Dhanya Murali

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC

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Dhanya Murali

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
2716 Ocean Park Boulevard
Suite 3075
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(818) 647-9256

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Additional Location

Teletherapy Only
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(818) 647-9256
Announcement icon Client health and wellbeing is my main concern. I am conducting telehealth sessions only at this time.
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
I work with children (6+), teens, adults, and aging adults. I use evidence-based techniques and modalities such as CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, play/art, mindfulness, and existential therapies. I feel connected working with South Asian populations, cross-generational cultural conflict, and related traumas. I can also provide therapy in Tamil & Telugu.
I am currently offering teletherapy only, however will return to meeting in person at the Santa Monica office in the future. I am happy to provide a free 15 minute phone consultation to determine if we are a good fit. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and am looking forward to the journey we will take together!
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • All OUT of Network Only
  • All Plans Out of Network
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Concierge Out of Network
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • MultiPlan
  • OUT of Network Only
  • Optum
  • PPO Plans Only OON
  • Special insurance billing
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Concierge billing for all OUT of Network PPO plans. We will verify benefits, file claims, follow up, and ensure you get paid. No Superbill
Email me or call (818) 647-9256 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 8122
  • School: University of San Diego
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Anna Major
  • Supervisor License: California / 98441

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Christ University, India / BA
  • Year graduated: 2017

Location

Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
2716 Ocean Park Boulevard
Suite 3075
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(818) 647-9256
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Teletherapy Only
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(818) 647-9256
Specialties
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Identity Issues
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial/Ethnic Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Tamil and Telugu
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021
Dhanya Murali, MA, APCC, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Santa Monica
Dhanya Murali

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC