Jennifer Ackrish, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Approximately one in every six couples of reproductive age faces infertility. Although a wide variety of medical options are available to help those individuals conceive, the path can be emotionally draining, costly and can create numerous interpersonal challenges.
Many studies suggest that your emotional health is just as important as your physical wellbeing during the Fertility evaluation and treatment process. I offer comprehensive education and psychological support to assist you on this important journey.
I support individuals dealing with infertility challenges or engaging in Fertility treatment to:
- Identify, express and address feelings of isolation, frustration, despair and shame
- Bolster existing coping skills and develop new coping strategies to help them manage stress inducing emotions and thoughts
- Identify ways to balance personal, professional and medical obligations
I offer individual therapy focused on addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, loss, grief, trauma, isolation and other common responses to infertility. Addressing these symptoms and working through them can help to alleviate stress. I collaborate with my clients and support them in addressing their specific challenges, developing or bolstering healthy methods for coping and managing their stress.