About Us

Janna Stark Glassman and Karin Schwartz have been working in the field of Reproductive Health for over 10 years. They have a wide variety of experience in all aspects of fertility. They understand the myriad of emotional, physical and spiritual challenges faced by women and couples.

NOC counsellors see clients individually, with partners, and in groups that allow clients to share their struggles with others who have experienced similar challenges (infertility support groups). They also create new groups based on client needs and suggestions. NOC can help you manage the stress of reproductive challenges, prepare emotionally for medical procedures, and regain your hope.

 

Janna Stark Glassman – Counsellor

For the past 20 years Janna has been working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. Early in her career, Janna worked in the area of adoption and witnessed first hand the struggle of infertility and its impact on the families involved. It was then she became aware of the lack of support available for these families.

She soon committed to educating herself and pursued training in infertility counselling by some of the leading clinicians in the field. Janna then developed a specialization and joined forces with her now partner, Karin Schwartz.

Janna received a bachelors degree in psychology and social work followed by a masters in Counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1993. Janna is a Registered Social Worker and a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Counselling Special Interest Group (CSIG) of the CFAS. Since 2000, Janna has being counselling clients from the Lower Mainland and the United States.

 

Karin Schwartz – Counsellor

Karin has been counselling individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. She has a passion for helping people of all ages deepen self-knowledge and gain insight in order to make meaningful change in their litfe. In her sessions, Karin seeks to draw out clients needs in order to compassionately guide them towards a life of well-being with self and others.

For the past 10 years, Karin has developed a special interest in the area of infertility and reproductive health. Karin has been fortunate to receive training in infertility by some of the leading clinicians in this field. She has a personal passion for the mind/body connection and seeks to help her clients access this powerful source to lead them towards health and healing.

Karin received a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1993 and has since served her clients in a variety of settings including mental health, community agencies, medical clinics and private practice.

She is a Registered Social Worker and a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Counselling Special Interest Group (CSIG) of the CFAS.

About three years into my now six year long journey with infertility, I found myself in a new town and a new fertility clinic. Lost, scared of the treatment that I was about to embark upon, exhausted from repeated failures, and very, very lonely; I knew I needed to find support… Read More

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