Luisa  Mancera

Luisa Mancera


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
East Oakland Waitlist In-person
Updated April 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Are you sick and tired of feeling stuck, anxious, and unhappy? You're not alone. My name is Luisa and I specialize in helping couples and individuals who are struggling with these same issues. When my clients first come to me, they typically feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to deal. Our work together brings a greater sense of confidence and clarity about how to move forward in their lives. My bi-cultural upbringing shaped my unique perspective and gave me a deep understanding of how cultural and identity issues impact an individual.

Using an integrative heart-mind-body approach, I help clients reach their unique goals, which often include things like better relationships, improved self-esteem, and a more fulfilling career. My work is rooted in curiosity, compassion, and a deep understanding of the human psyche.

Message to clients

If you're ready to take the first step towards creating the life you want, I encourage you to reach out to me for a quick phone consultation. If it feels like a good fit, we can schedule our first session and get started. Let's work together to achieve your goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.


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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Luisa Mancera 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I offer a handful of sliding scaled, income-based spots to clients who need a reduced fee.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

East Oakland practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 6pm
  • Tue 9am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 6pm
  • Thu 9am - 6pm
  • Fri 9am - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Church Street Integral Counseling Center, Trainee, 2022 - 2022

California Institute of Integral Studies, Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2022


California: 138529