Abortion, Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

Meet the specialists

I focus my treatment on pregnant women experiencing physical complications, anxiety, and/or depression. I am trained by Postpartum Support International for pregnancy and postpartum mental health.

— Shenne Bend, Counselor
 

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 having while sharing their story. I hold space for others to process their experience while integrating it within their journey.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

Reproductive Psychology is my microniche. I work with women (and men) going through chronic infertility, pregnancy or baby loss, postpartum depression, and give support throughout the surrogacy or adoption process. Perinatal mental health encompasses all that one suffers about trying to be a parent.

— Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove, PsyD, Psychologist in Tampa, FL
 

Mothering comes in many forms - including those not seen on the outside. Being able to cope with infertility, abortion, pregnancy loss, infant death, and miscarriage are all beyond incredibly difficult. I give the space to be in those feelings safely, acknowledging them and providing comfort and support. I am certified by PSI on perinatal mood disorders and aim to have women/mothers with these experiences be able to cope and transition forward.

— Sarah Gugluizza, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Stone Ridge, NY

The path of pregnancy and parenthood is long, winding, and full heartache. Of course it can be full of joy as well. It is one of the great dialectics, that to bring new life into the world, you have to be prepared to face death as well, the two are intricately linked, and bring all kinds of emotions and inner turmoil that can feel like it is undoing you, at the moment that you feel you should have it all together. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience working on these issues.

— Tatiana McDougall, Clinical Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
 

Along the lines of women’s health and reproductive issues my research background and clinical interests align with exploring and deconstructing ways in which women have been historically invalidated and unable to have safe spaces to discuss concerns around the reproductive and sexual issues they may be facing. I like to use therapy as a platform to explore these concerns more deeply and provide a safe space in which to do so.

— Chelsea Twiss, Psychologist in Fort Collins, CO

The loss of a child is heartbreaking. Learning to navigate the complex range of emotions felt can be daunting. I have helped thousands of women, men and couples through this process and while they learn to find hope and healing. Working in a Women's Hospital and NICU for over 15 years has provided me with the first hand knowledge of what parent(s) experience as a result of an infant loss. I will provide you with a guided framework for navigating these feelings and help you find hope healing.

— Dr. Shawna Haley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Jacksonville, FL
 

These losses are complicated emotionally and physically. I'm dedicated to helping women navigate this complicated and trying time.

— Jasmine Zinser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fairfield, CT

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 having while sharing their story. I hold space for others to process their experience while integrating it within their journey.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

Reproductive Psychology is my microniche. I work with women (and men) going through chronic infertility, pregnancy or baby loss, postpartum depression, and give support throughout the surrogacy or adoption process. Perinatal mental health encompasses all that one suffers about trying to be a parent.

— Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove, PsyD, Psychologist in Tampa, FL

People who experience a loss are at an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety in the years following. As miscarriages are common within the medical field, the impact that they can have on a pregnant individual, and their partner’s mental health is overlooked. It is essential to know that individuals who’ve experienced miscarriage are at an increased risk of developing depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health complications.

— Meyleen Velasquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , WA