Britta’s own experience with infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and becoming a mother through egg donation gives her a personal understanding of the struggles many prospective parents face when they encounter these and other challenges on their path to parenthood. She found compassionate support from caring and experienced helping professionals to be incredibly important in her own family building journey and is committed to “giving back” by helping others on this journey.
Britta is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1998. She has over 17 years’ experience helping people who are struggling with fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, or post-partum adjustment. Britta provides psychological care for clients at all stages of family building including those pursuing fertility treatment with or without third party assistance, those contemplating adoption or remaining childfree, those would like support for unassisted efforts to conceive, and those who are experiencing challenges in pregnancy or parenting after infertility or pregnancy loss. Britta supports the family building efforts of all types of families, including single women and men, as well as both same sex and heterosexual couples. In addition to counseling for support, coping skills, and help with decision-making, Britta regularly conducts psychological consultation sessions for recipients and intended parents as well as psychological evaluations of donor and gestational carrier candidates to help patients meet their fertility clinic requirements.
Britta has specialized training in Mindfulness-Based-Stress Reduction, Mind-Body Coping Skills for infertility, and Positive Psychology. She brings a warm, authentic, personable and empowering approach to her work with clients and clients find her caring and relatable. Britta is a native of the Pacific Northwest and, in her spare time, enjoys hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, gardening, travelling to National Parks, and spending time with her family including dogs Maisey and Riley.
Britta is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professionals Group, the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy, the Oregon Surrogacy Professionals Organization, and RESOVLE. Britta previously served as Clinical Director of Psychological Services at ORM Fertility, Mental Health Director Parents via Egg Donation and on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Psychological Association.