1460 7th St. Suite 303, Santa Monica, CA 90401 MFT #35446
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist who has experienced such loss
first-hand, I provide support and practical feedback to help you
resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With
sensitivity and compassion, I help parents find
solutions to the unique challenges of parenting after experiencing
for a parent who has lost a child is coming to the place where your
sadness shares a space with a quiet joy and gentle peace. It means always
remembering, honoring the relationship that is there, and knowing that one
does not get over death, but gets on with life.
(Parenting Through Crisis, Barbara Coloroso)
You Long for the Ability to Parent Free from Doubts
Have you asked yourself:
"Will everything be okay with my living kids?"
"Will I ever be free from the doubts that resulted from our
"Are my living children paying the price of our past loss due to my / our insecurities?"
If so, you are not alone!
parents struggle with these questions for years without ever finding
the help that leads them to have a happy and fulfilling family
Whether your surviving children were born after your loss or they were
born prior and experienced the loss themselves, you probably have
ongoing concerns. Once you've endured a traumatic loss, whether from
miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of an older baby or child, doubts
linger and often influence how you parent your other children.
You don't have to go through the pain alone. Individual, couple, family or group counseling can help.
Maybe you experience:
- The pain of feeling set apart from close friends and family
- The sense that talking about your feelings around those who haven't experienced such loss is taboo and stigmatizing
- Awkwardness in how you respond when asked how many children you have
- A lingering sense of self-blame and guilt, even when it's entirely unfounded
- Lack of confidence in how you and your family talk about your past loss and the significance of the deceased child to the family
If you are experiencing any of the above problems, then you need to keep reading...
- Inner worries every time your living children take a step forward in their development; you fear that you won't be able to protect them
Parenting Doesn't Have to be Filled with Anxiety and Fear
Through individual, couple, family or group
counseling, you can have:
The strength of a supportive community
The ability to ask for understanding and acknowledgment
Confidence in your decision to share the right
amount for you, no matter the situation
Freedom from residual doubts and a sense of internal peace
Trust that you and your family can acknowledge
the baby or child who died in a way that is inclusive and respectful
Assurance in yourself as a skillful parent
You Can Break Free from Unproductive Patterns to Parent the Way You Have Always Envisioned
No one taught you how to survive the loss of your precious child and return
to the challenging job of parenting your other children, so why would you know
what to do?
I have extensive experience in providing counseling to parents who have
struggled with the grief of losing a beloved baby or child. They are
determined to be the best parent they can be in spite of the profound loss they’ve
Through counseling, I will assist you in defining your role as a parent. You will discover how to set appropriate limits that reflect your values rather than automatically react due to your past
pain. You can grow as a parent and relate to others
in healthier ways. You can find a way to address your fears and
decide how much influence to allow them. You can feel safe and effective in
your role as a parent and participate with your family in a satisfying and
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