Infertility

If getting pregnant has been a challenge for you and your partner, you're not alone! Many couples struggle with trying to conceive. Coping with fertility issues can be tough and the emotional burden may be considerable. In addition to addressing the physical root causes of infertility with a trained medical professional, working with a mental health therapist who specializes in fertility issues can be helpful in processing the emotional pain and grief you may be feeling.

Local experts in Infertility

Jenny Larson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHCA (WA)

I have personal experience of infertility and am reading everything I can and meeting with other therapists who specialize in this.

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Gillian Callahan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MA

Infertility and pregnancy loss are just two of many reproductive experiences that don’t follow the socially supported narrative. For folks not represented in that narrative the pain is isolating and demoralizing. The het/cis-normative imperative that says our bodies don’t matter unless we reproduce, in biologically prescribed gender-role-confirming ways, reduces our value to lines on a pregnancy test. I work to provide the help I needed and couldn't find when I was going through it myself.

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Alisha Phillips (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

A club where no one wants to be a member. Infertility is fraught with layers of self-identity, grief and loss, and challenges to communication and self-care. I have had extended training in this topic, as well as personal experience.

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Gillian Chachere

Qualified Mental Health Professional

I have had personal experience with infertility and pregnancy loss that informs my work. There are unique struggles around infertility and pregnancy loss, and it's often difficult to feel understood by someone who hasn't been through it.

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have worked with women and couples experiencing difficulties conceiving and/or keeping a pregnancy for the past seven years, and have facilitated fertility/adoption support groups via Brief Encounters.

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Matia Kelly, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I know firsthand that issues surrounding fertility are emotionally, physically and financially grueling, and at times devastating. Without support, the experience of infertility can take a toll on your self-esteem, quality of life, work, and relationships. I provide an environment where you can experience the highs and lows, losses and celebrations and figure out how to cope.

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Sarah Nelson (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

The seasons of pregnancy and parenthood are marked by huge and layered transitions and complex changes in identity. I offer inclusive, holistic, and holding therapy for individuals who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss or fertility concerns or for those who are adjusting to parenthood or have parenting concerns. I have specialized training in life-span development, particularly in prenatal and postpartum counseling and in parenting.

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Kendyl Watts

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The experience of infertility may be the hardest thing an individual or couple has ever faced. I have a deep understanding of the toll it can take on a person's energy, mood, relationships, sense of worth, finances, and more. I can help you reclaim a sense of balance and strength so that you can continue working hard toward your dream of building your family.

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