About Us

Andrea Bryman, LMFT 
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Andrea has more than 25 years of clinical experience working in the mental health field.  Her early training began in the field of Geriatrics, where she established a geriatric case management program for the City of Beverly Hills.  She has also had extensive experience working in an inpatient psychiatric facility where she was able to strengthen her testing and diagnostic skills.

Andrea’s focus on assisted reproduction stemmed from her own personal experience with infertility over 20 years ago when she was beginning her family.  Since that time, Andrea has had three children, two with methods of assisted reproduction.  Her past and personal experience provides her with the knowledge to skillfully assess prospective egg donors and surrogates.  It also provides her with the compassion to provide support and guidance to individuals pursuing assisted reproduction.   She continues her professional growth in the field of infertility through research and involvement as a professional member of both the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Fertility Association, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and Resolve.  Andrea was the past Psychological Chairperson on the board of directors for the Egg Donation and Surrogacy Professional Association, a Mental Health Advisor to Parents Via Egg Donation and on the Board of Directors for Fertile Action.

Education
University of Southern California
B.A. - International Relations - 1987
B.A. - French - 1987
Masters - Marriage, Family, and
Child Counseling - 1991

License Information
California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Marriage and Family Therapist
MFC#33036 - 1995

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ASRM Mental Health Professional Group
American Bar Association
Pathway 2 Parenthood
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Association Marriage and Family Therapist
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Fertile Action
Resolve


Debbie Richards, LCSW
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Debbie brings with her thirty years of experience working with diverse populations as a social worker and a clinician. Debbie has worked in child and adult psychiatry, school based education and counseling programs, and on crisis response teams for victims of sexual violence and child abuse. She is looking forward to bringing her clinical skills and enthusiasm to support those who are working towards growing families.

Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A. - Psychology- 1988, Summa Cum Laude
University of California, Los Angeles
MSW - Masters in Social Work- 1997

License Information
California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW23978

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ASRM Mental Health Professional Group
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
National Association of Social Workers
SEEDS


Benjamin Bryman, MFT Intern
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Ben has over a decade of experience working in the mental health field both in direct care and in academic research. He has worked with individuals and families in settings ranging from schools and outpatient settings to supporting families involved in foster care and adoption. With these populations he has honed his skills in assessment, case management, and both group and individual counseling. He has also worked extensively in chemical dependency treatment programs including well-known treatment centers in Los Angeles and Malibu. Throughout his work, Ben has maintained a commitment to working with and supporting those who identify as being a part of the LGBT community. Ben is excited to bring his passion and experience to support those on their journey to build their families through assisted reproduction.

Education
University of California, Irvine
B.A. - Psychology and Social Behavior, Summa Cum Laude - 2013
San Francisco State University
M.S - Marriage Family Child Counseling - 2017

License Information
California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
AMFT 100941

Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
ASRM Mental Health Professional Group
SEEDS

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