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Our providers offer counseling for infertility issues in Austin, TX

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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a infertility counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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What is infertility counseling?

Infertility counseling offers specialized therapeutic support to individuals or couples facing fertility challenges. It creates a compassionate environment to address the emotional and psychological aspects of infertility. Infertility counselors assist clients in managing the intricate emotions, stress, and grief often associated with fertility issues, guiding them in decisions related to treatments, alternatives, or the possibility of a child-free life.

How does infertility counseling work?

Our Austin therapists who specialize in infertility counseling provide you with coping strategies, communication tools, and emotional support, ultimately helping you to find a path towards resolution, which may involve pursuing assisted reproductive technologies, adoption, or embracing a child-free lifestyle. The primary objective of infertility counseling is to empower individuals and/or couples to navigate the emotional complexities of infertility while making informed choices and promoting emotional well-being.

Is infertility counseling conducted in person or online?

Infertility counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does infertility counseling last?

Infertility counseling often comprises multiple sessions lasting from a few weeks to several months. The specific number of sessions and the overall duration are decided together with the therapist, considering emotional progress and therapeutic goals. Some clients may find resolution and support quickly, while others may opt for a longer counseling period to address complex emotions or navigate decisions related to fertility treatments, adoption, or child-free living.

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“It was really hard when I lost my second son, William. I still feel odd when I tell people about it, because they don’t usually understand, even if they are well-meaning. I’m so grateful for our two healthy children, but I’d like another. Of course, part of me thinks I’ll always feel like something’s missing, because William isn’t here.”

The woman above lost her child in a miscarriage at five months. She was well past the “danger zone” of the first trimester. Her child had a name. She’d been dreaming of what life would be like with another son to play with her firstborn boy. Though she has since had a successful pregnancy resulting in a beautiful daughter, she still finds herself occasionally feeling melancholy about the “what might have been” of her lost child.

Another woman, Nalla, was so excited to have children. She married late in life, so she and her husband were excited to immediately start on their family. The couple quickly saw a fertility specialist when they didn’t conceive immediately; the therapist confirmed they would not be able to have children. Soon after, the potential adoption of an infant fell through. Nalla and her spouse are both struggling to reconcile the loss of the dream they each had for their shared life.

Leana has two healthy children, but lost three children in utero. Each of her pregnancies nearly cost her life. She knows now there is nothing she could have done to prevent any of the circumstances, but it took her years to come to that point. She struggled with guilt over whether or not she could have done anything to prevent the losses. And her spouse had his own struggle; watching his wife suffer as she lost multiple children was incredibly painful, as was the loss of the potential in each of those little lives.

Miscarriage and infertility carry a difficulty specific to certain kinds of physical ailments and mental health issues: people often suffer from each of these in silence, your social circle unaware of what has happened to you. Miscarriages may happen before you’ve told anyone you’re expecting, and even if you have told people, they likely don’t know how to respond. In some cases, you may feel that your loved ones are ignoring your pain, when in fact they often simply don’t know how to express their condolences appropriately. In other cases, some people may simply not understand your grief.

Infertility and Miscarriage

Pregnancy should be a beautiful, exciting time, filled with love and expectations. However, when you have suffered a miscarriage or are having trouble conceiving, the opposite is true. The loss of an unborn child causes not only grief, but also loneliness sometimes made worse by others having no knowledge of your loss. When they are aware, they may be unsure of how to respond.

If you experiencing infertility, each month’s cycle without a pregnancy can feel like a loss. You will most likely have to watch friends and family get pregnant, have baby showers, and enjoy their growing children. The pain of watching loved ones have what you so deeply long for can also be confusing and challenging. At Thriveworks Austin Counseling, we have counselors that understand your pain and are ready to help you navigate the healing process.

Each person feels differently about miscarriage and infertility. This can be difficult for a couple, as each spouse reacts differently to loss and challenges. Men and women experience this very differently, and in addition to the sadness over the miscarriage or infertility, this can cause distance in the relationship. Thriveworks Austin counselors can help you and your partner understand each other’s experience and work to create an atmosphere of respect and love for the other.

Involuntary Childlessness and Post-Traumatic Stress

In the United States, “…nearly 30 percent of women experience problems with fertility, a rate 50 percent higher than indicated just over a decade ago” (Schwerdtfeger). Chances are if you haven’t suffered from a loss, you know someone who has. Considering how common this painful situation is, it’s surprising it’s not discussed more openly. What’s not surprising is that it can result in post-traumatic stress—which, once more, is not often discussed freely.

You might not think of miscarriage and infertility as traumatic, but they very much can be. The loss of life in one case, and the loss of lifelong hopes in another, can have long-lasting effects. When the two are combined, the pain of the after effects can be multiplied.

People who have experienced either likely won’t be surprised to hear their experience could be classified as traumatic, but those who haven’t experienced miscarriage or infertility might be. Loved ones can be helpful during this time by listening and validating whatever feelings the couple or person shares. If you don’t know what to say, acknowledge that and offer your love and support.

Thriveworks Austin counselors are compassionate, neutral listeners who are here to help you process whatever feelings you’re having surrounding this difficult time. There is no right or wrong. We want to help you heal and make a plan to move forward. The days can be good again.

Thriveworks Austin Infertility and Miscarriage Counseling

Perhaps you have been struggling with infertility for years. Maybe you have just experienced your first miscarriage. Whatever your situation, help is immediately available. We can’t treat the physical situation of miscarriage or infertility, but we can help provide emotional support so you’re stronger as you walk through the process. Thriveworks Austin Counseling never operates with a waiting list. We have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours.

Call us today. We would be honored to walk with you on this journey of healing.

Further Reading
Scherdtfeger, Kami L. and Karina M. Shreffler. “Trauma of Pregnancy Loss and Infertility for Mothers and Involuntarily Childless Women in the Contemporary United States.” Journal of loss & trauma.

 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Austin therapists and counselors accept 41 insurance plans

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Christus Health Plan Exchange

  • Christus Health Plan Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Austin
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Hear from our clients

3.7 Thriveworks Austin reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Amazing!!! I am beyond happy with the services provided by Dr. Nunez. She has been so amazing with my children and I am beyond grateful for her and ThriveWorks. I’d recommend her to anyone. She is incredibly talented and listens without judgement. If I could I’d give her a zillion stars for having the most positive, profound impact on our lives!
Read more Amazing!!! I am beyond happy with the services provided by Dr. Nunez. She has been so amazing with my children and I am beyond grateful for her and ThriveWorks. I’d recommend her to anyone. She is incredibly talented and listens without judgement. If I could I’d give her a zillion stars for having the most positive, profound impact on our lives!
West Lake Hills Sep 2018
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★★★★★
I needed someone who was strong, kind, listened and was action oriented who had the experience to deal with the trauma I was struck with when I experienced severe loss of a loved one in 2016. Linda was and is present, intelligent, professional, human, warm and kind and at every session she has offered me practical solutions to face my life and my day to day activities. I highly recommend her. She Is so good it is very hard to get an appointment with her but if you can get one keep it. She is fabulous and will heal your spirit and soul in a safe and loving place. I love her strength more than anything and her optimism that anyone can get to a better place and not be stuck in pain and hopelessness. She is healing my heart and I feel like I have found a person who truly cares. This is a very good place.
Read more I needed someone who was strong, kind, listened and was action oriented who had the experience to deal with the trauma I was struck with when I experienced severe loss of a loved one in 2016. Linda was and is present, intelligent, professional, human, warm and kind and at every session she has offered me practical solutions to face my life and my day to day activities. I highly recommend her. She Is so good it is very hard to get an appointment with her but if you can get one keep it. She is fabulous and will heal your spirit and soul in a safe and loving place. I love her strength more than anything and her optimism that anyone can get to a better place and not be stuck in pain and hopelessness. She is healing my heart and I feel like I have found a person who truly cares. This is a very good place.
West Lake Hills Sep 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am gonna cry as I write this review... I have been working with Linda M. since I was married to my abusive ex husband and through my single time and my time meeting and marrying my current very wonderful husband. She has pushed me to be the very best person I can be and literally saved my life on several occasions. I'm moving to VA so I can't see Linda anymore and I'm telling you, this is my hardest goodbye. This woman is beyond amazing. She has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and work on everything: anxiety, borderline and PTSD to make me be a better person. You CANNOT go wrong with Linda. It's amazing how much one person and one session can change your life. I've tried therapy before, many times, with no luck until I got dragged to Thriveworks by someone close to me who wanted therapy to fix me! Well it didn't "fix me" it made me a totally new person. A happier, more confident person willing to take on the world. I even wanted Linda to come to my wedding, but knew she couldn't as she is very professional and this is against policy. But I would have had her there in a heart beat!
Read more I am gonna cry as I write this review... I have been working with Linda M. since I was married to my abusive ex husband and through my single time and my time meeting and marrying my current very wonderful husband. She has pushed me to be the very best person I can be and literally saved my life on several occasions. I'm moving to VA so I can't see Linda anymore and I'm telling you, this is my hardest goodbye. This woman is beyond amazing. She has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and work on everything: anxiety, borderline and PTSD to make me be a better person. You CANNOT go wrong with Linda. It's amazing how much one person and one session can change your life. I've tried therapy before, many times, with no luck until I got dragged to Thriveworks by someone close to me who wanted therapy to fix me! Well it didn't "fix me" it made me a totally new person. A happier, more confident person willing to take on the world. I even wanted Linda to come to my wedding, but knew she couldn't as she is very professional and this is against policy. But I would have had her there in a heart beat!
West Lake Hills Apr 2017
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★★★★★
The office is quiet and peaceful. It is hard to beat an appointment within 24 hours and no waiting once you get there.
Read more The office is quiet and peaceful. It is hard to beat an appointment within 24 hours and no waiting once you get there.
West Lake Hills Mar 2017
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☆☆☆☆
Sadly, I was in at vulnerable time and felt taken advantage of with Lisa. She was late for appointments and cut appointments short with no apology. I had been charged for full appointments. If the patient is late or misses, we are charged regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the other way with the therapists. I felt she was defended by Thriveworks for her actions. I can only hope that for the sake of the patients this will change.
Read more Sadly, I was in at vulnerable time and felt taken advantage of with Lisa. She was late for appointments and cut appointments short with no apology. I had been charged for full appointments. If the patient is late or misses, we are charged regardless of the circumstances. Unfortunately, it doesn't go the other way with the therapists. I felt she was defended by Thriveworks for her actions. I can only hope that for the sake of the patients this will change.
West Lake Hills Jun 2015
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☆☆☆☆
My teenage daughter with diagnosed social anxiety and anxiety and depression was dropped because your counselor could not meet at times that worked for the patient. No other doctor was recommended. A nice note was written but now I’m empty handed with a serious situation. And you all dumped us.
Read more My teenage daughter with diagnosed social anxiety and anxiety and depression was dropped because your counselor could not meet at times that worked for the patient. No other doctor was recommended. A nice note was written but now I’m empty handed with a serious situation. And you all dumped us.
West Lake Hills Apr 2015
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin is located in the same building as Detect Lab, Oakin Adams & Kilmer LLP, Actum Processing, MaQro Advisors, Cobalt Group Inc., Tribe Design Group, Virtus Financial Group, and Ecolab. Across the street is Hill Country Animal Hospital. We are near the intersection of Bee Cave Rd and St Stephens School Rd S, which has a Texaco nearby, as well as Rob Roy Chevron and Half Off Fireworks.

Phone number

(512) 601-5098

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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