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: Melanie Grzyb, 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: $100 per individual session
$120-$160 per couple session
**Free Initial Consultation**
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Beverly Hills, California 90210

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My Approach to Helping

--Men’s Issues--
Now is a time of crisis for multitudes of men…
The modern world continues to present us with mixed messages about masculinity and the role of men in society. This has left so many men feeling confused, disillusioned and alone. And unfortunately, the percentage of men who seek help for their struggles has not yet adequately risen to match the pressures of this new era. Not by a long shot!
As a therapist, I have dedicated my life to addressing this critical situation by providing an evolved, sophisticated and transformational style of therapy to the male clients I work with. Perhaps you are a man who struggles with issues of; relationship heartbreak, isolation, career pressure, self-sabotage behavior or even confusion over your life’s purpose. XXToxic Masculinity My message to you is this: you don’t have to ride out the storm alone!
As your therapist, I will stand beside you not only as you weather life’s storms, but also as you free yourself, one day at a time, from the constraints that are holding you back. In my therapy room, you will find a home base to shelter in but also a laboratory where you will have the freedom to further discover & develop yourself. Together we will work to help you bring greater balance to your life and move towards your own much-needed transformation.
And “transformation” is key… Our work may lead you to a restoration of the lost faith you had in yourself or a re-awakening of your own heroic nature that you buried deep within so long ago. Or it may even require you to undergo a personal revolution within yourself, a full restart & reboot, so that you can shake off the old, uninspired narratives you’ve held about your life. Your transformation might not be easy, but it may be necessary to put you back in control over the next chapters of your life story. And I will be right beside you at every step of the process.

--Therapy for Entertainment Industry Professionals--
Another one of my specialties as a clinician is supporting those who work in LA’s great storytelling industry. Creatives (actors, writers, directors), business professionals (producers, agents, studio executives, entertainment lawyers) and all below-the-line workers are the backbone of the great Hollywood system. Those in the industry often face a distinctive set of struggles that often involve; extreme pressure for success, unattainable personal standards, financial uncertainty, poor worklife balance, career burnout and creative stagnation.
As a former entertainment industry professional myself, I am well qualified to support you as your therapist. My own experiences in the business left me with a unique understanding of the concerns you might be facing while working towards achieving your dreams in the world’s most competitive industry. And I also have much to share about the strategies I noticed being used by those who were able to thrive amidst all the chaos.
I promise you that “making it in the business” doesn’t have to include your endless pain and suffering, despite what the Hollywood mythos tells you about success. Together, we will create a balanced worklife template tailored to you so that you can proceed towards achieving your goals without sacrificing your sanity or your sense of self.

--Dating & Relationship Issues--
It’s often said that humans can “die of a heartbreak” after experiencing the grief and anguish that often accompanies the loss of a relationship. However, did you know that it’s also possible to take your experience of heartbreak and turn it into a shockingly productive opportunity for next-level growth and self-understanding?
Or perhaps you’ve been single and it’s the lack of successful romantic connections in your life that has left you feeling disheartened. It’s quite understandable, as dating in our hyper-paced, social media-driven modern era can be quite confusing, not to mention exhausting. You may suffer from deteriorating self-esteem after endlessly scrolling dating apps while chasing the occasional dopamine rush they provide. But dating doesn’t have to be like this…we can work together to help you define your most ideal future partner so you can learn to date with clear eyes and stop chasing those who are not right for you. We will also assess your ability to be vulnerable and help you turn it into a powerful asset. Because learning to embrace your vulnerability allows you to present the most authentic and confident version of yourself to the world.
And if you are currently in a relationship, you may be dealing with a whole different set of considerations such as: commitment, sex, differing values, co-parenting, repetitive communication patterns and ghosts of the past who have come back to haunt. I can assist you in improving your relationship dynamic on an individual basis, or together with you and your partner as a couple in joint sessions where my standard is always to make sure neither of you get left behind in the process.

--Stress & Anxiety Management--
Life can often feel extremely overwhelming. Maybe it’s the state of our chaotic world or a sense of uncertainty in your daily life that has you normalizing the high levels of fear and worry you’ve been experiencing. But is all that stress and anxiety really worth it?
I believe the human brain and the role it plays with our nervous system is truly amazing. But the evolutionary function of our body’s “alert system” that was originally developed to help our ancestors avoid real, life-threatening danger, is constantly misfiring in our modern lives. Today, we are susceptible to being triggered into experiencing anxiety states for the most innocuous reasons such as when we get an unexpected schedule change or even when we drink too much caffeine! The worst part is, we often aren’t aware of how anxious we are until we notice impacts on our sleep, work, relationships or health.
In therapy, I will show you how to consciously work yourself out of the constant grip of anxiety. Together we will collaborate on re-training your nervous system through various methods so that you can live your life with increased calm, rationality, and healing. And you will discover how to identify & de-weaponize your most common anxiety triggers and negative thought patterns. You will learn that every day doesn’t have to be like a rollercoaster ride where you struggle “just to hold on.”
You deserve to do more than just survive in your life, you deserve to thrive! Let’s collaborate on a relationship that will help you do just that. As your therapist, I can think of nothing more fulfilling than being able to first support you as you decide what needs to change in your life and then being able to serve as a witness for the inevitable new (or renewed) commitments that you will make on behalf of your own health and happiness.

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. Take hold of the moment and join me on a journey that will change your life.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


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Groups I Work With

    Adults & teens & children of all cultures, genders & identities.
    As a resident of LA and former veteran of the entertainment industry, I am especially adept with working with those in both the creative and corporate sectors of Hollywood.

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

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