Finding the Right Help . . .
When looking for a post-abortion counselor or support group, keep in mind
that many of these groups have different philosophies and approaches.
Many are run by women who have had abortions themselves. Some are run
by licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers. Others are
extensions of churches or crisis pregnancy centers.
Be sure to ask lots of questions in order to find a group or counselor
with whom you feel comfortable.
In some cases, especially if you have a history of psychological problems
or other trauma that may complicate your abortion problems, you may need
the help of a professional counselor.
Don't expect that just any licensed counselor can help you. Indeed,
many professional counselors are unaware of or may even be politically
hostile to post-abortion issues. Many women have reported that their therapist's
insistence on looking at everything but their abortion made their problems
If you want a professional counselor, make sure you find a therapist
who has experience and training specifically in the field of post-abortion
counseling. Your local post-abortion ministry or crisis pregnancy center
can probably refer you to one.
Help Is Just
a Phone Call Away
The following is a partial list of the many organizations offering post-abortion
counseling either by phone or by providing referrals to a network of counselors
around the country.
In recent years, many crisis pregnancy centers have also begun to offer
post-abortion counseling. You may want to inquire about post-abortion counseling
by calling your local crisis pregnancy center or asking for a referral
from a sympathetic pastor at your local church. Many post-abortion counseling
services are free.
You can also find more help, information and resources (including online
resources) on our healing page.
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and our Resources page