Adult, Child, Relationship, and Marital Therapy

About Dr. Schonbrun

Dr. Schonbrun is a practicing clinical psychologist, an assistant professor at Brown University, writer, and a co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast. In her clinical practice, her research, her podcasting, and her writing, Yael brings treatments that work to those who are struggling with the transition to parenthood, with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, general unhappiness, substance use, and life stress.

Dr. Schonbrun specializes in the treatment of new parents (babies are welcome to attend) and marital/couples therapy; she also offers individual therapy for a variety of concerns.

Dr. Schonbrun writes about relationships, parenthood, and other aspects of psychological science; check out her writing at

Treatment Approach

Dr. Schonbrun provides a warm, non-judgmental place to work on your struggles. Together, she will work with you to identify specific short- and long-term goals, and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. With humor, kindness, and honest examination, she will gently encourage you to gain insight and try out new approaches that will allow you to heal and grow.

Dr. Schonbrun's treatment approach draws from a number of effective, scientifically tested treatments. These include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and integrative behavioral couples therapy (IBCT).

These treatments all work to help individuals identify thoughts and behavioral patterns that are individually or interpersonally keeping them stuck, learn to manage painful thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and develop strategies to engage in life in more fulfilling and healthier ways.

Dr. Schonbrun is a results-oriented therapist who will work collaboratively to make treatment work for you.

Specialty Treatment Areas include:

Dr. Schonbrun also offers support groups for:

  • New Moms
  • Strengthening Marriages
  • Healthy Marriages
  • Social Anxiety
  • Protecting and enhancing marital health for new parents

Support group offerings vary by season, but please contact Dr. Schonbrun to find out what groups are currently available.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers can be found HERE.

Find more of Dr. Schonbrun's clinically-informed writing and Podcast

at, Psychology Today, and follow her on Twitter at @DrYaelSchonbrun.


Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Schonbrun with any questions!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (617) 999-0139