Lindsey Henke, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C., is a therapist, writer and mom who specializes in writing and providing therapy around motherhood. Lindsey’s own journey to motherhood was not a smooth one. Tragically, her first daughter, Nora was stillborn after a healthy full-term pregnancy in December of 2012. Since then, she has turned to writing to help heal her hurts and created her own blog as a type of therapy, Still Breathing. Lindsey’s second daughter, Zoe, was born healthy and alive in March 2014 and with the arrival of her son in 2016, she learned again that motherhood was not easy and started providing support for other mothers struggling with all things motherhood, loss, pregnancy after loss, and anger and anxiety in parenting, in her private practice as a therapist.
As a therapist, Lindsey’s clinical specialty is working with mothers and their partners through the grief of infertility, perinatal loss, pregnancy after loss, and the postpartum period including parenting after reproductive trauma.
Lindsey has been providing clinical psychotherapy services to women and families since 2008. She specializes in grief and mental health struggles that often accompany reproductive trauma, and is a certified Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) provider with specific training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss. She also provides training to other professionals in these areas, and is the Founder and Executive Director of Pregnancy After Loss Support, an online magazine and peer-to-peer support service.
She works with moms who experience trauma-related issues due to reproductive loss as well as anxiety, depression and anger as it relates to reproductive mental health and the transition to parenthood. Lindsey’s clients benefit from her advanced training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, certification as a Compassionate Bereavement Care provider (CBC), and her study of alternative healing practices, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT), and treatment of trauma via Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Lindsey helps with the following concerns:
- Pregnancy loss – miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death
- Grief & Loss
- Unexpected outcomes, fetal anomalies
- Pregnancy after loss
- Processing Reproductive Trauma / PTSD via ART
- Pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues including anxiety and depression
- Adjusting to parenthood and parenting issues
- Anxiety and anger while parenting
- Identity and life transition as they relate to parenthood
- Relationship issues
- Behavior change
- Family-of-origin / childhood issues
Schedule an appointment to work with Lindsey and find a therapist who understands that being a mom is hard (and also sometimes swears as all moms do). Motherhood, wishing for it and living it, isn’t easy and Lindsey can help you find a part of yourself that can see that the journey of motherhood is BOTH hard AND worth it.
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As a writer, Lindsey’s work has been featured on Still Standing Magazine, Listen to Your Mother, Scary Mommy, Healthline, Postpartum Progress, and The New York Times. In June of 2014 after the safe birth of her second daughter, Zoe, she founded the online magazine and non-profit Pregnancy After Loss Support, a peer-to-peer support service and publication. In March of 2020, she released her first book, Pregnancy After Loss Support: Love Letters to Moms Pregnant After Loss, coauthored with Emily Long. She is currently working on her memoir.
As a mother, Lindsey enjoys and struggles with all things motherhood. But loves when she can spend time hiking in the woods, with her two living children, husband, and dog, George.