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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 Child Counseling.

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.

Reproductive Law

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.

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