About Jaclyn Lafer

I have a history in theatre, comedy and storytelling, all of which are profoundly valuable in the therapy room. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and in working toward that degree have extensively researched children, childhood and curiosity. What I have learned is that all wisdom lies in the questions, and it is a profound experience to become comfortable in the space of what is not known.

My Areas of Focus:

  • Childhood
  • Pregnancy and Early Infancy
  • Family Dynamics
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescence
  • Spiritual Conflict
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Recent Blog Posts

May 24, 2018 |

Play Please

Have you played today? Even if you sat on the floor and “played’ with your child, was it play for you? Or were...

May 18, 2018 |

“Mommy Brain”: The Miracle and the Nuisance

I speak to so many parents about “loving the child they have, knowing the child they have.” Today, I want to...

May 10, 2018 |

Flower Children

There is a way of thinking about people and personalities and resilience that has been the focus of some research...

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