She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
All the sessions are virtual and by appointment only.
Avni Panchal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who runs a virtual practice and offers therapy and coaching to individuals and couples. Ms. Panchal also offers training and consulting and works with organizations who are looking to shift their work culture with racial equity and inclusive lens. In therapy, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused Therapy with Mindfulness and Coaching. For couples, she utilize Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy that are evidence based in helping couples improve their relationships. Her approach is strength-based and client centered putting you in the driver’s seat. Ms. Panchal strives to create both a brave and safe space that is non-judgmental and strength-based so you can openly share your thoughts and feelings. Together, we can help you get to a place where there is less self-doubt and judgement and more compassion, self love and strength so you can live an authentic and thriving life.
Ms. Panchal works with individuals and couples from diverse background. She is LGTBQIA+ affirming and welcome all races/ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in my practice. As South Asian woman, Ms. Panchal understands first hand the impact of immigration on individuals and families. She works with individuals around trauma, relationships, stress burnout, identity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-confidence, adoption and issues around immigration, race and culture.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 12 years
Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2020 - Present
San Francisco State University, Lecturer, School of Social Work, 2020 - Present
Alameda County Social Services, Staff Development Specialist, 2018 - 2021
Alameda County Children and Family Services, Social Worker, 2016 - 2018
Solano County Children and Family Services, Social Worker, 2011 - 2016
University of California, Berkeley, Masters in Social Work, 2011
CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, Bachelors in Psychology, Minor in Child Development, 2009
New Jersey: 44SC06156100