
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Optimal Interventions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, Phd,Psy, AMFT, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
We are a group practice providing psychotherapy, counseling, training, mediation, coaching, consultation, and other services. While we provide psychotherapy in general, we also specialize in working with those involved in legal issues. For example, we not only provide individual and couples counseling to deal with such issues as anger management, domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, but also help to mediate the relationship issues, prepare clients for court, and to be a general resource for both attorney and client. We provide services throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Counties.
(805) 918-5091
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Office is near:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
We are a group practice providing psychotherapy, counseling, training, mediation, coaching, consultation, and other services. While we provide psychotherapy in general, we also specialize in working with those involved in legal issues. For example, we not only provide individual and couples counseling to deal with such issues as anger management, domestic violence, drug or alcohol abuse, but also help to mediate the relationship issues, prepare clients for court, and to be a general resource for both attorney and client. We provide services throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Counties.

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