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Idaho Infertility Support
The fertility treatment process is often a trying time—physically, mentally, and emotionally. As you go through each appointment and treatment, you may find yourself overwhelmed by a variety of emotions. You may find yourself feeling angry, anxious, or sad one minute, only to feel yourself overcome by guilt or depression the next. Plus, you may begin to withdraw from your previous sources of social support, especially if you feel like they may not understand what you’re going through.
Remember, it’s perfectly normal for your emotions to vary throughout your fertility treatment process. Just know that there is help available out there if you feel like these feelings are starting to overtake your life. Infertility therapists are specially trained to help you deal with the unique issues that come with infertility, and making an appointment with one can help improve your mental health through this process.
Infertility Therapists in Idaho
Infertility therapists help you with the various feelings that arise throughout the fertility treatment process. If you have any of these signs, you may benefit from making an appointment with a counselor: persistent feelings of isolation, sadness, or guilt, depression, agitation and anxiety, marital problems, constant preoccupation with infertility, or a change in weight, appetite, or sleep.
The following therapist in Idaho is a member of the American Society for Assisted Reproduction and works with individuals and couples throughout the infertility process:
- Carrie Eichberg, Psy.D, Boise, ID
Attending an infertility therapy session
Your infertility therapy session may take a number of forms, and depends on your comfort level and the expertise of your therapist. Your therapist may meet with you one-on-one, or may meet with you and your partner. Sometimes, he or she may recommend a small group meeting, where you can gain support from others going through similar situations. Often, your mental health treatment will include a combination of these options.
Before you see a therapist, meet with him or her first for a consultation to see if you feel comfortable. This can also help you determine whether the therapist’s treatment style fits with your personal preferences and expectations.
It’s helpful for both partners to attend counseling, even if only one is going through the actual fertility treatments. Fertility treatments can strain relationships, so building up the lines of communication between partners is especially helpful. Plus, this gives both members of the couple a safe place to share their own fears, feelings of insecurity, or other feelings they may have.
Your infertility therapist will help you manage stress, cope with grief, and make positive changes in your life. He or she will encourage you to open up about any concerns you may have, whether they are rooted in your relationship or in your finances.