I'm Dr. Sue Mandel, and welcome to my Therapy & Life Coaching site

We all want to want to make sense of our lives; to have meaning, to belong, find inner peace, and have secure, loving relationships. Maybe you've had parts of this picture in the past, or feel that it has eluded you altogether. The point is you want it now, and are looking for the right person to help you achieve your goals.

I am a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Professional Life Coach with a private practice in Los Angeles. For over 30 years I've been helping individuals, parents, children, and couples communicate, resolve conflicts, improve relationships, and work through issues that have kept them stuck in their lives. I also specialize in working with individuals who struggle with dating and other issues of finding and maintaining a healthy, satisfying love relationship.

You've probably tried many things on your own with varying degrees of success. But if you're at point where you no longer want to go it alone let's chat. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to see if I might be the right person for you.

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About Dr. Sue

Dr. Sue Mandel is a Los Angeles-based licensed marriage and family therapist with a Ph.D. in clinical child psychology. Dr. Sue has a relational and psychobiological approach to therapy, utilizing concepts from developmental psychology, mindfulness, and attachment theory.


Dr. Sue believes in education along with therapy so that her clients can become more empowered in their own therapy process.

Dr. Sue has a relational and psychobiological approach to therapy, utilizing concepts from early development, insight therapy, mindfulness, and attachment theory. Her goal is to help her clients make sense of their lives, and move past the barriers that have blocked them from having a happier, more fulfilling life.


Dr. Sue Mandel offers a wide range of therapy services from her Encino, CA office. Specialties include individual adult psychotherapy, singles 40 and over pursuing successful romantic relationships, and psychotherapy for children up to 10 years of age.


Individual & couple psychotherapy

Psychotherapy for children and young adults

Parenting guidance for parents of infants through adolescents to ensure that their children develop a healthy sense of self, interpersonal skills, self-regulation, and attachment security

Life Coaching 


Recommended reading and resources from Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Sue Mandel, Ph.D.





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