At Anova, we believe that along a fertility journey, care should be delivered in a way that acknowledges the whole person. While this care is of course based on expert medical knowledge, we also want to ensure that our patient community is supported from an emotional perspective as well. Undergoing fertility care can be a draining process, and we are committed to providing the resources to our patients.
We want to help you to:
- Develop a strong understanding of your fertility care plan
- Set realistic expectations and boundaries
- Access resources to help manage anxiety and stress
Individual counselling is offered by the following providers
Dara Roth Edney
Professionally, Dara has been practicing social work in Toronto, Canada for over 15 years. Her focus includes assisted fertility/infertility counselling as well as research in mental health. She is committed to providing service that is inclusive, anti-discriminatory and non-judgmental.
Erica is a psychotherapist based in Toronto offering support for infertility, miscarriage/infant loss, trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression, and weight-loss. Erica offers traditional in-office counselling as well as walk therapy, which combines the physical and psychological benefits of walking outside with traditional counselling.
Reina Zatylny MSW, RSW
Reina is a registered clinical social worker. She has a private practice in midtown Toronto (Yonge and Eglinton) and Thornhill (Yonge and Steeles) where she provides individual, couple, and family counselling in her offices or remotely using Skype. Reina also conducts alternative dispute resolution and mediation.
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Upcoming virtual Primary Infertility peer support group sessions
Feb 2nd & 18th
March 2nd & 17th
April 6th & 21st
'Thinkers' and 'Tryers' Online Monthly Support Meeting
In her mid 30's Roberta started thinking about becoming a single mother by choice, but it wasn't until age 43 that she became a patient of Dr Dixon's at Create, and started her fertility journey. After 6 unsuccessful IUIs, at the age of 44 she tried her 1st IVF. 4 eggs were retreived and only one embryo was still alive on day 3 for transfer. That one embryo is her now 12 year old son Jesse.
About 4 years ago, Roberta started her support group for Thinkers and Tryers who were on the journey to becoming SMCs. She wanted to share her own story to provide hope and encouragement, as well as to offer support for the often-challenging journey to become a SMC