Expertise, understanding, and compassion to help you each step of the way.

Valerie’s professional training and personal experience have provided her the knowledge and expertise to skillfully support and guide you through the struggles of infertility and family building. She has a personal understanding of the emotional roller coaster that is often associated with infertility and is skilled at helping clients through the challenges they may face.

Valerie offers a complete range of services associated with assisted and third-party reproduction, including psychological assessments for potential Gestational Surrogates and Egg Donors, and ongoing support for surrogacy arrangements.

Whatever your path to parenthood may be, Valerie possesses the expertise, understanding, and compassion to help you each step of the way. She is well known in Orange County and beyond for her work with clients experiencing infertility and family building issues.

Valerie has extensive experience in evaluating the suitability of gestational surrogates and egg donors. She does surrogate and egg donor psychological assessments for surrogacy agencies, egg donor agencies, fertility clinics, reproductive centers, and independent arrangements.

Are you evaluating the many available family building options such as IUI, IVF, donor egg, donor sperm or the use of a gestational surrogate? Do you need help selecting an egg donor or gestational surrogate? Do you need help with how to tell your future child about their conception? Would you like to have a better understanding of the issues involved in non-genetic family building and parenting? Are you unsure how to talk with friends and family about your infertility journey?

Valerie’s knowledge and experience can help you sort out your options as you decide which path is right for you and help you navigate the many questions and worries you may have as you build your family.

Many medical offices and clinics require that you meet with a qualified mental health professional before moving forward with an egg or sperm donor or gestational surrogate. Contact Valerie to schedule this meeting, which can be done in person or through a video conference call.

Contact Valerie for help coping with the many stressors associated with infertility.

Valerie is currently on the professional referral resource list for RESOLVE, the national infertility organization, where she is a Resolve Professional Support Group Leader.

Becoming a parent can be hard, but getting support is easy!