Why should infertility and reproductive or gynecologic issue make me feel as if I need a therapist?

Unanswered medical questions for women and men, or a medical condition that will take more time to resolve than you feel you have the patience for, creates an emotional vacuum that can be managed very well with the kind of grounding that a trained therapist can provide. Infertility or reproductive and gynecologic issues often create a profound vulnerability because the nature of the issue is so germane to our experience of being human, and treatment is so personal that some people best serve themselves by reaching out for help.

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About the Author:

Helen Adrienne, LCSW general psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist, and practitioner of mind/body therapy with a specialty in infertility. New York City