Registered Marriage + Family Therapist
WELCOME KARMA FERTILITY PATIENTS
I'm pleased to be one of the counsellors in the K-W area that you may choose to work with prior to starting your fertility treatments. I'm looking forward to meeting and working together with you as you prepare for the journey ahead.
As a precaution for my clients and our families due to the recent worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 I will provide counselling sessions via phone or video conferencing through April 30, 2020. I am available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have about this temporary change in my service format.
1. Book an Appointment
by phone - 519-781-7207
by email: Shannon@LifeAfterMiscarriage.ca
WHEN: I see clients on Monday evenings (6-9pm),
Wednesday evenings (6-9pm) and Saturday mornings (9am - 1pm)
LOCATION: You can choose to book your appointment as a home visit or we can meet in a private office at The Family Centre
(65 Hanson Ave Kitchener ON)
FEE: The session fee is $100 for a 60 minute session and $150 for a 90 minute session. Payments are made at the time of each session, by cash, cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal.
NOTE: I work as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and am covered under some insurance benefits as such.
Registration #: 001172 College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist#: 101377 (AAMFT, OAMFT, CAMFT)
2. Complete Your Counselling Worksheet
Complete the 3 page Counselling Worksheet and send it as a scan or photo to Shannon@LifeAfterMiscarriage.ca
Completing these forms helps me to tailor our session to your individual needs and helps me to make the most of our time
*Reminder: Each client must complete a separate form
3. We Meet at Last!
Topics discussed in your session may include:
- the impact fertility has had on your life
- emotional stresses and decision-making challenges involved in your treatments
- social and relationship stress involved with fertility
- treatments that involve using donor sperm, egg(s), embryos, or using a surrogate
- past pregnancy losses
- any issues relevant to reducing your stress
Following our session I will forward a short summary report to KARMA to confirm your participation in counselling
Fertility Counselling FAQ
Q: Is counselling required prior to starting fertility treatments?
A: Yes. Counselling is required under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act for all patients undergoing treatment.
Q: What are the benefits to fertility counselling?
A: Counselling provides the opportunity for you to discuss the impact of fertility on your life. Counselling helps patients cope with the new stresses of fertility treatments. Patients that participate in counselling report lower stress during treatments and this can lead to better outcomes.
Q: Where can I find out more information about fertility counselling?
A: Please feel free to contact me by phone 519-781-7207 or email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Here is a link to a Government of Canada website with more information about fertility counselling MORE INFO
Q: Are there any local fertility support groups?
A: Yes. Current information about local support groups can be found under the RESOURCES tab on my website.
It is my privilege to work alongside clients of diverse age, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and relationship status.
Please feel free to contact me with questions you may have about diversity and inclusivity.