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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Infertility can be one of the most lonely experiences you go through as an individual, and as a couple. At a time when you need warmth, love, understanding, and support, most people feel isolated and alone. I am here to help you feel connected, heard, and I can offer support and understanding when you're making difficult decisions about your treatment plans. You should not have to travel this road alone.

— Rebecca Newton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA

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 work with women & their partners struggling with the stress & grief associated with infertility. Not limited to adoption, single parents by choice, miscarriage, recurrent loss, late term loss, IVF/ IUI, use of gestational carriers, use of donor gametes, donor embryos, donor eggs, and donor sperm.

— Keri Sipek, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tempe, AZ

Infertility impacts 6.1 million couples in the United States or close to 1 in 6 couples. You may feel very isolated and alone during this time but literally millions of other couples are or have been in a similar position as you. Infertility is devastating and often is accompanied by pregnancy losses or a stillbirth experience. Infertility takes many couples on an emotional roller coaster while trying to start or grow a family.

— Jennifer Perera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Springfield, NJ
 

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 NEW YORK, NY

Struggling with infertility can be a deeply emotional and isolating experience. Whether you're facing difficulties conceiving, undergoing fertility treatments, or coping with pregnancy loss, know that you're not alone. I am here to walk alongside you, offering support, validation, and practical strategies to help you navigate this complex and often overwhelming journey. My approach to infertility counseling is grounded in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based techniques.

— Marina Cline, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
 

Following my own journey to parenthood, my passion is helping women and men with the hardships that can arise when building a family. I have more than 15 years of experience, specializing in helping clients coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, and postpartum issues. I completed the 10-month Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, MSW and Dr. Linda Applegarth, EdD and am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) by Postpartum Support International.

— Maureen McCartney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Struggling with the uncertainties of an infertility experience can be one of life's most painful experiences. I have additional training in supporting women through this journey and acknowledging the deep grief and loss that can exist.

— Kendra Olson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
 

After having twin boys, I shifted my practice to focus on pregnancy, post partum and infertility issues. I am certified in perinatal mental health and completed the Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, MSW and Dr. Linda Applegarth, EdD.

— Maureen McCartney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, 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 in Oklahoma City, OK
 

Fertility challenges are an emotionally and physically challenging experience. They often create feelings of disappointment, sadness, loss and extreme loneliness. This emotional rollercoaster doesn’t have to be battled alone. A therapist specialized in infertility can help you by providing much needed support and understanding.

— Rachel Goldberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Studio City, CA

The journey of infertility can be painful. As a professional who has personally experienced the hardships of this process, I can understand and empathize with the emotional, physical and psychological toll this process can have on the individual going through fertility treatment. I also understand how this process can significantly impact a partnership or marriage (in both positive and negative ways). Learning effective ways to cope can make this process a lot easier.

— Alisha Barnum, Counselor in Saint Charles, IL
 

We understand that fertility treatments and fertility struggles often stir up anxiety and depression in many individuals. Treatment is complicated by the psychological effects from the medications, hormones, stressors and implications of treatments. Our practice is able to meet you exactly where you are during their fertility journey and we understand the need for emotional support through an often very strenuous process, both physically and emotionally.

— The Couch Therapy, Psychotherapist in Colleyville, TX

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
 

You do not need to walk your difficult journey to parenthood alone. Whether impacted by infertility and its treatment (meds, IUI, IVF), use of third party reproduction (donor eggs/sperm/embryos or surrogacy), or deciding to grow your family via adoption or choosing to live child-free... we will join you. We have providers specialized in birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss and stillbirth, and perinatal mood/anxiety/OCD/trauma disorders. We use an attachment and feminists' approach!

— Vayda Mental Health, Therapist in Coon Rapids, MN

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
 

After having twin boys, I shifted my practice to focus on pregnancy, post partum and infertility issues. I am certified in perinatal mental health and completed the Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course with Sharon Covington, MSW and Dr. Linda Applegarth, EdD.

— Maureen McCartney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Our providers at Vayda MH have unique experience (both personal and professional in many cases) and expertise to support those with difficult journeys to parenthood. Whether impacted by infertility and the complexities and stress of treatment (e.g., meds, IUI, IVF), third party reproduction (donor gametes, surrogacy), pregnancy or perinatal concerns, birth trauma, or pregnancy/infant loss... you are NOT alone in your suffering. We will walk this painful path along with you!

— Vayda Mental Health, Therapist in Coon Rapids, MN