Infertility Counselling Ottawa
Infertility often has a detrimental effect on an individual’s self-esteem, emotions, relationships, identity and beliefs about life. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are common. There can be a profound sense of loss of the desired child and ensuing sense of helplessness and powerlessness. One may harbour a sense of shame, alienation, isolation or jealousy and anger of others.
There is inevitable strain on the couple in their physical and emotional intimacy, such as blame or guilt. Sex may even become less enjoyable and fraught with anxiety as they try to conceive during particular time periods.
In addition to support, compassion and understanding, a psychologist offers an objective opportunity for individuals to reflect on options and choices as well as thoughtful examination of complicated feelings. The acquisition of healthier coping mechanisms through therapy will ease the way through the journey towards resolution of the infertility crisis.