Wellness Team

At HFI, we understand the emotional impact that infertility can have on our patients. With fertility treatments, our patients will be the first to tell you that the journey can be just as important as the destination itself. We understand that the medications and stress of clinic visits can be overwhelming, and our team wants you to know that we will support you in any way we can. If you think a listening ear could help, HFI is proud to offer a world class Wellness Team to support your efforts.

Stuart J. Nathan, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Phone : 713- 789 -7560

Dr. Nathan has practiced as a Licensed Psychologist in the Houston area since 1987. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University, a Master of Arts from Loyola University in Chicago and a Doctorate from Texas A&M University – all in Psychology. He completed his internship at the Houston VAMC with a specific interest in working with patients with various medical conditions. Dr. Nathan founded a group of licensed doctoral and master’s level therapists specializing in psychological issues unique to the medical patient. His expertise also includes working with infertility patients, geriatric patients, couples and mood disorders.

Sarah McIntyre, M.Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Phone: 713-659-9634

Sarah McIntyre is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in collaborative treatment for people who are facing depression, anxiety, infertility, or are struggling with the after effects of trauma. She has been known to love this work, and feels honored to be a guide for clients on their individual journeys. She is first and foremost a humanistic therapist, which means that she understands that you are the expert of your inner experience and your pain. Sarah McIntyre earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, and her practice is located in the Houston Galleria area.

Julie Parkin, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone: 281-221-7543

Julie Parkin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a private practice in The Woodlands. The focus of her practice is working with individuals and couples struggling with fertility or who are considering third-party reproduction or adoption.  Julie’s passion for working in these areas stems from a unique blend of both personal and professional experience.  Julie earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. She is one of the few therapists in the Houston area who is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group.  Julie facilitates a monthly fertility support group for RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association.