Feelings of isolation, stress, worry, anger, helplessness, and frustration are common responses when an individual or couple are facing infertility. At Amethyst Therapy, we are dedicated to providing compassionate support to people who are struggling to have a child or dealing with reproductive health concerns. Regardless of where you are in your journey, we understand the experiences of grief, loss, and trauma that can accompany one’s experience with infertility, as well as the impact infertility can have on relationships with family and friends. We offer a warm and welcoming therapeutic space where it’s safe to explore your worries, thoughts, and emotions, and to receive support without fear of judgment.
Kirsten Harding brings her first-hand knowledge of infertility to her practice and has a heartfelt dedication to supporting individuals and couples living with infertility. Kirsten has a personal understanding of the emotionally painful rollercoaster and all-consuming experience of what coping with infertility can be for many. Kirsten brings a genuine and supportive presence to her relationship with clients. Recognizing the broad impact or ‘ripple effect’ fertility issues can have, she is also available to provide counselling to family and friends who are wanting to support their loved ones impacted by infertility. Kirsten has completed training with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and is an active member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.
Rachel Pharo has a strong clinical background of working with individuals, couples, and families of all shapes and sizes. She offers kind and empathetic support to her clients, including those trying to conceive a child and facing the difficult and emotionally exhausting process of infertility. Throughout her career, Rachel has felt honoured to support individuals and couples experiencing grief, loss, and trauma, particularly so when reproductive barriers have been the source of those emotional wounds.
Both Kirsten and Rachel are available to provide virtual therapy sessions to individuals and couples residing throughout Alberta.