Counseling Specialist

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Bella Vita Holistic Health

Holistic Health located in Englewood, CO

When you and your partner have suffered infertility or pregnancy loss, it can be profoundly challenging for both of you. Board-certified physician Deborah Smith, MD, and the team at Bella Vita Holistic Health located in Englewood, Colorado, offer compassionate expert counseling for couples struggling to get pregnant or who are using alternative methods, like a gestational carrier. For mindful, holistic care and counseling, call or schedule an appointment online.

Counseling Q & A

When should I see a counselor? 

The mutual grief that you and your partner experience when you are not able to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy can be significant. When you have suffered from infertility, miscarriage, or loss of a pregnancy, you may need support from a professional who understands and appreciates your pain.

Indications that professional counseling may help you and your partner include:

  • Marital problems
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling social isolation
  • Difficulty communicating with partner
  • Persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or hopelessness
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Agitation or extreme irritability
  • Preoccupation with loss or infertility
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
  • Feeling easily overwhelmed
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Inability to sleep or rest
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

When you need guidance to navigate the emotional and mental impact of your infertility or pregnancy loss, take advantage of the over 25 years of experience Bella Vita Holistic Health has of offering support and compassion to couples just like you.

In addition to helping you cope with the emotional effects of infertility, they can help you explore and make decisions about using donor eggs or sperm, and gestational carriers (surrogates).

What are the benefits of couples counseling for fertility-related issues? 

Bella Vita Holistic Health provides support and understanding of what you and your partner have experienced and are feeling. Some benefits you may experience with fertility-related counseling include:

  • Expression of painful feelings and thoughts
  • Validation of emotions and thoughts
  • Learning practical coping skills to manage grief
  • Improved communication between partners
  • Discussion of other fertility options
  • Direction when making decisions like adoption, IVF, or another treatment

When you receive counseling at Bella Vita Holistic Health, you can trust that you receive knowledge-based guidance and support, no matter your thoughts or feelings.

They also offer faith-based counseling and life coaching to help you optimize your well-being and achieve your full potential. 

How can I manage the pain of infertility or pregnancy loss? 

According to the National Infertility Association, effective ways to cope with infertility or miscarriage include:

  • Researching responses of others who struggle with infertility
  • Encouraging family and friends to research infertility and pregnancy loss
  • Giving yourself permission to grieve, be angry, and cry
  • Giving your partner permission to grieve in their own way
  • Communicating your thoughts and feelings
  • Communicating your needs to your partner, friends, and family
  • Continuing to gather information 
  • Seeking out support groups or meeting with a counselor 

If you feel that you need guidance through the difficult process of infertility or loss, let Bella Vita Holistic Health give you space to process and empower you to continue your journey to your best emotional and mental health. 

For fertility-based counseling, life coaching, or faith-based counseling, call or schedule an appointment online with Bella Vita Holistic Health today.