Contrary to what most people think, Infertility goes beyond the medical condition and the inability to conceive a child. Infertility is, in fact, an emotional struggle that deals with the pain and suffering of losing or not being able to conceive a child. The pressures of the society as well as the burden of knowing you won’t be able to bear a child is a complicated grief process because it is almost the same as losing a child.
When the emotional pain becomes unbearable, the condition may affect your behavior, your relationships with your family and friends, your outlook in life, and your overall perspective about yourself.
It is great to have a strong support system involving your family, friends, and medical health professionals. But sometimes, these are not enough. Support from psychologists and counselors may be needed to help you manage the emotional stress associated with infertility or the treatment process itself.
Why Do I Need an Infertility Counselor?
You don’t have to suffer emotionally. Infertility is already a struggle. You don’t have to be stuck on the emotional burden that it carries. Silver Lake Psychology can help you ease the pressure and stress of infertility.
Seek the help of a professional therapist if you are experiencing the following:
- Being suicidal or thoughts about death
- Marital problems
- Sleep problems
- Sudden weight loss or change in appetite
- Frequent mood swings
If you are experiencing these, it is about time you seek the help of professional counselors and therapists. Silver Lake Psychology is a group of psychology experts led by well-known psychologist and author, Brandy Engler.
Does insurance cover couples therapy?
Yes! Many insurance plans cover infertility counseling and therapy. Our team will check this for you before your first visit.