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 early childhood and family experiences can unknowingly play out in the present, keep one feeling stuck, and contribute to feelings of distress. From a psychoanalytic lens, therapeutic relationships can help unearth new insights, and in doing so, this newfound knowledge can begin to shift thinking patterns, and lead to long-term personal growth.
In addition to her private practice, she 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 webinar, also at UCSF. Dr. Fraga also provides parenting webinars/talks for companies throughout the Bay Area. She has also written myriad articles about motherhood, parenting, and mental health.
Please call or email for an intial consultation:
415-310-1420, [email protected]
Clinical appointments are available on Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, Thursday, and Friday.