Ellen’s compassion, knowledge, experience and problem solving skills provide guidance and assistance to all involved in collaborative reproduction. Following the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group guidelines, her pre-cycle, psycho- educational and confidential consultations with intended parents’ focus on the many nuances and ramifications of family building with 3rd party assistance. As part of her screening/assessment of potential egg donor candidates, Ellen ensures their concerns are addressed as well as assesses their appropriateness to participate. Her reports are known for their detail and capturing the essence of the egg donor, assisting intended parents to find the perfect match for themselves.
For over 25 years, Ellen has continued her professional growth in the field of infertility through awareness of evidence-based research and her involvement as a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Fertile Hope, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Path2Parenthood, Resolve, The Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS) and Reproductive Psychology Professionals of Southern California. Ellen was instrumental in setting up the Professionally led Support Groups for Resolve of Orange County, and she was a member of the ASRM MHPG Donor Recipient Family Task Force.