Years in Practice

10 years +


Chicago IL 60657 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

My state/province only


Other, please inquire

I Believe

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

About Manisha Dayal

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.


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