Emotional Support Team
Infertility impacts the body and the mind equally, we understand. Many good prognosis patients never seek care or drop out of fertility care often due to many of the negative emotional and self-images issues they experience along the way.
At Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado, we support our hopeful parents with access to counselors and social workers who can help you connect the dots between emotions and engagement. Connect with our Emotional Support Team today.
LCSW, CPC, EMDR II
Joanna Flemons is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Professional Coach. She works with clients from all walks of life and serves adults in her private practice. Joanna primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) treatment in her scope of practice.
Joanna’s professional background entails working with clients in diverse healthcare and professional settings. Her specialty and training include treating populations from a trauma-informed perspective, and she has spent years coming alongside fertility patients who are seeking to build a family and experience grief and trauma during their journey. She is author of “Infertility and PTSD: The Uncharted Storm.” Her professional experience includes counsel, evaluation and psychological consulting with populations using third-party reproductive assistance to create a family. Joanna is a member of ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine).
You can learn more about Joanna at www.highlandsranchcounselingandcoaching.com
MA, LMFT, CLP
Kim Kluger-Bell is a licensed psychotherapist and counselor specializing in the psychological impact of infertility, pregnancy loss, and donor procedures and surrogacy. She has worked with fertility clinics in Colorado and California and has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.
She has been active in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's Mental Health Professional Group for many years and is the author of Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Infertility and Pregnancy Loss (WW Norton and Harper Collins) and a series of books for young children (The Pea That Was Me series and The Very Kind Koala) which help introduce children to the special and wonderful ways they have come into the world.
Jennifer Moné, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and maintains a successful private practice serving couples, individuals, and families. Her specialties include fertility concerns; grief and loss; relationships; divorce and high conflict; and life transitions.
Dr. Moné’s counseling style utilizes clients’ own strengths and teaches skill-building to help them meet their goals. She believes counseling can be a short endeavor and aims to help clients make progress in a manner that matches their pace and needs. She welcomes collaboration and questions in order to build a positive therapist-client relationship. She is also an EMDR-approved practitioner (which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a therapeutic approach aimed at reducing the intensity of traumatic events, and the thoughts and feelings associated with them. EMDR has been shown to assist with anxiety, sadness, and other aspects related to fertility problems.
Dr. Moné is experienced in counseling people affected by fertility challenges and in conducting evaluations for those planning fertility treatments using third party reproductive assistance. She meets the American Society for Reproductive Medicine qualifications as an Infertility Counselor. Moreover, Dr. Moné has specialized training in working with couples and uses a systemic approach in order to alleviate the effects fertility issues can have on an individual, relationships, and in other facets of life.
For questions about a particular issue, or to learn more about EMDR, please contact Dr. Moné directly or visit her website at www.JenniferMone.com.
Jen Noonan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice hyper-specializing in reproductive mental wellness. This means the majority of her clients are having trouble getting pregnant, experiencing infertility, loss/miscarriage/stillbirth, postpartum concerns, or other pregnancy related issues. She transitioned to focusing almost exclusively on reproductive mental wellness after experiencing her own infertility and losses. While she may not have experienced exactly what you have, she can relate, and has a vast understanding of the medical terminology and the emotional roller coaster that reproductive and loss issues can create.
During counseling sessions, she will listen closely to what you are struggling with, and work with you on ways to improve your thought processes, stress and anxiety levels, decision making, relationships, and anything else that may arise. She utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (cognitive restructuring), as well as Mind Body Stress Reduction techniques and coping skills. During third-party consultations, she will walk you through the process of utilizing donor gametes or a gestational carrier, and provide you with the most recent knowledge and resources in the field.
Most importantly, Jen has extensive training in the field. She is a member of the Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG) of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) where she volunteers for numerous committees. She has also worked with Conceptions patients for many years where she has completed consultations with recipients (utilizing donor sperm, donor egg, a combo of the two, and donor embryo), as well as intended parents (utilizing gestational carriers). She has also evaluated many egg donors and gestational carriers. She is also the author of the book In Due Time: A Journey Through Infertility, Loss, and Embracing the Unknown.
Dr. Jill Pinarowicz is a licensed psychologist in private practice specializing in reproductive mental health including infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum support. Dr. Pinarowicz meets the qualifications set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) to be able to provide counseling in infertility and is especially interested in helping others with initial and ongoing fertility struggles, fertility issues related to genetic concerns, losses due to miscarriage and termination and high risk pregnancy. She provides 3rd party reproductive psychological consultations to those using donor egg, sperm or embryo and helps clients navigate grief, relationship and life transition concerns.
Dr. Pinarowicz incorporates many mindfulness, post-traumatic growth, and positive psychology techniques to help clients develop healthy coping skills and problem-solving approaches. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), humanistic, mindfulness based, and psychodynamic treatment modalities to help those not only successfully manage stressors but also grow beyond them.
When she is not helping others, you can find her hiking in the mountains, getting sweaty on the yoga mat, finding her Zen in mediation, loving or hating a HIIT workout, or spending time with her family including a Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog. Dr. Pinarowicz has spent many years as an IVF warrior and is passionate about helping others through this struggle.
Dr. Pinarowiczis professionally affiliated with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG), Postpartum Support International (PSI), and Colorado Fertility Advocacy (CFA).
Dr. Alison Wilson is one of only a handful of mental health specialists trained in reproductive health counseling in the Denver area. Through her close working relationships with fertility clinics, she has been able to provide hundreds of individuals and couples guidance and support as they explore all family building options. She has also helped women with other areas of their reproductive lives including PMS, high risk pregnancies, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, pregnancy terminations, post-partum depression, and menopause adjustment.
Dr. Wilson's training also includes mind/body wellness and working with seniors and veterans. With the majority of her clients, she utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to help with life stressors, change, and to optimize overall health and well-being.
As a private practitioner, Dr. Wilson has close working relationships with fertility clinics, family medicine doctors, and ob-gyn practices in the Denver area. Since 2003, she has provided psychological consultations for clients interested in using third party reproductive assistance and has extensive experience screening donors and gestational carriers. For many of her clients she has provided continuity of psychological care from pre-conception, pregnancy, birth to parenthood- including providing support, and guidance for families created through donor conception.
Dr. Wilson is a member of the Colorado Psychological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and recently served as an oversight committee member for RESOLVE-a national infertility support group. She has also served as a board of trustee for the Texas Psychological Association.
Contact Dr. Wilson at her website https://alisonwilsonphd.com/.
Overcoming infertility is a team effort at Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado. Confidence, expertise, and a lot of hand holding help describe our team Advanced Practice Providers. You’re not on your own with us.