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Long Island Infertility Support
As you begin your family building journey, you may find yourself facing new emotional challenges. Throughout the course of your treatments, your emotions may change day by day. Some days you may feel sad or depressed, only to feel angry or guilty the next day.
Fertility treatments may also stress even the strongest relationship. Arguments may begin to develop about the cost of the treatments, as well as their emotional strain. You may find it difficult to communicate effectively.
It is normal to feel all of this throughout your infertility treatments. However, when these emotions begin to interfere with everyday life, it may be time to see an infertility therapist.
Infertility Therapists in Long Island
You will be experiencing different kinds of emotional struggles throughout your infertility treatment process. Infertility therapists are trained to help you through this difficult time, and teach you ways to manage your grief and sadness associated with this process.
The following list of therapists can help Long Island residents who are struggling emotionally throughout their infertility treatments:
- Katherine Bohan, LCSW
- Lorraine Caputo, LCSW
- Laura Fletcher, Psy.D.
- Nancy Kaufman, LCSW
- Carole Lapidus
- Julie Larson, LCSW
- Mindy R. Schiffman, Ph.D.
- Chana Simmonds, MSW, LCSW
- Donna Steinberg, Ph.D.
Infertility Therapy Sessions
Your infertility therapy depends on the style of the therapist you choose. It is important you feel comfortable with your therapist and the types of sessions. For this reason, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation with each therapist you are considering so you can get a better feel of the therapist. You will be sharing a lot with this therapist, so it is vital you feel like you are in safe, comfortable environment.
Infertility therapy sessions can be individual, with couples, or in groups. Some therapists recommend a combination of the different types for maximum effectiveness.
At the session, your therapist will encourage you to talk about the strain the infertility treatments have placed on your intimate relationship, as well as other relationships with family members and friends. He or she will also help you discuss the financial strains of treatment, as well as the resulting tensions or challenges.
Even if both partners are not receiving fertility treatments, it is vital to the relationship that both of you attend counseling. It can be difficult for males especially to agree to counseling. However, this is very important, as it provides a safe place where they can share their feelings and their own insecurities and fears.