Name: Farah Ali, PsyD
Area(s) of expertise: Clinical Psychology
Years of experience: 12
- Doctor of Psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, KY
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
I feel very privileged to be an intimate part of people’s lives. Sometimes, I am the first or only person to know details about a person’s life, and I don’t take that lightly or for granted. It’s also rewarding to witness patients make meaningful changes in their lives that improve the quality of their relationships with themselves and others.
What types of situations have you helped Carrot members navigate?
Members have discussed the emotional challenges of intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), general difficulty with getting pregnant even if not going through fertility treatments, and pregnancy loss. We’ve worked on identifying coping skills, normalizing emotions, and talking through how to support partners, when applicable, through fertility challenges.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love cooking (currently recipes from Half Baked Harvest and Middle Eastern dishes are my go-tos), baking (although I’m trying to cut back on sugar, which has been an ongoing effort), reading, having weekend coffee in a coffee shop with my husband, hanging out with my friends, and some sort of regular physical activity. I currently have a love/hate relationship with jogging. I hate it while I’m doing it but love how I feel afterward!
When I was in elementary school, I would tell people Muhammed Ali was my uncle since we had the same last name. Because this was before Google and the internet, everyone believed me!
If you’re a Carrot member going through a fertility journey, you can schedule time to talk with Farah or any of the other experts in your Carrot account.