I am specifically trained to work with clients who are experiencing infertility and/or the use of assisted reproduction technologies to build a family. Infertility is a particularly complicated and difficult experience, and it takes someone well versed in its particular challenges to help clients navigate such a difficult time.
As a professional member of both the Mental Health Professionals' Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Resolve (the National Infertility Association), I consistently engage in ongoing learning in this rapidly changing field. I present as an expert at the field's premier conference, the Jefferson University Infertility Counseling Conference, which takes place annually in Philadephia. I use my expertise to teach others about this specific counseling speciality, and I make sure to stay apprised of developments in assisted reproduction technology.
I can offer support and counseling across areas including but not limited to:
- Building a family through donor gametes (egg, sperm, or embryo donation) and/or surrogacy*
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproduction technologies
- Pregnancy loss
- Repeated miscarriage
- Infant loss
- Complicated birth/birth trauma
- Postpartum depression or anxiety
In addition to working with clients before they become parents or complete their families, I can provide support to parents once their child has arrived. I also work with parents of older children conceived with donor gametes, and teens, young adults, and adults who were conceived with donor gametes.
*Documentation of donor gamete psycho-educational consultation for recipient parents can be provided to reproductive endocrinology clinics as needed.