Abortion, Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

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I believe in a woman's right to choose what is best for her body and life, and stand with and support women who make a choice for abortion. I am trained in perinatal loss, infertility, and birth trauma, and I am sensitive to the variety of experiences, emotions, and impacts that can occur with pregnancy loss and termination.

— Allison Staiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Metairie, LA

The loss of a child, under any circumstances, is unbelievably difficult. And almost taboo. That is, friends and loved ones are usually intimidated with the loss and don't know how to support us and therefore don't. So in a time of great need, we are frequently alone. I am not intimidated and I want to help you, to be your sounding board, to hold you and your grief non-judgmentally until your life becomes manageable again.

— Ellen Recker, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

Addressing your reproductive health concerns in therapy may look like addressing sexual difficulties that impact your ability to conceive, exploring decisions about how or when you want to become a parent, or finding fulfillment in living child free. You may also need space to address impacts of experiences with abortion, infertility, or surrogacy. Therapy provides you with space to understand your reproductive story and build confidence to make informed choices about your reproductive health.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

I have extensive training in pregnancy loss, abortion and miscarriages through Postpartum Support International. I have earned the Perinatal Mental Health Certificate. I have training in grief and loss. My intention is to walk alongside of you during this time and provide you a safe space to grieve your loss at your own pace.

— Katie LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

This is a loss that others don't understand how to support. They think because a baby was never birthed that the loss isn't significant and life changing. The truth is this loss changed us, we grieve silently, and feel alone. We don't have an outlet and don't know what to do with everything we're feeling. Mama, you're not alone and I am here for you.

— Elizabeth Schane, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parker, CO

The process of deciding to be a parent begins long before the birth of a child. I support people as they navigate pregnancy, abortion/TFMR, birth, transition to parenthood, postpartum mood/anxiety disorders, including those enduring fertility challenges, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, and pregnancy/parenting after loss.

— Kayla Scott, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Waconia, MN

Loss can encompass many different experiences when it comes to pregnancy, fertility, adoption, being the partner of an expecting person, etc. These are complex experiences and I pride myself on working with clients around processing their individual stories; no one's grief or feelings can be duplicated.

— Jenny Shully, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Napa, CA

I treat those who have experienced loss in pregnancy as well as post partum anxiety and depression

— Katie Beers, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

I’m unapologetically abortion positive. You will never feel judged in my practice. I respect all choices and options related to reproductive health: the right to make a choice in reproductive health is primary. I’m an advocate for family size choice: whether you never have children, are ‘one and done’ or have made any other family size decisions- I am supportive and helpful in methods to handle ambivalence or frank resistance to your choices- either imposed by yourself or others in your life.

— Vanessa Gorelkin, Occupational Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re a mom whose made a difficult decision to end a pregnancy or experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth you deserve space, support and care. Whether you’re experience grief, anxiety, depression or ptsd - help and healing is possible.

— Kylee Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

Anyone socialized as a woman may experience unique challenges around invalidating or inaccurate healthcare, barriers to reproductive care, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, and more. I can help clients to process these experiences and feel safer in their bodies. I have extensive experience with and knowledge of abortion care and supporting folks through pregnancy loss and other gynecological trauma. I would never judge someone for choices they've been able to make to keep themselves healthy and safe

— Dora Bowman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have worked in reproductive health settings and served as a surgical abortion doula. I understand there are many circumstances that may factor into pregnancy loss, each and every one of them valid. I am specifically committed to prioritizing Trans and gender nonbinary inclusive support to individuals who may be experiencing pregnancy loss, miscarriage, or pregnancy termination/abortion.

— Alex Subbaraman, Psychotherapist in Richfield, MN

I'm an advanced maternal mental health & Perinatal Mental Health-Certified specialist (in process). I participate in regular ongoing training in evidence-based perinatal treatment & research to support my practice with this population. This includes specialized training in support & interventions for women in all stages of perinatal mental health (i.e., fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, miscarriage/still birth, infertility, pregnancy termination, etc).

— Keely Clark, Clinical Social Worker

Perinatal loss can be challenging to process and often goes unrecognized by even those closest to you. Through experience and training, I help clients open up to what this loss means to them and some of the challenges and feelings they are experiencing while finding a safe space to share their story. I hold this space for others to process their experience while integrating it into their life journey and finding meaning in what lies ahead.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Vancouver, OR

I have worked in reproductive health settings and served as an abortion doula. I am specifically committed to providing trans and gender nonbinary inclusive support to individuals who may be experiencing pregnancy loss, miscarriage, or pregnancy termination/abortion.

— Alex Subbaraman, Psychotherapist in Richfield, MN

Abortion, Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage are very common experience that are rarely discussed, even with close friends and family or between partners. Stigma and fear of judgement are often the reasons behind this and the associated levels of isolation can feel traumatic. Counseling can help process your feelings around these experiences and guide you towards healing and closure.

— Alicia Ferris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA

miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks. Miscarriages are very common; they are also very traumatic. From the moment a woman takes a pregnancy test and sees the two parallel lines, hopes and dreams for her future baby are born. When the pregnancy is suddenly over, there is often a grief reaction. Sometimes this grief reaction can be severe and lead to more complex problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress.

— Dawn Clark, Counselor in Naples, FL

I have a deep and broad background -- personally and professionally -- in the specialty arena called "reproductive mental health," which encompasses complex issues arising from intersections connecting a person's reproductive physiology and emotional well-being. I am a vocal advocate of personal autonomy and freedom of choice. I am also keenly aware of the psychological, cultural, and relational minefields inherent in this aspect of being human.

— Tracy Morris, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lacey, WA