Our Therapists

Kimberly Kerlin, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Lafayette or Home Visits

Kimberly specializes in Infant-Parent Psychotherapy. Trained at the Infant Parent Program at UCSF, she brings 15 years of experience helping families and young children overcome a variety of relationship, developmental, and behavioral challenges. She is also trained by Postpartum Support International in the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Services include parent-child therapy, parent consultation and couples support for children ages birth to five and their families.  Families work with Kimberly for help addressing perinatal depression and anxiety, the strain of raising a baby or young child on a couple’s relationship, an older sibling’s difficulty adjusting to a new baby, and “fussy” babies.

Please visit her website for further information. www.kimberlykerlin.com

LMFT#52037

Meri Levy, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Lafayette

Meri specializes in maternal mental health, including prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety and OCD, pregnancy and infant loss, maternal ambivalence, family transitions, maintaining healthy boundaries and self-care, and working through parenting challenges.

Meri has received a certificate in the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International, and also volunteers for PSI.

Meri is also a Certified Lactation Educator, so she can assist postpartum mothers with normal breastfeeding concerns as well as the grief that is often associated with breastfeeding difficulties and weaning.

Meri also leads a support group for women with postpartum depression and anxiety, to relieve isolation and support recovery. Visit merilevy.com to find out more about her work.

LMFT #82213

Emily Margalit, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Walnut Creek

In Emily’s private practice, her work is with individuals and couples on a wide range of concerns including trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions, acculturation, relationship issues and parenting. A significant area of her interest focuses on the emotional, psychological and physical struggles associated with women’s reproductive health issues, including infertility, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and perinatal loss.

She received her certificate of training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Perinatal Support International.

To learn more about Emily and her work, please visit emilymargalitmft.com.

LMFT #53212

 

Rama Ronen, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Ramon

Rama has extensive experience working with individuals, families, couples and children. Since Rama became a mom about 10 years ago her passion, curiously, and outmost compassion goes to working with families adjusting to parenthood. That can include individual work with mom/dad, couples work, attachment to baby, parenting consultation while providing support and helping develop useful skills during this transition time.

Rama previous work as the lead therapist at the MOMS program at El Camino Hospital helped her to better understand the unique elements of maternal mood disorders

Rama also facilitated the Listening Mothers program an 8-week mother/infant research project at UCSF design to test the impact of mindfulness and self-compassion on maternal and infant functioning.

Rama received her certificate of training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Perinatal Support International.

To learn more about Rama and her work, please visit drramaronen.com

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