Counseling and Support Programs

RMA of New York understands that building a family through fertility treatment or pursuing fertility preservation can be stressful, complex and present unique challenges. Our staff understands that individuals and couples often face emotional, family, work-related and/or personal challenges that can affect their lives in many ways.

RMA of New York’s Counseling and Support Programs are led by experienced and highly esteemed mental health professional, Georgia Witkin, PhD.

Georgia-WitkinAbout Georgia Witkin, PhD

Dr. Georgia Witkin is a clinical psychologist and expert on infertility, egg donation, egg freezing and therapy for couples. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science as well as in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is also Director of the Stress Research Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine…
Click here to read Dr. Georgia Witkin’s full bio.

Individual/Couples Therapy Programs

RMA of New York provides counseling and psychotherapy sessions for individuals and couples for an additional fee. These support programs address a variety of concerns, including:

  • Focus on Infertility Treatment
    Counseling, support and guidance for patients engaged in fertility treatment. With this assistance, patients are better able to make informed decisions and are able to manage their emotional experiences and relationships more productively.
  • Focus on Fertility Preservation
    Support for patients undergoing fertility preservation treatments, such as oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing), and sperm banking. Discussions regarding fertility preservation may include education about the process, helping patients anticipate future needs, and/or may focus on stress reduction techniques and general support. Family and group sessions focusing on fertility preservation are also available.
  • Focus on Egg Donors and Recipients
    RMA of New York’s donor egg program provides an opportunity for recipients to carefully and thoughtfully explore their feelings and ideas, receive education and discuss concerns so they can approach their path to parenthood with comfort and confidence. Georgia Witkin, PhD meets with all recipients and donors.

 

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