Therapy for Infertility, Adoption, High-risk Pregnancy, Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care, Traumatic Birth, Postpartum, and Post-Abortion Issues.

High-risk Pregnancy

Our current medical culture has a wide definition of high-risk pregnancy.
From geriatric pregnancy to threatened miscarriage and a whole range of diagnoses in between, women and their partners can hear a variety of scary and confusing terms regarding their pregnancy.
Whether the risk is to mother, baby, or both; these diagnoses can create anxiety, physical pain, and trauma. Therapy provides a place for individuals and couples to share their experience and receive grace, compassion, and hope.

Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

The concept of perinatal hospice and palliative care is relatively new to Northeast Indiana and is often misunderstood. 
It's mission is a compassionate and caring response to the devastating news of a life threatening diagnosis. Perinatal hospice and palliative care includes explanations of medical information, support for cultural and spiritual beliefs, connections with community resources, and beyond. 
A therapist works in tandem with nursing/medical staff and case managers to provide the family with the support and information that will allow clients to make decisions that reflect their beliefs, needs, and integrity.

Infertility and Adoption

Both infertility and adoption can be a journey filled with hope, excitement, and anticipation. They can also be times of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, grief, and exhaustion.
Women, men, and children can have vastly different reactions and experiences with the process of waiting for another child to join the family.
Therapy provides an outlet for individuals, couples, and families to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and physical experiences during ongoing infertility treatments and lengthy adoption processes. Therapy can offer a safe place to share and receive acceptance. Finally, therapy can help individuals, couples, and families work through the struggles to find grace and hope for the future.

Traumatic Birth

A woman's birth story is thought to include the joys of hearing her baby's first cries and seeing it's sweet face as she counts it's fingers and toes. For many women, the birth process is far from what they dreamt or planned. Whether the experience included premature birth, induction, medical intervention, Cesarean section, other surgery, NICU, or other complications; a woman's loss of her plan and dream for birth can be devastating. Therapy helps a woman process her experience and the loss of their dream while assisting her family in understanding the effects of the trauma.

Grief and Loss

The loss of a child is a parent's worst fear. While the experience can be different for those experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, or the loss of a child past the first year; each loss can be filled with grief, anxiety, anger, depression, and confusion. Our goal is to respect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the family as we offer compassion, grace, and understanding. Therapy provides individuals, couples, and families with tools to help manage grief, anger, anxiety, and depression as well as a safe place for increased communication and understanding.

Post-Abortion Issues

While abortion is a difficult topic within our society and various cultures, women who experience ongoing struggles with their experience should receive care and healing. Therapy can help addresses issues such as grief, anger, guilt, self-worth, and anxiety. With grace and gentleness, therapy can help the client move beyond the trauma of their experience and into healing and hope.