Serving San Francisco & the East Bay 510-466-5930
Supporting your Healthy, Joyful
Journey Throughout Parenthood
Dr. Meghan Lewis offers perinatal and
somatic-focused psychotherapy, consultation, and coaching to
individuals and couples as well as
group support in San Francisco and
the East Bay specializing in:
pregnancy and birth
alleviating grief and loss
releasing anxiety and depression
resolving birth trauma
enhancing parent-child attachment
easing adjustment to parenthood
- increasing vitality and creativity
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 great transition and profound change which can create a unique 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 can be directly associated with tremendous loss and/or past trauma that must be addressed in order to move forward with a greater success and ease.
Whether you are trying to conceive, already pregnant and preparing for birth, or have fully entered parenthood, Meghan offers nonjudgmental support with warmth, humor, and a strong belief in our lifelong ability to grow, change, and adapt. She strives to create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere as you explore worries, fears and uncertainties and clarify hopes and expectations. Working together can help you to identify and resolve the unique stressors you face and can support the deepening of your emotional, cognitive, creative, and intuitive strengths. Meghan will introduce you to strategies and tools specific to 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 your future may hold.
Dr. Lewis utilizes evidenced-based, integrative psychotherapeutic modalities and interventions including somatic (bodymind) processing, cognitive behavioral therapy, 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 also 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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder, intergenerational transmission of trauma, grief and loss, 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, restoration of intuition and lifestyle balance.
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:
- unanticipated cesarean birth
- homebirth transport
- birth oppression
- neonatal loss
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. To schedule your appointment call 510.466.5930.
"Change is the only constant.
All are in flux like a river." -Heraclitus
Benefits of Therapy & Group Support:
• Decrease stress and relieve suffering
• Transform limiting perceptions and beliefs
• Expand your sense of freedom and spontaneity
• Heal from trauma, loss, and grief
• Resolve recurrent issues, patterns, and concerns
• Increase physical vitality and improve general health
• Enhance your sense of purpose and agency
• Create and maintain a fulfilling family, work,
social, and spiritual life
What others are saying:
"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 solo 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
431 30th Street Suite #1
Oakland, CA 94609
2482 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115