Cayla Minaiy

PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Cayla Minaiy

PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 15 minute consultation
$220+ per session
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability


Los Angeles, California 90025

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My Approach to Helping

Are you constantly running on empty? You put on a brave smile and say you’re fine when you know you’re not. You’re exhausted because you’ve been carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. You’re isolated because you don’t recognize the woman you see in the mirror. You’re confused because you’ve lost sight of who you are. Even the relationships you care most about are now draining you. All your duties just keep piling on and you’re forced to keep bearing through it. You don’t feel like the same person lately but can't pinpoint what has changed. Therapy can help untangle what's going on.

More Info About My Practice

You’ve turned to books, podcasts, and Instagram to help you figure out how to feel better but something is still missing. We’ll go deeper than quick tips. My area of expertise is in helping women overcome burnout to live the lives they always dreamed of. You don't have to show up perfect and I’m not going to just smile and nod but I will support you. I know what it’s like to put yourself on the back-burner to keep up with the demands of life. You're drowning and looking for someone talk to and I’m here to help you sort through everything on your mind. You have worked so hard to be where you are in life and you deserve to feel connected again.

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My Role as a Therapist

I could tell you all about my credentials and give you all the tools but what matters the most is our connection. My priority is to make sure I am a good fit for you. I offer free 20 minute consultation calls to get a clear idea of what is bringing you to therapy and for you to ask me questions about the process. Based on our conversation, we can decide when to schedule our first session. (Maybe put a link here to schedule call)

You've probably seen it in movies or have had a previous experience where the therapist just takes notes and offers a nugget of wisdom at the very end of the session. This will not be the case for our time together. I?m active in sessions, just like you. My goal is to identify patterns and point them out to you, from the outside perspective.

Therapy isn't me telling you what to do- though that would make life super easy!
You are making this investment to grow. I work best with clients who are motivated to see this growth. Clients that benefit the most from our time together tend to spend some time out of sessions thinking about previous sessions or what to bring for future sessions. This means we are going to work on digging deeper so that you can reach your goal.

My Therapy Focus

You feel like you?re constantly hustling. You?ve always gone 100 miles per hour and now suddenly you feel like you?ve hit a brick wall. You wake up dreading the day and struggle to get out of bed. You try to get your sh*t together for your loved ones, for work, or other obligations, but you don?t feel all there. You feel like you can?t connect to anyone or anything anymore. You have some waves of anger and sadness but you mostly feel nothing. Even food doesn't taste the same anymore. But you just keep going because you have to.

Everyone sees you as the one who has her sh*t together and you really do. You work hard and have achieved so much but it doesn't feel enough. You?re in one meeting and thinking of the next meeting. You lay in bed recapping the day and thinking through how you could have done things differently. How you could be different. Meanwhile, your list of to-dos are still running through your head. You feel like you can?t keep up but you still keep moving through the motions, putting on an image where you pretend you're okay.

Body Image
No one knows the real you. The one who puts on a mask everyday and pretends to be okay. On the outside, you are perfect. You make sure your hair appears healthy, nails polished, and face made up- you seem totally normal to everyone around you. But on the inside, there?s constant inner turmoil. You feel uncomfortable in your own skin, constantly body checking, comparing yourself to others and exhaust yourself sucking everything in. No one knows that you agonize over what to wear to hide your body and avoid textures that feel life threatening. While you're with friends and as they chat away, you?re trying to think through quickly what you can eat and how to avoid feeling even worse about yourself. You?re constantly in panic thinking about your next meal so you don?t overeat but can?t show that to the world. You have to maintain your image. If you don?t, then who are you?

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Body Image

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Self-Esteem

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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