Chay is dedicated to empowering anxious giver-perfectionist women to live an authentic life. If anxiety is taking over, her clients may say things they don't mean, they'll feel frustrated, irritated, anxious, jealous, or stressed and, on a deeper level, very much alone. When perfection comes into play, then it can feel like nothing is ever good enough, that they are constantly chasing something elusive that they can never quite pin down, and/or they simply feel out of control.
Chay's approach is three-fold: solution-focused, client-centered, and culturally humble. Solution-focused is not an "easy fix" but rather an emphasis on strengths and finding what can be done, instead of what can't. Client-centered means that each person has walked a different journey of life, no one solution can be applied to everyone and make the changes they seek. The client is the expert of their lives, and it is important for everyone to experience that in therapy. Last but not least, cultural humility--not just "competence"--is essential to mental health, especially true of the POC community seeking support.
Chay is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in the San Francisco Bay Area and taking remote sessions only.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Chay Tanchanco is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 5 years
Zyla, Mental Health Clinician, 2021 - Present
Foresight Mental Health, Clinical Lead, 2019 - 2020
Shore Acres Elementary School, School Counselor, 2016 - 2019
Saint Mary's College of California, MA, Counseling, 2016
University of California, Berkeley, BA, Cognitive Science, 2011
California: LMFT #115493