What Exactly is Infertility Counseling?

Managing the emotions that can appear when experiencing infertility can be a massive strain on any relationship. Feelings of stress, anxiety, guilt, anger, depression are all common reactions and can make loving yourself and your partner very difficult.

An infertility counselor can help communication between your and your partner, to discuss the frustrations each partner may be going through. Counslers provide tools to increase communication and provide a safe place to discuss the intense feelings associated.

BPC provides counseling for individuals and couples managing the stresses associated with infertility. We encourage couples to seek counseling early on in their struggles to ease expectaions and reduce negative emotions revolving around infertility.

Creating, establishing, and repairing emotionally fulfilling relationships is an integral part of our mission. If you are struggling with the emotional stress of infertility, please call us at (480) 999-7070

Common Signs You Should Consider Infertility Counseling Include:

  • Infertility is taking over the couple’s life
  • Intimacy is being replaced with “procreation sex”
  • Arguments are increasing around how infertility should be addressed
  • The couple cannot agree on when/if to pursue assisted reproductive technology to form a family
  • Either partner is feeling anxious, depressed or despair
  • The couple is lacking support from friends or family who understand their stress

Teletherapy & Video Counseling Sessions Available

Biltmore Psychology and Counseling offers teletherapy sessions as a way to participate in counseling without needing to be physically present at our office.

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Infertility Counseling FAQ

What Can I Expect from Infertility Counseling?

If infertility has caused places of pain in the relationship, the focus will be to help the couple repair their relationship and feel supported by the other. Individual counseling for infertility will help the individual process through negative feelings of loss, grief, anger, confusion and stress related to the process.

How Infertility Can Impact a Relationship

Infertility is an inherently stressful process. Couples experiencing infertility go through grief, shame, self-blame, financial stress, scheduling stress, information overload, and despair. In fact, research shows that a woman going through infertility is as stressed as a woman diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

Can I Come for Infertility Counseling Without My Partner?

Yes! Individual counseling for infertility will help the individual process through negative feelings of loss, grief, anger, confusion and stress related to the process.

What other services do you offer for Scottsdale?

Find all services offered by our Scottsdale Psychologists. Our counselors are held to the highest standards of excellence and bring the best of their education, experience, and professional knowledge to their practice.

Our professionals build strong relationships with each person based on mutual trust and confidence and value each person’s perspective of his or her own life. Counseling at BPC is a dynamic, active process. Counselors work with each person to understand, engage, and overcome even seemingly insurmountable difficulties, and facilitate each person’s process of transformation and hope.

Meet our Team

Dr. Melissa Estavillo, PsyD

DR. MELISSA ESTAVILLO, PsyD

Doctorate and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
Practice Areas: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), relationship / marriage counseling, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD / Trauma, Grief, Spiritual Integration, Medical Counseling, Immigration Evaluation Services

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Self

SUSAN SELF, LPC

M.S. Counseling and Human Services, University of Toledo
B.S. Psychology, Bowling Green State University
Practice Areas: relationship / marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, parenting, general counseling, anxiety and depression, individual therapy, career decisions, caring for aging relatives, life changes, work/life stressors

Nicole Elliott, LPC

M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
B.A. English (Literature), Arizona State University
Practice Areas: Adjustment Disorders, anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), depression, disability counseling, existential therapy, faith-based counseling, general mental health counseling, gerontological counseling, grief counseling, individual counseling, mindful self-compassion (MSC).

Allison Johnson LPC - Phoenix, AZ

ALLISON JOHNSON, LPC

M.S. Community Counseling – University of Phoenix,
B.A. Forensic Psychology – Saint Ambrose University

Practice Areas: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, EMDR, LGBTQ+, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Couples Counseling, Mindfulness, Chronic Illness.

ELIZABETH FELIX, LPC

M.A. Human Resources and Substance Abuse, Ottawa University
M.A. Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
B.A. Psychology, Ottawa University

Practice Areas: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Life Transitions, Women’s Focused Issues, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Depression, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Faith-based Counseling, General Mental Health Counseling

Our Location Near Scottsdale, AZ

We’re here for you.

Our infertility therapists apply professional expertise and understanding to provide the best holistic counseling services in Scottsdale, AZ.

A 10-min consultation can help you determine whether our services would be the right fit for you. Call us today for a free phone consultation.

(480) 999-7070