Infertility

Experiencing infertility can be incredibly emotionally painful. Challenges with conceiving a child can cause stress and lead to anxiety and depression. A diagnosis of infertility can cause grief, emotional trauma and put strain on your relationships. Seeing a qualified mental health professional when you are struggling with infertility can be very helpful. Therapy can help couples deal with the anger or guilt they may be feeling and it can also help them to explore alternative options – like adoption or fertility treatments – in a safe space. If you are experiencing fertility challenges, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s infertility experts today.

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Expertise in treating the trauma, grief and loss associated with the infertility journey with individuals and couples. Featured in the upcoming documentary, "Inconceivable" due in theaters in 2022.

— Janel Morey-Sassano, Psychotherapist in O'Fallon, IL

I have a specialty in grief and loss and a certification in expressive arts, I have found ways to work with those facing infertility to help on the road to healing. I was trained by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in Mental Health, have completed the County of San Diego adoption program. and work with those going through IVF, surrogacy or facing challenges around women's health.

— Michelle North, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA
 

Feeling burnout and overwhelmed? Disconnected from your body? Second guessing every decision? I provide support to women experiencing infertility, navigating fertility treatments, exploring options for building their family, and making difficult reproductive decisions. We will work together to address feelings of anxiety, shame, grief, and disconnection so that you can feel more empowered to work towards your reproductive goals.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

I am a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and Resolve. I have completed 1st training of the ASRM Mental Health Certificate. Additionally, I am an infertility warrior and have an intimate understanding of the emotional stress, anxiety, depression and suffering that you may be going through at this time. I use mindfulness skills, and introduce healthy coping skills to help build up your distress tolerance as well as cope with the losses you are currently experiencing.

— Katie LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Anyone who has struggled with infertility will say that this experience is filled with stress. The question many couples ask themselves is “when is the right time to seek couples counseling?” Usually, one or both partners are hurting, feeling confused, anxious, worried, and in general, emotionally overwhelmed. Infertility may lead to defensiveness and emotional distancing when partners find themselves unable to discuss their thoughts and feelings causing problems in their relationship.

— Filippo M. Forni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Fertility issues and challenges are present in so many lives and yet, it's a topic that is kept quiet. Through both my own personal journey and hearing so many others who have gone through these experiences and journeys alone, I have begun to offer therapy, support groups and space for people to come together in community. There is no need to feel isolated or alone. Wouldn't it feel better to know you have people who can relate, understand, and be there for the highs and lows of your journey?

— Emery Mikel, Therapist in New York, NY
 

I am a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. I have taken extensive training in infertility counseling and prenatal, pregnancy, and post natal. I am working towards finalizing my Certification in Perinatal Mental Health. I will provide you guidance and emotional support, while offering information and resources to help you make the reproductive decisions that are right for you and your family. Care tailored to your unique parenthood journey is available.

— Julie Casperson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CO

1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive and is a very painful experience for couples. I am a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and have received training in this area through this organization.

— Kerri-Anne Brown, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, FL
 

I have specialized training in Infertility Counseling. I have also experienced the trauma of primary and secondary infertility and the many emotions and difficulties that are connected to fertility issues.

— Jennifer Kubilus, Counselor in Lakewood, CO

Are attempts to control your fertility completely stressing you out? Do you experience significant anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief, sadness, hopelessness and/or pessimism related to fertility? Does your desire to build a family overwhelm your thoughts? Do you have difficulty engaging in meaningful relationships and enjoyable activities? Or perhaps you are living in quiet shame and feeling isolated? 1 in 8 couples struggle with an infertility diagnosis. We can help!

— Family Tree Wellness, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA
 

I have worked with many straight and queer families for whom parenthood is the only thing in their lives they have not been able to achieve by setting their minds to it. Infertility can provoke extreme grief and can hold life at a standstill. It can wreck havoc on a relationship and leave partners unsure of how to create a future going forward. Therapy can be critical to finding the way. Please see my page on infertility on my website at https://www.taranoonesocialworker.com/infertility.html

— Tara Noone, Social Worker in Albany, CA

Having gone through some infertility issues myself I have a deeper understanding on how this affects not only how a woman feels about herself but how it can also affect the marriage. This can cause feelings of shame, guilt, and inferiority in both men and women. Because I have gone through this I have a unique perspective on not only what t feels like but how to move through it and heal.

— Kristi Sanford, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Menifee, CA
 

Infertility is a tough battle. You do not need to be alone. I am here with you along the way.

— Audra Van Tassell, Art Therapist in West Hartford, CT

I have a personal and professional understanding of fertility issues, specifically related to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Women who struggle with abortion, pregnancy loss, or miscarriage and women who may be journeying to conception, have a safe space here.

— Tia Wheeler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NC
 

Over the past three years I’ve worked in the hospital setting providing grief counseling to women suffering from infertility issues, premature birth and neonatal loss.

— Nicole Dominguez, Counselor

Infertility can be an overwhelming and all-consuming struggle for those who desire to be parents. Individuals may feel challenged by the loss of control that they experience as they navigate through their journey of infertility. My approach seeks to help individuals to cope with the stress of infertility by processing their experience while gaining strategies to decrease distress.

— Andrea Harris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Commerce Township, MI