For women and couples, a diagnosis of infertility can be devastating. Infertility and infertility treatment is often described as an "emotional roller coaster", fraught with unforeseen challenges, losses and multiple treatment options.
People struggling with infertility often feel:
Anxious, depressed or overwhelmed
- Stressed from physical, financial and emotional demands
- Distant from their partners, both emotionally and sexually
- Tension in their relationships with family, friends and colleagues
- Emotions of isolation and shame
- Fear and confusion about decisions to be made
What We Can Do
The Infertility Counseling Program is a comprehensive infertility counseling center, offering a range of educational and therapeutic supports to women and couples with infertility.
Our services include:
- Education and resource information
- Counseling for individuals and couples
- Group therapy
- Seminars and lectures
- Educational Consultations about egg donor, gestational carrier, and adoption options
Why Come to Us
Infertility counseling is different from other types of counseling or psychotherapy. Most psychotherapies offer support, insight and strategies for change. That is not enough for individuals entering infertility treatment.
Women and couples experiencing infertility require information specific to the field of Reproductive Medicine. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) sets the standards of care in the field of Reproductive Medicine. As a professional member of ASRM's Mental Health Professional Group, our director, Pamela Fawcett Pressman, LPC, follows the highest ethical guidelines set by this prestigious organization. Having trained in the field of reproductive medicine, she is able to incorporate specialized knowledge into our work with clients.
The counseling and evaluations at ICP thoroughly incorporate these rigorous standards. This insures couples are given the highest degree of support and information available in the field of Infertility Treatment. For this reason, people who come to the Infertility Counseling Program can be sure they are getting accurate information about all of their reproductive options.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at
American Society for Reproductive Medicine - www.asrm.org
Resolve - www.resolve.org
The American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators and Therapists - www.aasect.org
The Society for Sex Therapy and Research - www.sstarnet.org