The key to a successful therapy experience begins with a sincere, empathic, and authentic connection between client and therapist. I work collaboratively with you to create a safe and supportive environment tailored to meet your unique needs and situation. In my experience, the process of therapy works best if we work as a team and focus on specific goals. As a psychologist I am practical and pragmatic in helping my clients develop a treatment plan that will not only provide them effective relief from symptoms, but one that also can help them develop a new vision for living more creative and fully realized lives.
I have worked extensively with multicultural issues, developmentally delayed children and adolescents, high risk adolescents, family therapy, couples therapy, adolescent and adult psychotherapy. My approach to therapy involves first a Bio-Social Integrative model with Cognitive Behavioral therapy as my foundation. I can also conduct therapy in Spanish as well as psychological testing.
It is essential that you find a psychotherapist with whom you feel comfortable discussing the important details of your life experience. Please feel free to contact me for a free, confidential telephone consultation or in person. The building is handicap accessible, ADA compliant.
Call or Email Ismael Calderon for a free consultation now - (805) 322-8925


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Alliant International University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: PSY23804 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Manage Care Systems
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.



  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric Pre-Surgical Psych Assessment
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Bio-Social Integrative
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015
Ismael Calderon, PhD, MA, Psychologist in San Luis Obispo

Ismael Calderon

Psychologist, PhD, MA