Ananta Lakshmi Manasa Chitluri
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Ananta Lakshmi Manasa Chitluri

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Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
Durham, Historic Oakwood Accepting In-person
Updated August 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Couples Counseling

Professional statement

Education & Expertise:

Meet Manasa Chitluri, a Licensed Counselor specializing in providing psycho-education & skills based counseling for individuals ADHD and working with individuals who have a history of high achievement, and who struggle with balancing this need to achieve with a desire to live a whole, authentic life.

Manasa earned a Master's degree from North Carolina State University and practices from the perspective of client-as-expert. She brings unconditional positive regard into each session and regularly checks in with clients to ensure they're feeling comfortable with their progression towards their goals, adjusting therapy direction accordingly.

Approach & Clientele:

Her approach includes reflecting on clients' families of origin and how early relationships impact who they are as adults and within interpersonal relationships. She encourages clients to reflect on the intricacies of relationships and how these intricate relationships have their own set of values, belief systems, and perspectives, all of which have an impact on their healing process.

Manasa works with both individuals and couples- her clients typically face major life transitions, anxiety, and relationship conflicts with their loved ones.

Clients will identify personal situations or thought patterns that can lead to unhelpful emotional responses. Clients learn to integrate emotion and reason, developing a "wise" mind that aims to increase their capacity for growth and understanding of the self. Through her psycho-education & skills based counseling sessions, Manasa teaches clients coping skills that allow their minds to function naturally and provides education on how ADHD works. This is especially helpful for those who feel a high amount of pressure to succeed, despite the challenges that come with neurodiversity.

As a client-centered therapist, Manasa offers a supportive and compassionate environment to help clients adjust to new ways of living and deepen their connection with those around them.


Message to clients

I am grateful that your journey brought you here today.

In your life, you are the expert. Alongside that, I hope to provide a neutral space where you can challenge and confront beliefs that are no longer serving you, set and communicate boundaries with others, and build coping mechanisms to help you walk through life with intention. As your co-collaborator in therapy, I accept you as you are and strive to provide you with unconditional positive regard in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space.

I am passionate about matters of the mind, body, & spirit, and integrate principles of yoga into my every day life- these principles also encompass mind, body, & spirit and guide my professional endeavors as well.

I am intentional about challenging systems existing systems of inequity, empowering myself and others to work toward deconstructing, decolonizing, and dismantling oppressive models that do not work to serve with disenfranchised communities and marginalized identities at the forefront of their work.

Visit my website, complete the consultation questionnaire, and schedule a complimentary 20 minute consultation session with me. We all want to be heard, and I am here to listen.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

ADHD Coaching - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Life Coaching - Identifying goals and implementing strategies to work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals and build a balanced life - one to look forward to, not run away from

Couples Counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Ananta Lakshmi Chitluri is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $180 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (90min)
  • Shorter Individual Session: $125 (45min)
  • Shorter Couples Session: $165 (75min)
  • Couples Intake: $200 (90min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am part of both the Loveland Foundation, which offers vouchers for women, girls, and non-binary individuals that identify as Black and are over the age of 18, as well as the Lotus Fund, dedicated to provided therapy vouchers for individuals who identify as Asian or Asian-American.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Durham practice
411 W Chapel Hill Street, Suite C2, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 1 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Historic Oakwood practice
219 S East Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tue 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wed 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thu 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Fri 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

New Perspective Wellness, Owner, 2020 - Present

North Carolina State University , Master in Education , 2018


Licensure

North Carolina: 14460


Languages

English

Telugu