The words “infertility” or “infertile” are tough to hear. Diagnosis and treatment can lead to depression, anxiety and/or difficulty managing the stress of it all. Learning coping strategies alleviates suffering and reduces symptoms. I can help you cope with the emotional fallout that comes with most reproductive challenges and/or pregnancy loss. I’ve been there. I know both what it’s like to struggle to conceive, and to have to seek medical assistance with that which would ideally be kept private and natural. I also know the devastating and seemingly invisible pain and loss of having miscarriages. I can assure you that this phase of your life will resolve one way or another. I can help you establish guidelines and boundaries around medical treatments, considerations for assisted reproduction, and options for adoption or for living meaningfully without children.
Relationships can also become strained by the weight of infertility and/or pregnancy loss. Couples often find their usual ways of connecting and communicating inadequate for the strain of infertility or the emotional rollercoaster of assisted reproduction. Therapy and art therapy can provide tools to stay healthier as individuals and more connected as a couple.