Struggling with infertility can be one of the most challenging experiences a person or couple can face. The emotional and psychological toll can be overwhelming, often leading to feelings of isolation, stress, and anxiety. At ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling, we can provide you an infertility therapist which understands the complexities and emotional weight of infertility, and we are here to provide compassionate and specialized support to help you navigate this difficult journey.

Our Approach

Our infertility therapy and counselling services are designed to offer a structured approach to your well-being. We focus on both the emotional and psychological aspects of infertility, providing a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, fears, and hopes. Our experienced therapists are trained to help you manage the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies infertility treatments and decisions.

If you or your partner are facing infertility issues, you may be experiencing some of the following psychological and emotional challenges:


  • Persistent sadness and low mood
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Changes in appetite and sleep patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating


  • Excessive worry and fear about the future
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive thoughts related to fertility treatments
  • Physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, sweating, and trembling


  • Chronic stress due to the emotional and financial strain of infertility treatments
  • Difficulty managing everyday responsibilities and relationships
  • Physical symptoms like headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue

Grief and Loss

  • Mourning the loss of the ability to conceive naturally
  • Grief over unsuccessful treatments or miscarriages
  • Feelings of emptiness and longing

Low Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

  • Feelings of inadequacy or failure
  • Negative self-perception and self-blame
  • Struggles with body image and identity

Relationship Strain

  • Increased conflict and tension between partners
  • Difficulties in communication and emotional intimacy
  • Disagreements over treatment decisions and future plans

Isolation and Loneliness

  • Feeling disconnected from friends and family who may not understand the struggle
  • Withdrawal from social activities and support networks
  • Sense of being alone in the experience

Sexual Dysfunction

  • Decreased libido and sexual satisfaction
  • Performance anxiety related to timed intercourse
  • Emotional disconnect during sexual activity

Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

  • Compulsive tracking of ovulation and fertility-related activities
  • Repetitive and intrusive thoughts about infertility and treatments

Anger and Frustration

  • Irritability and short temper
  • Anger towards oneself, partner, or medical professionals
  • Frustration with the unpredictability and lack of control over the situation

Identity and Role Conflicts

  • Struggles with societal and cultural expectations of parenthood
  • Identity crisis regarding the role of being a parent
  • Conflict between career aspirations and family planning


  • Emotional trauma from invasive medical procedures and treatments
  • Psychological impact of repeated losses or failed treatments

Existential Concerns

  • Questioning life purpose and meaning
  • Spiritual or existential crisis related to infertility
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Importance of Addressing Psychological Conditions

Addressing these psychological conditions and clinical concerns is crucial for overall well-being. Therapy and counseling can provide individuals and couples with the tools and support they need to navigate these challenges, improve mental health, and enhance their quality of life during their infertility journey.

Why Choose Us?

At its core, the ShiftGrit Protocol is based on the understanding that our behaviours, emotions, and reactions are primarily influenced by our belief systems. By challenging these beliefs, individuals can cultivate a more adaptable mindset and reduce anxiety. This is particularly helpful for those dealing with the associated concerns mentioned above that are related to infertility therapy. To tackle mental health concerns related to infertility issues, the strategy focuses on reconditioning responses in the primitive part of our brain, often referred to as the “walnut brain,” which is akin to our animal instincts. This method uses psychological techniques inspired by classical conditioning, like those Pavlov used with dogs, but adapted to help people overcome negative emotional reactions linked to specific experiences or stimuli.

Contact Us

If you are struggling with infertility and seeking support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you through every step of your journey.

Book Your Infertility Therapist Today

Take the first step towards emotional well-being and support. Contact our Client Experience and mention Amy Gale in Calgary to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about our infertility therapy and counseling services.