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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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

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
 

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 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
 

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 am an active member of RESOLVE and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Walking this road is no joke; I am fully aware of the complexities involved with undergoing treatment, decision making, and couples issues that arise through the process. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey to grow your family or are nearing the end and wonder if you will ever have a family through any means, I am here.

— Jessica Balos, Counselor in Sarasota, FL
 

I have worked with several couples experiencing infertility. We have discussed the emotions that arise during each cycle, as well as discussed various goals for each member of the family. I have personally struggled with infertility, and have deep empathy for couples that struggle to conceive.

— Ellen Stephenson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Orlando, FL

I have learned first-hand how challenging it is to struggle with getting pregnant, to lose a pregnancy, and to have failed infertility treatments. I am happy to share with you my journey, to provide you with hope and support, or to support you in the process of grieving the hope of a natural or successful pregnancy that you once had. I am happy to offer education regarding infertility, pregnancy loss, or postpartum depression.

— Monique Mouchamel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Northridge,
 

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 support individuals and couples who are experiencing fertility concerns. There is support out there for you to learn and grow through your experience and find what family means to you.

— Heather Douglas, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC
 

I have a passion to help women overcome some of the difficulties and challenges within infertility, pregnancy loss and postpartum care. Infertility often leads to a plethora of conflicting emotions that are difficult to fully understand, even within oneself. It can feel isolating and full of despair and grief over things that are not yet tangible. I also know how much of a blow trying to conceive can have on a relationship. The romance can fizzle quickly and intimacy can often feel mechanical.

— Shana McGehee, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bel Air, MD

I have both personal experience with infertility and assisted reproduction 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 both personal and professional experience around infertility. I actively reject toxic positivity and focus on the trauma of the infertility process. This includes mental health support and unconditional reverence for each step of the infertility journey.

— Shannon Wohlman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Eagan, MN

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

— Martine Jones, Psychologist in Asheville, NC
 

I have a special interest and training in fertility counseling. 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