Johneen M. Manno

Johneen M. Manno, LPCCEarly Intervention Specialist


  • California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC 5727
  • Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor LPC C1734
  • BA, Communications, CSU Fullerton, CA
  • MA, Interdisciplinary Studies: Human Sciences, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR


Pronouns: She/Her

Specializes in:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Quality of Life Therapy
  • Substance Use Concerns

Fun Facts:

I love nearly all sports, both as a participant and observer. I have speed skated, done biking events, a marathon, and a sprint triathlon. Growing up and in college, I casually skateboarded. I also love animals, and have a ferocious Lionhead rabbit who charges after my Lab regularly.


Johneen Manno was born and raised in San Diego County by second generation Italian American parents who spoke both English and Sicilian in the home. She identifies with that culture, particularly the importance of extended family and community (not to mention food!) In high school, she switched schools to attend one that was more diverse and inclusive. Then, she was the first sibling to attend college.

Ms. Manno’s education as an undergraduate was in the California State University system, having attended both CSU Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona. She majored in Communications. Then after a career in marketing communications, Ms. Manno returned to school to learn more about careers that helped others in marginalized populations and others who were struggling with transitional times in their lives. She obtained an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies specifically focused on the Human Sciences. In that degree inclusivity, whole systems theory, and looking at life struggles through multiple lenses created the foundation for her future career in Counseling. A second M.A. in Counseling Psychology led to her licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

Initially licensed in Oregon in 2005, Ms. Manno did Practicums in grief and loss, including hospice work, and work with adolescents and young adults who had mental health challenges. Eventually, she opened her own practice that worked with clients reentering society after probation and parole.   Ms. Manno taught as adjunct faculty in colleges and universities throughout her counseling career, and always wanted to bring her work to the college campus. Cal Poly SLO is the second university where she has counseled students to become empowered, mentally healthy, and have their identified values direct their life goals.  

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