Choosing Both

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” – Sigmund Freud

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Helping New Working Moms Keep Ambition AND Love Alive

This guest post is written by Lori Mihalich-Levin, creator of Mindful Return, a blog and 4-week e-course that gives new parents the tools they need to plan a peaceful, thoughtful, and successful return to work after maternity leave.


How Can We Fix Work-Family Conflict? Step 1: Let’s Get to the Correct Diagnosis

For all of our collective efforts to alleviate work-family conflict, most modern working parents still struggle. A lot. It may be that we have missed an essential piece of the problem. If that’s the case, we should return to understanding…
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My Private Practice

In my private practice, I specialize in the treatment of new parents and couples. Treatment of new parents may focus on identity transitions, relationship stress, professional adjustments, and mood. Couples treatments offerings include premarital counseling, counseling for marital stress, affairs, and treatment of sexual dysfunction. I also treat individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, substance use difficulties, relationship challenges, and work stress.

I work to provide a warm, nonjudgmental place to work on whatever patients are struggling with. I also try to laugh a lot in therapy; after all, work that’s fun is more effective!

You can find more information about my private practice at

About Me

Dr. Yael Schonbrun

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, assistant professor at Brown University, and writer about parenting, work, and relationships. In my work, I draw on scientific research, clinical experience, and my real life experiences with two tiny superheroes who provide me with constant inspiration (at the times when they aren’t providing an ulcer). Learn More →

My upcoming book, Choosing Both, offers a fresh perspective on how to define yourself as a ‘successful professional’ or ‘excellent parent’ and a new approach to tapping into the wisdom and value of embracing a self defined by both love and ambition. Learn more about Choosing Both

To participate in my future research on working parents, share your email address and I will contact you. To get clearer on your values as a working parenting, check out this free questionnaire: Clarifying Your Work & Parenting Values