Infertility psychologist

Infertility psychologist

Antonialisa
Antonialisa

August 20th, 2012, 2:02 pm #1

You may recall that DH and I had a real problem a while back with an unethical psychologist who was trying to extort another $500 from us after we already paid her $250 for an infertility assessment.

I meant to report back that we fired her and found another one with whom we are exceptionally pleased and who only charged us $100 for the one hour session and report.

She lives in another city but gave us an evening appointment which DH and I were able to do by telephone from our home in our comfy armchairs. She provided our report promptly and was highly professional. Most importantly, she was insightful and genuinely helpful. She brings a lot of personal experience to the table. She battled her own infertility issues and eventually adopted a baby from Africa. She is also a stepchild herself (this is why we wanted her because we are already raising DH's children). So she is very sensitive and familiar with a whole gambit of issues and certainly knowledgeable about donor egg issues.

This is the first time I'm ever flogging something on this website, but really, I can't help but post her info in case anyone needs a good infertility counsellor and would rather not pay an arm and a leg. She does phone sessions.

Her name is Tara Sheppard and her website is located at:
http://www.tarasheppard.com/
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August 20th, 2012, 9:59 pm #2

Thanks for sharing that. I'm glad you guys didn't pay that other one more money. Did you end up reporting her to anyone? Just curious. I hate to see people getting away with being unethical.

Thanks for letting us know what happened!
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Dee
Dee

August 20th, 2012, 11:33 pm #3

You may recall that DH and I had a real problem a while back with an unethical psychologist who was trying to extort another $500 from us after we already paid her $250 for an infertility assessment.

I meant to report back that we fired her and found another one with whom we are exceptionally pleased and who only charged us $100 for the one hour session and report.

She lives in another city but gave us an evening appointment which DH and I were able to do by telephone from our home in our comfy armchairs. She provided our report promptly and was highly professional. Most importantly, she was insightful and genuinely helpful. She brings a lot of personal experience to the table. She battled her own infertility issues and eventually adopted a baby from Africa. She is also a stepchild herself (this is why we wanted her because we are already raising DH's children). So she is very sensitive and familiar with a whole gambit of issues and certainly knowledgeable about donor egg issues.

This is the first time I'm ever flogging something on this website, but really, I can't help but post her info in case anyone needs a good infertility counsellor and would rather not pay an arm and a leg. She does phone sessions.

Her name is Tara Sheppard and her website is located at:
http://www.tarasheppard.com/
if someone is trying to extort money from you, that could even be considered criminal. I would also report them to an ethics board for their profession. There are lots of people out there preying on the infertile, trying to charge them an arm and a leg for every service, or trying to convince them they need services they don't really need.
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Al
Al

August 21st, 2012, 9:21 am #4

You may recall that DH and I had a real problem a while back with an unethical psychologist who was trying to extort another $500 from us after we already paid her $250 for an infertility assessment.

I meant to report back that we fired her and found another one with whom we are exceptionally pleased and who only charged us $100 for the one hour session and report.

She lives in another city but gave us an evening appointment which DH and I were able to do by telephone from our home in our comfy armchairs. She provided our report promptly and was highly professional. Most importantly, she was insightful and genuinely helpful. She brings a lot of personal experience to the table. She battled her own infertility issues and eventually adopted a baby from Africa. She is also a stepchild herself (this is why we wanted her because we are already raising DH's children). So she is very sensitive and familiar with a whole gambit of issues and certainly knowledgeable about donor egg issues.

This is the first time I'm ever flogging something on this website, but really, I can't help but post her info in case anyone needs a good infertility counsellor and would rather not pay an arm and a leg. She does phone sessions.

Her name is Tara Sheppard and her website is located at:
http://www.tarasheppard.com/
I am about to begin finding an agency and clinic so this could come in very useful....

Much appreciated !

Al
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