Andrea Bryman, LMFT
Andrea is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in
assisted reproduction which includes mental health assessments and evaluation
of egg donors and surrogates.
Andrea received undergraduate degrees in International Relations and French
from the University of Southern California. She continued her education
at U.S.C. and received her Master's degree in Marriage, Family and
Andrea has more than 20 years of clinical experience working in the mental
health field. Her early training began in the field of Geriatrics, where
she established a geriatric case management program for the City of Beverly
Hills. She has also had extensive experience working in an inpatient psychiatric
facility where she was able to strengthen her testing and diagnostic skills.
Andrea’s focus on assisted reproduction stemmed from her own personal
experience with infertility over 16 years ago when she was beginning her
family. Since that time, Andrea has had three children, two with methods
of assisted reproduction. Her past and personal experience provides her
with the knowledge to skillfully assess prospective egg donors and surrogates.
It also provides her with the compassion to provide support and guidance
to individuals pursuing assisted reproduction. She continues her professional
growth in the field of infertility through research and involvement as
a professional member of both the American Society for Reproductive Medicine,
American Fertility Association, the European Society of Human Reproduction
and Embryology and Resolve. Andrea was the past Psychological Chairperson
on the board of directors for the Egg Donation and Surrogacy Professional
Association as well as a Mental Health Advisor to Parents Via Egg Donation.
She is currently on the Board of Directors for Fertile Action.
Cynthia E. Fruchtman, Esq.
Cynthia E. Fruchtman has maintained an Assisted Reproduction Technology
law practice since 1990. Her clients include donors, recipients, surrogates,
agencies, laboratories, clinics, and physicians, in all aspects of gamete
and embryo donation, surrogacy transactions, and posthumous reproduction.
She has also worked with the California legislature, individually and
through her service on various bioethics committees and as a member of
the Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers, American Academy of
Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and the American Society of
Reproductive Medicine, regarding pending regulation in this area. She
has spoken and written extensively at legal and medical conferences on
ART related issues.
The Law Offices of Cynthia E. Fruchtman also represents clients in employment-related
litigation matters and consults with them on various employment issues,
including the investigation and prevention of claims of discrimination
and harassment, disability claims and accommodations, leave issues, and
wage and hour compliance matters under California and Federal law. She
has written and spoken extensively for employers and at legal conferences
on employment law issues.