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Women's Mental Health 

Mood disorders are more prevalent in women compared to men, particularly during the childbearing years.   However, women sometimes don’t get treatment even though symptoms can be problematic and even debilitating.  Pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and transition to parenthood can be challenging, sometimes triggering mental health concerns.  Also, issues of mid-life and the menopausal transition can be stressful.  I specialize in women’s mental health psychotherapy and strive to support women through life’s important transitions.

Psychotherapy for:

  • Couple decisions for family planning
  • Depression and anxiety during pregnancy
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Coping with the stress of raising a family
  • Postpartum mood concerns
  • Issues of midlife and beyond
  • Navigating the menopausal transition
  • Launching college-aged children 
  • Aging  

Experience

  • Helped develop the Women’s Mental Health Program at California Pacific Medical Center
  • Designed and led the Transition to Parenthood class through Newborn Connections at CPMC
  • Supervised the Perinatal Treatment Program Triage Line
  • Member of the CPMC Postpartum Depression Task Force
  • Member of the Northern American Menopause Society
  • Senior Clinician for the CPMC Women’s Mental Health program
  • Psychotherapy practice with women’s mental health specialty
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