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Director of Mental Health Services

Lisa Schuman, LCSW

Lisa Schuman, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), is Illume Fertility’s Director of Mental Health Services.

With over twenty years of experience in the field of reproductive medicine, Lisa provides patients with support, guidance and education. She is also part of our Donor Conception Team, for which she screens and counsels egg donors and gestational carriers.

In her role as Director of Mental Health Services, Lisa is also responsible for staff education concerning patients’ emotional needs, stressors, and ways to offer additional support.

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“Fertility treatment can feel like running a marathon, and we understand that sometimes patients need emotional support in order to stay in the race. When seeing fertility patients – as with all patients – my goal is their goal.”

Learn More About Lisa

Beyond her work with patients, Lisa has extensive academic experience. She has received several awards for research projects at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's (ASRM) and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society’s annual meetings. She has also presented at ASRM symposiums and roundtables. In addition, she is the former chair of the oocyte cryopreservation task force and former member of the education committee at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

In addition to her role at Illume Fertility, Lisa is founding director of The Center for Family Building, offering expert tools and professional advice to guide parents-to-be through donor conception, fertility, surrogacy or adoption.

Lisa is on the board, supervises clinicians and is on faculty at the Object Relations Institute. She has a private practice in Westchester and New York City and sees patients for individual, family and couples therapy for a range of challenges, including stress management, career transitions and parenting. Lisa was the only therapist asked to testify before the State Senate Judiciary Committee to legalize compensated surrogacy in New York.

“I also struggled through almost every fertility treatment and adoption option and am keenly aware of the struggles people face. I wish I had people to help me on my journey and give me valuable information. Now I am able to provide patients with all of those things and more.”

Education & Background

Lisa completed college at Northeastern University and received her MSW at Yeshiva University. Before entering the world of psychotherapy, she worked in advertising and business. After seven years in the business world, she decided her calling was in helping people and went back to school to get her graduate degree.

She then completed four years of post-graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, studied short-term therapy and became a licensed substance abuse counselor as well. Her desire was, and continues to be, to continue to grow and learn with the aim of having added skills to help her patients.

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