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Infertility Support in Southern New Jersey
Infertility can be devastating on many levels: emotionally, physically, and financially. It can become a life crisis when you want to have a child and learn you cannot. People who experience infertility battle emotions jumping from anger to sadness and anxiety to depression. The emotions connected with infertility can affect your relationships with friends and family. Stress from infertility also tests couples' relationships. Couples may have different beliefs about how or whether to continue infertility treatment. Feelings of shame and guilt can arise after an infertility diagnosis. These feelings can diminish your ability to function at work or doing daily tasks. Sometimes infertility can become emotionally immobilizing.
Think about getting counseling support before your infertility impacts these areas of your life.
Infertility Therapists in Southern New Jersey
There are several counseling options in the southern New Jersey area, with specialists who work with women and men who are having difficulty dealing with their infertility. Infertility therapy goals include learning ways to live with your infertility, understanding the emotional impact of infertility, its affect on your relationships, and learning how to cope with stress. Here is a list of therapists in southern New Jersey:
- Catherine M. Duzenski, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (Adoption and Infertility)
- Pamela Fawcett Pressman, M. Ed., L.P.C. (Infertility)
- David Liebovitz, Psy.D. (Infertility)
- Lynne Lyon, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (Adoption)
- Patricia Obst, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (Infertility)
- Todd Pressman, Ph.D. (Adoption and Infertility)
There are several modalities of therapy available including individual, couples, and group therapy. Some want to hear other people describe their experiences in a group setting. You may decide to work alone with a therapist. Consider the best option for you through talks with your therapist. Remember men and women can experience infertility in different ways.
If you choose to get counseling think about what your goals are. If you have a partner discuss the possibility of doing counseling together. Find out about your therapist’s treatment philosophy and goals. Ask about the therapist’s experience working with people who have the same infertility diagnosis you do.
Your fertility clinic may have therapist referral information for you. You might have friends or family that can offer referral information. It is important that you feel safe and comfortable with the therapist you select.