Hi, I’m Avni Panchal, LCSW
I provide individual and couples’ counseling for people of various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco.
I help people who struggle with self-doubt who often wonder if they are making good decisions. Through cultural sensitivity and empathic listening, I provide a space to fully be yourself without judgement.
If You Feel Confused or Uncertain, I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone
Feeling confused and uncertain can be normal when you go through big changes in life.
Perhaps you feel overwhelmed with everything that’s going on. You may be feeling:
- Sad on a regular basis
- Stuck, scared, or hopeless
- Worried about making life decisions
If feeling ashamed, sad, stuck, or worried are affecting your ability to live your life, then it may be time to get therapy.
It’s Possible To Start Feeling Better and Find Practical Ways to Overcome Everyday Challenges.
As your therapist, I will help you find ways to be authentic and genuine with yourself and others.
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 relationship beginnings and ends, coped with work-related stress, and have made many tough career-related decisions. I understand how stress can increase anxiety, confusion, worry, 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 recognize strength and increase resilience.
There Are Many Benefits To Individual and Couples’ Counseling.
Individual and couples’ counseling can successfully help you with “Feeling stuck,” “worrying all the time,” “not feeling good enough,” “feeling sad and hurt”. It can help you:
- gain confidence in your ability to handle challenges
- improve your relationship with others
- get in touch with who you really are and caring for yourself
- learn how to cope through fears and insecurities
These are a few of the ways therapy can help.
A Little About My Professional Background
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.
Take a step towards a more healthy, successful and fulfilling life.
Therapy can help you find practical ways to overcome challenges in your daily life. Let’s talk about how I can help.