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Jill Edelstein LCSW is a trauma psychotherapist who specializes in fertility and adoption related concerns. She works with infertility grief and pregnancy loss (past or present), supports people in exploring adoption as a pathway to parenthood, and assists adopted people and their families in wrestling with the complexities of adoption.
This could include cultural issues, search and reunion, exploration and integration of adopted identity, or the ways these things can show up in love, work and play. She has performed research about the experiences of adopted adults and the struggles lesbian couples encounter in attempting to conceive. Over the last 4+years, Jill has served hundreds of children and adults living in foster, adopted, kinship and other family configurations as a clinical social worker in a community mental health clinic setting in New York City.
Her ongoing, advanced trauma training includes EMDR in the treatment of acute and complex trauma, performance issues and attachment deficits; she integrates somatic therapies, such as Focusing, as well as relational, psychodynamic, CBT, creative arts and psychospiritual exploration. As an adopted person who has experienced infertility and pregnancy loss, and is in the process of adopting, Jill brings an authentic sensitivity, respect and understanding to each client encounter.
Joan Winograd, L.C.S.W.
Joan Winograd, L.C.S.W.
20 West 86th Street, Suite 1B New York, New York 10024
Joann Paley Galst is a founding member of the American Fertility Association and a former member of the Board of Directors. She is currently the Co-director of AFA Support Services and Chair of the AFA Mental Health Advisory Council. She is also a past Chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group.
Dr. Galst received her doctorate at Columbia University Teachers College, receiving a National Institute of Mental Health Graduate Fellowship, and obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has taught at both the college and graduate school levels and worked as the staff psychologist at the Fertility Research Foundation. She is a licensed psychologist in New York with over 20 years of experience specializing in mind-body medicine and reproductive health issues, including infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy and parenting after infertility and third party reproduction.
Judith Greenwald, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Judith Greenwald, M.S.W.
252 W. 85th Street, Suite 1A New York, New York 10024
Judith Kottick, LCSW is a recognized expert in the field of reproductive counseling. She developed the psychological services components at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Sciences at St. Barnabas Medical Center and at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey.
Gestational carrier and egg donor arrangements are particular areas of interest and are frequently the topics of symposiums and workshops she is invited to give in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Serving as a consultant to numerous infertility programs throughout the tri-state area, Judith currently maintains a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey. She draws upon her postgraduate training as a psychotherapist and in behavioral medicine from the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School to provide a personalized approach to helping people cope with the challenges of fertility treatment, pregnancy loss, adoption, and parenting. Involved as a mentor for Resolve Northeast region and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Judith has written numerous articles for professional organizations, and has also contributed a chapter to the book “Frozen Dreams.”