Sherly Khodadad, MS, LMFT (310)479-8255
Sherly Khodadad, MS, LMFT (310)479-8255 

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Sherly Khodadad, MS, LMFT's employees are highly professional, experienced and dedicated to client's welfare.

Manika Yadav, MA, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist


Manika Yadav, MA, AMFT  has completed her masters in Clinical Psychology from Eisner Institute of Professional Studies, Encino, Calfornia and has earned her Marriage & Family Associate Licensure.  She has gained practical knowledge while working as a Primary Counselor, as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist for Center for Discovery, Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation Center, Pacific Place. Using evidenced-based interventions she has addressed biopsychosocial needs of the clients to restore their optimum social, mental and physical well being (within their capacity). Along with individual, family and group sessions she facilitated yoga  & spirituality groups.

Prior to her move to United States in 2015,  Manika had desire to create a healthy, pleasant and loving community which drew her towards studying the science of life - Ayurveda and its sister science Yoga. She is a post graduate, Ayurvedic Doctor from India.  She had completed the Bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra and Master’s Degree in Ayurveda from SDM College and Research Centre of Excellence, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka.   Adding to her extensive studies, she is also an Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher from one of the most refined and oldest school of Yoga in the world, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai. 
Manika's Eastern time-tested wisdom with Western evidenced based treatment modalities has given her understanding in regard to the psycho-emotional roots to health and disease. 
Manika Yadav, MA, AMFT statement:
" I welcome you in the journey of healing and personal transformation from a wholistic approach of mind, body, & emotions. This may allow you to free yourself from belief systems, thought patterns and habits that seem to be not working anymore and adversely influencing health, relationships, personal growth and inner peace. Stuck or repressed emotions feed into anxiety, depression, or anger disrupting one’s mental, physical and social well-being. I work collaboratively in the session with you towards self-actualization & emotional fulfillment.  My hope is to provide a safe space to cultivate awareness.  
My practice is based on system’s approach that focuses on treating the whole person keeping the surrounding in mind. Utilizing evidenced-based interventions/protocols I work with individuals to address issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, addiction, trauma, and personal growth-related concerns. I consider every individual as a whole and unique identity, hence, understanding clients worldview and working in collaboration with them to establish goals and treatment plans is an integral part of my practice. 
I apply from various orientations and trainings as CBT, solution focused brief therapy, Gestalt therapy and Existential therapy to help you manage emotional discomfort and with confidence & resilience."


Manika Yadav is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 110386) working under the license & supervision of  Sherly Khodadad, MS, LMFT. 


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