Heritage Clinic For Women’s counselors provide unbiased, non-judgmental abortion counseling and information.
Our counselors’ investment is not so much in what you choose but in how you choose.
Our counselors provide individual counseling to focus on your concerns. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for you to ask questions and explore feelings regarding your current reproductive issues. Occasionally, parents and partners are invited into a segment of the counseling session.
We believe the decision of when, with whom, and under which circumstances to have a child are extremely personal as well as crucial to our ability to be good parents. Equally important are decisions regarding when and with whom to be sexually intimate, as well as the methods chosen to prevent unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Therefore our counselors are prepared to answer questions and/or provide information regarding:
- Current contraception methods
- Morning after pill also known as emergency contraception
- Crisis pregnancy decision-making
- Abortion options
- Adoption options
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Social assistance agencies
- Sexually transmitted diseases and their prevention
Our counseling services can be broken down to the following areas:
Pregnancy Options Counseling:
All options are discussed, specific gains and losses are explored, and support systems are identified. Physical procedures and risks are explained.
Medical history is taken, decision process and certainty of choice are discussed, support systems are identified, contraception information and access are offered, abortion procedure is explained, possible risks and aftercare instructions are reviewed, and consents are signed.
Post Abortion Counseling:
Unresolved feelings regarding abortion decision, circumstance, or experience are addressed. Decision process is re-visited identifying gains and losses of choice. Coping mechanisms and support systems are identified. Referrals for spiritual, relationship, or personal crisis counseling might be given.
Parental Consent/Judicial Bypass Counseling:
Existing and potential support systems are identified. Assistance in approaching parents or other support persons is offered. Judicial bypass process is explained. Abortion procedure, risks, and aftercare are explained. Questions regarding pregnancy options are answered.
Information regarding the potential benefits, risks, and costs of preferred methods are discussed.
- Sensitive Care
- Confidential Services
- Compassionate Staff