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Jeannine Zoppi, Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in New Jersey and New York. Dr. Zoppi received her doctorate from Seton Hall University and completed post-doctoral internship and fellowship training at the Karen Horney Institute. She has a private practice in Caldwell, NJ where she treats adults, adolescents and children.
Dr. Zoppi’s specialties include psychotherapy for adoption issues, trauma, PTSD, adult survivors of childhood abuse, depression and anxiety. She also provides group therapy for adoption-related issues, including an adoptive-parent support group and group therapy for adoptees. Her services include pre-adoption psychological evaluations, attachment/bonding assessments, parenting capacity evaluations and training and education for adoptive parents and adoption professionals. Dr. Zoppi has presented on the topic of adoption at various local and national conferences, including those sponsored by the National Council for Adoption, the Adoption Initiative, American Adoption Congress, Adoptive Parents Committee and Concerned Persons for Adoption. She is actively involved in the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), currently serving as 2014 NJPA President-Elect. Dr. Zoppi is also a member of the American Psychological Association’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Class of 2011-2012.
Jill Bachman, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Jill Bachman, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
1305 Post Road, Suite 307 Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
Jill Bachman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice for over six years with an office in Fairfield, Connecticut. Jill has over twenty years experience working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings.
Her many years as a Medical Social Worker have evolved into a specialty helping people cope with medical conditions and subsequent feelings of loss and control. Jill's expertise and empathy is borne out of the experience she has had dealing with her personal struggles and triumphs with infertility, pregnancy loss and child bearing. She regularly attends post graduate seminars and conferences in her field to maintain up to date skills and knowledge.
Jill Edelstein LCSW is a trauma psychotherapist who specializes in fertility and adoption related concerns. She works with infertility grief and pregnancy loss (past or present), supports people in exploring adoption as a pathway to parenthood, and assists adopted people and their families in wrestling with the complexities of adoption.
This could include cultural issues, search and reunion, exploration and integration of adopted identity, or the ways these things can show up in love, work and play. She has performed research about the experiences of adopted adults and the struggles lesbian couples encounter in attempting to conceive. Over the last 4+years, Jill has served hundreds of children and adults living in foster, adopted, kinship and other family configurations as a clinical social worker in a community mental health clinic setting in New York City.
Her ongoing, advanced trauma training includes EMDR in the treatment of acute and complex trauma, performance issues and attachment deficits; she integrates somatic therapies, such as Focusing, as well as relational, psychodynamic, CBT, creative arts and psychospiritual exploration. As an adopted person who has experienced infertility and pregnancy loss, and is in the process of adopting, Jill brings an authentic sensitivity, respect and understanding to each client encounter.
Joann Paley Galst is a founding member of the American Fertility Association and a former member of the Board of Directors. She is currently the Co-director of AFA Support Services and Chair of the AFA Mental Health Advisory Council. She is also a past Chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group.
Dr. Galst received her doctorate at Columbia University Teachers College, receiving a National Institute of Mental Health Graduate Fellowship, and obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has taught at both the college and graduate school levels and worked as the staff psychologist at the Fertility Research Foundation. She is a licensed psychologist in New York with over 20 years of experience specializing in mind-body medicine and reproductive health issues, including infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy and parenting after infertility and third party reproduction.