Amelia Jayanty

My Work

Our mental health doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We need to look at the context of our past, our relationships, and the world around us to be able to understand ourselves and the challenges we face. As a therapist, I’m here to help you put those pieces together so you can step into a more authentic, empowered, and connected version of yourself. 

If you’re like many of my clients, you may be struggling with burnout and self-doubt as you navigate challenging dynamics at work or with your family. Perhaps you are managing the expectations of important people in your life, or feeling boxed into roles you didn’t choose for yourself. Or maybe you’ve developed great skill at caring for other people, while never really getting the hang of caring for your own needs.

I work with clients who are looking for a combination of improved insight and practical tools to improve their relationships with themselves and others. Many of my clients come from immigrant backgrounds, and I have a speciality in working with bicultural and multiracial clients around the gifts and challenges that experience can bring. I’m also passionate about working with caregivers to develop enhanced self-care and self-compassion. My clinical expertise includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, transitional stress, identity issues, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress. 

If it sounds like I might be a good fit for your needs, please reach out for a free phone consultation to discuss what you’re looking for and how I can help!

Headshot of Dr. Amelia Jayanty, California online therapist. Amelia is a multiracial South Asian & Sicilian woman with glasses and long dark hair.

My Story

Two facts about my early life shaped who I am today as a therapist and as a person: First, I was born into a big, multicultural family with Sicilian and Indian immigrant parents. And second, I’m a triplet, born into a family with six kids total. 

Growing up in a large family with outnumbered and overwhelmed parents, I learned how to attune to the individuals in the group early on. I was the person who made sense of feelings in my family. I learned to become observant and curious of my parents and siblings’ emotional state and how it impacted their behaviors. This gave me the gift of being able to be curious, nonjudgmental, and compassionate towards my friends and family.

My identity as a woman of color and the daughter of immigrants has shaped my core values and my worldview. It’s given me a lived perspective on intersectionality and multiculturalism. As a therapist, it is an asset that allows me to think deeply about my clients’ own diversity and their struggles, to normalize and contextualize challenges within various frameworks and social conditions. Outside of the therapy office, my Indian and Sicilian cultural heritage manifests itself in my love for cooking and feeding my loved ones. I love hosting and creating experiences to connect.

A fun fact about me is that I’m I obsessed with plants and gardening. I find it calming and an exercise in mindfulness when I am tending to my plants. My favorite plants are angel wing begonias varieties. I have a beautiful collection and love to propagate them to give to friends.