Abortion (or voluntary pregnancy termination) has become a common experience of many women in this country. Each year +20% of pregnancies are voluntarily terminated. While society argues a variety of issues surrounding abortion, little consideration is being given to the "silent-secret" of abortion.
The silent-secret is the emotions, such as sadness, sorrow, shame, or grief, that many women experience after (even years after) an abortion. Either because of fear of judgment or for other reasons, many women are reluctant to discuss their post-abortion emotions. This results in a lonely and silent struggle that is unhealthy, and may manifest itself in a variety of negative emotions and experiences.
In abortion aftercare therapy, I provide a safe environment in which you are free to express and explore your emotions. As part of this therapy, your 'silent-secret' is validated as a normal and genuine experience, without judging your choice. Through abortion aftercare therapy, I employ a variety of strategies tailored to your particular needs and situation. This in turn can help you manage these emotions in order to move into a healthy healing process.
Please contact me if you have questions about this therapy, or would like to schedule an appointment.