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Dr. Clay Brigance, PhD, LPC


Dr. Clayton Brigance, PhD, LPC, is the founder and clinical director of Shiloh Counseling, LLC, in Ballwin, Missouri (just outside of St. Louis). Clay’s clinical focus and utmost passion is working with couples navigating infertility and reproductive loss. Clay and his wife have had their own experiences with infertility, which was recently published as a duoethnography in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. Clay has also published several other articles as well on counseling couples going through infertility and reproductive trauma in some of the top scientific journals, such as The Family Journal, Contemporary Family Therapy, and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Clay is on the Healthcare Task Force for the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care in San Diego, California, where he works with medical doctors, nurses, and other mental health professionals on how to advocate for couples going through the unique journey of infertility. Clay has spoken on this special topic across the country to various audiences, including the American Psychological Association. Clay is currently Level III trained in Gottman Method Couple Therapy and will soon seek full certification. Clay’s dissertation was focused on how couples achieve couple satisfaction in their relationship during infertility from the lens of the Gottman Method. Clay, his wife, and their two miracle boys live in Ballwin, Missouri (though Clay is often pining away for his home state of Kentucky).

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Couples Navigating Infertility

Kendra Han

Trauma and grief can be some of the challenges for couples navigating infertility. ...

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