Abortion, Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

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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

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
 

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 Chicago, IL

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
 

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 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
 

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

Pregnancy & infant loss are often coined "the invisible loss." Despite nearly 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in loss, society often renders it taboo- thus disenfranchised. I am passionate about giving those impacted by pregnancy & infant loss a space for their stories to be heard. I believe in creating a safe space for families to mourn their loved one with the compassion, respect, and dignity that they deserve. Whether you opt to talk or engage with art, I am here to help. Please reach out.

— Shaye Mueller, Therapist in Chicago, IL
 

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

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
 

Pregnancy & infant loss are often coined "the invisible loss." Despite nearly 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in loss, society often renders it taboo- thus disenfranchised. I am passionate about giving those impacted by pregnancy & infant loss a space for their stories to be heard. I believe in creating a safe space for families to mourn their loved one with the compassion, respect, and dignity that they deserve. Whether you opt to talk or engage with art, I am here to help. Please reach out.

— Shaye Mueller, Therapist in Chicago, IL

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
 

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

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
 

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’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