Helen Adrienne’s heart has been in private practice since 1979 both as a general therapist, working with individuals and couples on a multitude of issues, and as a specialist providing mental health services to reproductive and gynecologic patients. Helen office is on the upper east side of New York City and Bergen County, New Jersey. She also conducts mind/body stress reduction classes for NYU Fertility Center for patients and educates mental health professionals on the parameters of infertility at national and international conferences. She has authored many articles on infertility. Helen’s book, On Fertile Ground launched on 1/11/11 as a #1 bestseller on Amazon. It is written for infertility patients and those who want to understand them.
A graduate of Rutgers University and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Helen went on to train in family therapy, mind/body therapy, cognitive therapy, guided meditation and other stress reduction techniques, and Ericksonian clinical hypnotherapy. She is an approved consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and New Jersey, and a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.
Helen has served as an adjunct instructor of ob-gyn at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York Medical College. While on the life-long learning faculty of Rockland Community College, she led workshops on menopause and premenstrual syndrome. With a grant from the American Association of University Women and the support of Rockland Community College and the Rockland County Mental Health Association, she designed and ran a conference on complementary treatments for menopause. More than 200 women attended this conference in 1993, which was a cutting edge approach to the topic at that time.
Helen is a founding member of the New York City chapter of RESOLVE™, a national infertility organization. For many years she has run mind/body support groups and other programs through RESOLVE™ for the infertile patient.
She has been invited repeatedly to share her expertise in the area of infertility at the conferences of two prestigious organizations, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Helen presents at international conferences.
Helen is adjunct trainer of Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy with Dr. Jeff Zeig. (See Master Classes for Professionals) She also runs two-day trainings for mental health practitioners seeking expertise with the infertility patient. (See the next opportunity in the professionals tab)
Helen has been published in many venues on the topic of the emotional component of infertility. These articles are available in the Resources tab and her Baby Manifest-O Blogtm on her web site and on her blog at Psychology Today.
The idea that the mind and the body are an inseparable unity (commonly called the “bodymind”) is documented scientifically and seems like common sense to us today. Helen Adrienne has been among those progressive psychotherapists who, decades ago recognized that mental health services are best focused on the place where mind, body and spirit meet.
Whether a medical condition triggers emotional issues or emotional issues impact the body, Helen is attuned, well-trained and devoted to providing appropriate therapeutic interventions and facilitating relief, healing, and resolution of emotional strain and physical symptoms. Helen continues to provide services for men, women, couples, and groups.