Are You Struggling With Abortion, Pregnancy Loss, or Miscarriage?

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Experiencing a miscarriage, pregnancy loss, or having an abortion can cause intense feelings. These experiences may cause trauma responses due to the intensity of the emotional pain. After a pregnancy loss, miscarriage, or abortion, common feelings include sadness, grief, guilt, shame, loneliness, anger, and fear. Pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and abortion may lead to physical complications and emotional pain, complicating the healing process.

Available Treatment Options

Therapy for pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and abortion addresses these intense emotions surrounding the loss. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works by reframing unhelpful thoughts, teaching mindfulness practices that allow people to sit with their painful emotions, and encouraging behaviors to experience joy. Other forms of therapy for people experiencing pregnancy loss include grief counseling and group counseling with therapists assisting people with similar experiences.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Abortion, Pregnancy Loss, and Miscarriage

Taylor Barragan, LMFT, RN, CLC

Sunnyvale

California

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and current psychiatric nurse practitioner student. I also have training as a lactation counselor and in perinatal mental health. I work with people experiencing perinatal mental health challenges, grief, and loss. I also have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, burnout and relationship issues.

Susanna Elliot, LMFTA, CCTS

Raleigh

North Carolina

Susanna is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate. SheĀ specializesĀ in the treatment of complexĀ trauma, dissociative disorders, and pregnancy & infant loss.Ā SheĀ holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, & Individual Counseling and is a fully trained EMDR Therapist. She also holds an advanced studies Certificate in Complex Trauma & Dissociation fromĀ The International...