Guest Profile

Dr. Carla Marie Manly

As a psychologist, author, and advocate based in Sonoma County, California, Dr. Manly is passionate about helping others create the lives of their dreams. Dr. Manly believes there's no topic too big or small to address head-on. From offering guidance for relationships, sexuality, work, and communication issues to providing tools for healing stress, anxiety, and depression, Dr. Manly finds it a pleasure to offer insights on even the most challenging topics.

Focusing on overall health and optimal wellness, she also skillfully promotes mindfulness, stress reduction, fitness, health, and self-care. With a direct and honest approach--plus a dose of humor—Dr. Manly enjoys supporting others through the ever-evolving journey of life.


An award-winning author, Dr. Manly’s books, The Joy of Imperfect Love, Date Smart, Joy from Fear, and Aging Joyfully highlight her empowering approach and profoundexpertise.  Host of the captivating podcast, Imperfect Love, Dr. Manly offers uplifting guidance on navigating the messy road of life.  Her expertise is also regularly cited in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Forbes, Oprah, Newsweek, NBC, HuffPost, Reader’s Digest, Psychology Today, Parade, GQ, Women’s Health, Architectural Digest,

Men’s Health, and more.