The decision to seek help for a problem is often a difficult one. Concerns may have been building over time or a crisis may have occurred which is affecting you or your family. Making the initial call to a counselor is a critical first step toward resolving the problem.
Choosing the right therapist is equally critical and consideration should be given to the therapist's education and training, maturity, empathy and compassion, and level of experience with your particular circumstance.
The practice of Covington & Hafkin and Associates is dedicated to helping people understand and resolve their problems. Our therapists are experienced in dealing with a broad range of mental health issues and use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help develop coping strategies to fit individual situations. We provide guidance through the exploration of values, beliefs, and feelings to help promote an increased self awareness and a greater sense of well-being.
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Laura Covington, MSW, LICSW
Ms. Covington is a clinical social worker who offers a safe space to discuss issues around developing strategies for stress and coping, particularly related to reproductive health issues. These issues include dealing with fertility treatment, grief and loss related to reproductive health, disclosure around third party reproduction, and other facets of assisted reproduction.
Infertility and Our Veterans
RESOLVE and ASRM have been working tirelessly to change an outdated ban on IVF within the Veterans Affairs. However, there was recently a passage of an appropriations bill which included an amendment to allow IVF and/or adoption assistance to Veterans with a service-related injury causing an infertility medical diagnosis. This is only a temporary fix, and much more is needed to help support these veteran, including better understanding of how these injuries impact the service member.
Laura Covington is working on a qualitative research study that works to better understand how these combat-related injuries that impair fertility have influenced attitudes around family development (i.e.-marriage and procreation) and overall quality of life. If you have a combat-related injury that has impaired fertility or know someone who does that would be willing to participate in the research study, please contact Ms. Covington at 202-412-8022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.