Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D., is a cognitive-behavioral psychologist with a general private psychotherapeutic practice in New York city. She has a sub-specialty in mind-body medicine and reproductive health issues including infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy termination due to fetal anomaly, pregnancy and parenting after infertility and third party reproduction, and postpartum depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is a past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, current Chair of the Mental Health Advisory Council and Co-director of Support Services of the American Fertility Association, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Pregnancy Loss Support Program of the National Council of Jewish Women-NY Section. Current interests include ethical issues in fertility counseling, infertility and postpartum depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behavior, fertility education and age-related fertility preservation/egg freezing, resilience, and coping with uncertainty in infertility treatment and pregnancy thereafter. She is a co-author (with Judith Horowitz and Nanette Elster) of Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility Counseling, published in 2010 by the American Psychological Association, and is currently co-editing a book entitled, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis: The Burden of Choice, to be published by Springer.