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Infertility Support in Orange County, CA
Infertility treatments can drain you emotionally, physically and financially. Some women find themselves on a roller coaster of emotions; anger, depression, guilt and helplessness are not uncommon. Many couples don’t find themselves “on the same page” at the same time. For many, infertility support can be invaluable.
Infertility therapy can take a number of forms. Licensed counselors provide individual counseling, couples counseling or group therapy. There are peer-led support groups across the country led by women with infertility and online infertility forums where you can connect, and share support and advice with women in similar situations. Research the options to determine what is best for you.
If you choose to work with a therapist or counselor, she will help you verbalize your feelings about the infertility struggle, help you to manage your stress, cope with grief, and enact positive changes in your life.
Schedule a consultation with one or more therapists to determine who will be a good fit for you. Ask her the following questions:
- What style of therapy do you practice and recommend?
- Will we define some goals for my treatment?
- How many sessions will I attend?
- How long is each session?
- What do you charge and do accept insurance?
- Can you provide references?
It is recommended that both partners attend counseling, either together or separately. Although one partner is physically going through treatment, therapy can be a beneficial outlet for each partner, and for your relationship.