Marc Passmann, L.Ac., SABORM
Marc is an expert in advanced acupuncture who specializes in working with women and men during treatment for infertility.
“I am truly fascinated by the body and how it functions. The theory of Eastern Medicine and philosophy in general has motivated me throughout my professional career to help people heal and move through life with the greatest of ease.”
“For almost a decade I have exclusively practiced acupuncture focused on fertility and reproductive health. I have extensively studied medicine from both an Eastern and Western perspective and I feel that my experience and knowledge enables me to help patients to understand the treatment process and manage the stress that often comes along with their treatment.”
Marc custom-designs a course of treatment that meets each patient’s individual needs. He often combines traditional therapies with advanced approaches, including gentler styles of Japanese acupuncture. Using these techniques he is able to target the specific causes of Qi imbalance and corrects them.
Marc holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle. He currently sits on the Governing Board of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and is a Fellow of the Board as well. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and a former board member of the American Fertility Association.
Carolyn Raiman, L.Ac.
Carolyn received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Montclair, NJ and specializes in fertility and reproductive medicine. She is a member of the NJ Acupuncture Association and has been practicing for over 8 years.
“Without a doubt, the body and mind are inter-connected, and acupuncture is a modality that works to make this connection more seamless and integrated.”
“I enjoy helping patients through the challenging treatment process by working on their physical as well as emotional imbalances to make it an easier experience for them.”
Carolyn blends her knowledge of Western Medicine with a gentle Eastern approach to assist her patients through treatment.
Bette Galen, LCSW
Bette is a licensed clinical social worker who counsels on infertility issues and family building options for RMANJ. She is a Resolve therapist and is trained in mind and body techniques for infertility by the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health. Bette also runs a private practice in Montclair, NJ.
“Practicing good self-care and cautious optimism helps create balance during the family-building journey. Coping strategies are essential in being able to help keep the end goal in mind. Facing treatment with cautious optimism keeps one’s emotions on a more even keel and can aid in taming the emotional roller coaster experienced by most who are engaged in treatment.”
“It is my personal experience with infertility that drives my passion and informs my work with our clients. I am able to view each person’s unique journey through a compassionate lens.”
Bette is certified as an Internal Family Systems therapist and is a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Bette has lectured on family building options and is often invited for professional interviews in the area of infertility and talking to children about their Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) beginnings.
Jennifer Gamper Meenan, BSN, RN, MSW, LCSW
Jennifer has worked as a pediatric nurse at St. Barnabas Medical Center, a social worker in the Collaborative Wellness Team at RMANJ and is a Member at Large for the Mentor and Mentee Committee of the Mental Health Processionals Group of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
“Infertility is such a loss of control. As a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), as well as a Registered Nurse, I have a unique vantage point for helping others in crisis caused by fertility treatment to feel empowered throughout their process.”
“What I love most about my work is the ability to help a person or couple to feel more hopeful and ready to face the next challenge. I try to -truly listen- to their stories and voices. We all need to be heard, which is why it is always the first step I take in every relationship.”
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.
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