And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
— Anaïs Nin
 amy mcmanus lmft - Best therapist in los angeles

My name is Amy McManus, and I believe that you deserve to feel the peace and clarity that comes from feeling good about yourself down to your very core. Not from trying to hide that part of you that feels it isn’t really “good enough”, but from knowing it, understanding it, and loving it instead. Everyone (yup, everyone!) has that deeply vulnerable part–it’s what makes us human and what makes it possible for us to connect on a deep, meaningful level with another human being. It’s baffling, it’s scary, it’s clumsy, and it’s our greatest gift.

Learn more about my qualifications, how I work, and my scintillating personality by clicking here.

Are you overwhelmed just thinking about finding a therapist?

No problem! Just give me a call or shoot me an email, and I will answer all your questions. If I’m not the right fit for you, I will be happy to refer you to someone who might be a better match for your needs.

When you call we will schedule a time for you to have your consultation either on the phone or in my office, whichever you prefer. I answer my own phone, so often we can have your consultation right when you call, if that works for you.

If you prefer, schedule your free consultation directly on my online calendar.

Or...Do you like to do a lot of research and learn everything you can before embarking on a new venture?

Perfect! My website is chock-full of information and resources, and the more you read the more you will get a sense of my style and approach so you can decide if we might be a good fit. I invite you to click on all the tabs and drop-downs, and learn more about therapy and how it can help you with your particular struggles.


How Can I Help You?



Do the following statements resonate with you?

You are:

  • Ready for a change!
  • Curious about how to get there
  • Willing to do what it takes
  • Brave enough to be vulnerable
  • Hungry for actionable ideas to work on at home.
  • Longing for a life of meaning and joy!

Your life is missing something and maybe you’re not even quite sure what it is. You’ve lost your mojo, and you want it back!

I am:

  • Passionate about helping you create loving and meaningful relationships, and about helping you find the peace of mind that comes with self-understanding and self-acceptance. 
  • Empathic– I provide a safe space for you to tell your story, and I will listen with compassion and understanding. My office is a judgment-free zone, where you can be free to express your toughest thoughts and feelings without shame.
  • Intuitive– I will connect the dots to find the stuck places that prevent you from being who you want to be, so you can make changes where they will matter the most.
  • Straightforward–I will hold you accountable; I am not a sit and nod kind of therapist. I want you to create the change you desire, and I will keep you on-track when your old patterns and excuses start to creep back in (the way they tend to do)!

I have the education, training, and skills to help you find your authentic self, your true path, and your best relationship!

My clients:

  • Learn the skills to manage their stress and anxiety
  • Identify and change the patterns of acting and thinking that aren’t working for them.
  • Clarify their values and goals
  • Learn self-compassion
  • Create relationships that are supportive, loving and deeply connected

My clients are amazing people! They work hard, are courageous in thought and action, and love to laugh with me about the general goofy-ness of life!

Are you ready to be happier and healthier?


Let's get started!

Call me today at 323-999-1537 or email me at for a free consultation to learn more about how therapy can be a good option for you.

Or skip the phone tag and schedule your first appointment or free phone consultation right now!

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