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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Paula Defrisco

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1540 Marsh Street, Suite 242, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (805) 918-4816
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I am a San Luis Obispo therapist working extensively with adolescents, college students, adults and couples who struggle with relationship issues or who have experienced sexual abuse or domestic violence in their lives. I have also helped numerous clients struggling with depression or anxiety. I am practical and supportive in my approach. My focus has always been trauma work, and I feel great respect and admiration for my clients who have allowed me to be part of their journey to gain feelings of empowerment in their lives. Please click on my website for more information about my practice.
I am EMDR certified.
I am a provider for most insurance plans.
Call or Paula Defrisco now for a free 15 minute consultation - (805) 918-4816

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

Paula DeFrisco, LCSW

1540 Marsh Street, Suite 242

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 918-4816
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Child 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

Paula DeFrisco, LCSW

1540 Marsh Street, Suite 242

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 918-4816
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Child 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Pay by Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • Magellan
  • MHN | Health Net
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (805) 918-4816
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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (805) 918-4816
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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / LCSW27899 Paula Defrisco
  • Attended University of Denver, Graduated 1999
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 918-4816
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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Child

Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 918-4816
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Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • EMDR Certified
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

Paula DeFrisco, LCSW

1540 Marsh Street, Suite 242

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 918-4816
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 918-4816
Photo of Paula Defrisco, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Paula Defrisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW