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Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D.
30 East 60th Street, Suite 802
(Between Madison and Park Avenues)
New York, NY 10022




Talking with a psychologist experienced in infertility can help you begin to:

  • gather information needed to make informed decisions
  • prepare for and cope with ART procedures such as IVF & donor eggs or sperm
  • learn how to control the stress, anxiety and depression that often accompany infertility
  • explore family building options
  • reduce the impact of infertility on self-esteem and sexuality
  • strengthen relationships with your partner, family & friends during this life crisis
  • achieve a greater degree of peace with your decisions and outcomes

Joann Paley Galst,Ph.D. is a specialist with over fifteen years of experience in the field of reproductive health issues. She understands the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial challenge that infertility and assisted reproductive technology can present to both the individual and the couple.

"My Midwestern upbringing helps create a warm, supportive approach to mind-body infertility counseling in midtown Manhattan. I strive to help you develop coping tools and emotional resilience to face reproductive challenges such as infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy and parenting after infertility so you can emerge from this experience with a strong sense of well-being."

jgalst.jpg (9797 bytes) Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D. received her Doctorate from Columbia University and is a licensed psychologist in New York City. She is the author of numerous articles on infertility and is a nationally recognized expert on the psychological aspects of reproductive health, having given presentations at annual conferences of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and RESOLVE. She authored the "Ask the Expert" column of the RESOLVE national newsletter from 1997-1999.   Currently she is a member of the Mental Health Advisory Group for The American Infertility Association, . She is the founder of the "Painful Choices in Pregnancy" support group (for individuals and couples faced with reproductive decisions after prenatal testing). She has taught at both the college and graduate school levels, worked as the staff psychologist at the Fertility Research Foundation, and currently serves on the board of directors of The American Infertility Association.