Psychologist, Psychologist Ed.D.
Dr. Linda Applegarth has been in practice for over 35 years. Her primary clinical fosuc has been in reproductive health, and she has worked specifically with patients (individual and couples) facing the emotional challenges of infertility, pregnancy loss, as well as other reproductive concerns. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the Weill Cornell Medical College with a clinical and research affiliation at the Ronald Perelman/Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine in New York City. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Applegarth conducts research on families created through donor-assisted reproduction as well as on fertility preservation for medical reasons.
Dr. Applegarth has served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and is past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the ASRM. She has given numerous presentations and seminars on a variety of aspects pertaining to the emotional components of infertility. She is currently co-teaching an online video-conference postgraduate course on infertility counseling for mental health professionals.
Prior to her work in reproductive health, Dr. Applegarth was a psychologist with the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, DC, serving both the outpatient and inpatient population there. Dr. Applegarth also worked with children and adolescents as a school psychologist with the Fairfax County Schools, Virginia.