Infertility Counseling

Why Have I Been Referred By My Fertility Clinic?

If you are planning to grow your family by using an egg donor, adopting an embryo or you are an intended parent (planning to use a gestational carrier), our meeting together is an opportunity to explore your journey through infertility. We will review your emotional process of trailblazing the often unexpected path of fertility treatments. We will discuss any fears or anxieties that are often related to alternative family building, as well as coping and resiliency strategies, as you move forward through this exciting and intense time in your life. We will review evidence based research regarding how and when we share our story with others, including our offspring. Resources will be offered, as well as outside referrals, if appropriate.

If you are giving the amazing gift of donating your eggs or being a gestational carrier, we will review your background, emotional and mental health history, fertility history and motivation to participate in egg donation or being a gestational carrier, among other issues. First and foremost, we will make sure that you have an understanding of the process you are generously volunteering for, as well as the emotional and logistical supports in place to help your process to be as positive of an experience for you as possible. 

​© 2014 by Kathy Parker, LCSW