Advice & Support: Professional Finder

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Leia Ogburn, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C.

Leia Ogburn, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C.

Ogburn Counseling Services
5113 N Executive Dr, Suite 101
Peoria, Illinois 61614
(309) 682-3915

Biography

In my 20+ years as a psychotherapist I have been fortunate to have experienced working in a variety of agencies and settings that provided opportunities to learn from the clients whose lives have intersected with mine and from the professionals who have guided me along the way.  I received my BS in psychology and sociology from Bradley University, Peoria, IL, in 1994.  I earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of IL Urbana-Champaign in 1997.  I am licensed in the State of IL as a Clinical Social Worker, and I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor via IAODAPCA in Illinois.

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I opened my private practice in September, 2006, and have developed a specialty working with those who are experiencing issues with fertility.  I facilitate a free, open to the public, monthly support group for couples called the Reproductive Challenges Networking Group which meets the second Thursday of each month.  Those attending receive education about various aspects relating to infertility, assisted reproductive technology procedures such as IVF, third party reproduction such as donor eggs/embryos and gestational carriers, etc.  The couples also have the opportunity to network and receive emotional support from others who understand what it’s like to struggle in the fertile world.

Additional information can be found on my website:  www.ogburncounselingservices.com.  You can contact me via that website, or through my email: leia.ogburn@comcast.net.  My telephone number is (309) 682-3915.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(212) 756-5777

Biography

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

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She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
15 North Broadway, Garden Level Suite G
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 997-6200

Biography

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

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She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.

 

 

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.
275 Central Park, West Suite 1E
New York, New York 10024
(212) 866 5620

Biography

Lois Nachamie, MFA, LCSW, is a board-certified psychotherapist, couples counselor, and group leader in private practice in New York City, specializing in family and parenting issues. She treats a wide variety of individual interpersonal and work-related concerns, including relationships, anxiety, depression, and weight-related difficulties.

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A Parents Choice Award-winning author, her two most recent books are So Glad We Waited: A Hand-Holding Guide for Over-35 Parents, with a foreword by Debra Winger and Big Lessons for Little People: Teaching Our Kids Right from Wrong While Keeping Them Healthy, Safe and Happy.

A parent educator for twenty years, she is the founder and director of the So-Glad-We-Waited Network, which offers support and parent education to over-35 parents. Ms. Nachamie lectures nationally and locally and has been featured on television, radio and in print, including The Today Show, NPR, Health Magazine, and Newsweek.

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D.

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D.

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D.
5665 College Avenue, Suite 240-C
Oakland, California 94618
(510) 540-8715

Biography

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services is a clinical psychologist with offices in Berkeley and Walnut Creek. She has over 25 years of experience treating adults, couples, and families and specializes in the psychological aspects of reproductive medicine, treatment of infertile couples, and alternative family building. She has been affiliated with the Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program since 1992.

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Dr. Feingold provides infertility counseling to help our patients cope with the emotional strain of infertility and works collaboratively with our medical team to insure an integrated treatment approach. She incorporates principles of mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and lifestyle interventions to assist individuals and couples reduce stress and depression and enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Feingold has completed the Mind/Body Infertility Professional Training Program with Alice Domar, Ph.D.

Dr. Feingold has expertise in the psychological and ethical issues associated with third party reproduction.  She provides the required psychological screening of our egg donors and surrogates and meets with intended parents who are considering building a family with the assistance of donor egg, donor sperm, donor embryo, or surrogacy. Dr. Feingold helps people develop an individualized family building plan which focuses on healthy child and family development.

A member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (and former chair of the Mental Health Professional Group), American Fertility Association, and Resolve, Dr. Feingold regularly speaks at conferences on infertility and publishes in the field.

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