About Donna Rothert

I’m a psychologist with over 20 years of experience in private practice working with individuals who are facing life crises or coping with interpersonal patterns that lead to depression or anxiety.  Additionally, I specialize in working with individuals and couples who have experienced challenges related to pregnancy, the postpartum/early parenting time, and reproductive losses. 


  • PhD from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA 1995
  • B.A. Psychology, Thematic in Women’s Studies Michigan State University 1988

Trainings from RTS Bereavement (Pregnancy Loss and Newborn Death) and from Postpartum Support International (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Assessment and Treatment) have influenced my thinking and understanding of these perinatal issues.  My ongoing education in these areas continues through conferences, seminars, reading and, of course, my clients.

I’ve presented and co-presented on issues related to pregnancy and infant loss and postpartum mood disorders locally (The Psychotherapy Institute, Women’s Therapy Center, John Muir Hospital, Then Comes Baby, Perinatal Psychotherapy Services Spring Salon, Birthways) and nationally (The International Perinatal Bereavement Conference and the MISS Foundation Conference).

My forthcoming book, At a Loss:  Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death will be available in October, 2019.