"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and by honoring the questions, one day, you will live your way into the answers"- Rainer Maria Rilke
Dr. Fraga specializes in women's health concerns with a focus on maternal mental health. In her work, she helps clients explore and understand the myriad identity transitions that pregnancy and new motherhood bring. She works with clients struggling with postpartum anxiety and depression, as well as with mothers who are mourning the loss of their own parents or mothers.
Her clinical work is rooted in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories, as well as mindfulness-based practices.
Referred to as "depth psychology," psychodynamic therapy helps clients explore how their early childhood and family experiences can unknowingly play out in the present, and contribute to feelings of stickiness and distress. From a psychoanalytic lens, therapeutic relationships can unearth new insights, and in doing so, this can lead to growth and change.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Fraga co-facilitates a postpartum support group, "The Afterglow" for the UCSF Women's Health & Resource Center, as well as "The New Nest," a pregnancy support workshop, also held at UCSF. She is also on the medical board of BabyCenter.
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She offers clinical appointments on Monday, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday, and Friday.