I’m Avni Panchal, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, California.

Avni Panchal, Stress Therapist in San Francisco

I help young professionals and people of color manage stress and self-doubt.

If You Feel Stress, Worry or Uncertainty, I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone.

The self-doubt is exhausting. You are tired of second-guessing and wondering if you are making good decisions. You are worried people won’t accept you, don’t feel in control of your life, and don’t know how to change it. Sometimes you find yourself feeling annoyed, irritable, or unmotivated for no particular reason. You feel stress at work, home, even around peers sometimes. You are tired of feeling this way. You feel stuck. You recognize that something needs to change, even if you don’t know what that something is.

It’s Possible To Start Feeling Better and Find Practical Ways to Overcome Everyday Challenges.

You want to feel confident and in control of your life. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin and show up everyday as your whole self. You don’t want your fears and insecurities to prohibit you from going after what you really want. You want to face challenges head-on, confident that even if you don’t know what to do, you can figure it out.

Take a step towards a more healthy, successful and fulfilling life.

I am eager to help you move forward with your life. As your therapist, I can help you increase confidence and overcome challenges in your daily life. I want to learn more about you so we can discuss strategies to help you feel better. Let’s talk about how I can help. Please reach out so we can talk about next steps.

A Little About My Background

I experienced many big changes in life. As a teenager, I immigrated to the United States and learned to navigate cultural issues as a person of color. In addition, I managed family and cultural dynamics, coped with work-related stress, and made many tough career-related decisions. I understand how stress can increase anxiety, confusion, hurt, and anger. I know how hard life can be when facing these challenges. More importantly, I also know these issues are manageable and allow us to recognize strength and increase resiliency. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with Minors in both Child Development and Humanities. Afterwards, I received my Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, I have worked in both the public and private sector as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW # 73399) in the state of California. I really enjoy working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.


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