Beth Jaeger-Skigen Psychotherapy Services
Beth Jaeger-Skigen Psychotherapy Services

Infertility Support Groups

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What happens during this infertility support group?


Members of this infertility support group come together to share feelings, concerns, and creative ways to cope with the challenges of infertility. Members help one another work through feelings of anger and depression, as well as support each other’s successes in their infertility journey. In a mutually caring environment, positive feelings of self-acceptance, perspective, and optimism can return.



What are the logistics of this group?


This infertility support group meets for an hour and 15 minutes in duration. Licensed psychotherapist, Beth Jaeger-Skigen who has personal infertility experience, leads this group. To reserve your place in this group, payment is due prior to the first 
group meeting.


Today Show discusses benefits of Infertility Support Groups

Is a Support Group Right For Me?

A support group can be most beneficial at certain points of the infertility experience:

  • When faced with making a difficult decision
  • When embarking on new parenting options
  • When dealing with a major loss

If any of the following statements apply to you, consider joining a RESOLVE support group:

  • I'm feeling lonely and isolated
  • I have very few people to talk with about my infertility. No one understands
  • Everyone I know is pregnant or has children
  • My partner is the only one I have who provides emotional support
  • Infertility is affecting my work and career
  • I feel that my life plan is out of control. I'm having trouble navigating through my medical treatment options
  • I can't decide when "enough is enough" 
  • Holidays and coping with family and friends is becoming more and more difficult.

Myths and Facts
You may hesitate to join a support group because of some assumptions about what happens at the group. Consider these myths and facts:

Myth: Being in a RESOLVE support group is like going to therapy.
Fact: A support group is not designed to offer professional counseling or psychological therapy. It is, however, therapeutic to talk with others about an intense experience like infertility.

Myth: I'll have to bare my soul and talk about the most private areas of my life.
Fact: It is up to you to decide how much information and emotion to share with the group. You remain in control.

Myth: Joining a support group of infertile women or couples will just make me feel worse.
Fact: You will receive support for your pain and disappointment and will also learn new methods of coping that can help you move forward.

Contact Information:








1197 Valencia Street, SF, CA, 94110

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