IVF success rates can more than double when implemented alongside mind-body programs according to recent studies. A mind-body approach to addressing fertility challenges can reduce your feelings of anxiety and depression.
Fertility Counseling gives you the support you need at any stage in your relationship and family planning.
If you’re wondering if fertility treatments are right for you…or if you’re confused and overwhelmed by the options available to you…
Pre-Conception Support can help you make sense of it all so you can make the best choices for you and your family.
If you’ve already made the decision to proceed with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF)…
IUI and IVF Support can give you the resources you need depending on where you are in the process. Gain emotional support in this journey.
Individual and Couples Fertility Counseling helps you and your partner create a long-term self-care program for your relationship with each other and the loved ones in your life.
You can reach deeper levels of intimacy and learn how to maintain (or create) the space for loving companionship.
How it Works:
Counseling sessions take place online. Most clients meet for an average of 3-5 sessions on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. We can discuss what schedule works best for you during our consultation. Support between sessions can be made available as needed.
Do I need therapy or counseling?
My psychotherapy sessions are reserved for individuals residing in California, to explore the inner workings of their clinical experience with their fertility journey in a traditional therapeutic setting. Therapy is best suited for those dealing with the emotional rigors and complexity of infertility.
Counseling is a good fit for clients anywhere in the U.S. who need a more educational perspective on how to approach and cope with their fertility journey.
Those who seek counseling see some resolution within 3-5 sessions versus those who seek psychotherapy which can be as short as 10-12 sessions.
The journey to growing your family can be more complicated than you initially planned. If your doctor is recommending donor conception (donated eggs, sperm, or embryo), you may be faced with questions and concerns that you need to process.
If you are—
- Feeling grief about the loss of genetic connection to your potential offspring
- Unsure what the issues facing you as the parent of a donor-conceived child are
- Struggling to reconcile what you pictured your family looking like with this new reality
It can be helpful to discuss your questions and concerns with someone trained according to the standards of the American Society For Reproductive Medicine.
This meeting is not about determining your fitness to be a parent but will help you address and answer your questions and concerns regarding donor conception.
As a psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, I specialize in women’s mental health, reproductive health, and couples therapy.
I believe in looking at patterns surrounding behaviors and emotions through the lens of your relationships with family, friends, and within your community. I also have a strong foundation in recognizing how early attachments developed with parents and other caregivers and community, influence how you relate to others and how you process emotional distress.
Furthermore, my training in E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) has heightened my ability to treat distressing and traumatic events and memories related to infertility trauma and pregnancy loss.
These approaches allow me to use holistic techniques rooted in mindfulness and theory to explore the connections you have to others and yourself while creating emotional healing and lasting behavioral changes.
Psychotherapy can help you overcome:
- Loss and grief
- Prenatal anxiety and depression
- Transitions in motherhood
- Postpartum anxiety and depression
- Fertility struggles and loss of connection
- Pregnancy or the loss of a child
- Transitions in your relationship
I am not “in-network” with any insurance company. However, if you have a PPO plan, there is a good chance that your insurance company reimburses for “out-of-network” providers. I am happy to provide you with a statement (Superbill), which you can submit to seek reimbursement for fees already paid.
If you are interested in working with me and would like your insurance company to reimburse you for some or all of your costs, please contact them directly to determine your coverage. Some questions you should ask are:
- Do I need a referral from a physician before I can receive therapy?
- Does my insurance cover “out-of-network” providers?
- What is my deductible?
- How much will my plan cover for each session? (Please note that this may be a specific dollar amount or percentage of my fee)
- Is there a limit for the number of sessions per year or the amount of fees reimbursed per calendar year?
No Surprises Act/Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
- You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, click here or www.cms.gov/nosurprises. You can also call (800) 368-1019.