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Barbara Blitzer, LCSW-C, M.Ed., has more than 25 years experience in education, counseling and mind-body skill instruction. A long time student of meditation and mind-body healing, Blitzer has developed a uniquely integrative approach to helping you deal with fertility challenges. She incorporates deep emotional healing with practical guidance in stress reduction, decision making, relationship challenges and treatment options.

Blitzer has specialized training in working with women and couples dealing with infertility. She has completed training with Alice Domar, Ph.D, creator of the highly successful mind-body program at Boston IVF. She has served as the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resource to the DC Resolve Board of Directors and has spoken widely on the integration of mind-body techniques and psychotherapy. Blitzer served as a faculty member of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she conducted mind body groups and trained health care providers in the use of mind-body approaches. For many years she was a Resolve group leader. Blitzer has advanced training in couples therapy, hypnosis and interactive imagery. Her work with infertility has been noted in the Washington Post,, , and conceiveonline. Her recent book, The Infertility Workbook, A Mind-Body Program to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress, and Maintain Emotional Balance is an integration of decades of work presented in a user friendly format that you can use on your own to explore your own personal issues as they relate to fertility, as well as to gain fertility-related information and to learn mind-body skills. In order to help women working through the exercises in The Infertility Workbook get the most possible benefit from the exercises in the book, she has designed a coaching program to offer individual support. Blitzer is available by phone and skype as well as in person in the D.C. metro area.


a blog by Barbara Blitzer, LCSW-C, M.Ed., March 29, 2012

When dealing with infertility,worry has many faces. It begins early with the first worries that maybe something is wrong. Once in fertility treatment, the worry continues with each new hope and each disappointment. You worry about your life in the present. You worry about your body. You may worry about your relationships, your social life and your finances.

If you find yourself worrying, here are some thoughts to keep in mind:

    a blog by Barbara Blitzer, LCSW-C, M.Ed., February 14, 2012

    Have you ever been stressed about being stressed? Have you ever felt that you should be calmer, stronger, less upset? Have you ever tried to do mind-body or relaxation exercises only to create more stress by worrying that you weren’t doing them right?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many of the women I’ve worked with over the years have had this issue. They’ve blamed themselves for responding in the most natural way in the world. If you’re on a fertility journey, you’re on a rough road. You’re afraid of not being able to have something your heart cries for. It’s natural to feel the stress.

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