Moriah N Manning
She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Moriah Manning is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Art Therapist located in California. Moriah is passionate about her work with children and families, bringing years of experience to her practice. Her expertise extends to supporting neurodiverse individuals, both children and adults, who grapple with a range of challenges, including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ODD, OPD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral and executive functioning deficits, as well as struggles with self-regulation, depression, grief, and trauma.
Moriah's skillset encompasses various areas, including emotional processing, self-regulation, and life skill development. She finds particular joy in collaborating with children, individuals, and families who embrace art therapy as a pathway to expression and healing.
Art therapy, in Moriah's approach, serves as a powerful tool for clients to communicate emotions that might be difficult to articulate through words alone, especially when emotions are intricate and layered. Additionally, Moriah integrates concepts from psychodynamic and systems theories, enhancing her clients' understanding of their thoughts and emotions and foster self-regulation and self-advocacy. Moriah emphasizes the significance of comprehending oneself within the context of their surroundings. Clients under her guidance also gain insights into the influence of their thoughts on their emotional responses.
Moriah's therapeutic style is centered around her clients, grounded in active listening to fully grasp their concerns and needs in the present moment. Her sessions exude warmth and trust, creating an environment where clients feel secure and empowered as they engage in the therapeutic process.
Should you choose to work with Moriah, you can expect a dedicated and empathetic therapist who is committed to your journey of growth and healing.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Years of Experience: 12 years
The Help Group Summit View West, Culver City, CA, School-Based Therapist, 2015 - 2022
Center for the Developing Mind, Los Angeles, CA , Therapist, 2013 - 2019
Libertana Home Health- Partners For Children pediatric palliative care, Lead Expressive Therapist , 2013 - 2016
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, Masters Degree in Marital and Family Therapy, Specialization in Clinical Art Psychotherapy, 2012