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 MSW, RSW
Dara works with people experiencing infertility or seeking assisted fertility options due to sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status or underlying medical conditions. She provides support in dealing with infertility and loss, relationship and grief counselling, and offers pragmatic decision-making guidance and coping strategies. She conducts donor and surrogacy assessments, and counselling for co-parenting arrangements. Dara sees people in person and by video, and is committed to providing inclusive and non-discriminatory service. On a personal note, she is a mother through surrogacy herself, after many years of infertility treatments.
Erica Berman PhD
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
July 6th at 5:30 pm
Aug 3rd at 5:30 pm
Sept 21 at 5:30 pm
Oct 5th at 5:30 pm
'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 when she 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