I provide a curious and compassionate presence, lending my heart and mind to this process of self-exploration and self-understanding.

Our Team

Maneesh Saini, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Psychodynamic, Relational

Therapy Style

Few, if any, of us grow up in an environment that perfectly fits our needs. As we grow, we adapt to our surroundings in ways that often run counter to our vitality, health, and happiness. By exploring and understanding the underlying emotional and psychological patterns that shape our lives, our suffering is alleviated. Through awareness and understanding, we develop choice in whether to engage in patterns and habits that no longer serve us. As a psychotherapist, I provide a curious and compassionate presence, lending my heart and mind to this process of self-exploration and self-understanding.

My style is warm, curious, direct, and open. I provide short-term psychotherapy to those looking to manage painful symptoms via evidence-based coping skills, as well as longer-term support to those who hope to work through underlying trauma, depression, grief, and anxiety.

While I work with a wide range of clinical issues, I specialize in the following areas: college students and young professionals looking to find their place in the world of work and relationship; adults who have (or had) a parent or a partner with severe mental illness, such as a personality disorder (e. g. Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder); first generation immigrants to the United States, particularly people of color (BIPOC) and South Asian Americans.

Education

MA - Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street

Post-Masters Internship, Access Institute for Psychological Services

License Number and State

CA 101323

Pronouns

he/him

Why did you become a mental health professional?

To help people grow and develop into who they are: being and becoming.

What are your interests outside of work?

Reading, parenting, playing guitar, listening to music, studying medieval South Asian philosophy.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Effortless Mindfulness as taught by social worker and meditation teacher, Loch Kelly.