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Serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton and the surrounding areas, Anchoridge Counselling is eager to help with any issues surrounding fertility and pregnancy.

Growing up we experience and witness the fulfilment of having a family and for many, we believe that we can create families and children at the time of our biological choosing. Pregnancy is one of the most magical times in every woman's life. However, many parents struggle silently with issues related to pregnancy and being a parent. We often hear how this is supposed to be a happy time in our lives, yet we may become depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, doubtful, fearful, ashamed, and unhappy.

Suffering from fertility issues, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant loss is one of the hardest experiences a person can face. Feeling that your body is working against you can be a painful realization, and on top of this, you may also be expected to make extremely difficult decisions regarding your future. Infertility can also carry with it a sense of denial with sadness and shock borne individually when pregnancy does not materialize. There can be feelings of fear, guilt and abandonment from the partner who feels the problem lies with them.

Going through fertility treatment, it can feel as though your life is on hold and it is hard to move forward or plan your future. It is important to know emotions, though painful, are natural and normal, and you don't have to work through them alone.

Tania Rivers is one of the counsellors in the Kitchener-Waterloo area that you may choose to work with prior to starting your fertility treatments with Karma Fertility. We look forward to meeting and working together as you prepare for the journey ahead.

How we can help you through your fertility journey.

Many of us believe we can handle whatever life throws at us, but it is okay to need a helping hand sometimes. At Anchoridge Counselling, we understand how challenging it is when you desperately want to start or grow a family but are not able to conceive. We also recognize it is not just about medical intervention, but the mind-body connection.

Our team of therapists will evaluate each person individually to determine what type of treatment is best suited. Treatment is customized to fit the specific needs of each person. We use Psychotherapy methods such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Supportive Talk Therapy to help individuals normalize the emotions that arise from fertility challenges, acknowledge and process your grief, navigate challenging social situations and teaching new ways of coping.

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