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.
Jill Edelstein LCSW is a trauma psychotherapist who specializes in fertility and adoption related concerns. She works with infertility grief and pregnancy loss (past or present), supports people in exploring adoption as a pathway to parenthood, and assists adopted people and their families in wrestling with the complexities of adoption.
This could include cultural issues, search and reunion, exploration and integration of adopted identity, or the ways these things can show up in love, work and play. She has performed research about the experiences of adopted adults and the struggles lesbian couples encounter in attempting to conceive. Over the last 4+years, Jill has served hundreds of children and adults living in foster, adopted, kinship and other family configurations as a clinical social worker in a community mental health clinic setting in New York City.
Her ongoing, advanced trauma training includes EMDR in the treatment of acute and complex trauma, performance issues and attachment deficits; she integrates somatic therapies, such as Focusing, as well as relational, psychodynamic, CBT, creative arts and psychospiritual exploration. As an adopted person who has experienced infertility and pregnancy loss, and is in the process of adopting, Jill brings an authentic sensitivity, respect and understanding to each client encounter.
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 the American Fertility Association and a former member of the Board of Directors. She is currently the Co-director of AFA Support Services and Chair of the AFA 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, The American Fertility Association and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.