Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a NYC psychotherapist and single mother by choice, founded Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) in 1981 after having her son, Eric, in 1980. In addition to writing the book, Single Mothers by Choice, she has overseen the growth of SMC from the original chapter in NYC to chapters all around the US, and in Canada, Europe and beyond. Over thirty thousand single women, predominantly in their thirties and forties, have joined SMC during that time. Jane has met and consulted with thousands of women who were going through the processes of thinking, trying and mothering, and is a spokesperson for SMC in the media.
Jane continues to practice as a psychotherapist and as Director of the Single Mothers by Choice organization. She is also available for individual consultations in her office or by phone.