Individual or couples' counseling may be helpful when coping with the loss of a child especially when you and your partner may grieve so differently. You may feel more comfortable with individual counseling rather than group support to help you process your loss and guide you through this time of grieving. The resources below will help connect you to individual counselors who specialize in perinatal loss. I have found that meeting with an individual counselor really helped me to process my own loss and healing.
The hospital resources below will help you find individual counselors who are available for you to meet.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Social Services Department 617-667-3421
South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA
Pregnancy Loss Coordinator 781-624-5015
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Social Services Department, 617-726-2643
TUFTS Medical Center, Boston, MA
Social Services Department, 617-636-5136
Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA
Bereavement Counselors 978-937-6324
Below is a listing of individual counselors who specialize in perinatal losses.
Andrea Werner Insoft, Newton Higlands, MA
Licensed Social Worker 617-694-6846
Andie Insoft runs the support groups sponsored by the HEAL program at Newton Wellesley Hospital. She is also available for individual counseling as well. Visit her website to learn more about her services at http://www.awinsoft.info/
Terri Queler, Newton, MA
Licensed Social Worker 617-699-8434
Terri Queler is available for individual counseling as well as group counseling. She currently runs a women's support group for second trimester loss due to fetal anomalies. This is a closed group. She also runs an ongoing group for pregnancy after loss which meets twice a month. Group Fee: $45 per session. Visit her website to learn more about her services at http://www.terriqueler.com
Dr. Deborah Issokson, Wellesley ,MA and Pembroke, MA
Licensed Psychologist 617-314-9571
Dr. Deborah Issokson specializes in counseling for reproductive health and healing. She has offices in Wellesley and Pembroke. Most insurance is accepted. Visit her website to learn more about her services at http://www.reproheart.com
Maureen Walsh, RN, Weymouth, MA and Kingston, MA
Certified Thanatologist 781-856-4702
Maureen Walsh is a pediatric nurse with advanced training in death, dying and bereavement. She is co-founder of GriefWeavers and works with individuals and couples. She has a special interest in grieving children and their healing. Her offices are in Weymouth and Kingston.
Lois Freedman, Sharon, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA
M.Ed, C.C.E 781-784-1380
Lois Freedman is a counsleor, childbirth educator, perinatal consultant. Her offices are in Sharon and Jamaica Plain. Visit her website to learn more about her services at http://www.LoisFreedman.net
Fredda Zuckerman, Boston and Wellesley, MA
Fredda Zuckerman is a social worker who does individual or couples counseling for anyone who has experienced any type of pregnancy loss. email: firstname.lastname@example.org