Support Groups

Counseling for Individuals and Couples

Counseling for Individuals and Couples
One of our goals at the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine is to provide sensitive care to the "whole person." We are unique among infertility programs in the Atlanta area in that we offer confidential, on-site counseling as an integral part of our program. Our counselors have expertise in treating infertility patients and are available during all phases of your care.

Counseling can be a helpful step in preparing for and during treatment. We know that positive support makes a difference for patients in infertility treatment.

  • Coping with stress
  • Communicating with your partner
  • Emotional distress
  • Decision-making
  • Crisis counseling
A counseling session may be scheduled through one of our nurses or office schedulers.

Coping with Infertility Mind-Body Program

Coping with Infertility Mind-Body Program
Many infertility patients experience more stress, sadness, and isolation than they did in their "pre-infertility" stage of life. This workshop will address common reactions to the stressors of life as an infertility patient and teach ways to move through the challenges as peacefully as possible.
  • Space is limited
  • 10-session workshops lastin 1.5 hours each and one evening per week
  • Day and time to be determined with each new group

Egg Recipiency Support Group

Egg Recipiency Support Group
Short-term, emotional-educational support groups are now forming for new patients considering egg donation as a path toward family building. Groups are led by an experienced licensed mental health professional specializing in reproductive health issues and third party reproduction.
  • Grieving the loss of genetic continuity
  • Anonymous versus known donation
  • Issues of genetic differences
  • Disclosure to the child, family, and friends
  • Building coping skills through relaxation and mind/body work
  • Managing pregnancy and preparing for parenthood
  • Current and future trends in egg donation
This is a four-session group.

Transition Into Pregnancy

For individuals and couples transitioning into pregnancy after infertility. The group meets on a per-session basis.

Free Support Group for Patients of ACRM

ACRM now offers a free weekly support group for our patients.

The Details:

  • When -  Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Where - ACRM's Perimeter Office
  •              5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 720 
                 Atlanta, GA 30328
  • Who -    For patients of Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine.
  • How -     No need to RSVP or register for this group. Participate in this
                  support group as often as you like, whenever you want.

 
Maureen Martin, LCSW, LMFT will facilitate the weekly support group meetings.  Maureen is a psychotherapist both in private practice and at ACRM.  She has over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families.

We at ACRM recognize that your experience through infertility care can help others while the journeys of others may help you.

 

"We know that positive support makes a difference for patients in infertility treatment." -Dr. Lisa Hasty, ACRM

 

Feel free to ask one of our staff members for more information!