Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

San Luis Obispo Counseling Service at Cal Poly

SLO Counseling Clinic Staff

The SLO Counseling Service at Cal Poly offers short-term counseling and consultation to San Luis Obispo County residents who do not qualify for County Mental Health Services or who cannot afford private psychotherapy.

Counseling is available to children, youth, families, individuals, and couples. This counseling service is staffed by well-educated and trained graduate students in the Master of Science Psychology Program under the supervision of clinically licensed psychologists in the Psychology and Child Development Department.

Counseling is provided as a service to the community for a modest fee based on a sliding scale that ranges from $3 to $15 per session. No one is denied services on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or ability to pay for counseling service.

Call (805) 756-1532 for more information. A clinic staff member will return your call within 24 hours.

Making an Appointment

  1. Call 805-756-1532 and leave a message for our intake staff. Include your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you. To ensure your confidentiality, indicate if it is acceptable for clinic staff to leave you a message. Currently, the clinic does not take walk-ins. 
  2. Answer a few questions over the phone to provide our intake staff with an idea of what services might serve you best.
  3. Your assigned therapist will contact you and set up an appointment for your first session.
  4. Arrive a few minutes early for your appointment to allow time to read forms that will be discussed with your therapist. After your initial appointment, you and your therapist will decide what services will be most helpful.

Getting to the Clinic

San Luis Obispo Counseling Service at Cal Poly is located on the Cal Poly campus directly off California Blvd. on the first floor of the Cotchett Education Building (No. 2), Room 125.

Clinic Supervisors

  • Aaron Estrada, Ph.D. PSY 26030
  • Kelly Moreno, Ph.D. PSY 13000
  • Lisa Sweatt, Ph.D. PSY 19226

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