Home

Dr. Ehrensaft is the Director of Mental Health and founding member of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her research and writing focus on the areas of child development, gender, parenting, parent-child relationships, and psychological issues for families using assisted reproductive technology.  She has published several books and articles in these areas and lectures and makes media appearances nationally and internationally on these topics.

She has a clinical practice in Oakland, California.  Dr. Ehrensaft sees adults, children, and adolescents in individual psychotherapy, both long and short-term. She also does parenting consultation, custody mediation, co-parenting counseling, and couples therapy.  Her areas of specialization include: families using assisted reproductive technology; gender nonconforming and transgender children; divorce and custody issues; children with developmental problems; parenting.

Dr. Ehrensaft is a senior consultant, founding member, and board member of A Home Within, a national project focused on the emotional needs of children and youth in foster care offering pro bono long-term psychotherapy to children in foster care. More information about A Home Within can be obtained at: www.ahomewithin.org.

Dr. Ehrensaft is also a founding member of the developing Child and Adolescent Gender Center, a partnership between the University of California San Francisco and community agencies to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary services and advocacy to gender nonconforming/ transgender children and youth and their families. More information can be obtained by contacting Dr.Ehrensaft at dehrensaft@earthlink.net. She also serves on the Board of Gender Spectrum, a national organization offering educational, training and advocacy services to promote gender acceptance for youth of all diverse genders.  Information can be obtained at www.genderspectrum.org.

Dr. Ehrensaft is also a founding member of the research/study group on Reproductive Technology at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and a consultant to West Coast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, California.