JAMIE VAN ZANEN, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
As a hospice social worker for nearly ten years I provided anticipatory grief and loss support, resource navigation and end of life care and guidance for patients and their families. I then decided to make a U-turn to the start of life following the birth of my own motherhood. I now provide therapeutic support to individuals and couples coping with fertility challenges, pregnancy, postpartum mood disorders, and beyond.
The similarities between the beginning and end of life continues to astound me. Changing roles and identities; feelings of anxiety, depression and grief; the importance of caring for the caregiver; both the fragility and resilience that is built into every human; the transitions from womb to life and from life to death; and ultimately the art of living with the unknown…
As one who is intimately familiar with personal loss, infertility and motherhood, I find it an absolute honor when given the opportunity to walk beside another through her (or his!) journey of uncertainty and hope. I am especially passionate about working with individuals and couples exploring and or/undergoing fertility treatment and all that ensues- physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I am a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Mental Health Professional Group. I received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Asian American Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Social Work at San Jose State University.Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW #61669