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Dr. Stacey Pawlak earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis and is a licensed psychologist/health service provider in the state of Iowa. She is Staff Health Psychologist for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Program in Iowa City, Iowa.
Her work with this program includes pre-treatment consultation for patients utilizing third-party reproduction, and supportive psychotherapy for individuals and couples coping with the challenges of infertility. She also serves as Staff Psychologist for the Women's Wellness & Counseling Service at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics where she provides outpatient psychotherapy to perinatal women and their families. Dr. Pawlak is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Iowa Psychological Association, and the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Bill Petok’s professional activities include the co-production of two films for training therapists, multiple journal articles, chapters in professional texts and regular presentations at state, national and international conferences. In addition to teaching in the resident training program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1985 he has presented Grand Rounds to the medical staffs of hospitals around the country.
A fellow of the Maryland Psychological Association, member of the American Psychological Association, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Dr. Petok is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maryland and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He also is a Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the American Board of Sexology. A past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, he currently serves on the Executive Council of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and on the editorial board of ASRM’s journal, Sexuality, Menopause and Reproductive Medicine and is an associate editor of Post Graduate Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Bill Petok earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His Doctorate is from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1978. His post doctoral training includes a year at the Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C. and at Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital in the Sexual Dysfunctions Clinic.
Bill is married to Barbara Schlaff, a partner at the law firm Venable in Baltimore. Together they have 2 children, Ben, born in 1981, and Alison, born in 1985. His personal interests include cooking, photography, sailing and down hill skiing.
I am licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Professional Counselor. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling in December 1996 and my professional license in February 1999. I am also credentialed to provide online counseling. This is also known as e-therapy or distance counseling.
My training, experience, and general counseling practice include working with children, adolescents and adults to help them overcome trauma, depression, anxiety and other issues so they may live happy and productive lives.
My training, experience and specialty counseling practice include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, LGBTQ, LGBTQ family building, male and female reproductive health, recurrent miscarriages, grief, pregnancy loss and other fertility concerns, including cancer and preserving fertility.
I provide Third Party Reproduction screenings/evaluations for donors, recipients, and gestational carriers. I also provide Child/Family Evaluations in cases of suspected child abuse through UNC Chapel Hill's Child Medical Evaluation Program.
I take a person centered approach to counseling and will also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Mind/Body Techniques. These are well known and practiced counseling theories that I encourage you to research and become comfortable with.
I have extensive training with a special interest and passion in male and female reproductive health, women's health, male and female infertility, and family building options. I am excited to offer a customized Mind/Body Program for fertility.