Infertility Therapists in New York, NY

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Laura Landau, LCSW-R,CASAC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019
Helping those undergoing separation, divorce, infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy via egg/sperm donation, surrogacy is a passion.
Therapy begins within a trusted, emotional connection where your unique story can truly be heard. I'm dedicated to helping you sort out your feelings and circumstances, to examine difficult relationships. I will teach you effective coping skills, strategies to better handle stress and distress. We will utilize new tools to address problem behavior patterns, unhealthy relationships and to problem solve. I utilize a nuanced, crafted combination of evidenced-based therapies: Mindfulness, Supportive, Relational, Psychodynamic, Motivational, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Modern Analytic and Family Treatments.
Helping those undergoing separation, divorce, infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy via egg/sperm donation, surrogacy is a passion.
Therapy begins within a trusted, emotional connection where your unique story can truly be heard. I'm dedicated to helping you sort out your feelings and circumstances, to examine difficult relationships. I will teach you effective coping skills, strategies to better handle stress and distress. We will utilize new tools to address problem behavior patterns, unhealthy relationships and to problem solve. I utilize a nuanced, crafted combination of evidenced-based therapies: Mindfulness, Supportive, Relational, Psychodynamic, Motivational, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Modern Analytic and Family Treatments.
(347) 410-8782 View (347) 410-8782
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Victoria Swire Yoffie
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028
I provide support to individuals, couples, adult twins, & twin parents presenting with challenges related to anxiety, attachment, partnership, twinship, infertility, pre & postnatal stress, parenthood, & trauma.
My goal is to create a uniquely secure space for you to identify your blocks, understand your relationship to them, & find the tools you need to break through. Each of us has an innate potential for change & growth. I will jump into the work with you & be by your side throughout your discovery. My intention is to bring compassion & truth-telling to the process. After nearly two decades as a mindfulness educator, I believe our connection to our mind & body brings us closer to our motivation & inherent resilience. In our work together we’ll explore this connection to guide you toward the truest & most powerful version of yourself.
I provide support to individuals, couples, adult twins, & twin parents presenting with challenges related to anxiety, attachment, partnership, twinship, infertility, pre & postnatal stress, parenthood, & trauma.
My goal is to create a uniquely secure space for you to identify your blocks, understand your relationship to them, & find the tools you need to break through. Each of us has an innate potential for change & growth. I will jump into the work with you & be by your side throughout your discovery. My intention is to bring compassion & truth-telling to the process. After nearly two decades as a mindfulness educator, I believe our connection to our mind & body brings us closer to our motivation & inherent resilience. In our work together we’ll explore this connection to guide you toward the truest & most powerful version of yourself.
(646) 921-5609 View (646) 921-5609
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Helping Others Heal LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Here are the most common problems in relationships: poor communication skills; infidelity; unhealthy conflict resolution; inadequately managed time together; emotional distance due to infertility struggles; disparate sexual intimacy; lack of trust; different financial goals/illiteracy; inability to honor each other's boundaries; unmet love/sexual needs. I have seen these issues and more resolved in my decades of caring for couples and their struggling relationships. Are you beginning to notice any of these patterns in your relationship? Do you need help? I understand. I see you. You are not alone. Let me help you heal together.
Here are the most common problems in relationships: poor communication skills; infidelity; unhealthy conflict resolution; inadequately managed time together; emotional distance due to infertility struggles; disparate sexual intimacy; lack of trust; different financial goals/illiteracy; inability to honor each other's boundaries; unmet love/sexual needs. I have seen these issues and more resolved in my decades of caring for couples and their struggling relationships. Are you beginning to notice any of these patterns in your relationship? Do you need help? I understand. I see you. You are not alone. Let me help you heal together.
(929) 556-4877 View (929) 556-4877
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Dr. Marni Rosner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
My specialties include relationship issues, anxiety, substance abuse, periods of transition and crisis, and infertility.
Are you struggling with a relationship? Are you finding it difficult to develop, maintain, or deepen your relationships - with partners, friends, family, or colleagues? Are you realizing your hopes and dreams?
My specialties include relationship issues, anxiety, substance abuse, periods of transition and crisis, and infertility.
Are you struggling with a relationship? Are you finding it difficult to develop, maintain, or deepen your relationships - with partners, friends, family, or colleagues? Are you realizing your hopes and dreams?
(212) 262-9041 View (212) 262-9041
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Naomi Rivka Leib
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
My treatment specialties include: working with adolescents, eating disorders, parenting issues, infertility issues, as well as pregnancy loss, anxiety and depression.
I work with adults, couples, and families who are struggling with issues of intimacy, the push-pull of relationships, parenting, trauma, anxiety and depression. In a supportive, engaged, and interactive working relationship, I will help you identify your strengths and help you understand how you might set up roadblocks to your success. The goal of our work would be to work through your emotional struggles and to learn new ways of coping.
My treatment specialties include: working with adolescents, eating disorders, parenting issues, infertility issues, as well as pregnancy loss, anxiety and depression.
I work with adults, couples, and families who are struggling with issues of intimacy, the push-pull of relationships, parenting, trauma, anxiety and depression. In a supportive, engaged, and interactive working relationship, I will help you identify your strengths and help you understand how you might set up roadblocks to your success. The goal of our work would be to work through your emotional struggles and to learn new ways of coping.
(646) 480-9436 View (646) 480-9436
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Seleni Institute
PhD, FT, LP, MHC, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065
We treat: postpartum depression and anxiety; body image issues/disordered eating behaviors; pregnancy complications; birth trauma and childbirth complications; sex and intimacy issues; infant bonding and attachment issues; secondary infertility; parenting anxiety after loss; special needs parenting; grief; and relationship troubles.
We are committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women, men, and families experiencing maternal mental health and family-building challenges. We address parenting challenges and stress, parental burnout, marital discord, mild to moderate perinatal depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss and grief related to infant and child loss. Learn more about our clinical team: http://www.seleni.org/clinical-team
We treat: postpartum depression and anxiety; body image issues/disordered eating behaviors; pregnancy complications; birth trauma and childbirth complications; sex and intimacy issues; infant bonding and attachment issues; secondary infertility; parenting anxiety after loss; special needs parenting; grief; and relationship troubles.
We are committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women, men, and families experiencing maternal mental health and family-building challenges. We address parenting challenges and stress, parental burnout, marital discord, mild to moderate perinatal depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss and grief related to infant and child loss. Learn more about our clinical team: http://www.seleni.org/clinical-team
(833) 784-8444 View (833) 784-8444
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Batya Novick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I provide support around anxiety and depression and specialize in reproductive and parental mental health, from infertility and pregnancy loss to transitions into family building options and parenthood.
Experiencing fertility challenges and pregnancy loss is an overwhelming and isolating experience. Feelings such as grief and loss, frustration, and hopelessness can complicate all aspects of one's life. Navigating these specific challenges is overwhelming and answers can be hard to find.
I provide support around anxiety and depression and specialize in reproductive and parental mental health, from infertility and pregnancy loss to transitions into family building options and parenthood.
Experiencing fertility challenges and pregnancy loss is an overwhelming and isolating experience. Feelings such as grief and loss, frustration, and hopelessness can complicate all aspects of one's life. Navigating these specific challenges is overwhelming and answers can be hard to find.
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Christiane Manzella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065
I have expertise working with women experiencing challenges across the entire reproductive life story, including infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, depression, and anxiety.
At the Seleni Institute, my colleagues and I are committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women and couples experiencing reproductive and maternal mental health challenges, from mild parenting stress and worry, to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of losing a child. We specialize in supporting women and couples through pregnancy; the postpartum period; infertility and IVF; miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss; parenting and parenthood.
I have expertise working with women experiencing challenges across the entire reproductive life story, including infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, depression, and anxiety.
At the Seleni Institute, my colleagues and I are committed to providing excellent psychotherapy for women and couples experiencing reproductive and maternal mental health challenges, from mild parenting stress and worry, to severe postpartum depression and anxiety, to the grief of losing a child. We specialize in supporting women and couples through pregnancy; the postpartum period; infertility and IVF; miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss; parenting and parenthood.
(347) 572-7276 View (347) 572-7276
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Rena Gower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
My niche is infertility yet my work often encompasses a broader scope of practice.
I specialize in helping clients that want to feel empowered and take control of their lives. I work with all of my clients to build a life of presence and power and identify habits that may not be serving you. I find great joy in working with clients that are ready to create change and may be lacking in the tools to help them get where they want to be to achieve their goals. Together we will come up with a plan to help you find your inner strength and resilience and we will work together to help you find the motivation to make change.
My niche is infertility yet my work often encompasses a broader scope of practice.
I specialize in helping clients that want to feel empowered and take control of their lives. I work with all of my clients to build a life of presence and power and identify habits that may not be serving you. I find great joy in working with clients that are ready to create change and may be lacking in the tools to help them get where they want to be to achieve their goals. Together we will come up with a plan to help you find your inner strength and resilience and we will work together to help you find the motivation to make change.
(646) 437-8424 View (646) 437-8424
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Anne F Malave
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I offer groups for donor egg and infertility.
Are you feeling isolated, alone, overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Psychotherapy may help. I am a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst with an interactive and pragmatic approach to life's problems and challenges. I help people develop strengths, cultivate relationships, and build resilience. I help people with anxiety, depression, mood and adjustment disorders, and relationship issues, etc. and I also specialize in (in)fertility, adoption, all areas of family building, eating disorders and addictions. I teach, supervise, consult, write, and actively participate in my professional communities. I am British, living in US since 1976.
I offer groups for donor egg and infertility.
Are you feeling isolated, alone, overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Psychotherapy may help. I am a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst with an interactive and pragmatic approach to life's problems and challenges. I help people develop strengths, cultivate relationships, and build resilience. I help people with anxiety, depression, mood and adjustment disorders, and relationship issues, etc. and I also specialize in (in)fertility, adoption, all areas of family building, eating disorders and addictions. I teach, supervise, consult, write, and actively participate in my professional communities. I am British, living in US since 1976.
(646) 374-4085 View (646) 374-4085
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Dvora B Efrat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
My expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, infertility, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, parenting, work struggles, physical illness, loss, and more.
Welcome to my practice. In the consulting room, my aim is to meet you where you are. I approach our sessions with no personal agenda, and offer a space for your narrative to unfold naturally. However, rest assured, I am not a silent observer; our work is a collaborative process where two minds come together, engaging in meaningful dialogue and exploration. Together, we navigate your experiences, fostering a dynamic and collaborative therapeutic process. Feel free to contact me for an initial conversation. I believe this first contact is the best way to assess whether we are a good match.
My expertise includes working with anxiety, depression, infertility, relationship difficulties, sexual issues, parenting, work struggles, physical illness, loss, and more.
Welcome to my practice. In the consulting room, my aim is to meet you where you are. I approach our sessions with no personal agenda, and offer a space for your narrative to unfold naturally. However, rest assured, I am not a silent observer; our work is a collaborative process where two minds come together, engaging in meaningful dialogue and exploration. Together, we navigate your experiences, fostering a dynamic and collaborative therapeutic process. Feel free to contact me for an initial conversation. I believe this first contact is the best way to assess whether we are a good match.
(646) 798-7574 View (646) 798-7574
Miriam Benhaim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
For 25 years I have counseled children and adults through the grief process engendered by death, miscarriage and infertility.
As a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years, I continue to be enriched, challenged and personally deepened by my work. My therapeutic style is active, engaged and empathetic. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their lives, through exploring the past, asking questions about the present, and collaborating to brainstorm solutions for the future. As Clinical Director of the Center for Loss and Renewal, I have an expertise in guiding clients on issues relating to loss and grief. Alongside this specialty I am gratified by the many couples I work with on relationship enhancement issues as well as the coaching work for business success.
For 25 years I have counseled children and adults through the grief process engendered by death, miscarriage and infertility.
As a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years, I continue to be enriched, challenged and personally deepened by my work. My therapeutic style is active, engaged and empathetic. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their lives, through exploring the past, asking questions about the present, and collaborating to brainstorm solutions for the future. As Clinical Director of the Center for Loss and Renewal, I have an expertise in guiding clients on issues relating to loss and grief. Alongside this specialty I am gratified by the many couples I work with on relationship enhancement issues as well as the coaching work for business success.
(646) 759-4294 View (646) 759-4294
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Irena Milentijevic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10021
Additionally, I have expertise in helping couples overcome reproductive traumas such as infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy termination.
Are you having problems in your relationship? As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I am here to help. I can guide you through rebuilding trust, establishing clear communication channels, and restoring intimacy. If you’re looking for a couples therapist, you’ve probably tried to improve your relationship on your own without success, and maybe you’re discouraged. Couples therapy helps overcome these frustrations by using proven strategies to strengthen relationships. I use one of the most effective methods of couples counseling called Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
Additionally, I have expertise in helping couples overcome reproductive traumas such as infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy termination.
Are you having problems in your relationship? As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I am here to help. I can guide you through rebuilding trust, establishing clear communication channels, and restoring intimacy. If you’re looking for a couples therapist, you’ve probably tried to improve your relationship on your own without success, and maybe you’re discouraged. Couples therapy helps overcome these frustrations by using proven strategies to strengthen relationships. I use one of the most effective methods of couples counseling called Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
(281) 602-3311 View (281) 602-3311
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Mindy R Schiffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
My specialty is in all aspects of loss, as reflected in relationship and family conflicts, sexual concerns and difficulties, and the emotional impact of medical illness, infertility, and bereavement.
After more than 35 years in practice, I have found that most clients need a combination of support, insight, and challenging interactions to help them grow and move past whatever obstacles they are facing. I work with individuals and couples on the most intimate aspects of their lives, including their sexuality, relationships, and life and death issues. My style is interactive, and employs uncovering family of origin dynamics, but also more practical, cognitive and behavioral methods to help make changes more quickly.
My specialty is in all aspects of loss, as reflected in relationship and family conflicts, sexual concerns and difficulties, and the emotional impact of medical illness, infertility, and bereavement.
After more than 35 years in practice, I have found that most clients need a combination of support, insight, and challenging interactions to help them grow and move past whatever obstacles they are facing. I work with individuals and couples on the most intimate aspects of their lives, including their sexuality, relationships, and life and death issues. My style is interactive, and employs uncovering family of origin dynamics, but also more practical, cognitive and behavioral methods to help make changes more quickly.
(646) 600-5190 View (646) 600-5190
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Tribeca Maternity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007
Tribeca Maternity provides help for women, their partners, and their families related to the emotional experiences of family planning, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. Women and their families’ needs deserve specialized attention. This has become even more crucial due to the significant impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on trying, expecting, and new parents’ lives. A new branch of Tribeca Therapy, a Downtown NYC therapy practice, with Rachael Benjamin serving as Director, Tribeca Maternity gets close to women, their partners, and their families with a dedicated focus on these new and growing concerns.
Tribeca Maternity provides help for women, their partners, and their families related to the emotional experiences of family planning, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. Women and their families’ needs deserve specialized attention. This has become even more crucial due to the significant impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on trying, expecting, and new parents’ lives. A new branch of Tribeca Therapy, a Downtown NYC therapy practice, with Rachael Benjamin serving as Director, Tribeca Maternity gets close to women, their partners, and their families with a dedicated focus on these new and growing concerns.
(929) 298-7865 View (929) 298-7865
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Conchita Campos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MHC-LP, MPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10170
My areas of focus include working with a range of adults dealing with life transitions, people working through relationship or identity issues, and families/individuals dealing with infertility or navigating parenthood.
If you find yourself struggling to navigate life in what feels like a messy, complicated, relentless world, reaching out for help can feel overwhelming. I strive to create a space where you can fully explore and process your thoughts, feelings and experiences, without judgement. I believe that therapy looks different for everyone, and it can even vary session to session. Most importantly, it is a collaborative process that works best when you feel truly seen and heard.
My areas of focus include working with a range of adults dealing with life transitions, people working through relationship or identity issues, and families/individuals dealing with infertility or navigating parenthood.
If you find yourself struggling to navigate life in what feels like a messy, complicated, relentless world, reaching out for help can feel overwhelming. I strive to create a space where you can fully explore and process your thoughts, feelings and experiences, without judgement. I believe that therapy looks different for everyone, and it can even vary session to session. Most importantly, it is a collaborative process that works best when you feel truly seen and heard.
(929) 416-2139 View (929) 416-2139
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Basha Silver
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10024
My areas of expertise include anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, panic, phobias, uncontrollable worry), OCD, and depression. I also specialize in infertility, pregnancy loss, and maternal mental health (e.g. postpartum depression and anxiety, the adjustment to parenthood), as well as relationship transitions such as marriage and divorce. Additionally, I enjoy working with individuals navigating challenges related to young adulthood, including dating concerns, the adjustment to college, and early career anxieties.
My areas of expertise include anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, panic, phobias, uncontrollable worry), OCD, and depression. I also specialize in infertility, pregnancy loss, and maternal mental health (e.g. postpartum depression and anxiety, the adjustment to parenthood), as well as relationship transitions such as marriage and divorce. Additionally, I enjoy working with individuals navigating challenges related to young adulthood, including dating concerns, the adjustment to college, and early career anxieties.
(646) 466-4429 View (646) 466-4429
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Fred Casale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
I also work in the areas of infertility, trauma, grief, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Therapy is about healing and self growth. It is about making decisions and achieving life goals. It is about bettering relationships and building meaningful ties. It's about working through, and living without the pain of loss, depression and anxiety. In an atmosphere of safety, trust and non-judgement, I will help you navigate those difficulties which foster anxiety, depression and confusion, recognizing the often, central role of trauma in such challenges. I will assist in the process of gaining insight, while making decisions which breed personal and professional success. I will help in cultivating and improving relationships.
I also work in the areas of infertility, trauma, grief, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Therapy is about healing and self growth. It is about making decisions and achieving life goals. It is about bettering relationships and building meaningful ties. It's about working through, and living without the pain of loss, depression and anxiety. In an atmosphere of safety, trust and non-judgement, I will help you navigate those difficulties which foster anxiety, depression and confusion, recognizing the often, central role of trauma in such challenges. I will assist in the process of gaining insight, while making decisions which breed personal and professional success. I will help in cultivating and improving relationships.
(646) 783-4762 View (646) 783-4762
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Kathy Bacon-Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
Waitlist for new clients
Also, I have extensive experience with infertility, talking with you as a couple or individually about choices and how infertility may be affecting all aspects of your life and self esteem.
I work with you in a personal, engaged manner, wondering together about sources of anxiety and pain, beginning wherever you are most comfortable. Working with dreams, memories, trauma past and present, and whatever comes to mind, my goal is to help you come to know and value your strengths and what is uniquely you, and--what gets in your way. I am experienced and comfortable working on problems of mood/depression/anxiety, difficulties surrounding infertility, the many challenges of relationships, hurdles at all levels of work and school life, attentional/ADD problems, parenting issues from birth onward, and parenting of multiples.
Also, I have extensive experience with infertility, talking with you as a couple or individually about choices and how infertility may be affecting all aspects of your life and self esteem.
I work with you in a personal, engaged manner, wondering together about sources of anxiety and pain, beginning wherever you are most comfortable. Working with dreams, memories, trauma past and present, and whatever comes to mind, my goal is to help you come to know and value your strengths and what is uniquely you, and--what gets in your way. I am experienced and comfortable working on problems of mood/depression/anxiety, difficulties surrounding infertility, the many challenges of relationships, hurdles at all levels of work and school life, attentional/ADD problems, parenting issues from birth onward, and parenting of multiples.
(646) 699-4255 View (646) 699-4255
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Nancy Freeman-Carroll
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025
I am available for psychoanalytic psychotherapy to address life struggles, manage anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction and indecision. It is a brave and optimistic step to begin therapy which has the power to heal old wounds, renew self confidence, and expand emotional experience. I have a special interest in helping individuals and families improve communication regarding adoption and donor assisted reproduction. It is never too late to talk with children. Adult resistance to these conversations can reflect difficult life experiences, especially regarding infertility, including experiences of shame and embarrasment.
I am available for psychoanalytic psychotherapy to address life struggles, manage anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction and indecision. It is a brave and optimistic step to begin therapy which has the power to heal old wounds, renew self confidence, and expand emotional experience. I have a special interest in helping individuals and families improve communication regarding adoption and donor assisted reproduction. It is never too late to talk with children. Adult resistance to these conversations can reflect difficult life experiences, especially regarding infertility, including experiences of shame and embarrasment.
(646) 351-1879 View (646) 351-1879
Infertility Therapists

How can infertility affect couples and their relationship?

Clients who are dealing with infertility may experience conflict and communication problems. It’s not unusual for shame, blame, and guilt to arise in cases of infertility, whether the source of the problem is one partner or both. This means that clients are upset and pulling away from their partner just when they need them the most. Some clients may find it difficult to spend time around friends and family who are pregnant. Friends and family can also make hurtful comments that increase tension during this time.

How does therapy for infertility issues work?

The therapist will begin by gathering information about the client or couple and make a treatment plan for their specific concerns. In addition to addressing common mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma reactions or PTSD, therapists can help clients improve their decision-making and deal with stressors unique to infertility. Some examples include coping with the “two-week wait” before a pregnancy test, the distress associated with a failed attempt or miscarriage, and the shame and blame sometimes associated with reproductive concerns.

What type of therapy is best for infertility issues?

Many therapists offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are dealing with infertility issues. Some helpful therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can aid clients in reframing negative thoughts about their situation. Expressive writing and art therapy can help clients process difficult feelings. Clients might also benefit from group therapy to experience support from others who are dealing with the same problems.

How long does therapy for infertility issues take?

There is no set length for therapy that addresses infertility or reproductive concerns. Some clients might find it helpful to continue therapy during their pregnancy to have healthy ways to cope with any associated stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma. Some clients who decide not to pursue fertility treatments might benefit from the support of a therapist. The duration of therapy varies depending on the individual client’s specific needs and goals.