Emotional Support and Counseling
Building a family through fertility treatments or pursuing fertility preservation can be both physically and emotionally challenging as well as a life-altering experience. Feelings of isolation or aloneness are common, but it is important you understand that you do not have to go through this process alone. At RMA of New York, we offer extensive emotional support and counseling services to help individuals and families cope with the ups and downs that may be faced while trying to conceive.
We offer the following services to all of our patients:
Individual & Couples Therapy Programs
- Infertility Treatments
Support for patients engaged in fertility treatments, such as IUI, IVF, and ICSI. Guidance may include assistance making informed decisions, management of emotional experiences and how to work through relationship stress more productively.
- Fertility Preservation
Support for patients undergoing fertility preservation treatments, such as oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing), and sperm banking. Guidance may include education about the process, assistance in anticipation of future needs, and focus on stress reduction techniques. Family and group sessions focusing on fertility preservation are also available.
- Egg Donors and Recipients
Support for patients participating in the donor egg program. The guidance includes an opportunity for recipients to carefully and thoughtfully explore feelings and ideas, receive education, and openly discuss concerns so they can approach the path to parenthood with comfort and confidence.
Counseling, Support & Crisis Intervention
Rena Stein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of Social Work Services, is available to meet with you and your partner before, during and after treatment. Her personal experience with Infertility enables her to speak with patients on an intimate level.
Rena's services include:
- Counseling for patients and their partners
- Online Support Group
- Valuable Resources
- Collaboration with the medical team and other RMA employees to close the circle on continuity of care
The First Step Towards Your Future
Every journey begins with a first step. Attend a free seminar, speak with
a patient concierge, or schedule a consultation.