We are tackling the difficult topic of infertility this month, and realizing just how much of a toll it can take on an individual and a couple.
We all know of a couple or family going through these struggles, and we might even be going through these struggles ourselves. But one thing people generally don’t talk about when it comes to infertility is counseling. The stress, anxiety, depression, guilt, and anger are all things that are common when experiencing infertility. These can make it difficult to love yourself and your partner and be a strong support system during the utmost important time.
We encourage individuals and couples to seek counseling early on in their struggles. This way expectations and disappointments can be dealt with together with the help of a professional. You are likely juggling so many things from communicating with your spouse, a full-time job, social obligations with friends a family. All the while dealing with your own stress and anxiety when it comes to trying to conceive.
Having a counselor during this time can also be really beneficial in helping each person to be able to communicate what the process has been like for them. Since it is common for couples to experience the frustrations of infertility differently, a counselor can help give tools for better communication and help explain what has led each partner to experience what they are experiencing.
If you are in the Phoenix area and are interested in Infertility Counseling, please call us at 480-999-7070. If you are elsewhere we encourage you to find a counselor in your area. A great resource is Psychology Today, where you can filter your results and find a great counselor near you.
Biltmore Psychology and Counseling is the practice of the top psychology and counseling professionals in the Phoenix, AZ area. We provide exceptional, holistic psychology and counseling services for every person to help them live an extraordinary life.