Dr. Ivy Love
Dr. Ivy Love Margulies

Specializing in Grief, Trauma, Mindfulness, and Holistic Healing. Including Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health.

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About Dr. Ivy Margulies

Dr. Margulies is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Los Angeles and offers teletherapy sessions globally and home visits. Dr. Margulies' expertise is in child development and parenting and the entire spectrum of a woman’s reproductive life span. From perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, NICU experiences, pre-term labor/bedrest, miscarriage and/or multiple miscarriages, infertility, PCOS, surrogacy support, donor eggs/ sperm/embryos, secondary infertility, pregnancy release (aka abortion), termination for fetal anomaly or medical reasons (TFMR), high-risk pregnancy, stillbirth, infant death and pregnancy after loss, as well as early menopause, peri-menopause, and menopause. It is common for any of the above-mentioned situations to add stress to any relationship, and Dr. Margulies offers therapy for parenting transitions, communication challenges during fertility treatments, traumatic birth experiences, and relationship adjustments after bringing a baby home. Under Dr. Margulies’ umbrella of expertise, she is also specialized in depression, anxiety, daughters of narcissistic mothers, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma (PTSD), grief, young widowhood, and survivors of someone who suicide. Dr. Ivy facilitates several different support groups for women and couples who have experienced any of the above reproductive circumstances and/or loss(es). She also facilitates bereavement retreats locally and globally for women. And has a podcast titled, Shattered Conception: All Things Fertility, Pregnancy, Baby Loss and Healing (available on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Play, iHeartRadio, YouTube, Stitcher, Spotify, Podbean, Pandora, and Amazon Podcasts).

Therapeutic Treatment

Dr. Margulies is primarily a psychodynamic psychotherapist and works from a relational framework while also utilizing different evidence-based treatment options such as cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), somatic therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive processing, mindfulness practices, and trauma-informed mindfulness techniques. There is no “one size fits all” treatment approach regarding mentalization and treatment plans for each individual patient. Dr. Margulies conceptualizes mental health and holistic healing by carefully listening to what her patient needs. Each of us is the sum total of our past and our present, and the interplay between the mind, the body, the environment, and how we have become the person we are in the world today. Dr. Margulies also pays particular attention to how her patient thinks and experiences their relationship with themselves and others. The time spent with Dr. Margulies will increase self-compassion, reflection, and emotional insight, improve self-regulation by feeling more at ease in your life, and feel a deeper relational connectivity to the self and others.

Therapies & Approaches

  • 1 Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • 2 Trauma-informed therapy
  • 3 Psychodynamic therapy
  • 4 Mindfulness-based approaches
  • 5 Guided Meditation
  • 6 Rituals
  • 7 Reflective Parenting

CV Highlights

  • Interviewed by Good Morning America on the psychological impact on women's mental health after a pregnancy loss and the miscarriage of celebrity Chrissy Teigen.
  • Medical Staff Privileges at Providence Saint Johns Hospital In Los Angeles, California.
  • Current Member of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, renamed Maternal Mental Health NOW, which focuses on developing and supporting programs in the community to reduce the silence around maternal mental health complications.
  • Facilitate Bereavement Retreats in the United States and Australia.
  • Podcast: Shattered Conception
  • Keynote Presenter at Conferences in the United States and Internationally on the topics of maternal mental health, trauma, and mindfulness.

Tele-Therapy Sessions

Dr. Ivy's office is located in Santa Monica, California. She offers tele-therapy sessions with individuals and groups worldwide. You can reach out to her through www.drivylove.com, email: [email protected], or by phone at +1 (310) 850-1330. She is available as an expert for television or radio interviews. Dr. Ivy offers training for professionals through her webinars posted on youtube.



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