I’m Deborah (Debbie) Marshall and I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the greater San Jose Area of California. My specialties are infertility and perinatal mood disorders and I work mostly with women around issues related to starting or growing their families.
Having been an infertility patient myself, I understand the journey women are on when life presents obstacles to family building. Inherent to the infertility and family-building journeys is mourning losses, managing anxiety and depression and navigating medical procedures. Often the medical interventions of assisted reproductive treatment bring up previously undiscovered trauma.
Infertility patients often internalize messages about themselves as inadequate, or their bodies as defective, because of the difficulties they’re presented with. I utilize Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) to help clients process the trauma of current medical treatments and issues of self-image and self-esteem, as well as earl