Mania  Hekmati

Mania Hekmati

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated December 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Women's mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Mania Hekmati is a psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience and advanced training. She works with adults and couples in dealing with a variety of issues such as, relationship issues, women's issues and life transitions.

Dr. Hekmati offers a warm and confidential environment where you can clarify what is happening in your life, and to receive help to choose a path of deeper satisfaction and emotional security. Dr. Hekmati utilizes humanistic, psychodynamic, Jungian and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques geared towards each client's unique needs. She looks forward to working with you.

Message to clients

There is a natural tendency toward growth, a desire to be more of ourselves and to enjoy the things we do. For many, that curiosity and vitality has been restricted or shut down. This may lead to feeling depressed, like nothing will change for you. Or anxious, it will only get worse. Or perhaps you sense things could be different and are frustrated, not knowing how to access that new way of being. Psychotherapy is a process through which you can understand how these feelings have come about and how to access your natural tendency toward wellness.


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

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

Women's mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed


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 10:00am-6:PM
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2003 - Present
Children's Institute Inc, Therapist, 2004 - 2010
Chrysalis, Women's Empowerment Coordinator, Group Facilitation Specialist, 1998 - 2003
Valley Community Clinic, Therapist, 200

Marriage and Family Therapy, PsyD, California Graduate Institute, 2005
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A., California Graduate Institute, 1993
Azusa Pacific University, B.A., 1983