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Toronto, Ontario therapist: Amy Jacobs Psychotherapy, registered psychotherapist
Infertility or Adoption

Amy Jacobs Psychotherapy

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, B.Sc, RP
Forcing a smile at a friend's baby shower, sex that just isn't fun anymore, dreading your next period. Sound at all familiar? It's a struggle many go through, but most people don't talk about. If your parenthood journey is not what you had imagined, talking about it can help. We provide a safe space to share the challenges that come with trying to conceive and infertility. Talk therapy combined with coping skills can help you navigate this experience and address the waves of emotions that come with it.  
3 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M6G 1L5
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Dale Bryan, licensed clinical social worker
Infertility or Adoption

Dale Bryan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW, RSW
I have lived experience and professional experience navigating and supporting folks both with successful adoption, adoption/placement loss when a child is returned to other caregivers, infertility and fertility challenges. I would be honoured to help you navigate your emotions through your own journey.  
9 Years Experience
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Theresa Gregory, Lightbridge Psychotherapy, registered psychotherapist
Infertility or Adoption

Theresa Gregory, Lightbridge Psychotherapy

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters in the Arts
I experienced the excruciating pain of infertility, so I can relate first hand to what you are going through. I am here to help you through his very challenging process, as we work through your feelings of sadness, loss and frustration together, while guiding you to eventually come to a place of acceptance and renewed hope.  
4 Years Experience
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: LifeCycle Counselling, registered psychotherapist
Infertility or Adoption

LifeCycle Counselling

Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MPE, RP
Infertility is defined as not being able to conceive after trying for a year or longer. This may be because of female or male factors, or both. As a result, many individuals may seek out fertility treatment. There are various methods of treating fertility, with the most common being: oral medications, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Throughout the process, you may experience grief and loss, and/or begin to question your identity. Many individuals and/or couples going through this process, may also become frustrated, have feelings of helplessness, or have to make difficult decisions that can impact one’s emotional health. Forms of psychotherapy that have been found to be helpful and effective in helping individuals struggling with mental health as a result of infertility include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and other forms of supportive psychotherapy. These forms of therapy can help you to acknowledge your feelings, be honest and effective in communicating your feelings to your partner, process your options, developing healthy strategies to manage and cope with your emotions, re-establish intimacy, make sense of your identity, and find ways to move forward. Book an appointment today! Whether you are a female or a male, we know how difficult infertility can be, and how much of an emotional toll it can take on a couple to go through fertility treatment. It is important to seek help from a mental health professional in order to help you manage and alleviate your symptoms. (In)fertility and Reproductive Mental Health is an area that LifeCycle Counselling specializes in. Call us today or book an appointment to get started! Please visit our Reproductive Mental Health section for more details.  
5 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M5G 2H6
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Susanna Damiani di Vergada, registered social worker
Infertility or Adoption

Susanna Damiani di Vergada

Registered Social Worker
Fertility treatments, infertility, adoption or any other family planning difficulties and traumas can be devastating to a woman, a man, a couple or a whole family. Parts of our own identity change, shift and sometimes disappear after we live through any of these experiences. There can be a lot of grief to process, heightened emotions, shame, guilt and helplessness that accompany these issues. I will provide you a safe and comforting space where you can process any grief and emotion and work with you to rebuild and restart a fulfilling life waiting for, with or without a little one around.  
3 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Victoria Lorient-Faibish, registered psychotherapist
Infertility or Adoption

Victoria Lorient-Faibish

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC, RPE
I have been there. I myself went through an 8 year fertility journey that I count as one of my most formative experiences. It can be a torture, a lonely torture if navigated without regular support.  
32 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M6E 4P3
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Bridges Clinical Hypnotherapy Services, hypnotherapist
Infertility or Adoption

Bridges Clinical Hypnotherapy Services

Hypnotherapist
Every health issue, every dis-ease in the body has an emotional connection. Once the emotional cause behind the dis-ease can be identified, self-work can begin to naturally heal the emotional cause. Becoming - or choosing to not to become - a biological parent can raise pre-conceived beliefs concerning fears around the process, the anticipation of pain during labour and parenting adequacy that many new families subconsciously may bring to the fertility, pregnancy and parenting processes.  
6 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M4P 1G8
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Honest Love: Fertility & Couples Counselling Services, registered social worker
Infertility or Adoption

Honest Love: Fertility & Couples Counselling Services

Registered Social Worker, RSW
My passion is working with those who are experiencing challenges along their reproductive journey. I have lived experience in this area and know first hand how these complex emotions can consume many areas of your day to day.  
9 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Alison Duyck, licensed clinical social worker
Infertility or Adoption

Alison Duyck

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW, RSW
I work with couples to help them grieve the loss of a "regular pregnancy". There are many emotions that come with this, and being able to talk about them and work through them together, will be important as you go through this difficult period in your life, but also in years to come.  
12 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M4K 1N8
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Transforming Emotions, psychologist
Infertility or Adoption

Transforming Emotions

Psychologist
Facing infertility is an emotional journey that can be accompanied by feelings of grief, loss, anger, shame, isolation and even despair. While its important to connect to a medical team for assistance, working with a well-trained therapist can be an important source of additional support. Whether it’s the shock of learning of fertility issues and hearing about treatment options, assistance with the two-week emotional roller coaster of IUI, managing the challenges of IVF or beginning to explore adoption or surrogacy, working with a mental health care provider can help you to navigate the turbulent waters of infertility as you seek calmer waters.  
17 Years Experience
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Ankara, Ankara therapist: Dr. Nilgun Turkcan Ataoglu, BCT, RDT, licensed mental health counselor
Infertility or Adoption

Dr. Nilgun Turkcan Ataoglu, BCT, RDT

Licensed Mental Health Counsellor, Licensed & Registered Creative Arts Therapist
Creative Arts Therapy is a powerful specialty which provides us to express our subconscious in a safe and easy way. Since the subconscious is a great power that directs our behaviours, on infertility or adoption issues, CAT is very effective and gives great results.  
23 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Kennedy McLean Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, registered psychotherapist
Infertility or Adoption

Kennedy McLean Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

Registered Psychotherapist
The process of trying to have children is emotional. Anxiety, depression, grief and trauma often come along with the process. We understand that and our therapists are trained to work with these concerns. Find empathic support today.  
14 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON
Online in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario therapist: Elena Serra, therapist
Infertility or Adoption

Elena Serra

Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (RP-Q)
I use an integrated, narrational, client-centered and emotion-focused approach to help clients transition through perinatal issues such as divorce.  
5 Years Experience
In-Person in Toronto, ON M5X 1C7
Online in Toronto, Ontario