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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We 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 Conway, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NC

I have supported many women throughout their fertility journeys who have struggled with unexplained infertility, IUI, IVF, chemical pregnancies, miscarriage, endometriosis, PCOS and other trauma. I would love to help you process your own fertility path and offer tools that may be helpful to your journey.

— Kerri Bicskei, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL
 

Counseling can provide vital support and give you the tools and information you need to thrive through this journey to parenthood rather than just wait and survive. With infertility, we often treat the physical factors and neglect the critically important mental and emotional factors needed to get pregnant. By treating the whole person, your chances of conceiving improve and the hardships of infertility are lessened.

— Alicia Ferris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA

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 Reynolds, Counselor in Lakewood, CO
 

I have a background in working with individuals and couples who are hoping to build their family and struggling with fertility, adoption and/or different roads to parenthood. I offer reproductive clinical support to couples who are exploring their options of using donor gametes (donated sperm or eggs). I also perform evaluations for prospective gestational carriers. I enjoy the opportunity to support the relational dynamic of intended parents and gestational carrier.

— Emily Morehead, Psychotherapist in Allen, TX

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 Reynolds, Counselor in Lakewood, CO
 

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

Infertility is so very hard, for so many reasons (expensive, time-consuming, hormonal side effects, not knowing if it will work, etc.). It is vital to have support from someone who understands the process and a space where you can sort through ALL your conflicting emotions. Fertility challenges can also be hard on relationships, where each partner is experiencing stress in very different ways. Therapy can help you learn how to lean on each other effectively, despite the different experiences.

— Linda Baggett, Psychologist in Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Overwhelming right?! Perhaps that’s an understatement because really, is there even a word to describe the up and down (sometimes devastating) rollercoaster that is infertility. You start to wonder why this is happening. Haven't you been a good person? Even with a supportive partner or friends, it can feel like a very lonely process. I see you. I want to help you. I also offer psychological consultation/evaluations to gestational carriers, intended parents and donors.

— Rachel Goldberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

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
 

Needing medical intervention to get and stay pregnant is not easy, no matter how you found yourself on this path. It is a complex and lonely place to be and even your most well-meaning friends and family can do and say really hurtful things. In our work, you will have the space to feel and say everything you need without judgement or toxic positivity. We will work to find ways for you to cope with the process of treatment or what it means if treatment is not in your future, for whatever reason.

— Laura Jacobs, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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 very knowledgeable in this area as well as compassionate regarding the issues that come up when trying to start a family doesn't go as planned. There are may feelings that arise when a couple or single person cannot conceive in the way they had hoped. I also work with same sex couples who are interested in starting a family.

— Gabrielle Ducsay, Psychologist in , NY

Few people really understand how challenging and daunting infertility can be. Infertility is painful financially, physically and especially emotionally. Trying to remain positive is draining and sometimes feels like an impossible task. Watching friends get pregnant and feeling so alone in your fertility journey is traumatizing. You don't have to go through that painful experience alone. I can help you feel less alone, to empathize and be there through the roller coaster ride that is fertility.

— Rachel Goldberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

You’ve long dreamed about having a family, but so far, that dream feels out of reach. Many feel as if they are failing, in something that feels out of their control. Counseling can be a safe place, to validate & acknowledge the difficult challenges that you may be experiencing. Infertility feels like a lonely experience, but with the right professional to helpguide you through the process, you will not feel so alone anymore.

— Sherry Nafeh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

I have worked in a fertility clinic for over four years with patients with infertility, pregnancy loss, termination for medical reasons, genetic diagnoses, stillbirth, birth trauma as well as the stress of coping with fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, and donor gametes or surrogacy. I also support people with LGBT family building. I help people cope with the emotional rollercoaster of the fertility process, navigate family/friendship challenges, and improve communication with their partner.

— Amelia Swanson, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL
 

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