Mary P. Riddle

Divorce Coach

Dr. Riddle received her PH.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University.  She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (of New York’s Psychoanalytic Institute).  She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Manhattan’s VA Hospital.

Dr. Riddle is an Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University.  She is a course author for Penn State University’s World Campus and teaches a Senior Seminar in Reproductive Psychology.  Current research interests include various aspects of gestational surrogacy including the psychological well-being of surrogate’s children, uses of narrative assessment in the psychological evaluation of surrogates, and the role of religion and spirituality in gestational surrogacy.  Dr. Riddle has lectured and presented her research internationally to both patient and medical audiences.

Family Life Psychological Services, LLC is a practice devoted to the area of reproductive psychology.  Dr. Riddle provides counseling for individuals, couples, and groups struggling with infertility/decision-making during treatment.  She also provides counseling on postpartum depression/anxiety, perinatal loss, and the management of psychiatric issues during pregnancy and postpartum.  She has expertise in the area of Third-Party Reproduction psychological evaluations (egg donor, sperm donor, gestational surrogacy) and is a consultant to clinics and agencies throughout the country.

Dr. Riddle is a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine.  She is the past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group as well as the past Chair of the Scientific Development Committee.  She was recently selected by The American Psychological Association to attend the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology.  Dr. Riddle is on the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility, the medical journal of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine.  She is an ad hoc reviewer for other reproductive medicine journals.

Dr. Riddle is licensed to practice psychology in Pennsylvania and New York.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, and the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association.  In addition to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Riddle is a member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, the Society for Personality Assessment, and a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.