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Charleston Infertility Support
As you begin your process through your infertility treatments, you will find it comes with physical and emotional struggles. In particular, you may find your emotions changing rapidly. One day, you may feel sad or depressed, only to feel angry the next. It is common to feel all kinds of emotions, including guilt, hopelessness, fear, or anxiety.
You may also find stress begin to invade your relationships. You and your partner may begin to argue about the physical, financial, or emotional toll of the fertility treatments.
It is common to feel stress at this time, but if feelings of depression or hopelessness begin to become overwhelming, there is help available. Making an appointment with an infertility therapist can help you manage these feelings.
Infertility Therapists in Charleston
Infertility therapists are specially trained to help you get through the unique challenges that come with infertility treatments. They can help you through loss, teach you ways to manage stress, and help you work towards positive goals.
The following therapists work with infertility patients in Charleston:
- Elizabeth Dixon, M.A., L.P.C.
- Kent Maceachern, M.A., L.M.F.T.
- Sharon E. Martin, F.N.P., C.N.S., Ph.D.
Infertility Therapy Sessions
The types of infertility therapy sessions depend greatly on the style of your therapist. Your sessions may be one-on-one – just you and your therapist; your therapist may want to include your partner in some or all of the session; and/or your therapist may recommend group counseling.
Your therapist will encourage you to share the ways your infertility treatments have affected parts of your life. Infertility therapists know fertility diagnosis and treatment can affect relationships, social life, and work life, so they will give you the opportunity to talk about each aspect. Also, you can talk about the financial strains that may have arisen.
It is often recommended that you and your partner attend therapy sessions, either together or individually, even if both of you are not receiving treatment. Unity is important during this time, and it can be helpful for the other partner to share fears and insecurities as well.