Serving San Francisco & the East Bay 510-466-5930
Supporting a Joyful, Healthy Journey
Dr. Meghan Lewis offers perinatal-focused psychotherapy to individuals and couples, as well as in small group circles in San Francisco and the East Bay, specializing in:
· fertility challenges
· worry or fear around birthing
· birth trauma resolution
· grief and loss
· anxiety and depression
· healthy parent-child attachment
· adjustment to parenthood.
While the decision to have a child and become a parent is so often filled with joy, excitement and wonder, it’s also a time of transition and transformation that can cause a profound sense of vulnerability and uncertainty. Anxiety, overwhelm and depression are common feelings that can overshadow, if not undermine, the pleasures of the journey. And for some, parenthood is directly associated with tremendous loss and/or past trauma that must be addressed in order to move forward.
Whether you are trying to conceive, already pregnant and preparing for birth, or have fully entered parenthood, Meghan offers unconditional support and focus with warmth, humor, and a strong belief in our lifelong ability to grow, change, and adapt. She strives to create a welcoming, safe space as you explore fears and clarify hopes and expectations. She can help identify and resolve the unique stressors you face; support and celebrate your emotional, cognitive and intuitive strengths; and introduce strategies and tools specific to you and your concerns so that you ultimately can move more freely, authentically, and joyfully through this phase of your life, no matter your past, your present, or what the future may hold.
Dr. Lewis utilizes integrative psychotherapeutic modalities including somatic (bodymind) processing, depth hypnosis applications, expressive arts, dreamwork, and other transpersonal approaches such as ancestral healing, Buddhist psychology, and ecofeminist therapy. Her approach is collaborative, interactive, and intuitive. Her practice welcomes all backgrounds, lifestyles, gender expressions, spiritual orientations, and family compositions. Meghan commonly works with LGBTQ families, solo parents by choice, multi-parent families, and parents of children with special needs.
Areas of Specialization:
In her private practice, Dr. Lewis sees clients with issues such as intergenerational transmission of
trauma, grief and loss, body identity, somatic
awareness, life transitions, as well as work and right livelihood. Additionally, she sees clients who are exploring issues of personal agency, authentic self-expression, anger and stress management, and restoration of intuition.
Dr. Lewis also specializes in healing and recovery from loss of fertility, miscarriage, and termination. She supports women in their physical healing and emotional recovery after stressful, traumatic or injurious birth outcomes including over-medicalization, unanticipated cesarean birth, homebirth transport, and neonatal loss. Additionally, she treats clients whose postpartum and parenting concerns include depression, anxiety, isolation, inadequacy, and exhaustion.
Regardless of where you’re at in the process, feel free to contact Meghan for a twenty minute, complementary phone consultation. In this session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and learn about the diverse range of therapeutic modalities she offers.
"Change is the only constant.
All are in flux like a river." -Heraclitus
Benefits of Therapy & Group Support:
•Decreasing stress and relieving suffering
•Transforming limiting perceptions and beliefs
•Expanding sense of freedom and spontaneity
•Healing from trauma, loss, and grief
•Resolving recurrent issues, patterns, and concerns
•Increasing physical vitality and improving general health
•Enhancing sense of purpose and agency
•Creating and maintaining a fulfilling family, work,
social, and spiritual life
"I knew right away that I could trust Dr. Lewis in understanding my process of becoming a mother. She is gifted in creating a space that welcomes all aspects of me." East Bay queer single mom by choice
"I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Lewis to my pregnant and postpartum clients. She is knowledgeable, reliable, and present and truly conveys warmth and understanding. These qualities are essential in working with clients undergoing one of life's most transformative experiences imaginable.
Ellen Levitt, Licensed Midwife, Wombservice Midwifery
"She is attuned, thoughtful and brings integrity to her work. What felt so good for me about working with Dr. Lewis is that I always knew I could trust her."
Rivka, Berkeley mama
Dr. Meghan E. Lewis PSB37502
Supervised by Dr. Joanna Adler PSY22503
3515 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
2482 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115