Manhasset Psychotherapist Offers Support to Those Experiencing Pregnancy Loss or Infertility

Dr. Maryann Schaefer Serves Those Experiencing Pregnancy Loss and Infertility

Dr. Maryann Schaefer

Dr. Maryann Schaefer, located in Manhasset, N.Y., serves the community through comprehensive counseling services. She understands the conflicting emotions, pressures and distress that occur when conceiving a child becomes a journey of emotional pain and loss. Dr. Schaefer offers support and guidance as the couple learns how to incorporate coping skills, mutual support and emotional resilience into their lives. This is a time when each could be struggling to feel in control in his/her life, or feel inadequate, depressed, angry or guilty.

The wish for a child is a powerful one. Pregnancy loss and infertility have been associated with emotional sequelae such as anger, depression, anxiety, marital problems, sexual dysfunction and social isolation- according to the Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. Couples may feel stigmatized by their sense of loss and diminished in self-esteem as a result of their infertility.

Dr. Schaefer provides counseling for individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges in their attempts to conceive. Her targeted individual and couples counseling for those struggling with the pain and disappointment of infertility nurtures the strengths that are generally challenged during these times.

Communication issues often can make it difficult for couples to depend on each other, even when they’re the only people who can truly relate to each other's situation. Counseling can help each partner better understand, support and communicate with one other.

Research indicates the beneficial effects of counseling on patient infertility through the integration of stress management techniques and coping skills.

Dr. Schaefer offers a calm, safe place for couples to experience their oftentimes conflicting emotions, to address the medical facts, as well as their long-term implications and to arrive at a plan for their future.

Couples and individuals struggling with these challenges can benefit from the experience of talking within a therapeutic context.

Peace and growth can come from loss and pain. No one should go through this alone.

To discuss these or related topics

Call Dr. Schaefer at 516-610-5432 to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Source: The Artist Evolution


Categories: Therapists, Psychology

Tags: Dr. Maryann Schaefer, Infertility, Manhasset NY, Manhasset therapist, Marriage, Parenting, Pregnancy, Pregnancy loss

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