About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of California, I have my Masters in Social Work (MSW).

Are you feeling stuck due to pain,loss and stress, finding it hard to move on? Unresolved grief & loss can be a source of constant depression and/or anxiety. I can help you work through the pain and move to a place of freedom. I work with adults of all ages with any kind of emotional pain or crisis, whether it is due to the loss of a loved one, divorce, illness, career/job loss, family conflicts, loss of connection with a close relative, immigrant/racial identity issues, or any major life transition.

Methods & Interventions: I am a solution focused therapist who uses client centered, emotionally focused, and evidence based methods like Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and affirmations. I work jointly with the client to come up with the path that works for you. My role as a therapist is to listen, increase your self awareness, and help you to get to the real source of your pain and find ways to heal it. I am extremely passionate in helping each and every one of my clients.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #76444 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Manda Selva. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by C.H. on May 22, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Manda has been a huge help to me through my grieving process and has helped a great deal with my severe anxiety and having a better understanding of how to react to my PTSD flashbacks. She is extremely easy to talk to and her mindset and attitude is relatable so it's easy to be open with her.

Written by C.A. on Apr 24, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

She was amazing! She has helped me a lot, and I am very grateful to have her helping me.

Written by C.H. on Mar 16, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Manda is a great listener and takes a very thoughtful approach to the questions she asks and feedback she gives. At first I was not very comfortable talking to a stranger but because of her personable nature, I look forward to every conversation we have. Also, I wasn't sure that therapy would even work for me but Manda has opened my eyes and mind to things from my past that have affected my future that I probably wouldn't have noticed. She's given me meditation techniques and affirmations as well as just being a great adviser and motivator. I'm very fortunate to have been paired with Manda and I'm extremely thankful for BetterHelp.

Written by R.Y. on Mar 16, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

Manda is an incredibly astute and intelligent counselor. Having visited a counselor in person in the past, Manda did a wonderful job of alleviating my skepticism for online/phone counseling with her skill and ability. She's proven to be very effective and I'm very grateful to be working with her.

I've been going through some very difficult times in life, and Manda has done a fantastic job of being there to discuss, answer questions, help me deal with the emotions I've been struggling with, and suggest ways to improve myself not only in our sessions, but online as well.

I feel she goes well above and beyond to help me, and I appreciate such a fantastic quality in a counselor. I'd highly recommend Manda to someone who is in need of help.

Written by B.R. on Feb 15, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Manda is fantastic! She really gave me a lot of insight and advice that greatly helped me. I highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by M.A. on Jan 18, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

I have had 4 video sessions with Manda and multiple online exchanges in the past month. And from that I can say -- she is outstanding. I have been in "traditional" in-person therapy before for about 7 years on and off, but this experience is very different, and overall much better.

Manda responds to my online messages very quickly, and her responses are on point every time. Moreover, she was flexible enough to squeeze me into her busy schedule for a video chat when I needed it the most.

I was terrified before our first session, as I have never done online therapy before. But surprisingly, we quickly developed rapport and I felt comfortable sharing intimate details. I was impressed how quickly Manda identified the root of my crisis problem. She empathetically listened to me and gave me the needed space. She also worked with me to develop an actionable plan. It was not prescriptive or generic, as I feared at first. In fact, it gave me a sense of control over my situation, and I felt empowered.

I highly recommend Manda and the BetterHelp platform for anyone struggling with difficult life situations that are complicated by mental health problems. Please, reach out as soon as possible and get the help that you need. It gets better.

Written by B.A. on Jan 09, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Manda is great, I would recommend her any time.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

I can say truthfully that Manda has been great at helping me figure out what's going on and thankfully she's not giving me any answers. If I were to rate her quality of helping from 1 to 10 it would for sure be a 10! Thank you Manda!

Written by J.U. on Jan 02, 2018 after therapy with Manda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Manda is very focused and direct, which helps keep us on track throughout sessions even if they become emotional or overwhelming. I've had plenty of therapy in the past, but I still have a habit of avoiding certain tough topics. Because Manda isn't afraid to broach these topics during our session, and because of her careful and considered insights, our therapy sessions have been about 75% more productive and effective than many sessions I've had in the past with different therapists. I highly recommend Manda for all of these reasons.

Written by N.G. on Dec 29, 2017 after therapy with Manda for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Manda is an insightful person. She is able to pick on things about you that are hard to find about yourself. She is a great listener and gives you hope and assurance that everything will be ok. In addition, she gives you an action plan that you both collaborate on to get you to your highest version of yourself. Her energy is vibrant, loving, and helpful.

Written by S.C. on Dec 19, 2017 after therapy with Manda for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Manda is absolutely fantastic. She is a great listener and gives very personal and well thought-out advice.

Work with me!