Every act of birth requires the courage to let go of something….

to let go eventually of all certainties, and to rely on one thing: one’s own power to be aware and respond; that is, one’s creativity. To be creative means to consider the whole process of life as a process of birth... Erich Fromm

About Us

Emergence promotes the health, development, and wellness of women, their children, and partners, Emergence is tailored to address the influential experiences and concerns occurring during the reproductive years.


Emergence runs ongoing as well as specialized, time-limited (4-6 weeks), and on-going groups on a variety of reproductive mental health concerns, which offer a blend of education, feedback, community, and support. Topics include parenting; emotional wellness and personal growth; infertility; perinatal trauma and loss; and mid-life transitions.

Emergence sponsors Mentoring Mothers, an open ongoing drop-in group, for no charge, at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center.

Please contact Emergence if you are interested in attending a group. Please inform us if you are interested in a group that is not being offered or to suggest a group.


Emergence Reproductive Mental Health Services is located at:

226 DeAnza Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94402