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Nashville, TN, Infertility Support
Many fertility patients and their partners seek infertility therapy or counseling to help work through the complex feelings and emotions related to infertility. Fear, sadness, anger and anxiety are not uncommon. Couples are often not in agreement on when to start fertility treatment, how long to continue fertility treatment, and fertility treatment costs.
You may prefer seeing a therapist or counselor one-on-one, you might choose to attend couple’s therapy, you may prefer group therapy or support, or a combination depending on where you are in your fertility treatment or decision-making process. Your therapist will most likely have recommendations or suggestions. Think about the outcomes you would like from therapy, such as decisions related to infertility treatment, resolving differences with your partner, or decreased anxiety levels.
Choosing an Infertility Therapist
Your Nashville fertility clinic may have a therapist on staff or offer support groups. In addition, you can ask for recommendations from your friends and family. Schedule a consultation and ask the therapist the following questions:
- How long have you been practicing?
- Do you specialize in working with fertility patients?
- What type of therapy do you recommend?
- How many sessions will I attend, how often, and how long are the sessions?
- What is your fee, and do you accept insurance?
- Can you provide references?
Online Infertility Support
While there is no substitute for a professional support, online infertility support forums at Fertile Thoughts can be a helpful supplement. Many women like the anonymity of the forums and the opportunity to receive – and give - advice and support from others going through similar experiences.