Receiving fertility treatments can be a very stressful and emotionally difficult journey. Therapy can help prepare you for what is to come.
Fertility treatments can tax your body but most importantly your mind and soul. Preparing for what is to come, emotionally, can help the reproductive process. If you are experiencing infertility, you may find that your struggles are really impacting your personal relationship with your partner. The rollercoaster of emotions caused by infertility can put extreme stress on any partnership, making it difficult to relate to one another, talk to each other, and lean on one another for support. Many couples feel that infertility negatively affects their relationship in a number of ways. Therapy surrounding infertility issues include:
Educational/support groups are also offered. This educational wellness group is only open to 6-8 women at a time and empowers women struggling with infertility with the coping skills necessary to regain control of their bodies, their emotions, and their lives by reducing the damaging effects of stress, depression and anxiety. The group focuses on mastering the stress reduction techniques of deep relaxation, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral restructuring. Practicing these skills has been scientifically proven to reduce the psychological distress associated with infertility and enhance the effectiveness of fertility treatment. Some goals are to: