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Third-Party Consultations

We understand that the family-building process can be a complex and emotional journey. That's why we offer psychoeducational consultations for intended parents and psychological assessments for donor gametes and surrogates, as recommended by the Advances Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Our caring and qualified therapists are here to provide a supportive space where you can safely explore your questions and concerns and ensure that you feel emotionally prepared to take the next step in your journey. We believe in empowering our clients with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about their family-building options. Our pricing includes a letter of recommendation sent directly to your infertility clinic and agency.

Gestational Carriers (GC)

$500

Ninety-minute clinical interview with the gestational carrier candidate and her partner (if applicable).

Donor Gametes (DG)

$400

One-hour clinical interview with donor gamete (egg, sperm, or embryo) candidate and written report sent directly to fertility clinic, attorney, and/or agency.

Intended Parent Psychoeducational Consultation

$295

The intended parent(s) will use a donor gamete or gestational carrier to build their family. Meetings typically last up to an hour.

Intended Parent Consultation for ED + GC

$450

The intended parent(s) will use a donor gamete AND gestational carrier to build their family. Meetings typically last up to ninety minutes

Cohort Meeting 

$375

Meeting facilitated between the GC/DG and intended parent(s). Appointments can last up to one hour.

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)

$165

Psychological tool to assess for clinical psychopathology. Conducted online and can last up to one hour. 

Independent Matches - IP(s) working with their own Gestational Carrier (not using an agency)

$1170

Independent Matches require three appointments per ASRM Guideline. Each session serves a specific purpose to ensure a smooth and informed journey for everyone involved: 

  • 1 Psychoeducational Consultation for IP(s); $295 - 60 Minutes

    • ​This educational session for intended parents provides valuable insights into the implications of using a known surrogate. This session aims to guide you in understanding various aspects, such as how to share this information with your family and future child(ren).

  • 1 Psychological Evaluation for the Gestational Carrier; $500 - 90 Minutes

    • This session ​involves a psychological evaluation of the gestational carrier.

    • This step ensures that she is psychologically fit to carry and aligns with you on all essential aspects of the process.

    • We'll delve into details such as communication preferences, compensation expectations, and her thoughts on pregnancy-related decisions. 

    • This evaluation helps assess for coercion and ensures that the carrier is making this choice willingly.

    • If she has a partner, they will also need to attend this session.​

  • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI); $165 – 60 Minutes

    • ​This online questionnaire is designed to assess various aspects of an individual's personality and tendencies for psychopathology.

    • It typically measures constructs such as emotional and interpersonal functioning, cognitive abilities, and behavioral styles.

    • For most known arrangements, this tool can be waived unless required by your fertility clinic or if the candidate has a significant psychological history.

  • 1 Cohort Meeting; $375 - 75 Minutes

    • This session aims to ensure alignment on every issue discussed in our individual meetings. It's a crucial step to foster clear communication and understanding among everyone involved.

Independent Matches - IP(s) working with their own Donor Gamete (not using an agency)

$1070

Independent Matches OR matches that were arranged without the help of an agency require three appointments per the fertility clinics that follow ASRM guidelines. Each session serves a specific purpose to ensure a smooth and informed journey for everyone involved: 

  • 1 Psychoeducational Consultation for IP(s); $295 - 60 Minutes

    • ​​This session is designed as an educational session for the intended parent(s), providing valuable insights into the implications of using a known donor (egg, sperm, or embryo). This session aims to guide you in understanding various aspects, such as how to share this information with your family and future child(ren).

  • 1 Psychological Evaluation for the Donor; $400 - 90 Minutes

    • This session ​involves a psychological evaluation of the donor.

    • This step ensures that they are psychologically fit to be a donor and align with you on all essential aspects of the process.

    • We'll delve into details such as personal, professional, and relationship histories along with psychological health history, compensation expectations, dissemination of information, and disclosure.

    • This evaluation helps assess for coercion and ensures that the donor makes this choice willingly. If they have a partner, they will also need to attend this session.​​

  • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI); $165 – 60 Minutes

    • This online questionnaire is designed to assess various aspects of an individual's personality and tendencies for psychopathology.

    • It typically measures constructs such as emotional and interpersonal functioning, cognitive abilities, and behavioral styles.

    • For most known arrangements, this tool can be waived unless required by your fertility clinic or if the candidate has a significant psychological history. ​​

  • ​​1 Cohort Meeting; $375 - 75 Minutes

    • ​This session aims to ensure alignment on every issue discussed in our individual meetings.

    • It's a crucial step to foster clear communication and understanding among everyone involved.

**Insurance is not accepted for consultations since this is a one-time psychoeducational consultation regarding the use of third-party reproduction. Fees are non-negotiable.**

Third-Party Psych Consults: Services
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