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Infertility Counseling

If you have experienced infertility, you may understand how isolating and challenging it can be. It is a struggle that touches all aspects of your life. It may affect your relationships with others, your perspective on life, and how you feel about yourself. It may feel as though no one can understand the pain and desire that you are experiencing.

 

I am so glad you are here. It takes a huge amount of courage to even begin to look for a therapist that understands your unique needs.

 The following information may help you decide if McCall Family Wellness' therapist, Marlina McCall may be a good fit for you in managing the emotional stresses associated the ups and downs of fertility treatment.

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My name is Marlina McCall and I am from Northern New Mexico from the Red Willow tribe in Taos Pueblo. Being bi-racial has given me an appreciation for the context of culture in every person. Because of this, I take what is called an eclectic approach in therapy, as I believes people like you are dynamic and has your own unique way of healing. Coming alongside you and focusing on you, informs my treatment approach where I integrative interventions of the physical (body), mental (mind), and the spiritual (spirit). 

 

Many that felt the pain of not being able to have children find it hard to share how they truly feel. It often feels as though difficulty having children is coupled with the pressure of culture, biology, family, and society. It can be overwhelming!

 

I have personally suffered through infertility and understand the tremendous difficulties that come with this challenge. Because of this, I specialize in working with people who are in all stages of infertility.


 

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The Pain is REAL

The emotional pain women experience when going through infertility can be severe and traumatic. (A research study from 1993 found that women with infertility experienced anxiety and depression at rates similar to those with cancer, heart conditions, and high blood pressure.)1 Coping with infertility is hard, and needing help is 100 percent normal. Seeing a therapist could help you cope with the emotional struggle of infertility. (Read more here)

When Do I Need To See An Infertility Counselor?

Consider counseling if you are feeling depressed, anxious, or so preoccupied with your infertility that you feel it is hard to live your life productively. You also may want to seek the assistance of a counselor if you are feeling “stuck” and need to explore your options.

When fertility counseling can help:

  • Infertility Is Taking Over Your Life

  • Infertility Is Hurting Your Relationship

  • You're Not Sure What to Do

  • You're Considering Other Options

  • You're Considering a Child-free Life

  • You’d Like More Support

Signs that you might benefit from counseling:

  • persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness

  • social isolation

  • loss of interest in usual activities and relationships

  • depression

  • agitation and/or anxiety

  • mood swings

  • constant preoccupation with infertility

  • marital problems

  • difficulty with "scheduled" intercourse

  • difficulty concentrating and/or remembering

  • increased use of alcohol or drugs

  • a change in appetite, weight, or sleep patterns

  • thoughts about suicide or death​

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(505) 457-0004

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