Ceres Rutan, Psy.D
Ceres Rutan, Psy.D is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples psychotherapy for postpartum adjustment. She is currently the leader of Mamas Resource Network. In individual psychotherapy, Dr. Rutan often works initially to relieve symptoms such as anxiety attacks, acute depression, obsessive / compulsive fears, and insomnia, and then works with more in-depth issues as a new mother’s functioning improves. As a couples’ therapist, Dr. Rutan assists new parents in adjusting to becoming a family and addressing any underlying problems in the relationship that surface in the extremely stressful first year of parenting.
Ceres Rutan, Psy.D has had a private practice focusing on perinatal adjustment since 2004. For many years she has facilitated mother's support groups and studied postpartum depression, becoming known for her accessible and effective treatment of perinatal moods disorders and postpartum adjustment. Her office is on Sutter at Divisadero in San Francisco.
Ceres Rutan, Psy.D
Individuals and Couples Postpartum Psychotherapy
Chris Weipert, MFT
Chris Weipert, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in issues of pregnancy and parenthood. She works with individuals and couples during the hope and frustration of fertility, the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy, and the exciting but exhausting transition to parenthood. She supports women through difficult transitions to motherhood including challenges with postpartum depression and anxiety. She can also help with the pain and loss of miscarriage, as well as the disappointment of a cesarian section or other unexpected and difficult birth outcomes. She works with a wide range of families from straight to queer (LGBTQ) as well as families with alternative structures.
Chris runs the "Pregnancy Connections and Support" workshop at Natural Resources: a two hour group where pregnant women have an opportunity to connect with other pregnant mamas, feel less alone, and start to build the valuable support system that all new parents need. With a strong focus on mindfulness, the group makes room for all feelings and explores ways to bring more acceptance and peace into pregnancy and life as women prepare for motherhood.
During her 15 years in private practice, Chris has also worked with issues of trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship challenges. She has worked at non-profits as well with a wide range of populations including trauma survivors, LGBTQ individuals and couples, queer homeless youth, elementary school children, and adolescents and their families.
Today, Chris lives and works in San Francisco and is raising a daughter who brings opportunities for growth to her life every day.