Vesal  Vakili
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Vesal Vakili


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Bliss Psychotherapy Accepting In-person
Updated February 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Dr. Vesal Vakili holds a Doctorate in Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She is experienced in providing evidence-based therapies including Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance, Schema Therapy, and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Dr. Vakili mostly works with individuals, couples and families who are overwhelmed and are experiencing stress, burnout, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, and, offers tools and coping mechanisms to overcome these life challenges.

She also has extensive experience in working with individuals with panic disorder and agorophobia who are having a hard time functioning on a daily basis and provides specific tools to help clients regulate their emotions and take back control of their lives.

Dr. Vakili has experience in working with families with special needs children ( ADHD, Autism, Etc.), who are experiencing challenging behaviors, and offers "Parent Management Training" (PMT), which focuses on helping parents develop and strengthen their skills, to reduce challenging behaviors in their child (e.g., aggression, defiance) and improve their communication and relationship with their child and improve their child’s level of functioning and bring peace back to their household.

Message to clients

I views therapy as a shared and collaborative journey and I truly feel privileged and honored to walk the therapeutic path with couples, individuals and families and work towards creating the desired change.

I am passionate and dedicated to create a safe space for my clients and provide tools and coping mechsnism to help clients overcome emotional pain and suffering, and begin the journey of healing, self-discovery, embracing change and fulfillment.

I recognize that it takes tremendous strength, commitment and courage to engage in therapy, and I feel it is my highest duty to provide the best possible care to all of my clients and assist as they improve the quality of their lives.

"As you start to walk on the way, the way appears". Rumi


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Vesal Vakili 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $60 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (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
  • Check
  • 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
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • 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 9 am to 5 pm
  • Tue 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wed 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thu 9 am to 5 pm
  • Fri 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Bliss Psychotherapy practice
West Tower, 5000 Birch St , Suite 3000, Newport Beach, California 92660
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 - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Self-Employed, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present


California: 113868




Therapy Groups

Vesal  Vakili
Anxiety /Stress Management Group for Teens

Anxiety /Stress Management Group for Teens