March 31, 2014
Santa Monica, CA – 2004 to Present
Expertise in Grief, Young Widowhood, Survivors of Suicide, Trauma, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, Stillbirth, Death Midwifery, Pre- and Post-Natal issues, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Parenting, Infant and Child Development.
Angels Born Still
Santa Monica, CA – 2014 to Present
Founder, Specializing in Stillbirth, Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss and Home funerals.
Ivy & Osborn
Santa Monica, CA – 2011 to 2014
Co-founder of Ivy & Osborn, Specializing in Infertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum Mental Health and Pregnancy Loss.
Los Angeles, CA – 2012 to Present
Contributing Expert on Grief and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Los Angeles, CA – 2010 to Present
On-Line, ‘Expert’ Psychologist’.
Center For Reflective Parenting
Los Angeles, CA – 2009 to 2011
Board Member, Fund Raiser.
My Gym: Children’s Fitness Center Online
Los Angeles, CA – 2009 to 2010
On-line Parenting and Child Development Expert offering advice to parents globally in the areas of infant and children development, teenagers and family dynamics.
Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine
Santa Monica, CA – 2006-2008
Clinical Psychologist and Facilitator of 3 groups: infertility, pregnancy and postpartum support, and grief.
Santa Monica, CA – 2004-2006
Created and facilitated Mommy and Me groups for infants and toddlers.
Los Angeles, CA – 2002-2005
Post Doctorate Psychoanalytic Training.
Los Angeles, CA – 1998-2000
Group Leader – 2 Young Widows Groups.
Julia Ann Singer Center
Los Angeles, CA – 1998-1999
Internship- Children and Family Counseling.
Jewish Family Services
Los Angeles, CA – 1997-1998
Internship- Individual and Family Counseling.
Los Angeles, CA – 1996-1997
Clerkship – Psychological Assessments, Ofﬁce for Students with Academic Disabilities.
Los Angeles, CA – 1994
Internship – Oncology Ward.
Saint John’s Hospital
Los Angeles, CA – 1993
Child Study Center Intern Volunteer.
The Pump Station in Santa Monica
March 2013 Presentation on “The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression”
May 2012 Presentation to new father’s to-be on Postpartum Symptoms in their partners and what to look for in themselves
Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss Conference
March 2012 Topic: The Intergenerational Impact of Early Parent Loss Keynote speaker along with Dr. Marie Paulson, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics USC Keck School of Medicine and Kimberly Wong, J.D.
Saint John’s Hospital Irene Dunne Guild
May 2012 Think Pink Event, Keynote Speaker on Women’s Depression and Anxiety
Los Angeles County Psychological Association Annual Conference
October 2011 Topic: When the Bough Breaks: Understanding Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders Keynote speaker along with Dr. Lisa Osborn
UCLA Women’s Life Center
February 2010, 2011 and 2012 Presentation to Psychiatric Residents on the Topic: Peri-Natal Loss
Carlthorp School – Guest Speaker and Presenter
Santa Monica, CA – coming in January 2010 Topic: Social Development of 1st and 2nd graders, what to expect, understand and areas of focus to nurture.
Sunshine Pre-School – Guest Speaker & Presenter
Los Angeles, CA – 2005 Topic: Discipline for Pre-school children
Antioch College – Guest Speaker & Presenter
Los Angeles, CA – 1998 Topic: Doctoral Dissertation and Film
Los Angeles, CA – 1998-2000
CSPP – M.A.: Clinical Psychology
Los Angeles, CA – 1996-1998
Scripps College –B.A.: Clinical Psychology
Claremont, CA – 1991-1995
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising – A.A.
Los Angeles, CA – 1984-1986 Advertising, Graphics and Advertising
Doctoral Dissertation: Working with Young Widows and Widowers: Understanding the Bereavement of Sudden Loss and Countertransference (April 1999)
Doctoral Film: Working with Young Widows and Widowers: Understanding the Bereavement of Sudden Loss and Countertransference, featuring Dr.’s Therese Rando, Kenneth Doka and Stephen Shuchter (April 1999)
Thesis: Perceived Sex-Role of Parents and Achievement Motivation – Effect of Parent-Child Relationship (December 1995)
Postpartum Support International
Certiﬁcation in Maternal Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (2013)
Wright Institute Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2002-2005)
Wright Institute Los Angeles, Professor
February 2012 Course: Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
LAFamily.com – weekly on-line columnist
March 2012- December 2012
November 2011 Featured Expert Psychologist on Cyber-bullying
Palisades Elementary School
April 2011 Topic: Social Development and Bullying
MOMTV with Leslie Gail (Web TV Show)
February 2011 Topic: Mindful Parenting and Reducing Stress at Home
January 2011 Sponsored by pediatricians Dr. Jay Gordon, Dr. Linda Nussbaum and Dr. Jody Lapin
LA Family Magazine
May 2010 Article Published on Reﬂective Parenting
Second Chances with Susan Armstrong (Radio Interview)
Dr. Karyl McBride (Radio Interview)
Dr. Sheila’s Talk Show on HealthyLife.net (Radio Interview)
The Irshad Manji Show – Guest Psychologist
Los Angeles, CA – 2009