Serving the East Bay & San Francisco Tel: 510-466-5930
Offering Somatic Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples & Group Support
Whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant and preparing for birth, or a new parent, there is always so much to consider. There are so many important decision to be made along the way and sometimes there are no clear answers. Psychotherapy and consultation can help support your unique and intuitive process of managing the inherent stress of the unknown aspects of your perinatal and parenting experiences.
Worry, upset, overwhelm and frustration are common feelings during this time of personal, social, and spiritual transition and transformation. However, sometimes these feelings can grow stronger and more persistent and even, at times, feel seemingly unbearable.
Dr. Meghan Lewis specializes in perinatal wellness including the treatment of prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression, loss and grief, fear of birth (tocophobia), childbirth preparation and integration, and in the promotion of healthy attachment and adjustment in early parenthood. In her work with clients, she holds the intention of offering unconditional support as they explore concerns and fears and as they clarify hopes and expectations. Her aim is to support the empowering process of gaining understanding and mindfully integrating the many somato-emotional challenges and changes of this stage of life.
The cultivation of a sense of balance, ease, wonder and connection is the hallmark of health and wholeness, a process Dr. Lewis gives support to and witnesses in her clients. If you are wanting to develop new perspectives and create lasting strategies for enhancing your wellbeing, if you are wanting to realize your goals and aspirations wherever you may be along your parenting path, you are welcome to contact Dr. Lewis for a twenty minute, complementary consultation. In this session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and to explore possible treatment approaches.
With warmth, humor, and a strong belief in our ability to grow, change, and adapt, Dr. Lewis strives to create a welcoming, supportive space in which to explore who you have been, who you are now and who you are becoming. Her approach is collaborative, interactive, and sincere with a focus on mindful embodiment, creativity and connection.
Dr. Lewis utilizes integrative psychotherapeutic approaches including relational, somatic process, expressive arts, dreamwork, transpersonal exploration including ancestral healing and Buddhist psychology, cognitive behavioral and ecofeminist therapy. She brings respectful sensitivity to people with a range of backgrounds, identities, and orientations, including ancestral and cultural heritage, age, ability, gender expression, relationship preference, religious affiliations and spiritual perspectives. She works with all families: LGBTQ families, solo parents by choice, and those with family constellations including adoption, multi-parent families, and with parents of children with special needs.
Areas of Specialization:
In her private practice, Dr. Lewis treats such issues as intergenerational transmission of trauma, embodiment and somatic awareness, relationship transitions, work and right livelihood, as well as issues of agency, authentic self-expression, anger and stress management, and intuition restoration.
She specializes in the treatment of perinatal issues and works with clients who are experiencing preconception challenges as well as those who are healing through the grief of miscarriage. She sees clients who are experiencing emotional concerns and physical challenges during pregnancy, including fear of birth, and with those who are exploring various genetic screening procedures. Dr. Lewis supports women in their healing and emotional recovery from stressful, traumatic or injurious birth outcomes including homebirth transports, over-medicalization, unaticipated cesarean birth, and neonatal loss. Additionally, she specializes in treating clients whose postpartum and parenting concerns include feelings of depression, anxiety, isolation, inadequacy, and exhaustion.
"Change is the only constant.
All are in flux like a river." -Heraclitus
Benefits from Counseling & 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 PSB-37502
Supervised by Dr. Joanna Adler PSY-22503
3515 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
2482 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115