Ep. 9 of the Optimizing Fertility podcast
In this episode, we hear from the Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Lauren Berman about why good mental and emotional care is so important both from fertility clinics and patients perspectives, and how this has evolved during the pandemic.
Research shows there is considerable emotional impact when people experience fertility problems - and that getting the right support can make all the difference.
Dr. Berman talks to ELANZA Wellness's Catherine Hendy about common emotions experienced, the options, methods and professional support available and how people can access them, as well as advice for self-help or self-care for anyone facing fertility struggles.
Dr. Lauren Magalnick Berman has been a practicing clinical psychologist in the Atlanta, Georgia area since 1989. She has served as Clinical Faculty at Georgia State University Counseling Center, Administrative Director and Clinical Supervisor of Metropolitan Counseling Services and Adjunct Faculty at Argosy University. She Chairs the Executive Committee of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and she is on the Board of the Jewish Fertility Foundation. She is the owner of the Fertility Psychology Center of Atlanta.
Dr. Berman received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Emory University.
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