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Emerging Adults/ Aging Adults



Body Image Issues

Self Esteem

Life Transitions

Ethnic/Racial Issues


Cross-generational Cultural Conflict 

Childhood Trauma/Trauma/PTSD


Coping & Self care

Tamil & Telugu Speaking

DHANYA MURALI              

CA Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #8122

Under the supervision of Anna Major LMFT #98441

Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish you could 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 are facing. As your emotional tour guide, I will bring your awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I am easy to talk to and make my 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. South Asian populations, trauma, cultural/racial concerns, interracial conflict, & cross-generational cultural conflict are areas in which I have both experience and great passion. Being brought up in the US and India, I am lucky to have had my own multicultural experience and value the importance of working within a culturally humble approach. 


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!



San Diego University, San Diego, CA

Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mobile: 424-254-8018

Main Office: 310-612-2998 

Office Fax: 424-600-7150



Anywhere in California

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