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.

Meet the specialists

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

— Martine Jones, Psychologist in Asheville, NC
 

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
 

Trying to function in day-to-day life while struggling to conceive can be immensely stressful & anxiety-provoking. With compassion, sensitivity, & a breadth of knowledge about the infertility experience, I assist people grappling with diagnosis, treatment options, & decision-making about alternative family building. Together, we will identify strengths, work to diminish anxiety and bolster positive coping skills. I encourage self advocacy, healthy communication, & thoughtful decision making.

— Sara Okman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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 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
 

Infertility and pregnancy loss are such difficult items to experience. I am passionate about my commitment to walking through these difficult times with my clients.

— Bethany Schaefer, LPC Intern Supervised by Leah McDill, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Round Rock, TX

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 completed the Mental Health Professional Certificate Course through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and am a member of ASRM and the ASRM Mental Health Professional Group. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) (certification through Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mental Health Certification Program). I have personal experience navigating fertility with assisted reproductive technology.

— Erin Falvey-Hogue, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

About 6.4 million people experience challenges with infertility. Having trouble becoming pregnant or remaining pregnant can be extremely painful to bear. I support individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, worry, and stress due to issues of fertility. During our work, we will explore ways to manage treatments and your already busy life. We will explore options available to you, such as sperm and egg donors and gestational surrogacy.

— Meyleen Velasquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , WA
 

Is there something wrong with me? Why can't my body do what nature intended it to do? Why me? Those are just some of the questions that may of crossed your mind if you are struggling to conceive. You are not alone. As someone who has been there, I understand your pain, your frustration, your anger, your sadness, and I empathize with you, and I believe in the strength of your inner goddess to overcome this difficult step in your life.

— Darya Potyagova, Clinical Social Worker in North Hollywood, CA

I see individuals across the full range of infertility experiences, from those first realizing that they may need help to have a baby, to those who have completed years of fertility treatments. Our work together will help you develop the tools to manage the stress of infertility, learn new communication skills to build support and understanding with the important people in your life, and help you rebuild a life that is bigger than your fertility issues.

— Gale Dhaliwal, Psychologist in Redmond, WA
 

Do you feel overwhelmed and alone, even hopeless while struggling to navigate a diagnosis of infertility? Has infertility taken its toll on your relationship, including aspects your sex life? I work with clients to create a new story for how you and your partner define “family,” while working on managing the stress from infertility. 

— Lacie J Rasmussen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Vancouver, WA

Trying to function in day-to-day life while struggling to conceive can be immensely stressful & anxiety-provoking. With compassion, sensitivity, & a breadth of knowledge about the infertility experience, I assist people grappling with diagnosis, treatment options, & decision-making about alternative family building. Together, we will identify strengths, work to diminish anxiety and bolster positive coping skills. I encourage self advocacy, healthy communication, & thoughtful decision making.

— Sara Okman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

I have received training from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in counseling issues related to infertility.

— Lisa Malcolm, Counselor in Pullman, WA

Having gone through some infertility issues myself I have a deeper understanding on how this affects not only how a woman feels about herself but how it can also affect the marriage. This can cause feelings of shame, guilt, and inferiority in both men and women. Because I have gone through this I have a unique perspective on not only what t feels like but how to move through it and heal.

— Kristi Sanford, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Menifee, CA
 

My approach is to help you work through the grief that comes with infertility and also empower you to make the decisions that are right for you. I have been working in the field of Artificial Reproduction and Fertility since 2009 and can support you in anyway that you and/or your partner needs.

— Kelly Stutzman, Counselor in Rindge, NH