Manali  Deolalkar
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Manali Deolalkar


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
California Accepting Online
North Beach Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Work stress
  • Women's issues
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Manali Deolalkar identifies herself as a South Asian woman and a therapist of color who aims to create space for clients to support their mental health well-being. Her practice is rooted in building self-awareness, curiosity and self-compassion.

Using a combination of relational and psychodynamic therapy, Manali supports her clients to bring about awareness into their childhood experiences, relationship with their caregivers and attachment patterns that play a role in their present world. Additionally, Manali is also trained in utilising a range of evidence based approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to bring awareness into our thoughts and emotions. Manali aims to support her clients to accept thoughts and emotions without judgement and explore ways to cope with them.

As a South Asian women, Manali understands the stigma associated with seeking help in certain cultures and the courage that it takes to start caring for your mental health. Her own experience with low self esteem has motivated her to understand and work with clients to heal their critical inner voices and help them gain resilience and balance.

Message to clients

I think of myself as a thought partner with you. My first goal in therapy is to build our therapeutic relationship, so that we hold trust in going into deeper, more vulnerable parts of us. My clients describe my approach to be gentle, caring and collaborative. I take into account your life experiences, cultural background and your goals, to be able to tailor therapy that meets your need. I believe informed consent is a continuous process of therapy as we continue to find what’s best suited for you. We all have the strength to show up for ourselves when we have a safe space to feel listened to.


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

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

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Manali Deolalkar 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)


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 9-5 pm
  • Tue 9-5 pm
  • Wed 9-5 pm
  • Thu 9-5 pm
  • Fri 9-5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

North Beach practice
690 chestnut street, San Francisco , California 94133
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 5 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Lyra Health, BCT Therapist, 2022 - Present
Well Clinic, Psychotherapist , 2020 - 2022
Hope Program, Associate clinician , 2019 - 2021

Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.M in Mental Health Counselling, 2019
Nottingham Trent University, MSc. in Psychology, 2016


California: 10906