Chris Manno,M.A., Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Chris Manno,M.A., Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Cayla Minaiy, PhD LMFT
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - #137982
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: $130 per individual session
$150-$200 per couple session
Free Initial Consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


9014 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, California 90211

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My Approach to Helping

A transformation story is a very powerful thing. Are you ready to begin yours?

Perhaps you struggle with; heartbreak, isolation, career pressure, relationship conflict, emotional chaos, self-sabotage behavior or persistent confusion about your life’s direction. I understand that when you feel so broken down it's easy to slide into doubt and bitterness about your role as the hero in the story of your life, the one you were always meant to be. And I know that some days it may even be a struggle to see yourself as a hero worth rooting for at all..

As a therapist, I help those who are ready to come out of the shadows and regain creative control over their life story. My place will be right beside you as an ally as you proceed with your journey of healing and self-discovery. I will help you to face life’s challenges and slay all dragons that come your way with courage and grace. Along the way, I will also introduce you to an array of powerful therapeutic strategies and practices that can assist you on your journey. One of which even requires an examination of the very shadow that lies within you…

More Info About My Practice

Together we will collaborate on a full reconsideration of the old narrative of your life that has you feeling stuck and uninspired. If necessary, we will proceed with a full restart & reboot so that you can make room for new chapters. To do this, we will shine light on all of those things in your story that have been holding you back or have no longer been serving you... all the negative self-talk and thought patterns, toxic situations and unhealthy relationships that you’ve been suspecting for awhile now are better off leaving behind.

I believe that undergoing therapy is an act of courage itself and the journey it requires you to take has the potential to be transformational. I will always make sure the sanctity of our sessions provide you with the safety you need to contemplate and express your feelings. My goal as your therapist is to stand beside you as you free yourself from the constraints that have been holding you back.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Perhaps you have experienced the profound emotional pain that accompanies heartbreak. However, did you know that it is possible to take your experience of pain from a breakup or divorce and reframe it into an opportunity to take your own self-understanding to a new level? Or maybe you have been single and have found yourself feeling jaded and disheartened after seeking romantic connections in our hyper-paced, social media-driven modern era... Did you know that your happiness doesn't have to be dependent on those rushes of serotonin you get with every new message on a dating app? Together, we will examine how to use your vulnerability as a strength so you can show the world a more authentic and confident version of yourself and attract others on your same frequency.
For those already in a relationship, you (and your partner) may have questions about things such as; freedom, sex, trust, parenting, attachment or even about the old patterns and ghosts of the past that have found their way into your dynamic. Couples therapy allows you to come together to strengthen your connection while also exploring the mysterious distance that exists between both of you. Our goal is to increase your mutual understanding of each other so that your relationship is one which allows both of you to thrive.

One of my specialties as a clinician is supporting those who work in LA's great storytelling industry, the entertainment business. Creatives (actors, writers, directors) and business professionals (producers, agents, studio executives, entertainment lawyers) along with all the below-the-line workers are the backbone of the Hollywood system. As a population unique to LA, those in the industry often face a distinctive set of struggles that may involve; extreme pressure to be successful, unattainable standards, financial uncertainty, poor worklife balance, creative stagnation, vulnerability fears and career burnout.
The road to achieving your career dreams in the world's most competitive industry is tough and you may be dealing with an overwhelming amount of pressure. But you don't have to don't have to lose your sanity. I will be there in your corner to help you make it through the emotional rollercoaster that comes with making your way in "the business."

Things can seem pretty strange out there in the world these days, huh? If you are not careful, you may find yourself susceptible to living in an almost constant state of fear due to the myriad of things you are told you must be concerned about all the time. But is all that concern worth it? Or do you just need to improve your own "subtle art" of not giving a damn?
In therapy, one of our major objectives will be to help you learn better management of your anxiety states, so you can prevent anxiety from managing you. For your mind, we will work together to locate your most persistent negative thought patterns, challenge them and ultimately overwrite them for the better. I will also help you to increase your own physical body awareness so you can determine what it needs. You will also learn various mindfulness and breathing exercises that work to activate your nervous system's natural "chill out" mode so you can find calm and relaxation in even the most stressful times.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults & teens of all cultures, genders & identities.
    As an LA resident, I especially welcome professionals from the creative and corporate sectors of the entertainment industry.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic

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