Abortion, Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

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I have training in Perinatal Mental Health and have a lot of experience working with these issues.

— Anna Hernandez, Licensed Professional Counselor in , PA

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
 

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

Expanding on my certification in perinatal mood disorders, I also have a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Working specifically with the individual choices of every person as well as the struggles of loss, I have found this requires a specifically tailored approach based on your individual needs.

— Melissa Castor, Clinical Social Worker in Cape May Court House, NJ
 

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

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
 

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