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Maine Infertility Support
The fertility treatment process can be a challenging time for you and your partner—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
It’s completely normal to go through a wide range of emotions during this time. You may feel sad or guilty one minute, only to feel angry or frustrated the next. But if you feel like your emotions have become overwhelming—or if you feel like they are interfering with everyday life—there is help available.
You may benefit from seeing an infertility therapist. These mental health professionals have been specially trained to help you cope with the unique challenges infertility brings with it.
Infertility Therapists in Maine
Infertility therapists can help you learn ways to cope with grief, manage stress, and communicate more effectively with the important people in your life.
The following infertility therapist in Maine is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:
- Marcie Lister, M.S.W., Portland, ME
For other infertility therapists in Maine, ask your fertility doctor if there are any he or she recommends.
Attending an Infertility Therapy Session
Before you attend your first session, it is important you feel comfortable with your infertility therapist. You can ask about scheduling a consultation first—this will give you the chance to meet with the therapist in person, ask any questions you may have, and see if you “click.”
Your infertility therapist may prefer to see you one-on-one, or he or she may want to see you together with your partner in a couple’s session. Your therapist may also encourage you to attend group meetings to interact with others in similar situations.
Even if only one partner is undergoing fertility treatments, it’s a good idea for both to go to counseling. Infertility can be an isolating experience, so seeing a therapist can be a helpful way to feel like your voice is being heard. Plus, your infertility therapist can teach you ways to communicate more effectively, so both you and your partner can better vocalize your feelings.