About me

Hello there, thank you for being here. My name is Dr. Manasi Shankar and I am a licensed individual and couple therapist with over 9 years of clinical experience. I often describe my therapy approach as culturally informed, compassion-focused, and evidence-based. I prioritize creating therapy experiences that feel memorable, fulfilling and effective. Personally, I value meaningful connections, warmth, and authenticity, and I believe these qualities organically translate into my clinical role in ways that make healing more achievable. Since my goal is long-lasting change, in sessions, we will pay attention to the various parts of your identity and how they uniquely intersect to create you and your life experience. I am sorry that you/your relationship is in pain and I look forward to figuring this out with you. If this feels like the right fit, take a deep breath and a moment, and reach out for a free 30 minute consult. I would love to hear from you.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 14628

License State/Territory: California

Years in Practice: 9

Additional Credentials:

Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): Illinois

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

EMDR (Level 1 certified)

LPCC Supervisor in Training

Insurance Plans: United States

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Session Types
Online
Phone
Specialities

My treatment specialties include anxiety, depression, relational challenges (familial, couple, friendships), trauma, grief, identity exploration, self-esteem, and immigration-related challenges. My population expertise lies in working with immigrants (1st and 2nd generation), specifically South Asian individuals, couples, and families.  I also specialize in treating couples issues such as infidelity, pre-marital counseling, parenting and co-parenting, intercultural/interracial couples, and healing attachment wounds, while breaking intergenerational patterns.