April 21-27, 2019 is National Infertility Awareness Week. Infertility is a medical condition which affects approximately 15 percent of adults in their childbearing years. Many couples and single adults struggle with creating their families. This medical condition can affect all aspects of adults’ lives, including their relationships with others, their perspective on life, and even their feelings about themselves. Many medical procedures are available which can provide assistance in helping women conceive and carry successful pregnancies. But this process can require considerable time, effort, physical pain, and personal expense. Those who are considering seeking medical treatment for infertility may want to consider making a mental health professional part of their treatment team. Individuals often benefit from therapy when they are feeling depressed, anxious, or so preoccupied with infertility that it is hard to enjoy other aspects of their lives. For others, signs that infertility is taking an emotional toll include: feelings of guilt or worthlessness, social isolation, agitation, changes in appetite, weight or sleep patterns, relationship discord, loss of interest in activities, mood swings, and/or an increased and unhealthy use of alcohol or other substances. Psychotherapy provides a safe environment for adults struggling with infertility to talk, to vent their emotions, to process information they have received from medical experts, and to learn how to share their struggle with others in their lives.