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Family Stories

Building a Family Taking Care of Your Family
Last weekend I had the privilege of running a program called “Family Stories” at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender...
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Getting Unplugged and Family Building

Building a Family
There is so much discussion in the media these days about excessive attachment to the internet and the importance of...
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A Little Valentine’s Day Advice For People Waiting for Their Baby

Building a Family
Energy flows where your attention goes. But not in the way you may think. When you have a problem, your...
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A weekly skype call may be good for you and your gestational carrier.

Building a Family
A weekly skype call may be good for you and your gestational carrier. I have been working in the field...
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Emotions of Choosing an Egg Donor

In the News
FAIRFAX EGGBANK, December 20, 2017 Written by Lisa Schuman, LCSW, a seasoned mental health professional who leads The Center for...
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Give the gift of time

Taking Care of Your Family
Give the gift of time and your children are more likely to give you the gift of willingness. Time is...
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The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

Building a Family
The holidays can be the happiest time of the year… or the saddest. According to the National Institutes of Health,...
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Negotiate with your partner for a better family life

Taking Care of Your Family
When you have children there are so many decisions to be made.  Do you feed on demand or on schedule,...
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Having a guide can make the journey so much better.

Taking Care of Your Family
This summer I took a hike with a guide in the Grand Canyon. I wanted to go on a guided...
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Being Your Child’s Advocate: When “Just Try Harder” Doesn’t Work.

Taking Care of Your Family
Despite the ever-widening public understanding and acceptance of emotional or learning differences, it is still difficult for parents to accept...
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Choosing Non Genetic Parenthood

Building a Family
So, you want to find a donor or birthparent who possesses qualities you see in yourself, or perhaps even better?...
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Egg freezing and mental health with psychotherapist Lisa Schuman

In the News
There’s good news about egg freezing. There has been a steady rise in the acceptance and excitement around using egg...
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Non-genetic parenthood and your child’s birth story. Don’t personalize it.

Taking Care of Your Family
Non-genetic parenthood is complicated.  As a result, disclosure to family, friends and the outside world, the way we see our...
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When you’re trying to conceive, what can you do to help the process along?

Building a Family
Struggling to build your family can be one of the most distressing experiences a person can face.  Infertility treatment can...
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Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Speaks Out About Costs of Infertility In Redbook

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Congratulations to Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Director of Mental Health at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). Due to her extensive...
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Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Discusses Infertility and Stress Management

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