Lia Mancao, a licensed clinical social worker based in Los Angeles, CA, holds a master’s in social work from the University of Southern California. As the owner of a group practice and a dedicated writer, Lia actively serves on the mental health advisory boards for Seek Her and POPSUGAR, advocating for mental wellness. In addition to her work as a therapist, she conducts corporate wellness workshops, guiding individuals through the intricacies of work-life balance.

In her therapeutic practice, Lia assists clients in making connections from the past to the present, offering coping skills to enhance symptoms and interpersonal relationships. Her approach combines psychodynamic modalities, cognitive behavior therapy, and EMDR, tailored to individual needs. Additionally, Lia’s insightful contributions span various publications including Vogue, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, The Knot, and other outlets, addressing mental health, relationships, and self-esteem.