One of the most challenging aspects of the infertility experience is dealing with the emotions related to medical treatment, the uncertainty about outcomes, and the challenge of having to make important decisions. Infertility can be one of the most difficult life events that an individual or couple experiences. Coping with making many intense medical decisions and the uncertainty that infertility brings can create an emotional upheaval for many, and that is where the team at our fertility clinic in NJ can help.
Our fertility doctors and Wellness Team are here to help you learn how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with infertility. For some, infertility can be physically and emotionally painful, an intrusive process. Others need help focusing on how to deal with another’s responses, how to choose the right medical treatment, or how to begin exploring other family building options. For others, it may be on how to control, stress, anxiety, or depression.
Counseling & Support Options at Our Fertility Clinic
Specialized Support Groups
Third Party Reproduction Counseling
Our fertility doctors and Wellness Team are here to help you learn how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with infertility. For some, infertility can be physically and emotionally painful, an intrusive process. Others need help focusing on how to deal with another’s responses, how to choose the right medical treatment, or how to begin exploring other family building options. For still others, it may be on how to control, stress, anxiety, or depression.
Meet Lauren – Lauren Foley, LPC is a Counselor with the Complementary Care mental health team at RMANJ. She earned her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. Her work focuses on supporting individuals and couples in infertility treatment. Prior to working at RMANJ, Lauren spent two years with The New Brunswick Counseling Center providing counseling for individuals with substance abuse issues. Her passion for assisting those who need assistance in daily life brought her to RMANJ in July, 2015. Lauren is a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Meet Jennifer – Jennifer Gamper Meenan, BSN, RN, MSW, LCS 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). 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.
Meet Judith – Judith Kottick, A recognized expert in the field of reproductive counseling, Judith developed the original psychological services program at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and she has served as a consultant in the field throughout the tri-state area. She is currently the Director of Mental Health Services at RMANJ and maintains a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey. Judith draws upon her postgraduate training as a psychotherapist and in behavioral medicine from the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School to provide a personalized approach to helping people cope with the challenges of fertility treatment, pregnancy loss, adoption, and parenting.
For more information on infertility counseling, please contact us today.