Mrs. Covington received her degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning in 1973 and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, with almost 50 years of clinical experience as an adult psychotherapist and over 40 years working in reproductive medicine providing infertility counseling services. She is an internationally recognized leader on the psychological aspects of reproductive health problems and is widely published on the topics of pregnancy loss, stillbirth, infertility, and other reproductive health issues.
Mrs. Covington is pleased to announce her recent publication of the 2nd Edition of her text, Fertility Counseling: Clinical Guide and Case Studies, which is now in two volumes: Clinical Guide (Vol. 1) and Case Studies (Vol 2) and are considered essential guides in reproductive mental health. She is, also, the co-author and editor of the classic text, Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians. Mrs. Covington has contributed textbook chapters, clinical manuscripts and research studies in numerous other scientific and clinical publications, and wrote Silent Birth: If Your Baby Dies, a patient booklet on pregnancy loss used by many hospitals nationwide. Her work has been featured in local and national publications such as Time Magazine, The Washington
Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Savvy, ePregnancy, Web MD, Social Work Today, and Resolve’s Family Building Magazines. Mrs. Covington received a national honors for her work from RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for her professional contributions over 35 years. She, also, was nominated by her peers as a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Therapist” in their last list of best mental health specialists in the area and is a contributor on PsychWire, a website bringing resources together from world-leading experts in behavioral science.
Mrs. Covington is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is Director of Psychological Support Services at Shady Grove Fertility and was an Associate Investigator, Intramural Research Program on Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Mental Health. In 1981, Mrs. Covington co-founded M.I.S. (Miscarriage, Infant Death, and Stillbirth) support group in Metro Washington, D.C. She is an active professional member of Resolve, the National Infertility Association, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), having been a founding member and past chairman of their Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG), as well as serving on the Executive Committee of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
To make an appointment with Sharon Covington, email Sharon@rmhcenter.com or call 301-279-9030.