Fertility Counseling

The mind is just as important as the body for individuals and couples going through fertility treatment.

Experiencing a range of emotions is normal under these circumstances and our team is here to help.

ORM Fertility has counseling sessions provided by our in-house psychologists, ask your nurse for more information.

For Infertility Support, please visit our Support Group Resource page

 

Counseling Services for Patients

 

  • General Fertility Consult
  • Pre-Cycle Consult for Intended Parent(s) with Surrogate
  • Egg Donors
  • Third Party Agencies*

*Inquire more about our support for outside monitoring and other 3rd parties.

Psychology Team

Britta Dinsmore ORM Fertility Psych

Britta Dinsmore, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Britta, a licensed psychologist, earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1998 and became a licensed psychologist in 1999. She has maintained a private practice in the Portland area since this time. In 2005, Dr. Dinsmore affiliated with ORM Fertility as a psychological consultant where she continues to provide a full spectrum of psychological services. Other fields she has worked in include eating disorders and chemical dependency. Dr. Dinsmore is a native of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys hiking, nordic and alpine skiing, and traveling to new places.

Paula Wagenbach ORM Fertility Psych

Paula Wagenbach, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Paula, a licensed psychologist, graduated from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology in 1998, then worked for John’s Hopkins University until 2001. After moving to Portland, she worked with clinical research projects at the Kaiser Center for Health Research. Paula has been in private practice since 2005.

Kate Henson ORM Fertility Psych

Kate Henson, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Kate is a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from Alliant International University in 2005. Her postgraduate training emphasized neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy with adults and children. Kate has worked extensively with children, families, and schools under the realm of Special Education. She joined the psychology team affiliated with ORM in 2016 and is thoroughly enjoying working within the family building journey. Kate is a native Portlander who enjoys traveling, trekking in the forest, camping, kayaking, beach time, and dogs.

Jamie Mammenga ORM Fertility Psych

Jamie Mammenga, LMHC

Therapist

Jamie is a licensed mental health counselor who received her Master of Science degree from Montana State University in 2011. Jamie’s postgraduate experience has centered on trauma-informed care for individuals, couples, children, and families. As a former patient of ORM Fertility, Jamie is committed to helping patients as they navigate their own process of family building. Jamie is a native of Montana who has fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest. Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, reading, and photography.

Bessie Wang ORM Psych

Bessie Wang

Clinical Counsellor

Bessie Wang is a Registered Clinical Counsellor from Vancouver, BC, Canada. She earned her master degree from Adler University and has been in private practice since 2014. In her professional work, she always strived to bridge the gap between Chinese culture and the mainstream culture in the mental health field. She worked closely with families, couples, adults, and seniors on topics of love, relationships, parenting, marriage/family and other mental health concerns prior to joining ORM in 2019. She lives in Vancouver but loves to travel the world. If she is not in the city, you will find her in front of a campfire, fishing or swimming in a lake or hiking/skiing on a mountain.