Explore your mind

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life.

- Eckhart Tolle







  • Individual Coaching
  • Couples Coaching
  • Parent and Teen Coaching
  • Teen Transitions
  • Coping Skills
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Self-Esteem
  • Customized Mindful Kid and Teen Workshops
  • Mindfulness Training for Sports Teams
  • Stress and Anxiety Reduction
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Prenatal, Pregnancy, postpartum
  • Parenting and Teacher Workshops
  • Post Divorce Adjustment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Men's/Women's Issues
  • Empowerment Training

Dr. Lisa Manuelian

 Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Consultant & Workshop Leader

Dr. Lisa Manuelian currently operates a coaching and consulting practice in Sierra Madre California, working with individuals, couples, families and youth where she carefully individualizes the life coaching process for each client based on their needs. She specializes in assisting others in reaching their goals and moving to their next level of personal growth. Common areas that Dr. Manuelian works with clients on are: life transitions, managing emotional triggers, motivation, coping skills, managing anxiety and depression, personal development, career planning and development, health/fitness and self-care, family and parenting issues, relationships and intimacy, and a variety of other areas. In her work she integrates evidence based and mindfulness-meditation approaches. Dr. Manuelian focuses on the present and the future, and tends to be action-oriented, sharply focused on change and results-driven.

Dr. Manuelian received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical training in rehabilitation and neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Northridge Hospital Medical Center, neuropsychology/rehabilitation programs. Dr. Manuelian further specialized her practice through extensive pre and post doctoral training in geriatric neuropsychology where she worked extensively with the older adult & geriatric population in nursing home settings conducting neuropsychological assessment, brief psychotherapy, behavioral modification, memory and cognitive remediation training. She also worked as a diversity consultant conducting diversity trainings/workshops and program development.

Her diverse professional experiences range from a program director of a teen residential treatment facility to being an adjunct professor for the past 8 years in multiple graduate-level programs. Though she works with a broad range of clients, she has specific expertise in areas of perinatal health working with women and their partners. She serves on the board of a nonprofit organization that provides preventive educational programs for expectant mothers, their children and families. Dr. Manuelian also has significant experience working with teen boys and men of all ages, backgrounds and diagnosis.

Dr. Manuelian guides people to successfully make changes in their lives, navigate life transitions and create work/life balance. She is fluent and provides services in both English and Armenian.




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Professional Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Parenting Styles and Learning

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:45-8:30 PM

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and describe the 4 traditionally defined parenting styles.
  • Identify and describe 5 modern parenting philosophies based on high-level awareness.
  • Discuss the impact of each parenting style on learning and academic performance.
  • Apply practical tools to become a more aware parent the moment you get home from this event.

Shakeh Haroutiounian, M.Ed. & Dr. Lisa Manuelian
Women's City Club of Pasadena
160 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101



Summer of Effortless Learning


Sierra Madre, CA | Roots for Wellness Center
Monday, May 23, 2016 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

While sipping on some wine, parents of toddlers to teens will gain tools to turn ANY experience into a learning experience.


Peaceful Kids in Action


Sierra Madre, CA | Roots for Wellness Center
Monday, April 11, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

Sip on wine and learn how to help your children feel less anxious, feel more at peace, and be able to concentrate with ease, even when the family is super busy.


Peaceful Parenting in Action


Sierra Madre, CA | Roots for Wellness Center
Monday, February 29, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

No more yelling. Less exhausting days. Happier school nights. Less anxiety. Better communication. Sip on a glass of wine and acquire new tools to support your children in growing into emotionally healthy and happy individuals.

Dr. Lisa Manuelian

Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Consultant & Workshop Leader