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Michigan Infertility Support
Infertility counseling is a helpful option for men and women who are dealing with infertility and struggling through the fertility-treatment process.
You may benefit from seeing an infertility therapist if you meet the following conditions: you feel persistent feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness, you lose interest in everyday activities, you experience frequent mood swings, or notice a change in sleep, appetite, or weight.
Michigan Infertility Therapists
The following therapists have been specially trained to help you deal with the unique struggles that infertility brings with it. These Michigan therapists are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:
- Kristen Blackwell, M.S.W.
- Emilie Heineman, L.C.S.W, M.S.W.
- Deborah Lancaster, M.S., R.N.
- Tanya Shrem, Psy.D.
- Cynthia Zierner, Psy.D
Seeing an Infertility Therapist in Michigan
Infertility therapists can help you deal with all the kinds of stress than can result from an infertility diagnosis, whether it is related to relationship issues, work problems, or money concerns. Your therapist will teach you ways to manage stress, cope with grief, and work towards positive changes in your life.
Even if your partner is not also receiving fertility treatment, it is a good idea for both of you to be involved in the counseling process. An infertility diagnosis can feel isolating, so it’s important that communication in your relationship remains strong. Your infertility therapist will teach you ways to communicate more effectively and encourage you to share your feelings with your partner.
You may see an infertility therapist one-on-one, or your therapist may prefer to see you together with your partner. He or she may also encourage you to attend group meetings, where you can interact with others who are in a similar situation.