Marin Perinatal Therapy is a collective of three therapists, Ali Vogt, LMFT, Margot Kirschner, PsyD and Shannon Myers, LMFT. We are committed to supporting women and families by providing direct support, building community for Marin’s perinatal professional community, and offering training and consultation to therapists, perinatal providers and medical professionals.
Ali Vogt, LMFT
As a mother, psychotherapist and feminist, Ali Vogt LMFT is passionate about maternal mental health. Too often there seems like a "right" way to give birth, raise a child - and to feel while doing those activities. An important part of a mother's mental health is to have a safe, non-judgmental place to share in an open and honest way what being a new parent is really like. Ali aims to provide this safe place in her therapy practice. Ali is also the Clinical Manager at the Women's Cancer Resource Center where she provides psychological services to women with cancer. Her therapeutic orientation is informed by training at the Women’s Therapy Center (the Bay Area’s leading training facility for relational psychotherapy); personal experience and therapy; attending various perinatal mental health trainings throughout the year; and membership in Postpartum Support International. www.alivogt.com
Margot Kirschner, Psy.D.
Dr. Margot Kirschner is a clinical psychologist and mother of two specializing in the treatment of mothers, fathers and couples in the transition to parenthood. Dr. Kirschner has been in the field for over 10 years and she will never tell you to “enjoy every moment.” There is often so much pressure to only express the positive experiences of motherhood and that pressure can lead women to feel isolated and bad for having an appropriate range of feelings. Dr. Kirschner seeks to relieve women and couples of the pressure to be perfect and find ways to build a supportive and loving community. Dr. Kirschner is a member of Postpartum Support International, has attended various maternal mental health conferences and has completed The Gottman Institute, Bring Baby Home training. www.drmargotkirschner.com
Shannon Myers, LMFT
Shannon Myers, LMFT is a compassionate therapist who has been working with women and families for over 20 years. Shannon brings an integrated mindfulness approach to her work with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, body image and eating issues. As a mother of three, with two in her arms and one in her heart, Shannon is dedicated to supporting parents who have experienced pregnancy loss. She founded the North Bay chapter of HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) and leads support groups for grieving parents in San Rafael. As a member of Postpartum Support International, Shannon has completed the perinatal mental health advanced training. She feels privileged to support parents as they navigate this significant life transition. www.shannonmyers.com