Professional Experience

Private Practitioner–Psychotherapy
Palo Alto, CA
Mind-Body Program Coordinator since 9/08
Founder, Fertility Support and Mindfulness Program
Group Leader, Researcher, and In-service Staff Trainer
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians, San Jose, CA
Mindfulness Meditation Instructor
Exubrancy (Office Wellness Programs) at Tintri, Inc (Mountain View, CA)
New York, NY
Founding Member, Faculty, and Program Director since 4/15
Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy
Mountain View, CA
Leader, Mind-Body Fertility Groups
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Founder, Mind-Body Fertility Quarterly Retreats
Zouves Fertility Center, Daly City, CA
Founder, Mind-Body Fertility Groups/Retreats & Quarterly Surrogacy Workshops 9/04-9/07; Member, Board of Directors & Director, Resource Committee 9/99-9/06; Leader, Infertility Support Groups & Founder,
Monthly Surrogacy Support Groups 3/99-9/04
RESOLVE of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
Medical Community Staff Member
Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA
Staff Psychologist; Coordinator Internship Program
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA
Staff Psychologist; Supervisor Pre-Doctoral Interns; Researcher
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA


Marotta, J. 2018. A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion. North Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Marotta, J. 2013. 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Practices in Self-Acceptance and Self-
Oakland, Calif.: New Harbinger Press.
-Translated in French and Italian and printed in hardback New York: MJF Books in arrangement with New Harbinger Press. 2015 & 2016.

Marotta, J. 2009. Stress Reduction Techniques to Reduce Patient Dropout Rates During eSET.
Chapter in Single Embryo Transfer. Pages 159-170 in Gerris, J., Adamson, GD., DeSutter, P. & Racowsky, C. (Eds). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
-Translated in Italian in booklet for Momento Medico, Italy in arrangement with Cambridge University Press. 2010.

Burling, T., Marotta, J., Gonzalez, R., Moltzen, J., Welch, R., Eng, A. Schmidt, G., Ziff, D. & Reilly, P. 1989. A Computerized Smoking Cessation Program for the Worksite: Treatment
Outcome and Feasibility. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57(5), 619-622.

Marotta-Sims, J., Nishi, L. & Kolinsky, B. 1980. Autism Project In-Service Manual and Autism Project Sound Film Strip. Mendocino County Schools.

Sims, G & Sims, J.M. 1973. Does Face-to-Face Contact Reduce Counselee Responsiveness with
Emotionally Insecure Youth? Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 10(4), 348-351.

Articles for Infertility Related Newsletters

The Paradoxes of Infertility. RESOLVE of N. Calif. Newsletter, Fall, 1999.
A Gift from God. RESOLVE Illinois Newsletter, Winter, 1999.
The Heart of Surrogacy. RESOLVE of N. Calif. Newsletter, Winter, 2000.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place. RESOLVE of Northern California Newsletter, Spring, 2000.
Opening to the Surrogacy Experience. Organization of Parents through Surrogacy Newsletter, Fall, 16,1997.
The Surrogacy Experience. Organization of Parents through Surrogacy Website, 1998.
Nursing from your Soul: How to Nurse your Baby from Adoption or Surrogacy.
Organization of Parents through Surrogacy Website, 1998.

Articles/Interviews for Mindfulness and Fertility Related Newsletters/Blogs/Radio

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem–Website Interview. Tiny Buddha. June, 2015.
Mindfulness: A Great Wellness Goal for 2015. Los Altos Town Crier. January, 2015.
Infertility Treatment—How to Cope. My Life Stages Sutter Health Ask the Expert Healthy Living Blog. April, 2015.
Greeting Pregnancy with Mindfulness. Beyond Infertility. December, 2014.
Giving the Presence of Mindfulness. Beyond Infertility. December, 2014.
Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness. Palo Alto Medical Foundation Health Blog. December, 2014.
The Paradox of Self-Esteem. Santa Clara Country Psychological Association Newsletter. Winter, 2014.
50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem. Interview with Janetti Marotta and Michelle Skeen. Relationships 2.0 Radio. May, 2014.
Mindful Self-Esteem: An Interview with Janetti Marotta and Lynn Crocker. Create Your Reality Radio. April, 2014.
50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem. Website Interview with A.R. Silverberry. March, 2014.
Improve Inner Awareness and Live a Life Free of Harsh Self-Judgments with 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem. New Harbinger Publications Consumer e-Newsletter. December, 2013.
How to Use Mindfulness to Help Clients Move Past Distressing Emotions. Quick tips for therapists. New Harbinger Publications Consumer e-Newletter. December, 2013.


Marotta, J. Seminars on 20+ infertility/mind-body topics. Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians of Northern California, Nov. 2006-current.

Marotta, J. Mindful Self-Esteem—A Six Week Series. Insight Meditation South Bay, May 10-June 14, 2018.

Marotta, J. Mindfulness Meditation—Eight Week Class Series. Exubrancy at Tintri, Inc., August 2017-current.

Wesson, N. & Marotta, J. The Essentials for Starting and Leading Psychotherapy Groups.
Presented for Life Moves by Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Oct. 2016.

Marotta, J. & Wesson, N. Integrating Group Process with Mindful Self-Esteem. Northern
California Group Psychotherapy Society—Clinical Conference at Asilomar. Jun. 2016

Marotta, J. Mindfulness. Trinity School: Feb. 2016.

Marotta, J. Seven Factors of Awakening—Mindfulness. Insight Meditation South Bay: Apr. 2016.

Marotta, J. & Miller, C. The “Ins and Outs” of Professionally Led Support and Psycho-Educational Groups. Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Nov. 2015.

Marotta, J. Eight Great Thoughts: An 8-Week Speaker Series based on Anuruddha Sutta—Mindfulness. Insight Meditation South Bay: Apr. 2015.

Marotta, J. A Series on Strengthening Mindfulness—The “Presents” of Mindfulness. Insight Meditation South Bay: Apr. 2015.

Marotta, J. & Wesson, N. Mindful Self-Esteem Practices within a Psychotherapy Group. American Group Psychotherapy Association National Convention: Feb. 2015.

Marotta, J & Wesson, N. Mindful Self-Esteem Practices within a Psychotherapy Group. Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Oct. 2014.

Marotta, J. Mindful Self-Esteem: A Course in Cultivating Qualities for Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion. Santa Clara County Psychological Association & Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy: Feb. 2014.

Marotta, J. 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: An Evening of Meditation & Teaching. Insight Meditation South Bay: Feb. 2014.

Marotta, J. & Sims, G. Book signing event–An Afternoon of Mindfulness and Peace. Lucie Stern Center: Jan. 2014.

Marotta, J. The Mind-Body Approach to Chronic Pain. Agile Physical Therapy Center–staff training, Jun. 2007.

Marotta, J. Symposia presenter on 20+ infertility/mind-body topics. RESOLVE of Northern California, Jun. 1997-Oct. 2005.

Marotta, J. Marital Variables & Treatment Completion, April 1986; Differential Effects of Marital Status on Treatment Completion: Addicts vs. Alcoholics: Annual Conference of the National Council of Alcoholism: Apr. 1986.

Marotta-Sims, J.: The Continuity between Dreams and a Vision Quest; Marital Status and its Relationship to Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Attrition; The Sense of Injuring and its Relevance to Analog Research on Aggression. Western Psychological Association Convention: Apr. 1984.


Yale University, New Haven, CT
Major: Psychology
Degree: B.A., Honors in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Major: Clinical Psychology (APA-Approved)
Degree: Ph.D.

Honors and Awards

National Institute of Mental Health Stipend — UNR, 1980, 1981
Western Psychological Association Research Scholarship, 1984
Department of Veterans Affairs Performance Awards, 1985, 1986

Specialized Training

Trained and practiced in Transcendental Meditation, Zen Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini
Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation (1971-current)

Participated in a 9-day Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) professional training
program under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D. and an 8-week
MBSR professional training program under the direction of Bob Stahl, Ph.D. ( 2003-2005)

Certified by Rites of Passage as Vision Quest Guide (1994)

Obtained training in behavior therapy from Arnold Lazarus, Ph.D. (1971), group psychotherapy
from Irv Yalom, M.D. (1990), and family therapy from the Family Program, Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto Health Care System (1984-1991).

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Santa Clara County Psychological Association (SCCPA)
Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association

* References available on request.