Reproductive Mental Health

Has your world been turned upside-down by infertility treatments? Do you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster? Has sex become a chore? Have you lost hope?

We help women and their partners cope with the emotional aspects of infertility. Our therapists have more than 20 years of professional and personal experience in this field. If you are struggling with infertility, we can help you navigate this time-limited crisis by bolstering your coping skills and preparing you to manage the inevitable emotional roller coasters. Chances are that you are feeling some of these emotions: shock, denial, anger, guilt, blame, depression, hopelessness, loss of control, and/or isolation. You are not alone. We can help you identify, examine and cope with these feelings. Infertility and high-risk pregnancies can affect every aspect of your life -- your physical health, mental health, your job, and relationships with your partner, friends and family. Through talk therapy, empathic support, behavioral and stress reduction interventions, we will help you regain control of your life and find the energy to hope again.

We can help you address the following issues:

  • Coping with the Emotional Roller Coasters
  • Creating a Road Map for your Treatment
  • Mind-Body Work: Relaxation, Visualization and Stress Reduction
  • Networking with Other Infertility Resources
  • Exploration of all Family Building Options
  • Improving your Relationship with your partner (communication exercises and skills, increasing intimacy and improving your sex life)
  • Coping with the well-intended friends and family
  • Making the decision to end treatment

Other Related Areas of Expertise:

  • Infertility Psychosocial Assessments
  • High-risk pregnancies (antepartum bedrest, hyperemesis, other maternal or fetal complications)
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Multi-fetal pregnancy reduction (We can help you face this agonizing decision and help you visualize your different alternatives; we can help partners come to a consensus)
  • Surrogacy (We can help you prepare a comprehensive birth plan)
  • Third Party Reproduction
  • Adoption
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Premature Deliveries (parenting in the NICU)
  • Birth Anomalies
  • Postpartum adjustment 
  • Postpartum depression (Constance is a Member of the Provider Panel for the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Perinatal Depression Program; Professional Member of MedEdPPD)
  • Parenting after Infertility