Therapist Profile

Matthew Chirman, M.S.
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1411 Marsh Street, Suite 105 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2967
(805) 543-5060
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
“For the last 13 years I have worked successfully with adult clients dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, abuse issues, personality issues and other relationship and mental health concerns. I believe that 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. While I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, skills building, stress reduction and psycho-education, all within a supportive, client-centered context. I believe that group therapy is often more powerful than individual therapy. I offer group therapy for clients with bipolar spectrum disorders, panic and anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Groups provide the opportunity for shared wisdom and experience, and for building a supportive therapeutic community.”

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by appointment
Individual Couples Family Group Ongoing treatment and support groups for clients with personality disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, other mental health issues.
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Magellan, MHN, Most Insurance Accepted, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.S., Community Counseling: Marriage and Family Specialization

Area of Specialty

Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Personality Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists


Theoretical Orientation
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Family Systems
Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy; National Certified Counselor
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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