Dr. Manisha Dayal - Psychologist, Counselor/Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Speaker/Presenter - Chicago , IL
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Dr. Manisha Dayal (PsyD)


Contact information

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Phone 773-880-1390

Fax: 773-733-4638

1300 W. Belmont #407

Chicago , IL Show on map

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Direct,” “empathic,” “non-judgmental,” and “gentle” is how clients describe my approach.  With respect, care, and guidance toward empowerment, my expertise is working with couples and families navigating relationship obstacles, adult/child survivors of sexual abuse, LGBTQ clients, women of color, South-Asian clients, and a variety of clients from all walks of life, struggling with a multitude of life challenges.

I believe that trust and comfort are the foundation of each client/practitioner relationship. This journey, which begins with what I know as a very difficult first step, is about you.  Right here and now, is your chance to begin to enjoy a life that is more satisfying.  Throughout this journey, I remain 100% present with you as a facilitator and guide, starting with respect and compassion for your unique experiences through the achievement of your specific goals.  In my 15+-years in practice, I have been committed to working with people from a variety of ethnic groups, socio-economic conditions, and life situations, families and couples. I have completed Gottman Level 1-3 training which relies on the most intensive and long-term study of why marriages succeed or fail. I have also found that in addition to couples therapy, family therapy is an important component to my work with clients and I have seen very effective results in my practice in bridging the relationship gaps between family members. I also work with individuals struggling with cross-cultural issues, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress, childhood sexual trauma, infertility, and other issues related to how mental health impacts the physical self.


The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

My intention in work and life is to make a difference in the lives of others and ultimately a difference in the world. I love what I do and there is nothing that I teach clients that I don't already incorporate in my life. My gifts include compassion, keen intuition, humor and humility because I believe that all of these are essential to promote growth and change. I’ve worked in the field of mental health for over twenty years and have learned so much from my clients, and continue to do so every day. What I have learned from the myriad of experiences is that each of life's challenges, every obstacle in our lives, is an opportunity for growth. My clients bring me profound joy, and they make me feel alive. I celebrate their success as it were my own and guide them through those difficult transitions with compassion and dignity. Seeing my clients prosper is one of the reasons why I have dedicated my life to the field of mental health. Together, collaboratively and with my clients' permission, we are able to weather through many a storm together.

Dr. Manisha Dayal

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Dr. Manisha Dayal

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Sliding Scale:


Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Dr. Manisha Dayal

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Couples/Marital Issues

Multicultural Concerns

Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma



Time in Practice:

10 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:



Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage Educator

Marriage/Couples Counselor


I offer my services:

At my office


By Email

Via Skype

I am fluent in:

Other, please inquire

Licence information:

Expiration 2/9/14
Number 071005780

Articles by Dr. Manisha Dayal
Parenting: How To Let Go When Your Kid Grows Up

A Mom's Biggest Struggle: Letting Go When Your Kid Grows Up

I knew I would have to let my little boy grow up — I just didn't expect it so soon.


What's Up with Sexualized Clothing for Girls?

When my daughter was in first grade, I was at a department store buying some pants for my ...


"You Look Like Sharon Stone"

When I was in graduate school one of my fellow students told me at a social gathering that I ...

Hand Shake

Gandhi vs. ET

With all of the recent incidents of bullying, I am recollecting some of my own experiences of ...


Are We Raising Bystanders?

Recently several incidents have occurred in the media and to people whom I know and it is ...

Dr. Manisha Dayal

All Specialties

Abandonment, Aging & Geriatric Issues, Anxiety Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Control Issues, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Deception, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Empowering Men, Empowering Women, Emptiness, Engagement, Family Support, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Health/Wellness, Infertility, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Transitions, Marriage, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Swings, Multicultural Concerns, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Self-Esteem, Spiritual, Stress Management, Suicide, Trust Issues, Wellness, Workplace Issues, Worry