MIS is a parent led support network founded in 1981 to offer information, support, and comfort to grieving parents who have experienced the death of their baby during pregnancy, or after birth.
Has a monthly support group meeting in the D.C. Metro area that offers a compassionate and comforting setting in which to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with other parents who truly understand.
Any time is the right time to contact MIS at: 703-MIS-0911 (703-647-0911) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia MIS Meeting Location, has remained the same for more than 30 years:
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Northern VA, DC & Maryland Metro Area
2nd Tuesday of the Month
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Area Counseling and Therapist:
Sharon N. Covington, LCSW-C
15001 Shady Grove Road, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850
specializes in reproductive loss-infertility, pregnancy loss, grief;
adults and couples
Betsy D. Hirschel, MSW, LCSW-C
6308 Cameo Court
Rockvile (North Bethesda), MD 20852
Work with miscarriage, infant death, stillbirth for 22 yrs.
Terri R. Adams, LCSW, LCSW-C, BCD
Fairfax Counseling Group, LLC
3611D Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 385-7600 x1
Clinical Coordinator for our MIS Organization, specializing in reproductive mental health which includes fertility issues, miscarriage, infant death, stillbirth, postpartum depression, termination due to a genetic anomaly, and adoption. Also, specialize in working with couples facing these issues.
Lauren Brandt, Ph.D.
200 Little Falls Street, Suite 402
Falls Church, VA 22046
fertility, miscarriage, experienced bereavement counselor
Harriet Dolinsky, MSW, LCSW, BCD
11363 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190
pregnancy loss, high risk pregnancy, fetal reduction, termination due to a genetic anomaly, premature babies, infertility.
E. Neil Heflin-Wells, LPC, NCC, FT
8401 Dorsey Circle, Suite 201
Manassas, VA 20110
Master's degree with concentration in Thanatology, member Association for Death Education and Counseling since 1979.
Benta A. Sims, LPC
105 N. Virginia Avenue Suite #309
Falls Church, VA 22046
postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, infant death, infertility.
Accepts Anthem BC/BS and Carefirst BC/BS PPO.
Kate Ridinger Marosek, LICSW
4545 Connecticut Avenue, NW. #417
Washington, D.C. 20008
Helping Individuals And Couples Build Healthy Families => infertility, perinatal loss, miscarriage, adjustment to parenthood, counseling for termination for abnormal pregnancy dx, selection reduction for multiples.
Lynda Mulhauser, BA, MSW, Ph.D.
3052 Garrison St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
perinatal loss, stillbirth, termination for genetic conditions, depression, anxiety. Also has office in Bethesda.
Pregnancy/ Infant loss Support Group
Julie Bindeman, Psy-D
This is an informal peer support group in DC for those who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss. No matter where you are in that journey, it is a kind place to share with others who have had similar paths.
Time 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Library: Northeast Neighborhood Library in Capitol Hill (330 7th Street NE, Washington DC 20002)
Facebook Support Groups:
S.O.B.B.S.(Stories of Babies Born Still) on facebook (private group)
SOBBS is an official Non-Profit organization with a circle of families waiting to surround you in love and support while you navigate this sad road called stillbirth.
SOBBS is dedicated to shattering the silence surrounding stillbirth by empowering, educating and illuminating this tragedy. We are a closed group who encourage members to share photos, memories, feelings, tears, blogs, artwork and emotions in the safety and privacy within. SOBBS offers monthly healing projects, weekly healing discussions and daily angel-versaries.
S.O.B.B.S. <3 Rainbow Connection on facebook (private group)
All Moms Expecting Searching or Wishing to share their Rainbow and or Rainbow pregnancy/Baby after a Stillbirth ...Please join us at SOBBS~ A Rainbow Connection. We hope that you will find the same love, support and understanding at SOBBS-ARC as you found in SOBBS. Our wish for you is that you continue to grow and mourn and heal and rejoice...while you prepare to welcome a new blessing into your lives. We know grieving a child is a life long event as is mothering a child...and just because you are starting a new chapter in you story does not mean you have forgotten the other chapters. We are so very honored to be a part of your journey. In care, concern and in the name of healing.