SUPPORT, EDUCATION, AND EMPOWERMENT
ON THE PATH TO PARENTHOOD
ATLANTA FERTILITY SUPPORT ALLIANCE
An infertility diagnosis can be disorienting, overwhelming, and incredibly scary. Research shows the psychological impact of infertility is similar to that of a cancer diagnosis. Patients undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) are at higher risk of depression, anxiety, isolation, and strain in their relationships. At Atlanta Fertility Support Alliance, our aim is to support, educate, and empower patients so they are well-equipped to manage the physical, psychological, and social implications of undergoing ART, while also providing education and support to patients’ loved ones and the clinicians who treat them.
Atlanta Fertility Support Alliance (AFSA) was launched in 2017, out of the shared vision and passion of Tricia Anbinder, LCSW and Shubha Swamy, LPC. We are both active members of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Resolve. Additionally, we are ASRM Certified Mental Health Professionals, having completed extensive education on the biology of reproduction and the causes and treatments for infertility. We have focused our training and private practice services to best meet the needs of clients experiencing infertility, and we value the opportunity to share our experience with the Atlanta community.
Tricia Anbinder, LCSW
Tricia Anbinder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Atlanta, GA. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Emory University, she went on to receive her Master in Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. In her private practice, Tricia works with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. Tricia specializes in working with women and men experiencing the roller coaster of infertility and the transition into parenthood. She provides individual therapy, groups, and consultation for individuals and couples at any stage of the journey towards and into parenthood. She is the Vice-Chair of the Atlanta Fertility Mental Health Consortium and is the co-founder of Atlanta Fertility Support Alliance. To learn more about Tricia, click here.
Shubha Swamy, LPC
Shubha Swamy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience. She was drawn to the field of Psychology during her undergraduate years at SUNY Binghamton, and continued on to graduate school at the University of Vermont to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She owns and manages a group private practice where she helps adults who are going through adjustments, dissatisfaction with life status, anxiety issues, and the spectrum of reproductive to maternal mental health issues. Shubha is passionate about supporting, educating and empowering those who are struggling with infertility and postpartum mood issues. She also provides workshops to help couples with the transition to parenthood, is the Co-Founder of Atlanta Fertility Support Alliance, and Secretary of the Atlanta Fertility Mental Health Consortium. To read more about Shubha, please click here.