This resource includes information about physicians, complementary care providers, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation agencies, adoption agencies, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals committed to assisting you.
Helen Adrienne has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1979. Although a general therapist, she has specialized in working with people dealing with infertility. Helen is trained in mind/body therapy and clinical hypnotherapy and conducts mind/body stress reduction classes at NYU Fertility Center. Helen has presented at national and international conferences. Her book, On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility launched as a #1 best seller on Amazon. Her website contains a wealth of information: www.mind-body-unity.com.
Hilary Marshak, M.S.W.
24 East 12th Street, Suite 2 A-F New York, New York 10003
Hilary Marshak earned an MSW from NYU’s Graduate School of Social Work, and has been in private practice since 1992. For more than 15 years she has worked in the area of infertility counselin,g as well as administering clinical evaluations for potential egg donors and recipients.
As a natural outgrowth of this work, she founded MyDonor.net, a New York egg donor matching agency. This agency is licensed by the NYS DOH and abides by all FDA and SART guidelines. Hilary is a member of ASRM and NASW. She has received certification in Cultural Diversity/Psychotherapy, and Treatment of PTSD/S. Hilary also participates in the NYC Medical Reserve Corps. Insurance panels include MHN, Aetna and ComPsych, both EAP and ongoing treatment.
Izetta Siegal Stern, L.C.S.W.
Izetta Siegal Stern, L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
85 Fifth Avenue, Suite 906 New York, New York 10003
IZETTA SIEGAL STERN, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a general practice that encompasses a full range of emotional issues and life situations. Since l986, one of her major areas of specialization has been counseling with individuals and couples facing fertility challenges.
She has continually facilitated in-person support groups sponsored by Path2Parenthood since the organization’s inception and for a number of years prior to that, did so in other settings. She currently facilitates a Mind/Body support group for women pursuing IVF. She has co- facilitated several telecoaching support group sessions for Path2Parenthood, the latest of which was on "Getting Pregnant Over 40". In addition, Ms. Stern addresses issues pertaining to stress reduction, the decision making steps involved in fertility treatment, the transition to other family building pathways, becoming an empowered self- advocate, secondary infertility, pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, postpartum and parenting following infertility and or pregnancy loss. She works with those who pursue traditional fertility treatment, as well as with those who are interested to incorporate integrative approaches. Ms. Stern has been a speaker at national fertility conferences and has presented on topics including, A Mind-Body Approach to Support Fertility, Resolving Partner Differences in Family Building and Moving Forward After Pregnancy Loss.
Joann Paley Galst Ph.D.
Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D.
30 East 60 Street, Suite 802 New York, New York 10022
Joann Paley Galst is a founding member of Path2Parenthood and a former member of the Board of Directors. She is currently the Co-director of Path2Parenthood Support Services and Chair of the Path2Parenthood Mental Health Advisory Council. She is also a past Chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group.
Dr. Galst received her doctorate at Columbia University Teachers College, receiving a National Institute of Mental Health Graduate Fellowship, and obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has taught at both the college and graduate school levels and worked as the staff psychologist at the Fertility Research Foundation. She is a licensed psychologist in New York with over 20 years of experience specializing in mind-body medicine and reproductive health issues, including infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy and parenting after infertility and third party reproduction.
Julie LeClair has a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has a private practice in Hartsdale and in Great Neck, New York. Dr. LeClair has counseled couples and individuals coping with infertility. She also has first-hand experience with infertility.
Dr. LeClair completed her B.S. degree at Cornell University and her Ph.D. at Catholic University of America. Her clinical fellowship and subsequent academic appointment were with Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the National Register of Health Care Providers, the Westchester County Psychological Association, Path2Parenthood and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.