Yvonne Rothermel is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice specializing in postpartum mood disorders, birth trauma, and infant loss. She has been a board member of the Postpartum Health Alliance for the past two years. Yvonne received her undergraduate degree at UC Davis and her graduate degree in social work at San Diego State in 1992. She currently co-facilitates a new mom support group along with postpartum doula, Rosemary Mason, at Java Mama Cafe. She also co-facilitates a loss group through Mary Birch Hospital. Yvonne is passionate about helping Moms whose transition to parenthood has been a difficult journey due to experiencing depression/anxiety, infertility, loss, birth trauma, changes in identity and violations of expectations. Yvonne enjoys working with new moms in her private practice, as well as giving talks to educate others on postpartum mood disorders to increase awareness of these issues so women can get the support they need.