San Luis Obispo - Community Psychiatry

San Luis Obispo

1039 Murray Avenue
Suite 220
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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(805) 250-2996

(805) 250-2998


Peter Afsari, D.O.

Dr. Peter Afsari completed Osteopathic Medical School in 2006 at Touro University in Vallejo, CA and, subsequently, completed an adult psychiatry resi … Read More

dency and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. Most recently, he has spent several years working for the state of Arizona in a variety of community mental health settings.

He enjoys working with adults, children and families and aims to balance medication management with a psychotherapeutic approach when treating his patients. One area of professional interest is the physical and mental impacts of trauma throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Afsari is excited to be moving back to California with his wife and 2 young children. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano, traveling and is an avid basketball fan.

Welby Nielsen, D.O.

Welby Nielsen, D.O. received a degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Western University then went on to complete his Residency in General Psychiatry … Read More

at the University of Arizona, after which he completed a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Utah where he was Chief Child Fellow. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has experience with Telemedicine and Rural Psychiatry. Dr. Nielsen sees children, adolescents and adults. In trying to minimize or eliminate habit-forming medications as able, treatment often will go into how behavioral, nutritional and cognitive changes can improve overall wellness. He also supervises Nurse Practitioners with Community Psychiatry and serves as one of the Regional Medical Directors.  He enjoys hiking, gardening, time at the ocean and keeping up with the NBA and NFL.

Telemedicine Appointments Available

Darrow Thom, M.D.

  • Telemedicine: No
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Dr. Thom is a general psychiatrist with holistic orientation, he sees adolescents and adults. He completed undergraduate education at Stanford Univers … Read More

ity and medical school training at Tufts University in Boston. His psychiatric internship and residency were at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was chief resident. Dr. Thom practiced in the Seattle area before coming to San Luis Obispo in 2016. Board-certified in Psychiatry, he has experience in helping people manage depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, psychosis and attention deficit disorders. He enjoys partnering with his patients and sharing decision-making in their treatment.