Laura Covington, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who works with the counseling staff of Shady Grove Fertility in the Washington, DC metro area, and she is licensed in DC, MD, and PA. She holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College and a PhD in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Covington has extensive experience providing psychological services for individuals and couples related to infertility and donor conception. She is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG) and also volunteers on Support Group Oversight Committee with RESOLVE. Dr. Covington has authored a number of chapters on fertility counseling, including on topics related to trauma, known gamete donation, pregnancy and parenting after infertility, and on being a pregnant therapist. Dr. Covington has a special interest in research and education around reproductive health issues, particularly with genitourinary trauma and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).
Financial: Laura Covington maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Shady Grove Fertility Center. She receives royalties as a published author. Laura Covington receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Laura Covington is a member of The American Society for Reproductive and the National Association of Social Workers.