When it comes to discussing and dealing with the ups and downs of fertility treatment, there is no substitute for experience. We understand it can be most helpful to talk to those who share in the frustrations, hopes, and commitment to staying positive.
To assist you through the emotional journey of your treatment, RMANJ offers the Complementary Alternative Medicine Program, a dedicated partner ready to help you travel the ups and downs of realizing the dream of parenthood.
The compassionate and experienced Complementary Alternative Medicine team offers:
- Individual or couples counseling
- Specialized support groups
- Relaxation techniques
- Counseling and education for those using sperm or egg donors
- Psychological assessments and screening services
Our Complemtary Care team members include:
Marc Passmann, LAC
Marc is a renowned expert in advanced acupuncture and massage therapy who specializes in working with women and men during treatment for infertility. His services are now available to patients through the Complementary Care Program at RMANJ. Marc custom-designs a course of treatment that meets each patient’s individual needs. Often combining different forms of acupuncture, Marc is able to target the specific causes of stress. He often mixes traditional therapies with advanced approaches including gentler styles of Japanese acupuncture. Marc holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture and studied massage therapy at the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Bette Galen, LCSW
Bette is a licensed clinical social worker who counsels on infertility issues and family building options. She is also a Resolve therapist and is trained in mind/body techniques for infertility. Bette has advanced training in trauma and is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapist. EMDR therapy is an information processing therapy using a structured protocol including external attention stimulus in conjunction with personal associations to bring about treatment effects. Bette has lectured to patients in the area of fertility and children about their ART beginnings.
Jennifer Gamper Meenan, BSN, RN, MSW, LCSW
Jennifer has worked as a pediatric nurse at St. Barnabus Medical Center, a social worker in the Complementary Care Program at RMANJ, and a Counselor for the Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center. Jennifer currently runs a private psychotherapy practice in Basking Ridge, NJ and serves as a consultant for RMANJ. She brings a unique combination of experiences in nursing, social work, infertility and adoption to the practice.