Infertility Support - Informal Intro. to Lisa Schuman, LCSW - I'm a Fan!
Infertility Support - Informal Intro. to Lisa Schuman, LCSW
At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), we share a lot. We purposely and specifically open many of our classes, seminars, events and infertility support programs to the general public. To many people who are not patients of RMACT, Many, in fact most, are either free, low cost or a copay.
Why do we do this? First and foremost because it’s RMACT’s goal to provide compassionate support and appropriate services to those men and women who are facing the choices associated with infertility. Period. Not, “if they are paying patients of RMACT’s”, not, “if they are people not in treatment yet who might become patients of RMACT’s”. Not, “if they are not patients of RMACT’s, they can attend, but they have to pay”. Not even, “any person who is NOT a patient with another fertility doctor”.
We don’t do that. We don’t evaluate, then judge and decide whether they (you) are worthy of our services and support. Anyone can come because RMACT wants what’s best for men and women with infertility issues. That’s our goal. To provide the best care possible for men and women struggling with infertility.
Because we care. Because we want people to have their babies. Their families. We know it’s hard and that the process of fertility treatment can be isolating and discouraging, even while feeling hopeful and even when it’s so often successful. It ain’t called a roller coaster for no reason.
We want to make it easier. We do want to help men and women get into appropriate treatment when they are ready. We do want to ensure that there’s solid education out there so that you know when it’s time to come see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. For that matter, we want you to know why you need to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. We want you to know that there’s a difference between fertility specialists. We want you to know where there are reliable places to look for pregnancy rates and what these rates actually indicate.
We want you to know all these things. We want you to be informed, educated. We want you to ask questions. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions.
We want a lot for you. And so we offer a lot to you.
New Infertility Support Group at RMACT
We have a wonderful new super person at RMACT to run a drop-in infertility support group in Norwalk, CT. A personal friend of mine, who has been in the infertility field for over a decade.
Lisa Schuman, LCSW, will have an official bio coming out shortly. We will likely announce her joining us with pomp and circumstance, otherwise known as a press release. That official welcome will tell you all the tangible things about Lisa. Her training. Her professional affiliations. The papers she has written. Her reason for being so passionate about infertility and fertility treatment.
I’ll tell you this.
She’s warm. And compassionate. And loving. And so very professional. She combines all of that to make patients feel cared for and creates a safe place for men and women to talk about the parts of fertility treatment that are most difficult for them.
And she’s ours! Very excited about that, in case it’s not shining through yet.
I’ve known Lisa for a long time, through some very tough work situations years ago. She is upstanding, clear on her beliefs and standards and delivers her message that is easy on the ears, brain and heart.
Yes. I am a big fan.
We share a lot at RMACT. What do RMACT patients get from our practice, that is only for them? Because there are times where we do need to focus on the men and women who walk into our offices several times a week for fertility treatment. They are there and they need us, sometimes right at that moment.
Here’s a program that is for RMACT patients only, thanks to Lisa’s dedication and professionalism.
Drop-In Support Group
Please feel free to join this drop-in support group. Monday’s 8:00 am-9:00am Lisa Schuman, LCSW will be available. This group will meet weekly. Drop-in once or come weekly. This group will be free of charge and will be in the Learning Center at RMACT’s Norwalk office during morning monitoring form 8am-9am.
Lisa is a psychotherapist that has been counseling individuals and couples for more than a decade. She has led support groups focusing on infertility & third party reproduction. Her expertise can help couples and individuals make informed decisions. Grab a cup of tea or coffee can come meet Lisa.
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About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.