Emotional Support for Your Fertility Journey
Fertility treatment can often feel overwhelming, isolating, and stressful. Meeting with a trained therapist can provide patients with the support and tools they need for emotional well-being.
At TRIO, we work with a team of registered social workers, clinical psychologists, and registered psychotherapists who specialize in fertility counselling.
Who Benefits From Fertility CounsellingResearch shows that patients who have counselling during treatment have a much better experience. Fertility counselling can be helpful to any aspiring parent who is struggling with fertility challenges. If you are undergoing certain treatments, such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), it is a prerequisite to help prepare you for the upcoming process. A fertility counsellor can help you:
- Address individual and relationship concerns
- Manage expectations about fertility treatment
- Process emotions, thoughts, and feelings
- Identify life stressors and support
- Discuss areas of emotional vulnerability
- Learn coping tools and strategies
- Mentally prepare for procedures
- Receive ongoing education and support
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a counselling appointment?
There is contact information in the bios of each of our counsellors. Please contact them directly to book an appointment.
Is counselling covered?
Some private health insurance will cover counselling. Otherwise, please pay the counsellor directly for counselling services.
Is fertility counselling mandatory?
For IVF and Third Party Reproduction, yes, one session of fertility counselling is mandatory. For other treatments, it is highly recommended.
Is fertility counselling just for individuals, or can couples go together?
We highly recommend that all patients go for counselling.
Will my fertility counsellor share my information with my doctor?
No. Your session(s) are confidential. For IVF, your doctor will get a notification that you have attended the session, but the contents of the session are confidential.
"I was nervous about coming to counselling, now knowing what to expect. My counsellor was warm and compassionate, and she helped me to feel understood and not judged. She gave me a fresh perspective on my fertility challenges. She also helped me with coping strategies, not just for myself, but also for my relationship with my husband. I felt “lighter” and calmer after the counselling session."