Amy McManus (She, her, hers)


I help stressed-out individuals and couples heal their relationships and break free from old patterns that prevent them from thriving.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marina del Rey, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Are you frustrated with your relationship–maybe frustrated with yourself for being in the same kind of unhealthy relationship all over again. Would you just like to feel better in your own skin? My clients are smart, motivated, and struggling to make sense of a complicated world where they often feel lonely even if they have people who support and love them. They want to learn to break free of old ways that keep them stuck–they want to thrive!

My Background and Approach

A lot depends on you! We can be very goal-oriented and solve a specific problem like how to communicate with your partner, or how to get over a rough breakup– or we can dig deeper and explore the core feelings that are keeping you from having the relationships you desire and deserve. I have training in a variety of modalities–we will see what resonates for you. Highlights of my Resume: BA, Stanford University; MA, Psychology, Antioch University; specialized training in EMDR, couples therapy, adolescents, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I work hard to be on top of my field. I am constantly reading about new developments in psychology, and studying and training to learn new methods and techniques so that I can serve you better. I collaborate with and get consultation from other therapists all over the country who are at the top of their respective specialties, so I can give you the therapy that is best for you!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone has the ability to live a life of inner peace, joy, and deep connection. No one feels great every minute of the day, but if you are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, lonely, disconnected, frustrated and/or angry much of the time, there are skills and tools you can learn to change those old ways of doing and thinking that are keeping you trapped in this unhappiness. What’s it like to work with me? I am compassionate, intuitive, and hard-working. The therapy space is a place of non-judgment, where it is safe to explore some of the things that are too scary to look at anywhere else. Most clients take advantage of this to explore parts of themselves that have been hidden or misunderstood for many years. I am not just a “sit and nod” therapist, I will call you out on your s***, and make sure you are accountable so that you can achieve the goals you have set out for yourself. Lastly, I love to laugh! I am married, mom to 4 young adults, and an avid cyclist.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200/session


323-999-1537 Email Amy
475 Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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