Jessica Zucker, PhD
Dr. Jessica Zucker is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles specializing in women's health with a focus on fertility, prenatal and postpartum adjustments, attachment, and transitions in motherhood. Jessica works with adults, couples, mothers and daughters, infants and mothers, and developing families. She comes to the field of clinical psychology with a background in international women's reproductive health, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and psychoanalytically-oriented clinical training. Her psychotherapy practice integrates a mind-body health approach with principles of depth psychology. Having worked and lived in numerous countries around the world, Dr. Zucker brings a global perspective to her work.
She's currently writing her first book based on her award-winning dissertation research exploring mother-daughter attachment relationships and the body (Rutledge). Her key contributor in the award-winning PBS project Early Moments Matter which explores the centrality of early parent-child attachment. Early Moments Matter is being distributed to hospitals, birth centers, and pediatrician's offices nationwide as an educational tool for developing families. The Attachment Toolkit features a series of educational materials with the aim of increasing awareness and skills for parents.
In conjunction, Dr. Zucker is a blogger on PBS for This Emotional Life, an award-winning groundbreaking multi-platform project designed to address the need for the newest, most useful information on emotional well-being that will help people foster stronger social relationships. Dr. Zucker's blog addresses issues pertaining to early childhood attachment and postpartum mood disorders. Her writing can also be found on The Huffington Post.