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Infertility Support for Central New Jersey
Infertility can be overwhelming on both an emotional and physical basis. It is a major life crisis when you want to build your family and learn you cannot. People facing infertility struggle with emotions ranging from anger to depression and anxiety to hopelessness. The emotions connected with infertility can affect your relationships with family and friends. Stress from infertility also strains the relationship between partners. Couples may have different opinions about how to proceed with infertility treatment. Feelings of blame and guilt can develop after an infertility diagnosis. These feelings also affect your ability to function at work or doing daily tasks. Sometimes infertility can become emotionally overwhelming.
Think about being seeking counseling support if you're having difficulties trying to conceive.
Infertility Therapists in Central New Jersey
There are several counseling options in the central New Jersey area, and therapists who have expertise working with men and women who are have infertility. There is individual, couples, and group support available. Therapy goals may include ways to cope with infertility, understanding the emotional impact of infertility, its affect on your relationships, and learning stress management techniques. Here is a list of therapists and support groups in central New Jersey:
- Lynn Lyon, LCSW
- Joni Mantell, LCSW
- Pamela Fawcett Pressman, M.Ed., LPC
- Infertility Support Groups (RESOLVE)
- Princeton Mind/Body Infertility Support Group
There are a number of kinds of therapy available including individual, couples and group therapy. Some find it helpful to hear other people talk about their experiences in a group setting. You may want to work alone with a therapist. Discuss the best option for you with your therapist. Talk about your therapist’s treatment philosophy and your goals with your therapist. Ask about the therapist’s experience working with people who have the same infertility diagnosis you do.
Men and women can experience infertility in different ways. If you have a partner discuss the option of doing counseling together.
Your fertility clinic may have referral information for counseling needs. You may have a network of friends or family that can offer referrals. It is important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose so you can better cope with your infertility challenges.