Have you been diagnosed with what is commonly referred to as Male Factor Infertility? Are you experiencing some pretty intense feelings about this diagnosis? If you’re like most men you may have a very hard time talking about how you feel. In order to provide you with the most comprehensive care available Dr. Kuang has teamed up with Wallin & Luna Counseling Associates who offer specialized infertility counseling to individuals and couples.
At the Southwest Fertility Center for Men, Dr. Kuang recognizes that the challenge of male infertility can be emotionally, physically and spiritually draining. In hopes of optimizing their reproductive potential, infertile men may be subjected to many invasive procedures and probing personal questions that are physically and emotionally uncomfortable. You are not alone! TV shows such as “Brothers & Sisters” and “Desperate Housewives” have shown us that infertility is not uncommon in our society. New York City even debuted in 2004 a musical titled “Infertility: A Musical Hard to Conceive.” It was inspired by the composer and lyricist who had a six-year journey towards building a healthy family with twins. The bottom line is that you are not alone. More people than you think are going through or have gone through what is happening to you. One in four infertile men may suffer from depression. In 2006, preliminary studies have begun to shed light on the degree to which infertility affects men. Recent work out of Chicago found that 25% of men undergoing an evaluation for male factor infertility showed signs of depression (Russell et al. AUA Abstracts 175(4 Suppl): 524, 2006).
Have you been diagnosed with what is commonly referred to as Male Factor Infertility? Are you experiencing some pretty intense feelings about this diagnosis? If you’re like most men you may have a very hard time talking about how you feel. In order to provide you with the most comprehensive care available Dr. Kuang has teamed up with Wallin & Luna Counseling Associates who offer specialized infertility counseling to individuals and couples.Their mission is to provide counseling, support and education with an emphasis on infertility, reproductive health issues, those seeking assistive reproductive technology (ART), contemplating adoption or child free living after infertility.They understand the gravity and complexity of your decision to become a parent. The desire to have children is one of the most powerful in nature. Whatever your obstacles, they feel strongly that you should be armed with tools and information to make the best choices to fulfill your ideal of family. They honor families in all their wonderful and varied incarnations and feel fortunate to be a part of the process of helping modern families grow. Click here to learn more about Wallin & Luna Counseling
Stefanie is a native New Mexican. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a strong background in women’s issues. Some common women’s issues she has encountered in her career are self-esteem, body image issues, abusive relationships, life transitions, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. She is a co-founder of Wallin & Luna Counseling Associates. In private practice she has worked with individuals, families, children, adolescents and adults. Stefanie is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, (AAMFT) and serves on the board of the New Mexico Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NMAMFT). She and her business partner have received training in mind/body techniques for fertility from the renowned Domar Center for Complementary Healthcare. Additionally she has training in infant adoption and perinatal mood disorders such as postpartum depression. Her personal experience with infertility and her passion for helping families are what motivate her to do the work she does. In her spare time she enjoys reading, backpacking, gardening and relaxing with her partner and their dog, Jasper.
Kristin H. Wallin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist devoted to working with couples and families. She is in private practice partnership with a specialty in infertility counseling utilizing mind/body techniques which have been proven to reduce physical and psychological symptoms associated with many women’s health related issues. She has experience working with individuals, couple’s and groups focusing on stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief/loss and life skills building.Kristin became interested in infertility when she was personally touched with her own unexpected difficulties starting a family. This has given her a deep personal understanding of the stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms individuals and couples struggle with. A graduate of New Mexico State University, Kristin received a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science, and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kristin received advanced training in the innovative Mind/Body program at the Domar Center for Complementary Healthcare at the Boston IVF in Waltham, MA. She has additional training in Infant Adoption. Kristin is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.