Reproductive Health Therapist
My interest and focus on reproductive health began during my master’s degree research at Fordham University. My doctoral dissertation examined pregnancy loss, and in particular the psychological effects of multiple miscarriages. I continue to have a strong interest in this area and have translated that to my current clinical work and research projects.
In my private practice I see individuals who struggle with a range of reproductive health issues, including: struggling to conceive, pregnancy loss, multiple miscarriages, receiving fertility treatment, need for a gestational carrier or surrogate, multifetal pregnancy reduction, baby blues, and post-partum, among other areas. Through my therapeutic work and research I understand that experiencing infertility and/ or pregnancy loss is a life crisis and can be extremely isolating.
Reproductive health problems often make women and men feel helpless and out of control. It can be overwhelming to navigate the different options in reproductive medicine or to explore adoption. Many of the couples I work with often refer to the process as an “emotional roller coaster” and have a wide range of emotions relating to their experience. Difficulties in pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infertility and post-partum can be life changing and greatly impact relationships. Seeking therapy to overcome these very personal challenges is useful.