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My Story

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. Following my own struggle with infertility and eventually the birth of my own motherhood, I made a career U-turn to the start of life- providing therapeutic support to individuals and couples coping with fertility challenges, pregnancy, grief and loss, 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 opportunity to support others through their journeys of uncertainty and hope. I am especially passionate about working with those exploring fertility treatment, pregnancy after infertility, grief and loss, individuals living with cancer and fertility challenges, and new moms coping with unexpected moods and an evolving identity.

My Story: About Me

My Qualifications


B.A. Psychology & B.A. Asian American Studies @ University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002

Master of Social Work @ San Jose State University, 2006​


Licensed Clinical Social Worker #LCSW61669

Associations/ Trainings

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Mental Health Professional Group

Resolve: The National Infertility Association, Professional Member

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT

Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom: Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals

My Story: Credentials
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