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Virginia Infertility Support
Infertility—and the subsequent fertility treatments—can spark a wide variety of emotions in you.
A rollercoaster-ride of emotions is not uncommon, but in some instances, you can benefit from seeing an infertility therapist. These mental health professionals have been specially trained to help you deal with the unique challenges that come with infertility.
If you feel persistent or continuous feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or depression, find yourself withdrawing from family or friends, or notice changes in eating, sleep, or weight, you may want to make an appointment with an infertility therapist.
Finding an Infertility Therapist in Virginia
The following infertility therapists in Virginia are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:
- Terri Adams, Fairfax, VA
- Harriet Dolinsky, Reston, VA
- Erica Hanson, Fair Oaks, VA
- Marcella Jost, Charlottesville, VA
- Katherine Marosek, Fairfax, VA
- Erica Mindes, Richmond, VA
- Andrea Norby Ahmed, Falls Church, VA
- Susan Saint-Rossy, Ashburn, VA
- Benta Sims, Falls Church, VA
- Rebecca Ward, Falls Church, VA
Infertility Therapy Sessions
The structure of your infertility therapy sessions may vary, depending on the mental health professional you see and the type of therapy he or she specializes in. Your therapy sessions may be one-on-one, or your therapist may want to see you together with your partner. In some cases, your therapist may encourage you to attend group meetings to share your experiences with others in similar situations.
Your therapist will help you learn to talk openly about any feelings that may come up during the course of your diagnosis and treatment. You will be encouraged to discuss how your diagnosis affects all aspects of your life, whether it’s with your partner, your family, your friends, or even your coworkers. You can also talk about how the fertility treatment process affects you financially.
In infertility therapy, you will learn ways to manage your stress, cope with grief, and communicate more effectively with the important people in your life.