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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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
 

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 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,
 

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

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 Lakewood Ranch, 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

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
 

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 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 Lakewood Ranch, FL
 

I decided to specialize in maternal issues, such as infertility, after became a mother. I experienced infertility challenges and miscarriage and felt a deep connection to this community. I also developed post-partum anxiety/panic disorder and know much women this kind of support through the grief and fear.

— Melissa Wright, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

Member of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)- Mental Health Professional Group I have additional education/training: Mental Health Professional Certification Course Part 1: Basic Infertility- ASRM & Mental Health Professional Certification Course Part 2: Treatment Interventions- ASRM

— Jacqueline Kuehn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dearborn, MI