Dr. Yael Chatav Schonbrun

Yael Schonbrun, Ph.D.


I am a licensed clinical psychologist who wears a number of professional hats: I have a small private practice where I specialize in evidence-based relationship therapy, am an assistant professor at Brown University, and I write for nonacademic audiences about working parenthood. I have a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and completed my postgraduate training at Brown University.

In all areas of my work, I draw on scientific research, my clinical experience, ancient wisdom (with an emphasis on Taoism), and real life experiences with my three little boys.

I lean heavily on psychological approaches that emphasize complementary relationships, such as those between emotion and reason, connection and autonomy, sadness and laughter, and work and parenting. My fascination with relationships between individuals, and between the roles we take on in our lives is fueled by desire to help others and to hone my own compass in this beautifully complicated journey of life.

You can find out more about my writing, including my forthcoming book on work and family, and about my research by clicking the links. You can also follow me on Twitter and on Facebook where I post about the science and practice of work and family.

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