Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D Title: Psychologist and Author Education: Harvard University, A.B. Magna cum laude, University of California at Berkeley, M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost 30 years of experience working with a wide range of mental health problems. She is experienced with a diverse population of individuals and couples—married and unmarried, gay and straight, young and old, as well as biological, adoptive, step, and fostering parents. She treats depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marital distress, and the problems of daily living. She is also the author of Maternal Desire and The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.