How to locate a Counselor Who Will Help You With Infertility


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Check the ASRM Database. One great place to find a therapist who is trained to work with infertility patients is the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professionals database. You can search by your city, state or the name of. You also can contact RESOLVE (the national infertility association) at for names of therapists and leaders of support groups in your area. Infertility Counseling and Support: When and Where To Find It.

Infertility is a medical condition that touches all aspects of your life. It may affect your relationships with others, your perspective on life, and how you feel about yourself. How you deal with these feelings will.

Find helpful information about infertility or adoption counseling. Learn how counseling can help you, as well as what to look for in your therapist. Use our directory to search thousands of therapists and find a therapist specializing in infertility and adoption in your area. If you’d like to talk to a therapist, look for one who understands reproductive medicine. “Fertility problems are very complex, and if a therapist does not understand the medical issues, he or she won’t be able to help,” says Epstein. If conventional medical treatments are not working to help you get pregnant, try our non-pharmaceutical approach to fertility difficulties.

Dr. Heather Whiting joined the EHS team of physical therapists through the post graduate program started by the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). Heather graduated from Northeastern University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a minor in Spanish. Since I have provided counseling to hundreds of couples and individuals grappling with infertility, I know all too well the kinds of barriers that can prevent people from seeking help for the.

Infertility can have a profound impact on one’s mental health. Talking to a trusted family member, friend, or therapist can often help men and women process the mix of complex emotions. Infertility is a condition that makes it difficult or impossible to get pregnant, despite having unprotected penile/vaginal intercourse for at least one year.1 Approximately 12% of women,1,2 or 1 in 8 couples, 2 have trouble conceiving or carrying a full-term pregnancy. Infertility often creates distress and contributes to symptoms. Seeing a therapist could help you cope with the emotional struggle of infertility.

Penny Joss Fletcher is a marriage and family therapist based in Tustin, California, who specializes in infertility and adoption counseling. She understands infertility not only from a professional standpoint but also from a.

List of related literature:

Ask which practitioners have helped others conceive at your local infertility support groups.

“The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies” by Randine Lewis
from The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
by Randine Lewis
Little, Brown, 2008

The clinic you choose should also have a mental health professional on staff or should be able to refer to a list of qualified counselors who specialize in working with couples struggling with infertility.

“Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation: Second Edition” by Evelina Weidman Sterling, Ellen Sarasohn Glazer
from Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation: Second Edition
by Evelina Weidman Sterling, Ellen Sarasohn Glazer
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013

Infertility Counselling for Practising Counsellors.

“Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians” by Sharon N. Covington, Linda Hammer Burns
from Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians
by Sharon N. Covington, Linda Hammer Burns
Cambridge University Press, 2006

Specialist infertility counselors and patient support groups are particularly valuable in this area.

“Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book” by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
from Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book
by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

I asked a close friend who has struggled with infertility and is also a social worker to review it personally and professionally.

“I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from
from I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”
by Brené Brown
Penguin Publishing Group, 2007

Guidelines for Counselling in infertility

“Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: Applications for Counselors” by David Capuzzi, Mark D. Stauffer
from Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: Applications for Counselors
by David Capuzzi, Mark D. Stauffer
Wiley, 2016

There should be easy access to independent counselling from a trained fertility counsellor and adequate time for reflection and discussion with an accredited clinical specialist before the decision to proceed is taken.

“Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, Stergios Doumouchtsis, Lynette Denny
from Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

Further, offering free or low-cost psychoeducational workshops to introduce fertility counseling services can educate potential clients and medical providers on the benefits of counseling.

“Sexuality Counseling: Theory, Research, and Practice” by Christine Murray, Amber Pope, Ben Willis
from Sexuality Counseling: Theory, Research, and Practice
by Christine Murray, Amber Pope, Ben Willis
SAGE Publications, 2016

The British Infertility Counselling Association provide information (

“Alexander's Nursing Practice E-Book: Hospital and Home” by Ian Peate
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by Ian Peate
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

The clinic specializes in infertility treatments that you have read about, such as in vitro fertilization.

“Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics” by Scott Rae
from Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics
by Scott Rae
Zondervan Academic, 2018

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

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    I have to say that I felt the same way as you once we had Camryn. It felt like a blimp in our past but now that we’re struggling our 2nd time around it’s hard again. It’s easy to let it be all consuming. I have fears about how long it’s been taking and how long it will take. I try to remind myself all the time to not compare myself to other women on Instagram or women in my life who are getting pregnant the 2nd time so easily. I had hoped I wouldn’t overanalyze again but I find myself letting it get to me. Meditation is helping me a lot this time.

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