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 Counselling
Research 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?
Is counselling covered?
Is fertility counselling mandatory?
Is fertility counselling just for individuals, or can couples go together?
Patients can attend fertility counselling alone or with their partner (if they have one). For couples completing IVF and Third Party Reproduction, they are required to attend the mandatory counselling session together as the discussion, decisions, and outcomes impact both partners.
Will my fertility counsellor share my information with my doctor?
General counselling appointments are confidential. For the mandatory counselling session for IVF and Third Party Reproduction, your TRIO physician will receive a report from your fertility counsellor, which includes an overview of your discussion during the session.