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Taking Care of Your Emotional Health When You Have Infertility Issues


Taking Care of Your Emotional Health When You Have Infertility Issues


It is common for people to feel that it is their innate role to procreate. The feeling is reinforced by the sociocultural norms and expectations with fertility being greatly valued in many cultures. In fact, pregnancy and motherhood are considered milestones in a woman’s life in certain cultures. Among men, siring children is often associated with their robust and macho image. Thus, one’s inability to bear a child, which may be viewed as a life goal, can cause an emotional crisis to the infertile individual.


Infertility as a Source of Stress

Infertility is linked to depression because it is a major source of chronic stress. According to Khademi et al. (2011), the stress caused by infertility is comparable to those diagnosed with cancer and those on cardiac rehabilitation after a stroke or heart attack.

Men and women who don’t want to seek medical help may be saddled by intense negative emotions wrought by fear, anxiety, and maybe even shame. Those who painstakingly made fertility treatments and rituals a part of their day-to-day lives are similarly stressed with waiting, apprehension, nerve-wracking negative results, and not to mention, the exorbitant cost of fertility programs.


Emotional Health: A Related Infertility Concern

Because infertility can be a potent cause of depression and anxiety, its full impact on a person can’t be underestimated. They may experience grief and may manifest denial and anger. Some may also exhibit social withdrawal or feel guilt and/or shame as the reality sinks. All these emotions can alarmingly push the person towards the brink of depression or anxiety.

Alternatively, a person having difficulty to accept the sad truth may also exhibit depressive symptoms as a reaction. Without paying attention to the emotional health of the person, depression can take a downward spin making the person lose control over one’s life.


On Top of the Fertility Help

If you are struggling with infertility, know that the infertility issue can be addressed by an appropriate medical solution, if it is possible at all. Meanwhile, don’t ignore your emotional health. It will help to feel and think positive as you have to make a lot of decisions around this time. If medicine finds the right help for you, you would want to be your best when your bundle of joy comes bouncing after the long wait. If your infertility is ongoing, you would still want to live a full life with the people who love and care for you.

Care for your emotional health starts by calling Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC. Let one of the independently contracted therapists of the Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC assists you in facing your life crisis to be able to look beyond it with courage and positivity.


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Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

Counties: Wake County NC

Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC, Apex NC

Zip Codes: 27501, 27502, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27592

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC
602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
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  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC