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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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

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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Studio City, CA
 

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

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
 

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

Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

— Jennifer Rubinstein Murray, Psychologist in ,
 

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

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 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

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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Studio City, CA
 

I provide supportive, compassionate care for individuals experiencing infertility or struggling on their journey to becoming a parent. Infertility can be an incredibly isolating experience and having a therapist who understands the emotional and social challenges of navigating this journey can help the process feel a little more manageable.

— Megan McDavid, Sex Therapist in , OR

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
 

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

Dealing with infertility - struggling to get and/or stay pregnant - is a life crisis. What we expected to be a joyful part of life becomes a series of losses which can leave us feeling intense grief, helplessness, anxiety, isolation, and envy. I can help you process these experiences, review different treatment options, talk you through considering the use of a donor and/or a gestational carrier, and even evaluate donors/GC's. You don't have to cope with this alone.

— Jennifer Melerski, Clinical Psychologist
 

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

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
 

In my own struggles with infertility I have come to a deep understanding of both the physical and mental strain it places on ones body and mind. Each journey is different and as such, should be treated as unique as the individuals who experience trials of infertility.

— Charlotte Merrill, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CO