Rena Staub Fisher

Getting Started


"Emerging adulthood," that amorphous period in our twenties, can be one of the most difficult times of our lives.

Twenty-somethings are challenged to make incredibly difficult and important decisions, about friends, careers, dating, and relationships,  often without structure, support, or guidance. This time of your life can make you feel adrift, untethered, overwhelmed, empty, and uneasy. Perhaps you're not sure of what you want, or what you thought you wanted isn't bringing the satisfaction you thought it would.

And the hardest part of all is that the decisions we make during this period can have ripple effects for decades to come.

You're Not Alone.


Some of the challenges we face during this period include:

  • Navigating singlehood 
  • Dating, relationships, and breakups
  • Feeling aimless, stuck, unmotivated, unfulfilled, or overwhelmed professionally
  • Building confidence at work
  • Experimenting with career ideas
  • Finding friends without the structure of college or grad school
  • Questions of sexual and/or gender identity
  • Forming adult relationships with our parents and siblings
  • Losing a parent or grandparent
  • Developing healthy patterns with food and fitness
  • And many more.

Any of these transitions can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, panic, fear, sadness, confusion, loneliness, and even despair.  And they can make us aware of old, deep-seated issues we may have been carrying for years, but have never dealt with before.

It's OK to Need Help


As a licensed clinical social worker and trained psychotherapist, I work with twenty-somethings grappling with major life changes, facing any of the above challenges-- and more.  

With compassion, honesty, and kindness, I help my clients face all of this uncertainty head-on and uncover blockages standing in their way from living their best lives. I help my clients get clear on who they are and what they want, develop self-confidence and pride, and take steps toward actualizing their dreams. Working with me, my clients begin to write new chapters in their stories, filled with meaning, clarity, connection, and fulfillment. 

Let's roll up our sleeves and work together to enable you to emerge from this stormy period stronger, clearer, and more resilient.  

Rena understood my struggle exactly, in a time in my life when it felt like no one else did. She is an insightful, active listener, who has the rare gift of being supportive while still direct and honest.