Josh Manney

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) │ Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)

Josh Manney

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) │ Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 139059
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Health Care
Fees: I offer a free 20-minute phone or video consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you. I am in-network with a variety of insurance companies and offer out-of-network fees as well. My normal rate is $130 per session for out-of-network insurance clients. Please contact me for more details or if you have any questions about insurance or rates.
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Ventura, California 93003

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My Approach to Helping

I specialize in helping people become more psychologically flexible, which means helping to find ways to cope with change, handle tough situations, and improve our mental health. I do this based on a compassionate approach, while utilizing evidence-based therapeutic practices. I have training in a wide-variety of techniques to include; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.

This life that we live is hard, and sometimes we just need someone to talk to about what we are going through, or have gone through. Or, sometimes we just need to help build those mental skills as we reach for new and exciting things. We also may just need to “let it out” or to “unpack” while going through a particularly tough time. Either way, I hope to be a compassionate and understanding part of your journey, and if I am not the best fit for you I will help you find the best fit. If you feel that anything about my profile resonates with you, please contact me to set up a free 20 minute consultation. Feel free to visit my website as well.

More Info About My Practice

I work with people in a variety of areas, to include; responding to stressors and anxiety, processing emotions & feelings, and working on relationship issues. We will work together on finding a way towards living a more fulfilling, enriching, and meaningful life. We will do this together at your speed and with your specific needs in mind. We will use the practices and tools that fit you, and not the other way around. We will walk together down this new path and in this new way I believe we can find a space for healing, kindness, and compassion - together.

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

I have specialized training and lived experience with Veteran's of the U.S. Armed Forces. I am a Veteran myself, who dearly loves and supports the Veteran community in whatever way I can.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I believe therapy can help in many ways and can be beneficial for everyone who is willing to try it. We may need additional support in our lives that will be non-judgmental, unbiased, and completely accepting of our true selves. I believe that my role as a therapist is this additional support. The great thing about therapy is that you can try it out, and if it doesn't work for you that you can go in a different direction. There are many therapists and different ways of helping, and sometimes finding that right person can make all the difference. I believe that if you are here right now reading this, there is a part of you that is seeking out and wanting help. I hope to provide the help you are looking for, and if not I would be happy to help you find the person you are looking for. Please contact me to start a conversation and we can move forward from there.

My Therapy Focus

I approach therapy by working for you and with you on finding your way towards living a fulfilling and rich life. Together we will develop treatment goals and plans together and we will find the best type of therapy that works for you. I use a person-specific approach that is rooted in foundations of mindfulness, self compassion, and values.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with Adults in individual therapy and offer group therapy on topics like ADHD, Neurodivergence, Mindfulness, and Self Compassion.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Self-Acceptance Training

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