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Therapy for PregnancyLoss in NJ & MA

Therapy for Pregnancy Loss & Miscarriage in NJ & MA

Are you looking for therapy for pregnancy loss or miscarriage in NJ & MA? Experiencing a pregnancy loss or miscarriage can be an emotionally devastating journey for individuals and couples. It's so common to talk about how to prevent pregnancy - but we rarely talk about what might happen if you have trouble conceiving or carrying a baby to term. Understanding the profound impact these events can have on emotional and mental well-being, I offer specialized therapy services designed to provide you with the support, guidance, and tools you need to navigate this challenging time.

Why Seek Therapy for Pregnancy Loss?

Grieving the loss of a pregnancy or miscarriage is a unique and personal process. While friends and family may offer their support, the healing journey can often require professional guidance. My goal is to offer a safe and comfortable space, providing  you with an environment where you can openly express any emotions, fears, and concerns without judgment. Therapy after pregnancy loss or miscarriage can also help in learning coping strategies to better manage any feelings of anxiety, guilt, sadness, or confusion.

My Approach to Therapy for Pregnancy Loss & Miscarriage

1. Emotional Support

My therapy sessions are centered around providing you with a compassionate and safe place for you to share your feelings and thoughts openly. I understand that each person's experience is different, and I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs. My clients say I am transparent, authentic, warm, comforting, and direct.

2. Coping Strategies

We will work together to develop healthy coping mechanisms so you can better manage the complex emotions that come with pregnancy loss or miscarriage. I always say coping strategies are like a giant recipe - you'll want more of some spices/ingredients and less of others - so we will work together to find the ones that work specifically for and tailored to you. These strategies will help you in processing any grief, anxiety, and sadness.

3. Communication and Relationships

The impact of pregnancy loss or miscarriage can extend to your relationships with partners, family, and friends. I'll offer you guidance and support in learning how to navigate these relationships during such a sensitive/challenging time.

"I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do."

-Brene Brown

If any of the above sounds like you, I invite you to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if we're a good fit and to ask any questions you might have.

Resources for Pregnancy Loss

  • Suicide & Crisis Hotline – Dial 988

  • Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor – Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

  • National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-943-5746

    • The Hotline, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and powered by Postpartum Support International, is available 24/7, 365 days a year, in English or Spanish and other languages by request.

    • Call or text the Hotline anytime to connect.  833-943-5746

  • Peer Support

    • Would you like to talk to someone who has had a similar loss?

    • Phone, email, and text support available nationwide

    • In-person support, including in-hospital support, available in Minnesota and New York Metro

    • Click here to request peer support or contact Star Legacy Foundation at 952.715.7731 ext 2 or support@starlegacyfoundation.org

  • Support Groups

    • Star Legacy Foundation provides live, online support groups for families who have experienced a perinatal loss and for individuals experiencing a pregnancy after a loss.

  • Recommended Reading

    • Pregnancy Loss – Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death

      • He Lost His Baby Too by Kelly Farley and David Dicola.  2024

      • Still His Mama, by Terrell Hatzilias, PhD. 2024

      • Davis, Deborah. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. 1996

      • Ilse, Sherokee. Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death. 1990

      • Keating, Catherine Noblitt. There Was Supposed to Be a Baby: A Guide to Healing After Pregnancy Loss. 2013

      • Kirk, Paul and Schwiebert, Pat. When Hello Means Goodbye. 2012

      • Lothrop, Hannah. Help, Comfort and Hope after Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year. 1992

      • When Hello Means Goodbye: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Dies Before Birth, At Birth, Or Shortly After Birth. By Pat Schwiebert and Paul Kirk

      • Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back. By Kelly Farley

      • Couple Communication After a Baby Dies by SherokeeIlse and Tim Nelson

      • Our Baby Died. Why?  Journal and Workbook for Children by Jake Erling

      • Grandparents Cry Twice by Mary Lou Reed

      • Empty Arms: Coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death by Sherokee Ilse

      • We were gonna have a baby, but we had an angel instead by Pat Schwiebert and Taylor Bills

      • Don’t Take My Grief Away From Me by Doug Manning.

      • Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

      • My Forever Child

      • Why is Mommy Crying? by I. Cori Baill, M

      • Stillborn, Still Loved by Hailey Ricks

      •  Goodbye Sister by Kimberly Newton

      • A Diary to My Babies by Carmen Grover 

      • He Lost His Baby Too: Survival Guide for the Grieving Dad by Kelly Farley and David Dicola

      • Still His Mama by Terrell Hatzilias, PhD 

    • Pregnancy After Loss

      • When Pregnancy Follows A Loss: Preparing for the Birth of Your New Baby. By Joann O’Leary and Clare Thorwick

      • Pregnancy after a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death. By Carol Cirulli Lanham

      • My Baby Big Sister: A Book for Children Born Subsequent to a Pregnancy Loss. By Cathy Blanford

      • Pregnancy and Parenting After Loss: Joann O’Leary and Jane Warland.

      • Different Baby, Different Story: Pregnancy and Parenting After Loss. By Joann O’Leary, Jane Warland, Margaret Murphy and Lynnda Parker. 2020

      • Douglas, Ann and John Sussman. Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss. 2000

      • Ford, Melissa. Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options. 2009

      • Lanham, Carol. Pregnancy after Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death. 1999

      • What to Expect When Having a Rainbow Baby

If any of the above sounds like you, I invite you to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if we're a good fit and to ask any questions you might have.

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