Infertility Counseling Portland Oregon - Paula Acker

Paula Acker, L.C.S.W.

Areas of Expertise

I provide psychological counseling to couples and individual adults in Portland, Oregon and via the phone or Skype for those out of the area. I specialize in Infertility Counseling. I have been a professional Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist for over 21 years. I am an instructor in the Department of OB/GYN at Oregon Health and Sciences University, as the clinic counselor for University Fertility Consultants. I work with people struggling with infertility and parenting options, as well as having a general therapy practice. I do psychological screening for both egg and sperm donors for couples and clinics across the U.S. I strive to assist you in finding the answers to questions or decisions you face in your life.

General Therapy

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Teen to adult college transition counseling
  • Grief and loss
  • Eldercare issues for adult children
  • Life transition counseling
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Relaxation techniques for improved health and well being
  • Childfree lifestyle choises
  • Parenting issues and challenges
  • Family of origin relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Gay and lesbian parenting decisions

Reproductive and Infertility Counseling

  • Individual adult counseling
  • couples and marital counseling
  • Parenting decisions
  • Gestational Carrier/ Surrogate Psychological Evaluations
  • Birth parent and adoptive parent counseling
  • IVF, egg, sperm, or embryo donation consultations and counseling and lifetime family counseling and support
  • Psychological preparation for IVF
  • Counseling for parents of children conceived through sperm donation
    and egg donation
  • Mind/body techniques for stress management, relaxation techniques including meditation
  • Third party reproduction required consultations
  • Counseling for same gender couples
  • Psychological screening of egg & sperm donors
  • Facilitation of in-person meetings between egg donors and recipients
  • Family building options counseling
  • Psychological support for pregnancy loss & grief
  • Counseling for fertility preservation for those with cancer
  • Surrogacy and gestational carrier counseling for recipients & carriers
  • Therapy/support groups for women with infertility

Meditation Tools and Mind/Body Support

For clients that are interested I teach stress management and relaxation techniques including how to meditate. As a lifetime practitioner of meditation and a trained teacher of TM I can teach you the Relaxation Response or other easily practiced techniques for rejuvenation, stress and anxiety reduction and to provide you with more clarity and peacefulness in your lives. These tools can provide you with the possibility to have a healthier lifestyle and more well being in your life.

I am happy to see you and it is easy to make an appointment. My office is located in an modern contemporary house in beautiful northwest Portland and there is free parking. Most insurance accepted. Please call to learn more or make an appointment (503) 940-5777

Infertility Counseling Services | Portland Oregon
2805 N.W. Westover Road Portland, Oregon 97210 : (503) 940-5777 : Counselors Portland Oregon