I've been guiding clients for over 30 years, addressing the concerns that stop them from feeling good about themselves and their relationships. 

I can help you.

Do you overeat or drink too much, or spend money unwisely when you are stressed? Or are you upset because you witness these behaviors in a loved one?

You think, “I should be able to figure this out myself,” or, “Maybe it’s not such a big deal.”

But then you criticize yourself or get depressed because you can’t “fix” what is bothering you.

Uneasy feelings keep cropping up. You keep thinking the same thoughts, over and over, without getting any clearer about what to do.

You don’t need to struggle with these problems alone. 

Talking with a person outside your immediate circle can help — someone who is knowledgeable, empathic and unbiased, and who has your best interests at heart.

My work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times and the Pacific Sun.

 I will help you transform your self-sabotaging habits and self-critical thinking into self-affirming behaviors that promote your confidence, improve your relationships and increase your well-being. 


Eating to feel better is not an unusual phenomenon. But do you routinely use food to cope -- and then feel your eating is out of control? 

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Do you think it's your job to make people around you happy? Or to continually "help" them? Does your peace of mind depend on how other people feel -- and feel about you?

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Couples Counseling

Do you feel misunderstood or unheard by your partner? Do you crave less tension and more connection with your partner?

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Here's What People Are Saying About Working With Me...

Working with Avis changed my life! It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t fun sometimes, but she has a very caring way of listening and then offering her perspective in a way that worked for me. She helped me create a “tool chest” that I have referred back to since ending my therapy. She truly helped me find my new life and I will be forever grateful!
— B.N., Salon Owner, Oakland, California
Working with you helped me to better understand myself. Having someone listen to me helped me process my feelings about myself and others. I’ve been stronger and a lot happier since then. The strength and better understanding of myself I gained was a positive force for my marriage and my family.
— Lorraine W., San Ramon, California


Call me today. I can help you can create the more serene and satisfying life you want.

Call or text me at 415-602-1403 or email me at avisrumney@me.com.

I look forward to speaking with you.