Advice & Support: Professional Finder

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.


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Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD
420 East 64th Street, Suite E1D
New York, New York 10065
(212)-758-0125

Biography

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.

Hilary Marshak, M.S.W.

MyDonor.net
24 East 12th Street, Suite 2 A-F
New York, New York 10003
(212) 349-0011

Biography

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.

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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.

Joann Paley Galst Ph.D.

Joann Paley Galst Ph.D.

Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D.
30 East 60 Street, Suite 802
New York, New York 10022
(212) 759-2783

Biography

 

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.

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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, Ph.D.

Julie LeClair, Ph.D.

Julie LeClair, Ph.D.
22 Clubway
Hartsdale, New York 10530
(914) 713-0215

Biography

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.

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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.

Nancy Kaufman, L.C.S.W., L.P.

Nancy Kaufman, L.C.S.W., L.P.

Nancy Kaufman, L.C.S.W., L.P.
1430 Second Avenue, Suite 109
New York, New York 10021
(212) 772-1200

Biography

Nancy Kaufman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Psychoanalyst with more than 25 years of clinical experience. She leads The Third Party Parenting Network (TPPN), a  monthly support group for people pursuing or who have already formed their families using egg donation, sperm donation and/or surrogacy. She specializes in issues related to Disclosure in Third Party Reproduction.

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