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Los Angeles Infertility Support
Going through infertility treatments can be an emotional time, and you may find yourself on a roller coaster of emotions, including fear, depression, anger, guilt and helplessness. It may be a tough time for your relationship as well, especially if you and your partner disagree about the extent of the infertility treatment.
This range of emotions is normal, but if you feel this sense of hopelessness pervading your everyday life, it may be time to see an infertility therapist.
Infertility Therapists in Los Angeles
During your infertility treatments, your therapist will help you verbalize your feelings about the infertility struggle. Your therapist will teach you how to manage your stress, cope with grief, and enact positive changes in your life.
The following therapists practice in the Los Angeles area and treat patients who are struggling through infertility.
- Robin Roberts, Ph.D.
- Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.F.T.
Infertility Therapy Session
You will be sharing personal information with your therapist, so it is important you choose an infertility therapist with whom you will feel comfortable. Arrange a meeting with your therapist beforehand to determine whether he or she will be a good fit for you.
Your therapy sessions can take many forms, and they may be a combination of several types. You may talk with your therapist in individual sessions. You also may meet jointly with your partner, or you may be invited to attend group sessions.
At your session, you will be asked how the infertility process is affecting your relationships. Are your relationships with friends, family, or with your partner struggling? You will also have the opportunity to discuss how the treatments are affecting you financially, or if they are affecting your work or social life.
Both you and your partner should attend counseling, even if only one of you is undergoing treatment. Some men in particular may be averse to counseling, but it can serve as a helpful outlet for their fears and insecurities. It can also work toward a more open line of communication in the relationship.