Maybe you’ve seen this scene from the show “Friends” in which Ross and friends try to move a sofa. It’s not working very well, and Ross recognizes the need to “Pivot!” or, in other words, to do something different from what they’ve been doing.
We all come to crossroads in life in which we need to pivot and change what we’re doing. What we’ve been doing isn’t working anymore, or maybe it’s not the direction we want to be headed in right now. It might have been right at one point, but now, it’s not.
I’ve come to a point in my practice in which I’m going to pivot.
I’m going to keep working with clients on relationships – I enjoy helping clients understand how their early relational history may be shaping their relational patterns today, and figuring out what is still helpful and what is not.
However, I’m also going to add another focus to my practice: working with clients going through infertility. This comes about from my own experience in expanding my family, and experiencing firsthand the social, emotional, relational, and physical impact of infertility.
To that end, I’ve completed the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Certificate Program for Mental Health Professionals. This includes courses covering Basic Infertility, Treatment Interventions, and Third Party Reproduction.
Moving forward, I’ll still post general book and podcast recommendations on this blog, and I’ll also post recommendations that speak specifically to the experience of infertility and its impact on mental health.
I’m looking forward to this pivot in my practice, continuing to work with current clients on improving their relationships, and also welcoming and supporting new clients in sorting out their experience of infertility.
I’m Elaine Gee-Wong and I'm a therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA.
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