Dr. Zechowy has a background in medicine as well as counseling psychology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Rochester with a B.S. in Molecular Genetics. She received the Take Five scholarship allowing her to persue studies in anthropology and art for a fifth year tuition-free.
In 1996 she graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency in 1999 at Boston University's Malden Hospital Family Practice Residency program with rotations in obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, neonatology, and adult medicine. She was chief academic resident her final year there and received the Resident Teaching Award. She then fulfilled her Public Health Scholarship at a community health center in Lynn, Massachusetts. While there she served as Medical Director of nine school-based health centers and as interim Medical Director, supervising 11 physicians and 10 nurse practitioners.
After moving to California she became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF's Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program. In her medical practice she has provided prenatal care, newborn and pediatrics, as well as adult medicine for over ten years. She then obtained her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has also pursued extensive graduate training in psychotherapy for women and young children at the Family Service Agency of Marin and Women's Health Services in San Rafael.
Dr. Zechowy is a professional member of Resolve, an association to support women experiencing infertility and also Postpartum Support International (PSI), an organization dedicated to helping women with perinatal mood disorders and anxiety. She is an active member of the Sonoma County Perinatal Mood Disorder Committee. She is also a certified provider of Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, an evidenced-based intervention to assist families with young children.
In her practice Dr. Zechowy combines her knowledge of medicine, health, and human nature to assist women on their way to greater life satisfaction.
See Dr. Zechowy's May 2011 article regarding Perinatal Depression online at: