Janet Jaffe

Janet Jaffe, Ph.D.

Janet Jaffe, Ph.D.

Janet Jaffe, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the field of reproductive psychology for over 25 years.  She is a co-founder and has served as co-director of the Center for Reproductive Psychology in San Diego, CA. Her clinical work focuses on helping individuals and couples navigate the many emotional and psychological pitfalls that can happen on the journey to parenthood.

Aside from clinical work, she has devoted herself to educating patients as well as other clinicians in the field. She has done extensive writing on infertility and pregnancy loss and is passionate to help others through writing and teaching.

Curriculum Vitae


California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA, 1988-1995, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 1995.

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, 1986-1988.

State University of New York, Brockport, NY, 1971-1973, B.S. in Dance, 1973.

State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1969-1973.


Co-Founder/Director, Center for Reproductive Psychology, 1996-2023.
Clinical services for individuals and couples who have experienced reproductive problems, including infertility, miscarriage, premature birth, postpartum depression, and other difficulties related to becoming parents. Also, provide public and professional education on the psychological impact of such events on parents and subsequent children.

Co-Founder, Postpartum Health Alliance, San Diego Division, 1997-2002.
Community service organization offering clinical services and education for those who have experienced postpartum-related problems.

Private Clinical Practice, August 1997-Present.
Evaluation and treatment of adults and adolescents in outpatient setting. Services Include short and long-term psychotherapy, individual and couples therapy, and psychodiagnostic evaluations.

Chair Connections Committee, Mental Health Professional Group of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2014-2015.
Facilitate monthly educational teleconference meetings for mental health professionals working in reproductive psychology, both nationally and internationally.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Applied Behavioral Services, San Diego, CA, 1995-1997.
Conducted short and long-term psychotherapy with adults and adolescents.

Psychology Intern, Psychological Services Center, San Diego, CA, 1993-1995.
Conducted short and long-term psychotherapy with adults and adolescents.

Psychology Intern, Escondido Youth Encounter, Escondido, CA, 1992-1993.
Conducted short term psychotherapy with adolescents.

Teaching Assistant, Projective Testing: Rorschach, Professor David Dicicco, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, 1994.
Supervised graduate students in clinical psychology in test administration and scoring, interpretation, and test-report writing.


Age Related Changes in Comprehension and Appreciation of Humor in the Elderly. Dissertation completed, 1995.

Research Assistant, Professor Stanley Rest, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, 1989-1990.
Compiled literature review on the psychological distress on caregivers of the elderly.


Member, American Psychological Association

Member, California Psychological Association

Member, San Diego Psychological Association

Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Division


Member, Postpartum Health Alliance


The 2016 Live Well San Diego Public Health Champions Award for San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance presented by The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency