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 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

The journey to motherhood is not always easy or straightforward. Perhaps you anticipated you would get pregnant quickly because your mother or your best friend did? You may feel deceived at the picture-perfect narration of quick positive pregnancy tests followed by happy, healthy babies 9 months later. While there are many primary and secondary causes for infertility and many options for medical support, the journey can be very difficult.

— Dawn Clark, Counselor in Naples, FL
 

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 have supported many women throughout their fertility journeys with unexplained infertility, IUI, IVF, chemical pregnancies and miscarriage. 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 Associate in Tampa, FL
 

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

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 San Diego, 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

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
 

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

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 both personal experience with infertility and assisted reproduction/IVF and specialized training in infertility through the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. I am passionate about supporting women as they navigate the heart-wrenching and often very lonely experience of infertility. I offer individual therapy, group therapy, and 3rd party reproduction consultations for intended parents. I look forward to working with you in this area!

— Martine Jones, Psychologist in Asheville, NC

I have specialized training in infertility through the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

— Martine Jones, Psychologist in Asheville, NC