Dr. Claudia Pascale

Claudia Pascale is a Counseling Psychologist renowned for her expertise in the specialized field of reproductive mental health. With the clinical focus on infertility, perinatal issues, and reproductive psychology, she holds licenses in New Jersey, New York, and is registered as a PsyPact provider.

During her extensive tenure spanning 22 years as the Director of Psychological and Support Services at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS) at Saint Barnabas in New Jersey, she spearheaded a pioneering program. Her pivotal role involved providing emotional support to patients and staff within the fertility landscape. Notably she developed and established various support groups catering to the diverse patient populations, contributing significantly to the holistic care offered within the institution.

Dr. Pascale's contributions extended beyond clinical practice with research publications and presentations reflecting her commitment to advancing the understanding of psychometric assistant assessments for third party reproductive participants and the impact of various fertility treatments on patients. Notable works include studies on the effects of embryo sex selection on reproductive patients and the follow-up study on individuals born of ooplasmic transplantation.

Transitioning to private practice, Claudia continues to aid individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of family building, the challenges of assisted reproductive technology and the use of third-party reproduction. Her expertise also include comprehensive psychological assessments for gestational carriers, egg, sperm, and embryo donors. She is also an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, actively supporting and facilitating their journey towards building families.

Dr. Pascale’s authority in the reproductive mental health field is evident through her contributions to esteemed organizations. She has served as a member of Resolve's Mental Health Advisory Group, chaired the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and represented the Society of Reproductive Technology (SART).

Educationally, Dr. Pascale holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, a master’s degree from Antioch University and a Bachelor’s degree from Assumption College.