About and Contact Penny Joss Fletcher MA, LMFT

About Me

Education:
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA – Master of Arts, Theology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy – August 1985
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI – Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education with a concentration in Psychology. Graduated with Honors. – June 1981
Licensure:

State of California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC24489 – October 1, 1988

Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

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Penny Joss Fletcher
Wellington Plaza
515 East First Street, Suite D
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-7996
penny@infertility2adoption.com


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I have been licensed as a marriage and family therapist since 1988, but don’t let the license name confuse you. I counsel both individuals and couples (married and dating) through the rough spots in their lives, and rarely see whole families. I enjoy helping people be healthy, create healthy relationships and reach their own personal potential.

My Personal Infertility Journey

Since my husband and I didn’t marry until our early 30s, a year into our marriage we decided it was time to start our family. Neither of us suspected there would be any difficulty in conceiving. What came next is what you may have already experienced: a year of trying naturally, followed by diagnostic tests, surgeries, low-tech and high-tech procedures and lots and lots of hormone shots! After five years of treatment, including one IVF, it didn’t look like we would conceive a biological child.

Our emotional journey was probably also similar to yours. We rode the rollercoaster of emotions, the highs and lows of hopefulness and despair each monthly cycle, whether we were in treatment or not. We saw many of our friends and family create their families effortlessly. We came to realize we were not in control and could not make a pregnancy happen. Fortunately I found a therapist and a support group through RESOLVE to share my struggles with. Here were people who really understood what it was like to not be a parent in a world filled with children!

Eventually I also began leading RESOLVE support groups and when our IVF cycle was unsuccessful, my husband and I chose to adopt domestically and welcomed our newborn son later that year! I continue to lead infertility support groups and participate in the Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Connecting with other professionals in the field of reproductive medicine keeps me up to date on the latest issues involved with infertility treatment.

My heart’s desire is to be a beacon of light and hope for those struggling to create their family. I understand the journey and would be honored to walk with you through yours.

Don’t go through this on your own. Call today or fill out the form below to contact me:

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