Infertility


Infertility

Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Infertility Therapist
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain." 

~ Author Unknown
Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Adoption, Infertility | Life Transitions, Life Coaching

All Both of You Wanted Was a Baby

Yet something you thought would happen naturally has become a seemingly endless maze of doctors appointments, shots and invasive medical procedures. Everyone has opinions designed to "help you get pregnant" when in reality you're doing everything you can. Therapy addressing your infertility and the resulting emotional "roller coaster" helps you:

  • Manage your anxiety surrounding the uncertainty of infertility
  • Talk openly and honestly with your partner so you both feel supported and loved
  • Understand your reactivity and intensity of emotions
  • Avoid the “blame games” that can happen between partners when there is so much outside your control
  • Explore the societal/cultural values that may be adding stress to your experience
  • Learn to manage expectations in order to better receive the support you need
  • Integrate relaxation techniques aimed at managing you physical discomfort and promoting your sense of well being
  • Begin grief recovery surrounding miscarriage, both individually and as a couple
Infertility can be one of the most significant stressors in even the most solid relationship. The warm, supportive therapeutic environment I've created for you is a port in that storm.

When to Take Your Next Step for Infertility Counseling

It's difficult to know exactly when therapy for your infertility might be of benefit, however the emotional benefits of seeking help can't be underestimated. Call me today at (818) 297-4444 to schedule a brief consultation; I look forward to being of service to you during this time. 

I provide individual therapy, couples counseling, and child and family therapy for the greater San Fernando Valley area, including Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Encino, Tarzana, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Malibu.

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