Fertility Consulting and Coaching
Congenital, hormonal or anatomical issues can make pregnancy more difficult to achieve. Fertility consulting is a facilitative process with a fertility mental health professional (MHP). Your doctor provides you with your medical choices and a fertility MHP guides you through the psychological and social aspects of treatment. Fertility counseling allows you and your significant other have the opportunity to explore and discuss your fertility options and voice your concerns.
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Infertility Counseling and Stress Management
Many couples have tried to have a baby for months and years without success. Ongoing infertility and failed treatments can create stress and relationship strain, particularly if the cause is unknown. Infertility Stress Management and Counseling may be brief or require more sessions to manage a life crisis that may occur from childlessness. Woman who learn to manage their stress during infertility treatments, report feeling more in control and having less distress during the process. Infertility Grief Counseling is helpful for women who naturally have more developmental and societal distress related to infertility or childlessness and who have experience a miscarriage or past loss.
Third Party Reproduction Counseling for Intended Parents
Reproductive medicine is advancing rapidly and the amount of information can be overwhelming. You may be thinking about growing your family through egg or sperm donation but aren't sure if it is the right choice for you. Many couples worry about the impact third party donation will have on their family. Counseling can guide you through the social implications and help you work through your concerns.
Psychological Screening for Egg Donation
We offer mental health interviews and personality inventories, such as the MMPI and PAI, to potential egg donors. Are you thinking of donating your eggs? Most egg donors are satisfied with their decision to donate years later. It is important to talk to a professional about any concerns you might have and be fully informed of process.
Fertility and Family, LPC - member of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Couple and Family Counseling Services
Are you arguing more with your spouse/significant other or not communicating much at all? You may need couples/marriage counseling. Counseling can help you uncover the reasons for your problems and improve your relationship skills. Learn the warning signs of a relationship in trouble. Experts advise couples to seek professional help at the first warning signs.
Is your child is acting out in school or at home? Family counseling or tween and teenager counseling can help you get your family back on track.
Email for an appointment or phone consultation or call 214-520-4141.