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Fertility Counselors


Online & Remote Support Counselors

  • Amira Posner

    Amira Clinical Social Worker with both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Amira works with individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility. She developed and now facilitates the Mind-Body Fertility Group and an online Mindfulness Fertility Series. In addition to working with individuals, couples and families providing therapy in a secure and safe setting, Amira is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Syracuse Area Counselors

Whole Mental Wellness

At Whole Mental Wellness, we include use of A Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment to identify areas of growth and act as a partner to develop a plan of care that will help each person achieve their identified personal mental health wellness goals. Use of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques(CBT/Dialectical Behavioral Techniques (DBT)/traditional Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology (medication management), & Nutritional Counseling; along with complementary & alternative approaches such as relaxation, guided imagery, breath work, and mindfulness will be incorporated into all care plans.

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Janis L. Scaturo

Janis L. Scaturo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice.  Janis received her MSW degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois.  She has over 30 years of clinical experience.  In her practice, Janis specializes in the counseling of individuals, couples, and families coping with various forms of childbearing loss.  These include losses due to infertility, miscarriage, and stillbirth.  Treatment modalities include progressive relaxation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family therapy to help her clients in reducing the stress of infertility and assisted reproduction.  Janis Scaturo is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the New York State Society of Clinical Social Work, and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work since 1993.

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Nicole Christina, L.C.S.W.

Nicole Christina is in private practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and eating-related issues. She is a graduate of Smith College School of Social Work. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Christina was involved in mental health research at Yale University, where she was awarded the A. Bartlett Giamatti prize for excellence. Ms. Christina uses a multi-disciplinary approach in her work, collaborating with the client’s physician and dietician, when indicated. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders. She has given numerous presentations on the subject.

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Bridgette A. Huntley, L.M.F.T

Bridgette has been in private practice for 15 years working with individuals, couples and families. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, meeting the requirements to qualify as a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She works extensively with depression, anxiety and grief related to various types of physical pain and chronic illness. A client’s healing is assisted through a strength oriented and collaborative style.


Marriage and Family Therapist
530 Oak Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

Penny Lupo MS LMHC

Penny is a licensed mental health counselor/play therapist who works with individuals of all ages. She is a member of the American Association for Play Therapy and the American Counseling Association. She has experience counseling issues such as grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma and more. Penny has an interest in counseling people that are going through the fertility process or pregnancy loss. She has an informed perspective as she and her husband went through several years of fertility treatments, multiple miscarriages and the adoption process.

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Rochester Area Counselors

Emily Horowitz, MA

Emily has been working with individuals and groups in transition for over 11 years. Emily received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she learned the art of fusing western psychology with eastern spiritual practices and belief systems. Emily is passionate about supporting people at various points along the “parenting spectrum.” This includes helping expecting, new or experienced parents develop mindfulness and attunement in their relationships. It also includes supporting people who are struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss along their journey to parenthood. Emily works from a holistic perspective, integrating mind-body practices into the session to help support your growth and overall well-being. Emily has specialized training in pre-and-perinatal mental health, and is trained in Levels I and II of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)—which is an experiential technique for working with traumatic or unresolved life experiences. In addition to offering counseling, Emily also teach SoulSweat™, which is a high-energy dance-fitness class intended to awaken the creative spirit support people in their efforts to feel more healthy, fit, and empowered in their bodies.

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Kristen Conjerti, LCSW

Kristen Conjerti is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with 10 years of experience assisting a variety of clients in working through stressors stemming from home, school, relationships, trauma and numerous other sources.  She uses an eclectic blend of techniques including, but not limited to, art, CBT and supportive therapy and tailors her methods to the individual needs of her clients.  She uses a strengths-based perspective to assist people in their life journeys.  Her primary interests are with women and families going through the fertility process, anxiety, depression, grief/loss issues.

Kristen received her training at Fordham University in New York City where she lived for 2 years. Postgraduate school, she lived and worked as a therapist in Charlotte, NC where she served a primarily rural population,  since moving back to the Rochester area in 2007, she has worked as a therapist serving individuals of all ages and their families.

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Lindsay Alvut, LMHC

Lindsay Alvut is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with several years of experience working with a broad range of clientele including adolescents, adults and elderly populations. Inspired by the challenges she faced with starting her own family, she opened a private practice where she offers mental health counseling to women and men who struggle with infertility, as well as the many challenges that can arise from pregnancy and postpartum. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on communication and relationship health. She understands how isolating and lonely it can feel to struggle with infertility, and how anxiety and trauma may arise through the process of undergoing numerous tests and procedures in effort to build a family. She earned her Master’s degree from the CACREP accredited Mental Health Counseling program at St. John Fisher College and is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as Postpartum Support International.

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Albany Area Counselors

Leslie J Carey, CSW,LCSW-R,

Ms. Leslie J Carey, CSW,LCSW-R, is a Clinical Social Worker specialist in Latham, New York. She graduated in 1991, having over 28 years of diverse experience, especially in Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Leslie J Carey accepts Medicare-approved amount as payment in full. Call (518) 466-9811 to request Ms. Leslie J Carey the information (Medicare information, advice, payment, …) or simply to book an appointment.

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