Pregnancy & Infant Loss Counselling Calgary

Takeaway: The loss of a baby or the challenge of infertility can evoke a myriad of complex emotions for women, including profound grief, a sense of inadequacy, sadness, guilt, frustration, and uncertainty about the future. These experiences can deeply impact a woman's sense of self-worth, identity, and vision of motherhood, often leading to feelings of isolation and despair. Our Calgary psychologists are here to support you.

 

As psychologists specializing in supporting individuals and couples dealing with pregnancy loss and infertility, we understand the unique emotional challenges that accompany these experiences. Miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth, and early pregnancy loss can all elicit a range of complex emotions, including grief, sadness, guilt, and even anger. Our counselling services aim to provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals and couples to explore and process these emotions.

For couples who are feeling all of the emotions of a miscarriage, whether it's a first-time experience or recurrent, we offer empathetic support to navigate the grieving process. We recognize that miscarriage can bring profound feelings of loss and disappointment, and we work collaboratively with our clients to validate their emotions and help them find healthy coping mechanisms. Through therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and narrative therapy, we assist individuals in reframing their experiences and building resilience as they journey through grief.

Infertility can also be a deeply challenging and isolating experience for individuals and couples longing to conceive. Our counselling services for infertility focus on providing emotional support, psychoeducation about fertility treatments, and strategies for managing stress and anxiety associated with the journey. We aim to empower our clients by helping them develop adaptive coping skills, fostering open communication within partnerships, and exploring alternative paths to parenthood, including adoption or donor conception.

Additionally, for individuals and couples contemplating pregnancy after loss, we offer specialized support tailored to their unique needs and concerns. We understand the complexities of navigating the decision to conceive again following a miscarriage or stillbirth, and we provide a nonjudgmental space for processing fears, hopes, and uncertainties. Through compassionate counselling, we strive to empower individuals to make informed choices about their reproductive journey and to find healing and hope in the process.

In both our North and South clinics, our team of psychologists is committed to providing comprehensive and culturally sensitive support to individuals and couples experiencing pregnancy loss and infertility. We believe in the power of therapy to facilitate healing, resilience, and growth, and we are dedicated to walking alongside our clients on their path to parenthood, however it may unfold.

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miscarriage, stillbirth and infertility counselling Calgary

Kim Noll

  • Credentials:¬†REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST¬†¬†

  • Clientele:¬†¬†Adults, youth 13+

  • Specialty area examples:¬†

    • Infertility
    • Early pregnancy loss
    • Late pregnancy loss
    • Recurrent pregnancy loss
    • Pregnancy grief and loss
    • Infant loss
    • Stillbirth
    • Pregnancy after loss
    • Parenting after loss
    • Trauma
  • Modalities used:

    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Trauma-Informed
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Narrative Therapy
  • Locations:¬†3rd Floor,¬†4838 Richard Rd SW Suite 300, Calgary, AB T3E 6L1¬†

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     3rd Floor, 4503 Brisebois Dr NW 3rd Floor, Calgary, AB T2L 2G3

  • Virtual & In person therapy?:¬†Yes

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Navigating the emotional complexities of miscarriage, infertility, and stillbirth can be an overwhelming journey for women and couples. Whether facing the heartbreak of recurrent pregnancy loss or the challenges of secondary infertility, it's important to seek support during these trying times. Therapy provides a safe space to process grief, explore coping strategies, and address the underlying emotions that accompany fertility struggles.

The therapists at Shelly Qualtieri & Associates will assist you in processing and addressing feelings of guilt or self-blame, as well as working through the grieving process. Additionally, for couples undergoing fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI, therapy can provide invaluable emotional support, helping to navigate the ups and downs of treatment cycles and manage stress and anxiety.

Furthermore, for individuals experiencing the pain of stillbirth or early pregnancy loss, therapy offers a lifeline of support and healing. Through therapeutic interventions, individuals can find solace in sharing their experiences, processing their grief, and finding hope for the future. Additionally, for those considering pregnancy after loss, therapy can provide guidance and reassurance, helping to navigate the complexities of conceiving again and managing fears and anxieties.

Ultimately, seeking therapy for miscarriage, infertility, and stillbirth is an important step towards healing and resilience. By acknowledging and addressing the emotional toll of fertility struggles, individuals and couples can find the strength to navigate their journey with greater clarity, compassion, and hope.

We are here to support.

Grief & Loss Counselling