It’s an honor for us to have the opportunity to help gay and lesbian couples build their families with the assistance of fertility treatments. We have a tremendous amount of experience helping guide patients through options such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), egg and sperm donation, gestational carriers (surrogacy) and more.
Here to Help
Fertility treatment isn’t easy — physically or emotionally. So we make available to all of our patients the services of two full-time psychologists who are experts in fertility issues. They stand ready to help support you at any point in your journey.
Marie Davidson, Ph.D. – A clinical psychologist who offers a wide range of services to meet the unique needs of individuals and couples coping with fertility challenges.
Tiffany Edwards, Ph.D., M.P.H. – A clinical psychologist with a background in helping women and couples get through health-related issues.
Simply call 877-324-4483 to schedule a face-to-face or phone appointment.
Any patient using donor eggs, sperm, or a gestational carrier will have a meeting with one of our staff counselors to meet the standards set with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. This meeting will range from exploring your emotions about the treatment ahead to sharing ideas as you begin to envision how you may one day talk to your child about his or her origins.
When to Make an Appointment
You can make an appointment at any time, whether you plan to see the psychologists on a regular basis or just for one meeting. Some decisions or events are especially helpful to discuss with someone, such as:
- When you’re at a “crossroads” about making a treatment decision
- After a failed cycle or a miscarriage
- When considering whether to use donated eggs or sperm
- When trying to decide whether to use a surrogate
- When deciding whether to end treatment
- When considering adoption
We invite you to contact us to learn more about the counseling services, or any of the other services, that we offer to our patients to make their experience as effortless as possible.