Dr Elizabeth Grill, Reproductive Psychologist

Dr. Elizabeth Grill is Director of Psychological Services at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine and is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine and Psychiatry of Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Grill is an experienced psychologist and medical researcher with a special focus on the emotional aspects of infertility, IVF treatment, third party reproduction, fertility preservation, oncofertility, stress and infertility, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Grill provides individual, couples, and group therapy for patients participating in all forms of assisted reproduction including third-party reproduction.

Dr. Grill’s postdoctoral training includes a fellowship year at the Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. She was trained and certified at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School and developed and conducts stress management workshops for infertility patients focusing on relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, assertiveness skills and other helpful ways to manage emotional distress. Dr. Grill completed a two-year fellowship as a sex therapist at the Human Sexuality Program, Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, founded over thirty years ago by Dr. Helen S. Kaplan.

Dr. Grill is a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and was Past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She also served two terms on the Content Review Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Board of RESOLVE, the national infertility association and is the Continuing Education Officer on the Executive Council for The Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Most recently, she cofounded and is CEO of FertiCalm, an app that provides coping strategies to manage infertility related distress.

She serves as an editorial reviewer for Fertility and Sterility and Journal of Andrology. Dr. Grill has lectured worldwide to patient and medical audiences and has published articles and participated in media interviews related to the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine, oncofertility, and sexual dysfunction.

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