Advice & Support: Professional Finder

This resource includes information about physicians, complementary care providers, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation agencies, adoption agencies, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals committed to assisting you.


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Ariadna Cymet Lanski, Psy.D - Chicago

Ariadna Cymet Lanski, Psy.D - Chicago

Fertility Centers of Illinois
River North Center, 900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6
Chicago, Illinois 60610
(877) 324-4483

Biography

Dr. Ariadna Cymet Lanski is a clinical psychologist who offers psychological services to meet the unique needs of individuals and couples coping with fertility challenges. She leads FCI's Women's Support Group, provides consultation during various stages of fertility treatment and conducts egg donor assessments.

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Dr. Cymet Lanski's clinical practice specializes in reproductive health issues -from preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum adjustment to parenthood.  Dr. Cymet Lanski helps patients to manage stress and feel empowered about their choices. Dr. Cymet Lanski is a graduate of the Universidad De Las Mareicas (BA in Psychology) and Illinois School of Professional Psychology (M.A., Psy.D. in clinical psychology). She completed her doctoral internship at Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health, and received post-internship training at Swedish Covenant Hospital, and postdoctoral training at Chicago's Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Bob Bamman, L.C.S.W.

Bob Bamman, L.C.S.W.

Bob Bamman L.C.S.W.
19 West 34th Street Penthouse Floor
New York, New York 10128
(646) 872-9032

Biography

Bob Bamman, LCSW, is a clinical social worker and a longstanding professional member of the American Fertility Association-Mental Health Group.  In that capacity he has helped develop the national phone coaching group program and has facilitated workshops and coaching groups addressing the emotional challenges of infertility, assisted/donor reproduction, and adoption. 

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Specialized clinical training includes infertility/adoption training at the Karen Horney Institute, the Center for Family Connections (Cambridge), and the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.  A veteran of the infertility experience and an adoptive parent, Bob maintains a private practice located in mid-Manhattan working with couples, men, and women experiencing family building challenges.  Bob also provides adoption consultation services and New York State mandated pre-adoption Homestudy services.

Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T. - Los Angeles

Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T. - Los Angeles

Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A.,M.F.T.
1460 Westwood Blvd. Suite 204
Los Angeles, California 90024
(310) 470-9049

Biography

Carole Lieber Wilkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles, providing individual, couples and group counseling. A specialist in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption and family building options since 1986, she became a founding member of Resolve of Greater Los Angeles in 1987 and served on the Board of Directors in various positions for the next 14 years.

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Ms. Lieber Wilkins is well known for her work regarding disclosure of information to children, having helped hundreds of patients feel comfortable about talking with their kids about how they built their families. Many clinics and practitioners around the world distribute to patients her groundbreaking article, Talking With Children About Their Conception. She has lectured locally and nationally, on many subjects related to infertility. She has been the keynote speaker at several Resolve symposia, and a presenter at the professional meetings of the American Psychological Association, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Organon Nurses Symposia and Kaiser Hospitals.

Carole is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a professional member of both Resolve and AFA. In addition, her own experience creating a family through adoption and ovum donation deepens her understanding of the challenges others face when exploring these complex family building options.

Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T. Calabasas

Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T. Calabasas

Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T.
4505 Las Virgenes Canyon Road Suite 217
Calabasas, California 91302
(310) 470-9049

Biography

Carole Lieber Wilkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles, providing individual, couples and group counseling. A specialist in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption and family building options since 1986, she became a founding member of Resolve of Greater Los Angeles in 1987 and served on the Board of Directors in various positions for the next 14 years.

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Ms. Lieber Wilkins is well known for her work regarding disclosure of information to children, having helped hundreds of patients feel comfortable about talking with their kids about how they built their families. Many clinics and practitioners around the world distribute to patients her groundbreaking article, Talking With Children About Their Conception. She has lectured locally and nationally, on many subjects related to infertility. She has been the keynote speaker at several Resolve symposia, and a presenter at the professional meetings of the American Psychological Association, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Organon Nurses Symposia and Kaiser Hospitals.

Carole is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a professional member of both Resolve and AFA. In addition, her own experience creating a family through adoption and ovum donation deepens her understanding of the challenges others face when exploring these complex family building options.

Carolyn Berger, L.C.S.W. - Larchmont

Carolyn Berger, L.C.S.W. - Larchmont

Carolyn Berger, L.C.S.W.
11 Byron Lane
Larchmont, New York 10538
(914) 834-6396

Biography

Carolyn Berger, LCSW, is the Founding Board Chair of The AFA.  She is currently an active Board Member and Chair of the Adoption Advisory Council.

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She has a private practice in Manhattan and Larchmont, NY, where she helps couples, singles and members of the LGBT community create families both through fertility treatment and adoption. 

Carolyn works closely with fertility doctors, complementary and alternative medicine specialists, and adoption agencies/attorneys.  She helps her clients find the professionals who are right for them.

Carolyn’s decision to help people struggling to build families came from her own experience with infertility.  Her family was created through fertility treatment and adoption.  She has spoken and written widely on both adoption and infertility.

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