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San Luis Obispo Music Therapists

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  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki L.
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Diane saved my husband's and my marriage. I am certain that without her, we would be divorced and my kids would have a broken home and family. I can't give enough praises to her approach and she was so kind and compassionate that we both cried when we left her office in happiness nearly every time, and believe me when I say, we actually hated each other when we first started. She has this way about her that is so spot on that we found the right psychotherapist. I went to therapy myself years ago and nothing ever got done. Working with Diane changed how I live my life and my husband feels the same. She is such a sweet person and never choose sides. She was right there with us throughout the entire time together and I will go back to her when we need refreshers, but I can tell you that I love my husband now after all these years like the day I married him. I never thought I would have spoken those words before we came to Diane.

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Hi, I am Ty Stebbins massage therapist. Services offered are: - Deep tissue - Reiki - Sports massage - Cranal sacral - Swedish - Tigger point. Ialso have a background in Physical therapy. I have been a therapist for 20 years. I also offer chair massage for corporate and companies. 5 or more on chair massage.

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I am supervised by Melinda Kincaid, LMFT in San Luis Obispo. In Paso Robles, I am supervised by Dr. Lucas. I perform therapeutic counseling on many concerns. I specialize in counseling at-risk youth, people in transition, couples, caregivers and older adults.

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My work brings together a culmination of techniques gleaned from over 40 years of study and application. Each session is customized for the individual and any age person or animal is welcome.

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We offer personalized nutrition therapy coaching. A myriad of health problems plague our modern society today, resulting from weaknesses in the body's physiological foundations as a result of poor or improper nutrition. The consequences are food allergies, digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, blood sugar dysregulation, hormonal imbalances, and many of our modern diseases to include heart disease, diabetes and cancer, just to name a few. At Functional Gourmet, we understand how to reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet. We help find your personal functional nutrition code: foods that balance, heal and satisfy. We believe in achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, diet foods, or feelings of deprivation. Everyone wants to eat deliciously. Everyone wants to eat what they love. We are all different; therefore, we need and like different foods. We respect food traditions, your tastes and cultural diversity.

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I provide music therapy to a wide variety of clients who are challenged by: * ASD (Autism Spectrum) * ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) * TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) * CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident) * CP (Cerebral Palsy) * DM (Dementia and/or Alzheimer's) * PD (Parkinson's Disease) * DD (Developmentally Delayed) * Medically Fragile I use music in various forms to address the challenges of speech, movement, sensory, and cognitive stimuli. I use voice, drums, and a variety of percussive instruments to address the various needs of my clients. I offer: * Workshops * Groups or Individuals * Bilingual (Spanish)

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Marriage and Family Therapist who communicates well and dedicated to improving the well-being of clients. Driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients. Compassionate, active listener dedicated to working with clients to help them resolve mental health issues. Talented at setting patients at ease. Utilize a compassionate, empathic, mindful approach, utilizing acceptance and unconditional positive regard to promote self-awareness and change. Passionate and committed to providing the highest level of care to patients.12+ years in both mental health clinic and community settings.

  • 68 years in business
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You will then be given a Quick Fit Screening, measuring your basic vital signs to evaluate the current appearance of your body to make sure that San Luis Sports Therapy’s Fitness Program is the foremost time you! As a result out of your Quick Fit Screen, you'll find a one page summary explaining your current health status and an exercise blue print made for you. Your professionally trained coach then will assist you within the best fitness program to meet your requirements & desired goals! For example, we'll learn about any imbalances you might have that could eventually cause an accident or place you at increased health risk. The screening is scored from 0-100%, 100% being perfectly balanced with zero risk to their health factors. You'll get a score that is going to be incorporated inside of blue print plus your coach will see you on exactly what the next best the next phase is for you. Should you score above 70%, we are at ease with you joining our group coaching membership right away. Our group coaching classes are written as a general program so right before you join them we have to be sure you are prepared for them. When you score under 70%, we'd want you to spend a few months making sure you are ready for the band coaching classes by performing a course written specifically so that you can help to get you all set for the classes. This particular program include correcting any imbalance you've got and will be carried out in a semi-private setting. Everyone who's considering joining the club is given the option to try our club for 14 days with an $89 trial membership. Appear like we contain the best club in town but talk is cheap. We tell you to meet our staff, match the other members and give us a way to earn your business.

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I teach how to have a more fulfilling, happier, and content life through physical, mental, and spiritual, therapeutic techniques that have proven to be life changing experiences.

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What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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