Infertility and Third Party Reproduction

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Valerie's focus and passion for helping individuals and couples experiencing infertility related issues comes from her own experience with infertility. Since completing her own family, Valerie has focused her career on helping others navigate the challenges of infertility and family building.

Her professional training and personal experience provide Valerie with the knowledge to skillfully support and guide individuals and couples struggling with issues related to infertility and family building. She has a personal understanding of the emotional roller coaster that is often associated with infertility.

Through counseling, consultation and support groups, Valerie is skilled at helping clients through the challenges they may face along their journey to parenthood. In addition to individual and couples counseling, Valerie offers a complete range of services associated with assisted and third party reproduction, including psychological assessments for potential surrogates and egg donors, consultation to assist with decision making, support groups and ongoing psychological support for surrogate arrangements.

Whatever your path to parenthood may be, Valerie possesses the expertise, understanding and compassion to help you each step of the way. She is well known in Orange County and beyond for her work with clients experiencing infertility and family building issues.

Counseling

An infertility diagnosis and the treatment that often follows can cause feelings of sadness, stress, anxiety and grief. It can strain even the best marriage and relationships. Contact Valerie to schedule an appointment for individual or couples counseling to help cope with the many stressors associated with infertility.

Consultation

Are you evaluating the many available family building option such as IUI, IVF, donor egg, donor sperm or the use of a gestational surrogate? Valerie's knowledge and experience can help you sort out your options as you decide which path is right for you.

Many medical offices and clinics require that you meet with a qualified mental health professional before moving forward with an egg or sperm donor or gestational surrogate. Please contact Valerie to schedule this consultation, which can be done in person or by phone.

Psychological Assessment for Surrogates and Egg Donors

Valerie is experienced and able to conduct surrogate and egg donor psychological assessments for surrogacy agencies, egg donor agencies, fertility clinics, reproductive centers, and independent arrangements.

Support Groups

Valerie is currently on the professional referral resource list for RESOLVE, the national infertility organization, where she is a Resolve Professional Support Group Leader. Please contact Valerie for more information.


24953 Paseo de Valencia, Suite 24B, Laguna Hills, Orange County, California 92653 • 949-751-7380