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Matthew Chirman


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Last name
Tideland Counseling
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License & Education

License Type
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • - Other License Type
Other License Type
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
License #
  • M.S.

Office Location(s)

City(s) office located
  • San Luis Obispo


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I work with clients experiencing a wide range of relationship, crisis, life transition and mental health issues using a client-centered, respectful and supportive approach.
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For the last 18 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, drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, and other relationship and mental health concerns. I specialize in and enjoy working with challenging problems that have been resistant to change. I have advanced training in Cognitive Therapy, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, skills building, stress reduction and psycho-education, and "anything that works", all within a context that is supportive, client-centered, and recovery focused.

I respect the strengths and knowledge that my clients bring with them to the therapy process. You are the expert in what will work in your life situation. I see my role as one of offering alternative perspectives, helping you develop life and relationship-enhancing skills, and supporting you in making positive changes in your life.


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Credit Cards Accepted

Areas of Emphasis

  • Couples Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Women's Issues

Insurance Accepted

  • - Will provide superbill for PPO insurance
Other Insurance
Victim Witness Compensation, CenCal/MediCal

Client Types

  • Individual Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Adolescents
  • Groups

Clinical Orientation

  • - Other Orientation
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive / Behavioral
Other Orientation
Schema Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Therapy Groups Offered

  • - Other Groups
Other Group
Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment and BPD Family Support Group
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