Welcome To The Team: Dhanya Murali, APCC



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!


Dhanya is currently accepting online clients. To learn more about her schedule and availability, please call/ text/ email her at 424-254-8018; Dhanya@pacificmft.com.


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