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I help out-of-the-box people excel.

I am no longer taking on new clients. 

As a bi-racial kiddo growing up in small-town America, it quickly became clear to me that nothing is “black and white.” Despite the constant push – from society, media, friends and family – that we fit neatly into a box, my existence defied such narratives. I became obsessed with understanding this phenomenon.

We are all made of opposing parts – love and hate, frustration and joy, confusion and certainty –yet, many of us deal with our contradictory parts by shutting down, whether that’s through binge eating, drinking, sex, or simply denying that we feel anything at all. I help young professionals learn how to listen to and learn from their emotions, so they can reach their full potential – at work and in relationships.



I work best with young professionals who:

  • Fear that you are one misstep away from being outed as a professional imposter
  • Feel frustrated by having to play a role at work and relationships that doesn’t feel authentic
  • Are constantly questioning every move you make at work and in relationships
  • Struggle with speaking clearly and assertively in professional environments
  • Cannot find or sustain romantic relationships

About Tiffany

Tiffany McLain
Tiffany McLainLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Tiffany McLain has a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology. She writes, speaks and consults about the psychology of upward mobility for young professionals in tech and therapreneurs. She has been featured in SF Weekly, Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.


In order to move up professionally, you must be able to own your authority. Many First Gens (firsts to go to college, make 6-figures, be born in this country) are afraid to – 1) know what they want and 2) go after – because they feel that by being assertive, they are hurting others. This did not develop overnight and it certainly will not change overnight. Therapy can help. By learning to own your aggression, you will be able to:  

    • Confidently take responsibility for your own actions
    • Clearly communicate your expectations with ease
    • Approach confrontation with a firm and graceful kindness
    If you find yourself obsessing whenever you meet a new romantic partner, chances are you have some codependent relationship patterns.

    • When he doesn’t call, you worry that you’ve done something wrong.
    • You analyze each and every interaction.
    • You fixate on every aspect of who and what you “ought” to be in order to attract a man’s attention.

    When you finally do enter into a relationship, you lose who you are in order to please him. You know this behavior gets in the way of developing lasting, mutual relationships, but you don’t know how to break the pattern. Therapy can help you develop a core sense of self that allows you to feel confident, fulfilled and grounded in yourself, regardless of what is happening in your dating life.

    People often come to me when they are MAXED OUT. You know you “should” be leaving room for exercise, cooking, visualizing the larger picture, but you simply can not seem to get it together. You’re overworked, overwhelmed and over-extended. Your days are a blur, your nights even blurrier. You spend too much money on things you don’t need and invest too little in the things that really matter. You keep saying, “I just have to catch up and then…,” but you never actually get on top of your shit. Therapy is the first step towards getting your priorities straight and following through with a meaningful and intention life. 

    47335819 - friends friendship outdoor dining people concept One of the experiences that pains me the most is to hear from folks who desperately wish they’d started therapy sooner – at 25, 35, 45 – as they look back on an un-lived life.

    If you struggle with any of the issues above, I urge you – do not wait.