Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a single mother by choice and NYC psychotherapist, founded Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) in 1981 soon after having her son, Eric. She is the author of the book, Single Mothers by Choice, and has overseen the growth of SMC from the original chapter in NYC to chapters throughout the US, and in Canada, Europe and beyond. Over 30,000 single women have enjoyed the benefits of membership in SMC since its inception.
Jane has met and consulted with thousands of women who were going through the processes of thinking, trying and mothering. She also consults with educators, psychotherapists, and other professionals who work with SMCs and their children, and is a spokesperson for SMC in the media.
In addition to writing the book, Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering, or Have Chosen Motherhood, Jane has co-authored several research papers on donor families.
Jane has a private practice in psychotherapy in NYC and is the Director of the Single Mothers by Choice organization. She is available for individual counseling consultations in her office or by phone.