Infertility can affect us on many levels. It can impact us physically, emotionally, socially and financially. It can darken our outlook, affect our behavior and relationships, and even cause us to question our identity and self-worth. Fortunately, therapy can help.
I believe that we all have the inner resources to cope with the challenges that life presents. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable place for you to discover your intrinsic power - to help you explore, learn, heal and grow. I take a collaborative and compassionate approach to help you focus on your strengths, self-awareness and wellness. Together we can work through strong feelings and emotions, lessen anxiety, learn ways to talk about your experience and develop coping skills to help you navigate through the complex journey of family building.
FAMILY BUILDING OPTIONS
Third-party assistance. If you're contemplating using an egg (oocyte) donor, sperm donor, gestational carrier (surrogate) or embryo donation, you may be wondering:
- What is the process?
- Is this the right decision for me?
- If using a donor, how will I feel if my child does not look like me?
- How and when will I tell my child about how they were conceived?
My experience with third-party options is multi-faceted. As a mental health consultant for ConceiveAbilities, I provide egg donor and gestational carrier evaluations and facilitate gestational carrier support groups in the Houston and Dallas areas. My involvement and experience in third-party reproduction translates into better information and insights for my clients. Together we can explore your choices and their emotional aspects to see what's right for you.
Yoga and counseling go hand in hand. Yoga provides the opportunity to dive deeper into the relationship between our minds and bodies by increasing self-awareness. Our work together may include grounding, mindfulness, meditation, breath work, gentle movement and/or restorative postures. These embodiment practices offer skills to help manage anxiety, relieve stress, calm the nervous system and inspire self-compassion.