TESTIMONIALS
It is through the eyes of my clients and fellow professionals that you might have the best glimpse into my abilities, approach, and the quality of my practice. The testimonials offered by my clients will offer you insight into how my clients have benefitted from working with me. In reading personal recommendations from active clinicians in the field of psychotherapy, you will have a sense of how other professionals view me and my practice. I hope the brief "snapshots" offered by the testimonials bring the nature of my practice alive for you.

Testimonials from Fellow Clinicians


"Change and direction with heart and soul; the perfect combination. I highly recommend Dr. Carla Marie Manly."

- Gary Groth-Marnat, Ph.D., ABPP



"What makes Dr. Manly an extraordinary therapist is her ability to take clients to the core of their issues while providing nurturance and sensitivity throughout the client's personal journey. She is able to skillfully challenge her clients-to help them confront the obstacles that are in their way-thereby allowing her clients to let go of problematic defenses. By actually accompanying her clients on their journeys, Dr. Manly provides the safety that is necessary in facing vital personal issues. It is rare to find a therapist with the depth of clarity and sensitivity that Dr. Manly brings to her work."

- Denise L. Wagner, PsyD, LCSW


"It has been determined that the essential and necessary conditions for effective psychotherapy are empathy, unconditional love, compassion, and integrity. Having known Dr. Manly for several years, I have observed her magnificent capacity for exemplifying these attributes in her personal and professional life. One can be assured that they will experience these--and more--and be transformed by the soulful qualities of her being."

- Richard J. Kelliher, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Director, A Center for Cognitive Therapy Core Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute







"I have had the extraordinary pleasure of working with Dr. Carla Marie Manly in various capacities since 2005. Dr. Manly is an extremely responsible, hardworking, and conscientious individual. She brings a unique quality and dedication to her work. She possesses excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills. She has a tremendous ability to join well with others and work collaboratively to accomplish systemic goals. Her integrity and good character are evident in her acts of encouragement and support. Her grace in facing challenges is inspiring."

- Orchid Daneshmand Johnson, MFT