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Wisconsin Infertility Support
An infertility diagnosis can often put you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions—from anger to sadness, guilt to anxiety, you may feel like your mood changes on the drop of a hat. It may help to know that all of these feelings are common with infertility. But when should you think about seeing an infertility therapist?
If you feel persistent feelings of sadness or worthlessness, begin to lose interest in your everyday activities, experience frequent mood swings, or notice a change in appetite, weight, or sleeping habits, you may benefit from meeting with an infertility therapist. These mental health professionals are specially trained to help you cope with the emotional effects of infertility.
Wisconsin Infertility Therapists
Infertility therapists can help you find ways to manage the stress of your fertility treatments, learn to cope with grief, and help you work towards positive changes in your life. The following infertility therapists located in Wisconsin are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
- Kevin Miller, Ph.D., Green Bay, WI
- Elizabeth Winston, Ph.D., Madison, WI
- Julianne Zweifel, Ph.D., Madison, WI
Seeing an Infertility Therapist in Wisconsin
Many times, seeing an infertility therapist should be a couple’s affair, even if only one person is actually undergoing the fertility treatments. This allows both partners to have a stage in which they can communicate their feelings—something that may otherwise be difficult for the partner who is not receiving treatment. Seeing an infertility therapist can help partners learn how to communicate more effectively, and can also open up their eyes to what each other is actually feeling.
Your infertility therapist may encourage you to attend sessions together, or may see you separately. He or she may also recommend you attend group sessions so you can be with others who are going through similar situations.
Whatever session type your infertility therapist prefers, seeing a specialist can help you sort out your feelings and help you deal with the stress that comes with an infertility diagnosis, whether it stems from relationship issues, work problems, or financial concerns.