Phyllis Klaus, LMFT, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and social worker. She practices in Palo Alto, California, providing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups. She has been working with the concerns of families in the perinatal period, and is involved in research as well as teaching for maternity caregivers for the past 35 years. She is a founder of DONA International and PATTch. She is the co-author of several articles as well as The Doula Book; Bonding; Your Amazing Newborn; When Survivors Give Birth; and a video, The Amazing Talents of the Newborn.