Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY-F Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I provide therapy for adults 18 years old and over in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I can help you heal from past or current Trauma, and help reduce Trauma's often disturbing, intrusive and long lasting effects. I also work with individuals to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, emotional eating, relationship problems, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based techniques. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
(805) 316-7076
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I provide therapy for adults 18 years old and over in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I can help you heal from past or current Trauma, and help reduce Trauma's often disturbing, intrusive and long lasting effects. I also work with individuals to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, emotional eating, relationship problems, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based techniques. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Central Coast Art Therapy provides innovative art therapy services through group, family and individual psychotherapy. Art therapy is a unique and effective way to address life challenges and self-discovery. For more information about my practice visit CentralCoastArtTherapy.com
(805) 316-7012
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Central Coast Art Therapy provides innovative art therapy services through group, family and individual psychotherapy. Art therapy is a unique and effective way to address life challenges and self-discovery. For more information about my practice visit CentralCoastArtTherapy.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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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Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPCC Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
***CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** With a background in counseling college-aged men, specifically collegiate athletes and student leaders, it is apparent to me that many of us men are taught to disintegrate our hearts and our heads in order to navigate our lived experience. We learn that emotions are not to be trusted, indeed that they are to be suspended if we are to make intelligent decisions in life. Along with this mistrust of emotion I often encounter the harmful effects of fatherlessness or abusive/neglectful father figures on men, their understanding of masculinity, and how that masculinity expresses itself in daily life.
(805) 316-7405
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
***CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** With a background in counseling college-aged men, specifically collegiate athletes and student leaders, it is apparent to me that many of us men are taught to disintegrate our hearts and our heads in order to navigate our lived experience. We learn that emotions are not to be trusted, indeed that they are to be suspended if we are to make intelligent decisions in life. Along with this mistrust of emotion I often encounter the harmful effects of fatherlessness or abusive/neglectful father figures on men, their understanding of masculinity, and how that masculinity expresses itself in daily life.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS Verified
Verified
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$200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
You are living a daily battle in your head about what you can eat, how much you should exercise, if you are worthy of taking up space. You are consumed by counting calories and by the negative voice inside that tells you, you’ll never be good enough or thin enough, smart enough or pretty enough. You are fed up with how the society/culture tells you how you should look and feel and behave. Your behaviors have you feeling exhausted and depleted and you wonder how you can go on another day. Others may think you have it all together on the outside, but the mental torture inside is killing you and feel like your life is shrinking.
(805) 316-7124
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
$200 Per Session
You are living a daily battle in your head about what you can eat, how much you should exercise, if you are worthy of taking up space. You are consumed by counting calories and by the negative voice inside that tells you, you’ll never be good enough or thin enough, smart enough or pretty enough. You are fed up with how the society/culture tells you how you should look and feel and behave. Your behaviors have you feeling exhausted and depleted and you wonder how you can go on another day. Others may think you have it all together on the outside, but the mental torture inside is killing you and feel like your life is shrinking.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
(805) 303-5122
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thanks for visiting my profile here. I'm an experienced psychologist with a small part time practice in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, CA. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work primarily with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means a level of depth and connection in therapy. Also, I am not on any insurance panels at this time. I also train and do therapy with other therapists interested in improving their functioning in life or their work. You can see more information about what I do on my web sight centralcoastgestalttherapy.com.
(805) 273-8203
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thanks for visiting my profile here. I'm an experienced psychologist with a small part time practice in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria, CA. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work primarily with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means a level of depth and connection in therapy. Also, I am not on any insurance panels at this time. I also train and do therapy with other therapists interested in improving their functioning in life or their work. You can see more information about what I do on my web sight centralcoastgestalttherapy.com.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 464-3106
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering evidence-based treatment for mood disorders, anxiety and related disorders, trauma and other stress related disorders, as well as psychosis. My frame of work is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including mindfulness based approach, as well as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to enhance distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), which is a values-based CBT focusing on willingness, commitment, and valued-action towards a meaningful, fulfilling, and vital life.
(805) 521-4331
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering evidence-based treatment for mood disorders, anxiety and related disorders, trauma and other stress related disorders, as well as psychosis. My frame of work is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including mindfulness based approach, as well as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) to enhance distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), which is a values-based CBT focusing on willingness, commitment, and valued-action towards a meaningful, fulfilling, and vital life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Sadness, grief and worry are normal human experiences. However, when they endure for long periods of time or when you are overwhelmed by the effects of stress or trauma, if you have difficulty sleeping or concentrating or you feel hopeless or helpless, then it may be time to visit a skilled therapist.
(805) 301-5556
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Sadness, grief and worry are normal human experiences. However, when they endure for long periods of time or when you are overwhelmed by the effects of stress or trauma, if you have difficulty sleeping or concentrating or you feel hopeless or helpless, then it may be time to visit a skilled therapist.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Do you need help with communication? Does your partner lack empathy and emotion? Does he/she not listen? Have you been hurt by an affair? I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, an expert in Couple & Marriage Therapy, betrayal trauma, emotional communication and divorce prevention. I help individuals and couples recover from the trauma of an affair and learn how to prevent future infidelity. I help couples in conflict understand and escape their patterns of arguing, re-build trust, and meet each other's emotional needs. I help couples in new relationships build the foundations for healthy relationship.
(805) 242-4604
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Do you need help with communication? Does your partner lack empathy and emotion? Does he/she not listen? Have you been hurt by an affair? I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, an expert in Couple & Marriage Therapy, betrayal trauma, emotional communication and divorce prevention. I help individuals and couples recover from the trauma of an affair and learn how to prevent future infidelity. I help couples in conflict understand and escape their patterns of arguing, re-build trust, and meet each other's emotional needs. I help couples in new relationships build the foundations for healthy relationship.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hi. Yes, I am providing video sessions. I am specializing with the young adult, college population. I have been licensed for 10 years. I have worked in multiple settings with diverse clients with diverse needs. At my most recent agency job I worked with young adults and found out it is a great fit. I have a lot of experience supporting people dealing with grief, depression, anxiety and assisting young adults as they move in to more independence.
(805) 410-1243
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hi. Yes, I am providing video sessions. I am specializing with the young adult, college population. I have been licensed for 10 years. I have worked in multiple settings with diverse clients with diverse needs. At my most recent agency job I worked with young adults and found out it is a great fit. I have a lot of experience supporting people dealing with grief, depression, anxiety and assisting young adults as they move in to more independence.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
As a depth/soul oriented therapist, I see therapy as a way to understand ourselves and our lives more deeply. We get curious about what’s happening for you using intuition and creativity. Some of the modalities we might use include Mindfulness, breathwork, Somatic/body awareness, art therapy, and Gestalt therapy.
(805) 316-7381
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
$120 Per Session
As a depth/soul oriented therapist, I see therapy as a way to understand ourselves and our lives more deeply. We get curious about what’s happening for you using intuition and creativity. Some of the modalities we might use include Mindfulness, breathwork, Somatic/body awareness, art therapy, and Gestalt therapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I have been given the greatest opportunity to be welcomed into my clients' lives and assist them in creating their definition and plan for a well life. I focus on the working relationship between my clients' and I, where theory and practice only enhances the work done in session. My goal is not to be a client's therapist every week for the rest of their lives, but rather to have them create the strength and determination to leave my office applying it to their everyday lives.
(805) 491-4893
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
I have been given the greatest opportunity to be welcomed into my clients' lives and assist them in creating their definition and plan for a well life. I focus on the working relationship between my clients' and I, where theory and practice only enhances the work done in session. My goal is not to be a client's therapist every week for the rest of their lives, but rather to have them create the strength and determination to leave my office applying it to their everyday lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thank you for exploring my profile. To begin, I am accepting new clients during the quarantine utilizing Zoom videoconferencing, even if you are not currently living in SLO. Licensed for 15 years, my training and experience is specialized towards working with couples and families, as well as adolescent and adult men. I utilize a direct, no-nonsense approach with notable success in treating addictions, family issues, anxiety (generalized, social, panic, etc), depression, trauma, and relationship problems. I am one of the only practitioners in San Luis Obispo County who specializes in working with men and who does family therapy.
(415) 787-3932
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Thank you for exploring my profile. To begin, I am accepting new clients during the quarantine utilizing Zoom videoconferencing, even if you are not currently living in SLO. Licensed for 15 years, my training and experience is specialized towards working with couples and families, as well as adolescent and adult men. I utilize a direct, no-nonsense approach with notable success in treating addictions, family issues, anxiety (generalized, social, panic, etc), depression, trauma, and relationship problems. I am one of the only practitioners in San Luis Obispo County who specializes in working with men and who does family therapy.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CBC Verified
Verified
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$140
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
$140 Per Session
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$100
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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) 316-7165
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
$100 Per Session
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$130
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
You're struggling. I get it. Over the past 25+ years its been my privilege to assist individuals and couples work through obstacles that have prevented them from experiencing meaningful and peaceful lives and relationships. My clients are coping with the everyday stress of marriage and family concerns, parenting, aging, health issues, career and financial challenges, loss or other critical and stressful situations. With those stressors often come depression, anxiety and a whole host of other symptoms.
(805) 351-4457
Verified

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
$130 Per Session
You're struggling. I get it. Over the past 25+ years its been my privilege to assist individuals and couples work through obstacles that have prevented them from experiencing meaningful and peaceful lives and relationships. My clients are coping with the everyday stress of marriage and family concerns, parenting, aging, health issues, career and financial challenges, loss or other critical and stressful situations. With those stressors often come depression, anxiety and a whole host of other symptoms.
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Psychologist, PhD
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
I provide individual coaching to help you organize, plan, and follow-through with your work or activities. Whether a student or an adult, sessions are individually curtailed to adjust to the areas that may be impacted, such as course content, work productivity, or job performance. I can teach middle school, high school, and college students concepts about learning and memory. Specifically how memory operates and how to use skills to enhance retention of academic material aides in preparing for exams as well as improving in exam performance.
(805) 214-6751
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
I provide individual coaching to help you organize, plan, and follow-through with your work or activities. Whether a student or an adult, sessions are individually curtailed to adjust to the areas that may be impacted, such as course content, work productivity, or job performance. I can teach middle school, high school, and college students concepts about learning and memory. Specifically how memory operates and how to use skills to enhance retention of academic material aides in preparing for exams as well as improving in exam performance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Every person has a unique story, a unique set of experiences, goals, challenges, personality, values, belief systems, and cultural influences. With the stresses of modern life, the impact of loss, abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma or mental illness, the challenges can stack up and become overwhelming. I truly enjoy the process of working collaboratively with my clients to find an approach that honors and respects them as a whole person. Together we can better understand life experiences, identify challenges and goals, and create strategies for growth, as well as space for healing.
(805) 209-0671
Verified
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Every person has a unique story, a unique set of experiences, goals, challenges, personality, values, belief systems, and cultural influences. With the stresses of modern life, the impact of loss, abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma or mental illness, the challenges can stack up and become overwhelming. I truly enjoy the process of working collaboratively with my clients to find an approach that honors and respects them as a whole person. Together we can better understand life experiences, identify challenges and goals, and create strategies for growth, as well as space for healing.

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Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in San Luis Obispo, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in San Luis Obispo listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Luis Obispo are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Luis Obispo

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Luis Obispo you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Luis Obispo and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Luis Obispo or family therapy in San Luis Obispo.