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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Judith Kottick, L.C.S.W.

Judith Kottick, L.C.S.W.

Fertility Counseling and Consulting Services
110 Christopher Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
(973) 746-7370

Biography

Judith Kottick, LCSW is a recognized expert in the field of reproductive counseling. She developed the psychological services components at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Sciences at St. Barnabas Medical Center and at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey.

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Gestational carrier and egg donor arrangements are particular areas of interest and are frequently the topics of symposiums and workshops she is invited to give in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Serving as a consultant to numerous infertility programs throughout the tri-state area, Judith currently maintains a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey. She draws upon her postgraduate training as a psychotherapist and in behavioral medicine from the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School to provide a personalized approach to helping people cope with the challenges of fertility treatment, pregnancy loss, adoption, and parenting. Involved as a mentor for Resolve Northeast region and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Judith has written numerous articles for professional organizations, and has also contributed a chapter to the book “Frozen Dreams.”

Julie Bindeman, Psy.D.

Julie Bindeman, Psy.D.

Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
5818 B Hubbard Drive Rockville
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(301) 468-4849

Biography

Dr. Julie Bindeman is driven to help people with their personal journeys to parenthood as a result of her own experiences. She knows the importance of being able to heal so that losses become PART of who we are, not ALL of who we are.

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Dr. Bindeman graduated from George Washington University with a doctorate in clinical psychology. Starting in graduate school, she developed an interest in identity formation across the life span. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, private practices, schools, and Universities.

She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Psychological Association since 2008, she was elected to the Education Committee of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2013, and is a member of The American Psychological Association, RESOLVE, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and Path2Parenthood.  Her private practice, Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington was founded in 2007 with Nanci Brown, LCSW-C and is located in Rockville, Maryland.

In addition to her focus on reproductive psychology, Dr. Bindeman has taught at several universities including: Marymount, Johns Hopkins, and Loyola.

She provides professional consultation, delivers workshops, gives community talks, and writes. Dr. Bindeman is currently writing a book and maintains several blogs focused on parenting and 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.

Karyn Rosenberg, L.C.S.W.

Karyn Rosenberg, L.C.S.W.

Karyn Rosenberg, L.C.S.W.
7000 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 210
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
(561) 306-0232

Biography

Karyn Rosenberg is licensed by the state of Florida as a Clinical Social Worker.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Texas. 

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Karyn has extensive experience in general psychotherapy, but she is most specialized in grief, loss, and fertility counseling. She works in the field of third party reproduction, offering consultation, mental health screenings and evaluations, and counseling with egg donors, surrogates, and Intended Parents (IP).  She has worked a great deal in the area of post partum depression.

She has a private practice in Boca Raton, FL where she provides psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to children, teens, adults and couples. 

Karyn has been an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University where she has taught grief and bereavement counseling, Issues in Counseling Women, and Issues in Mental Health Counseling on a graduate and undergraduate level. 

She has served as expert witness on grief and loss issues.  Karyn has been an invited speaker at professional conferences, and serves as a lecturer and trainer for the community. 

Her professional membership includes the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers, Association of Death Education and Counseling, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Path2Parenthood, Resolve, National Association of Social Workers, and Florida Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Karyn served as treasurer, and past president of the Social Work/Mental Health Professional Council of Hadassah; and received the 2005 National Leadership Award, and past recipient of the Woman of Valor in 2004. 

She currently serves on the board of trustees of her Synagogue.  Karyn is happily married to her husband, and they are raising two beautiful daughters and their dog, Spike.

 

Katherine Ellis-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Katherine Ellis-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Family Health Psychology
2801 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, California 92103
(888) 497-1314

Dr. Katherine Ellis-Hernandez is a clinical and reproductive health psychologist.  She provides therapeutic and consultative services to children, adults, couples and families.  Her specialties include family building, cognitive behavioral therapy, sexual and reproductive health education, and play therapy. 

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She provides consultation to families creating families via third-party reproduction, adoption, and embryo donation.  She works with the offspring created via family building to explore issues surrounding disclosure and origins. In addition, Dr. Hernandez administers psychological assessments to gamete donors and gestational carriers.  She provides consultation and support to families across the US.  Her private practice is located in an integrative wellness center in San Diego where she sees clients for therapeutic services, groups and psychoeducational seminars.  

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