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Infertility Counselors Chattanooga TN

See below to find infertility counselors in Chattanooga that give access to signs of infertility, infertility support programs, IVF treatment, acupuncture for infertility, fertility drugs, and holistic healing for infertility, as well as advice and content on infertility testing and pregnancy after infertility.

Anita Cochran
(423) 266-4574
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Richard L Taylor
(423) 280-6011
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Jan F Sherbak
(423) 781-6943 x6
3023 South Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Divorce, Eating Disorders, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: GSPP
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Eddie Stone
(423) 536-9704
Chattanooga Counseling and Mediation Center50 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Emotion Focused Therapy, Family Conflict, Divorce
Qualification
School: University of Alabama
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Jane N Geiger
(423) 994-0034
Chattanooga Counseling & Mediation Center50 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Ashland Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Charitable Giving

Mary Ellen Galloway
(423) 265-7935
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Carolyn Kutchins
(423) 827-3535
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sylvia Mudenda-Whaley
(423) 510-0171
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patrick Powell
East Ridge, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathy Fraley
(423) 209-5535
Chattanooga, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

My Daughter / Son is Struggling with Infertility

My Daughter / Son is Struggling with Infertility
By Rachel Inbar, with special thanks to my mom, Dr. Rona Michelson who both supported me through infertility & helped me with this article.

If your child is going through infertility, it's very hard to know what the right things to say are. It naturally depends on what your relationship with your child is, but there are some things you want to keep in mind in any case:

Infertility is real. Whether the doctors are able to find a reason for it or not, it's real. Telling your child that s/he should "relax" or that "it always takes time" or that "Suzy's daughter got pregnant the minute they decided to adopt." doesn't help. Denying your child's infertility might make you feel better, but it can make him/her feel like s/he's being ridiculed.

This is your child's experience, not yours. Though you might be yearning to have a grandchild, you did have your chance to raise a child. Your child, while going through infertility, is dealing with the fact that s/he may never have a child of his or her own. Let the pain belong to them and keep your pain to yourself.

Your child is an adult. S/he deserves privacy. Infertility is a very intimate topic, so never push your child to discuss any more than s/he wants to. Keep in mind that infertility is usually a serious issue in a marriage. They may have decided together what they want to reveal and what not to reveal. Pushing your child to say more than s/he wants to may mean that s/he is violating a confidence with her/his spouse. This is something you don't want to be a part of.

Your child's decisions are his/her own. Don't try to suggest what s/he should do, what doctor they should see, what treatment they should be going through or that they should be considering adoption. S/he grew up and needs to make these decisions with her/his spouse. If they ask your opinion, share it gently.

Do not blame. People do not choose to be infertile. OK, some women have their tubes tied & some men have vasectomies that they later regret, but in general, when people want to have a baby, the decision is genuine, as is the difficulty when they're unsuccessful. If you find out that your daughter-in-law has PCOS, you'd better not ever hold it against her, just like you wouldn't want anyone to say anything about your son if it turned out he had a zero-sperm count.

Here is a letter (used with permission) that a woman going through infertility imagined would be the ideal letter to receive from her mother:

"Dear Daughter,

I can only imagine how difficult it is for you to want so desperately to have a baby and for it not to be working for you. I remember your dreams of becoming a mommy from the time you were a child, how you yearned to have another baby brother or sister and how you cared for your younger siblings loving...

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