Support for Infertility - Lisa Schuman, LCSW - Our New Team Member
Support for Infertility from Lisa Schuman, LCSW
Here’s Lisa Schuman’s official bio. She’s impressive on paper, yes, she is. She’s even more impressive in person. Come check her out at RMACT. We are feeling very fortunate to have her. Below is her bio and a few things she had to say when asked questions about why she does what she does. In other words, where does her passion for support for infertility and fertility treatment come from? ~Lisa Rosenthal
Reproductive Medicine and Family Building Support
Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption. She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.
Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.
Making Fertility Treatment More Tolerable
Some words directly from Lisa Schuman, LCSW:
Considering therapy? Here are a few reasons that you should consider. Therapy will help you stay in treatment and will make treatment more tolerable. It can also help with decision making, resolving conflicts, managing time, facilitating better communication with your doctor, educate you about treatment options, help you cope with loss, disclosure issues, parenting and more.
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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.