Coping with infertility and infertility treatment can be a complex, stressful experience. To help patients and their partners understand what to expect and how to navigate the emotions that may arise from infertility treatment, we offer patient support for individuals and couples.
Regardless of whether you are considering infertility treatment, currently undergoing treatment, or have already undergone infertility treatment, you may find individual counseling or support groups helpful. You are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of these resources available here at GIVF.
Phyllis Fortunato Martin, MEd, LPC offers individual counseling and facilitates support groups here at the Genetics & IVF Institute. Ms. Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters in Education, Counseling, & Human Development. She has been in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia for over ten years. Ms. Martin has extensive experience helping patients cope with infertility, loss, adoption, and family building. Her specialty is infertility counseling and her sub-specialty is Donor Egg IVF fertility treatment. Click here to view her videos about issues and topics surrounding Donor Egg IVF.
Ms. Martin is the mother of three children conceived using donor eggs, and speaks from both a psychotherapeutic point of view and from very personal experience. Ms. Martin is the Mental Health Director for the Eastern Regions of RESOLVE, as well as a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). She also hosts an online radio show, "The Fertility Forum" that airs every Monday.
Her goal is to educate and support individuals and couples undergoing or considering infertility treatment. To learn more about counseling services or to schedule an appointment with Ms. Martin, please contact her at 703.509.7412 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She is available to see patients at GIVF and at her office (10400 Eaton Place, Suite 110, Fairfax, VA).