Before specializing in psychology, Fenella obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of London, England. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious National Interest Award by the USA Federal Government for her ability, work and contribution to science which was recognized as being in this nation’s best interest. Her scientific background allows her to correctly interpret the biology behind infertility research and relay this information in an easy to read format for this book.
Her own personal experience with infertility and clinical work in this area has been so well received that last year she was awarded a grant to train Marriage and Family Therapists in arena of infertility counseling. Her publications appear in The Therapist magazine and the online fertility magazine ‘Facing your Fertility’ by the Lane Fertility Institute, where she is the referring psychotherapist. More recently she has taken up blogging about fertility issues for The Petaluma Patch, the parent of which is the Huffington post.
Currently, she counsel individuals, couples and run support groups in Northern California as they jump through the hoops that are characteristic of the fertility struggles journey. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and belongs to the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Fenella also works as a Professional Support Group Leader for RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association.
AND NOW WHAT I REALLY WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT ME
I’m passionate about fertility issues. Raising awareness about this disease, as well as speaking up for those who go on in silence is deeply important to me and what I’m all about really – an advocate.
Changing people’s views about infertility and it’s struggles will take time….. and i have time.