Jamie Van Zanen, LCSW
Director of Fertility Programs
For nearly ten years I worked as a hospice social worker providing anticipatory grief and loss support, resource navigation and end of life care and guidance for patients and their families. Following my own unexpected fertility journey and eventual birth of motherhood, I was inspired to support individuals and families at the start of life.
The similarity 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.
Intimately familiar with personal loss, infertility and motherhood, I find it an absolute honor when given the opportunity to support others through their journeys of uncertainty and hope. I am especially passionate about working with individuals and couples navigating fertility treatment, pregnancy after infertility, grief and loss, individuals living with cancer and associated fertility and parenting challenges, and new moms coping with unexpected moods and an evolving identity.
In our sessions you will find that I have an eclectic and relaxed approach to therapy that may include mindfulness, humanistic, Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work, and humor. It is important to me that we start where you are emotionally ready, and together we will explore your innate strengths and resiliency.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #61669
· Master of Social Work, San Jose State University
· B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
· B.A. in Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
· American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Mental Health Professional Group
· Resolve: The National Infertility Association, Professional Member
· California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) Member
· Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom: Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals