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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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

1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive and is a very painful experience for couples. I am a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and have received training in this area through this organization.

— Kerri-Anne Brown, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , FL

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

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

— Martine Jones, Psychologist in Asheville, NC

Infertility brings along a set of feelings that are impossible to understand unless you have been through them yourself. I struggled with unexplained infertility for over 8 years before finally having my son on my third round of IVF. I understand the unique feelings that infertility can bring as well as the challenges and stress that fertility treatments add to your life. I became a therapist to help other women struggling with infertility and it’s my goal to help as many women as possible.

— Julie Dominicak, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

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

Part of my aforementioned Perinatal Mental Health training and experience, includes a focus on reproductive mental health. I have completed advanced psychotherapy trainings related to infertility and infertility counseling. I am well-versed in many of the impacts of infertility, as well as the toll of the physical, emotional, and social impacts of an infertility diagnosis and treatments. I am also familiar with the nuances involved in ART (assistant reproductive technology)/fertility treatments.

— Jennifer Mendoza, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 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

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 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

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

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

— Jennifer Rubinstein Murray, Psychologist in ,

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 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

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

Wherever you find yourselves in this process, I offer support specifically for those who are weary and lonely and need to speak with a therapist who understands the language of infertility and loss.

— Sara Carter, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Bellingham, WA

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 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