Infertility & Third Party Reproduction Services

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

In addition to consultation and counseling, Valerie offers a complete range of services associated with assisted and third party reproduction, including psychological assessments for potential Gestational Surrogates and Egg Donors, Intended Parent consultations, support groups, and ongoing psychological support for surrogate 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.


An infertility diagnosis and the treatment that often follows can cause feelings of sadness, stress, anxiety and grief. It can strain even the best marriage and relationships. Valerie understands the impact infertility can have on self-esteem, day to day interactions, a marriage, and relationships with friends and family. Contact Valerie to schedule an appointment for individual or couples counseling to help cope with the many stressors associated with infertility.

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Consultation & Support

Are you evaluating the many available family building option 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.

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Intended Parent & Donor Recipient Meeting

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 by phone.

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Surrogate & Egg Donor Psychological Evaluations

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.

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Support Groups

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

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Valerie helped me to quickly find solutions to my problems. I felt better after just a few sessions.

Individual Counseling Client

Valerie is a warm and compassionate therapist. I felt reassured that she knew what I was going through based on her own personal experience with infertility.

Counseling Client

Valerie was extremely helpful as we were deciding our options in assisted reproduction and deciding if using an egg donor was right for us.

Consultant Client

My experience being in the support group was a life saver. I was able to really lean on the other members of the group and get the help I needed when my family and friends did not understand what I was going through. Thank you Valerie!

Support Group Client

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