Sam Jinich, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Lic.PSY14472


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Transition To Parenthood


Dr. Sam Jinich helps pregnant and expectant couples and new parents of infants and toddlers to prepare for the transition to parenthood. Dr. Jinich has been certified by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and the Relationship Research Institute to teach the Bringing Baby Home workshop.

Currently Dr. Jinich has no scheduled Bringing Baby Home workshops. For a private Transition to Parenthood consultation call 415-474-6414

Therapy during this stage of life will help you by: 
1. Equipping you with the knowledge and skills you will need to deal with the inevitable changes in your relationship once the baby arrives, including dealing with conflict and maintaining your own intimacy.

2. Keeping fathers involved with their baby. Research has shown that a warm, emotionally available father is the best predictor of how the baby will turn out as an adult. Fathers are extremely important in the infant's intellectual and emotional development, and they provide things that mothers do not provide.

3. Increasing your understanding of the baby's development and how to play with young infants and be responsive to their emotional nonverbal signals.

After the baby's first year of life, couples who seek therapy for help during this transition are less likely to have a decline in relationship satisfaction, they do not have as much hostility between them, and they are less likely to suffer from depression. Parents that seek therapy to focus on this transition, tend to show better parenting skills reflected through more positive baby affect, and higher quality father involvement evident through interactions during father-baby play.