Manny  Romero
Zencare Vetted

Manny Romero

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
San Clemente Accepting In-person
Updated February 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

In the realm of therapeutic expertise, Manny emerges as a dedicated guide for men aged 25-35 seeking to transform their relationship struggles into profound connections. With a keen understanding of the complexities faced by this demographic, Manny tailors his approach to resonate specifically with individuals navigating the intricate landscape of relationships.

At the heart of Manny's practice lies an unwavering commitment to empowering his clients. His therapeutic approach is grounded in the principles of emotion-focused strategies, aimed at cultivating authenticity and emotional awareness. With an emphasis on fostering deep connections, Manny believes that the journey towards personal and interpersonal growth begins with recognizing and harnessing one's emotional landscape. This approach resonates particularly with men within the vibrant tapestry of the Latino culture, as Manny brings a unique blend of cultural insight and therapeutic expertise to his sessions.

With a solid foundation in marriage and family dynamics and years of practical experience, Manny brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice. He holds a Masters from Chapman University], and his expertise is further enriched by continuous professional development in the field. Manny is not only an accomplished therapist but a compassionate guide who has walked a similar path of transformation. His personal journey, coupled with his comprehensive understanding of human behavior and relationships, equips him to connect deeply with his clients and guide them towards lasting change.

Dedicated, compassionate, and culturally attuned, Manny stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking to rewrite their narratives. Through his therapy sessions, he offers a safe and supportive space for men to navigate their challenges, rebuild trust, and create authentic, lasting connections. With Manny as your guide, you'll embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth and fulfilling relationships.

Message to clients

Hello there,

If you're considering embarking on this journey of transformation with me, there are a few things I'd like you to know. First and foremost, I want you to understand that you're not alone. I've been in your shoes, grappling with trust issues, seeking authentic connections, and striving for growth. It's this very experience that drives my passion to guide you through similar challenges.

My hope for you is to realize that the path towards change is not only possible but also incredibly rewarding. As we embark on this journey together, my commitment is to provide a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your emotions, rewrite your narrative, and uncover the authentic, empowered version of yourself. Through our work, you'll gain the tools to navigate your struggles, rebuild trust, and create lasting connections.

I invite you to take the first step towards a brighter future by scheduling a free 20-minute consultation. It's an opportunity for us to connect, discuss your goals, and determine how I can support you on your path towards personal and interpersonal growth. Remember, you have the power to rewrite your story, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way.

With warmth and support,

Manny Romero


Anxiety - Relationship anxiety, insecurity and self-doubt. I also help people overcome the fear of rejection.

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, building confidence and self-worth, and nurturing healthy boundaries.

Trauma - Help you understand relationship insecurity and where it comes from by exploring past experiences and beliefs that lead to self-doubt.


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


  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

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

My fee ranges from $100-250, depending on the service you opt-in for. Feel free to reach out to get a detailed breakdown of all my services and the price-ranges.


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-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-9pm
  • Fri 9am-9pm
  • Sat 9am-12pm
  • Sun 12pm-3pm

San Clemente practice
1000 Calles Amanecer, San Clemente, California 92673
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-8pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Irvine Unified School District, Mental Health Specialist, 2019 - 2021
Hoag Hospital, Family Therapist, 2016 - 2019

Chapman University, Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2017
University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, 2013


California: 112844




Client testimonials

"Manny is a great listener and really helped me feel comfortable to express myself and talk about my current situation. He also made it very easy to understand the therapy process and future goals."
- Zencare client • August 2023