About Dr. Zucker

Dr. Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. Jessica primarily works with women struggling with pregnancy and infant loss, pregnancy after loss, pregnancy ambivalence, during transitions in motherhood, prenatal and postpartum adjustments, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and postpartum body image concerns, and in the midst of relationship challenges after the loss or birth of a child.

She offers short-term and long-term psychotherapy as well as consultation services for women, couples and families, companies, and innovative campaigns centered around maternal health. Dr. Zucker writes extensively about her areas of specialty.

Dr. Zucker brings an expertise grounded in a global viewpoint to her practice, writing, and multimedia projects. With a background in international public health and human development, Dr. Zucker addresses not only the issues women and families experience surrounding attachment and maternal health, but also focuses on delivering information and tools with the aim of creating greater understanding, early identification, and treatment of widespread maternal mental health issues.

From her work in Africa, India, Nepal, across Europe and the United States as well as fellowships at Harvard University, through Columbia University in the Netherlands, and Israel, Dr. Zucker has extensively studied women’s global health concerns, gender, and perinatal psychology from a multitude of perspectives. Combined with over ten years of experience in psychodynamic oriented psychotherapy and mindfulness-based practices in her clinical work, Dr. Zucker is committed to helping women and families cultivate tools to sustain thriving, fulfilling lives.

She runs a private practice in Los Angeles. Jessica has contributed to myriad publications, including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, NBC, BuzzFeed, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Refinery29, SELF, VICE, ELLE, TIME, among others. She is a Community Advisor at LOOM, and contributed to PBS’s This Emotional Life. Her research on women’s health culminated in an award-winning dissertation and a book chapter in an anthology. Dr. Zucker has been featured on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and NPR. Her first book is due out in Spring 2021.


Ph.D., California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology-Granted Dissertation Award

M.A., Harvard University, Psychology and Human Development

M.P.H., New York University, International Public Health-Awarded Academic Honors

PBS, This Emotional Life, Consulting Advisor-Early Moments Matter, Award-Winning Early Childhood Attachment Toolkit

Teaching Fellowship-Psychology of Women and Gender: Harvard University

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