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Three cornerstones of a successful journey to parenthood through assisted reproduction: Trust, Communication, and Flexibility.

Create a wonderful team and trust those on it; ask every question; voice all concerns; have clear and open communication; and maintain flexible expectations.

About Us

Fertility Counseling Services, Inc. was founded by Kim Bergman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist of 16 years, who has specialized in the area of third party assisted reproduction for the last decade. With an extensive background in fertility and parenting, Dr. Bergman is an expert on the historically groundbreaking topic of parenting by choice, particularly within the gay and lesbian community. She has provided services to hundreds of Intended Parents from around the world to assist them in the complex, yet ultimately extraordinary, assisted reproductive process. As founder of Fertility Counseling Services, Dr. Bergman has created an effective psychological screening and support process for both surrogates and egg donors. Dr. Bergman and her team of mental health professionals strive to expertly guide you, and are committed to your success.

Kim Bergman, Ph.D

Kim Bergman, Ph.D
Founder and President

Born in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Kim Bergman completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at UCLA. She then went on to obtain both her Master's degree and Doctorate in Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr. Bergman has been a licensed psychologist since 1992. In 1999, Dr. Bergman began working exclusively in the areas of family formation and assisted reproduction. Her practice has provided psychological evaluations and support services to hundreds of surrogates and egg donors, on behalf of clients from more than 18 countries.

As an individual committed to community service programs and associations, Dr. Bergman is currently co-chair of the Family Equality, the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to equality for all families. Dr. Bergman's professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association; the Los Angeles County Psychological Association; the American Society for Reproductive Medicine; and the American Fertility Association. Dr. Bergman and her partner of 27 years have two daughters, ages 14 and 11.


Click here to listen to Dr. Bergman's Interview about Same Sex Family Building and Donor-Conceived Children on The Surrogacy Lawyer.


Click here to read Dr. Bergman's Article published in the AFA (American Fertility Association).


Click here to read Dr. Bergman's Article  on Gay Dads and Lesbian Moms and the Transition to Parenthood, published in The AFA Blog.