Danae Merrill

Danae Merrill (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

I work with people while trying to conceive, experiencing infertility, loss, through pregnancy, postpartum, and into parenthood.

Client Status

not accepting clients




At a Glance


Rate: $125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

Few other transitions are as significant and life altering as the transition into parenthood. In therapy it is my goal to carve a space for you in your life where you are able to slow down, openly discuss the highs and lows of conception, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood, and to focus on your own mental health. I am passionate about supporting parents and offering a space for them to prioritize themselves whether we are processing life challenges, healing trauma, or holding grief.

My Approach to Helping

I also have experience working with those who have experienced pregnancy trauma and loss. In the wake of this trauma, I have seen many parents grieve and bear this burden quietly.  It is common during times of greatest trauma that we experience strong emotions we are unable to understand, cope with or feel guilt for, however, they do not need to be alone during this time. My aim as a counselor is to help process and heal, to support you in developing effective coping tools, building trust in yourself, and helping you to connect with your deepest strengths. I am experienced in working with trauma, grief, in postpartum, and with pregnancy trauma and loss. I am additionally trained in EMDR, a treatment that is used to help facilitate healing from trauma. If you are interested in connecting to see if we will be a good match together, please feel free to reach out for a free consultation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

From my own life experiences, I have come to know the power and magic of therapy and am deeply passionate about the work I do. I welcome all who are seeking space to process, grieving, looking for a place of deeper connection, healing from trauma, or are wading through life transitions.

Issues I Treat


  • Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health) External link

    The time surrounding the process of trying to conceive, infertility, loss, birth trauma, pregnancy, and postpartum can be overwhelming and challenge our resiliency, beliefs, and mental health. Learning to navigate our day to day lives while additionally holding the demands and stress of these times can further add to feelings of overwhelm, grief, isolation, or anxiety. I am familiar with and understand these experiences and will help you to cope with and transition through these experiences.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Experiencing pregnancy loss is a devastating and isolating experience. I have seen many women grieve and bear this burden quietly, but the experience of your journey and story should be seen and held. Miscarriages are estimated to occur in 10-15% of early pregnancies and it is a personal passion of mine to normalize the experience of discussing pregnancy loss and create space for women to fully feel and process their grief.

  • Infertility External link

    The experience of infertility is too often a process that is endured quietly. However the grief and pain that accompanies infertility is significant and needs a space to be held, validated, nurtured, and seen. It is my hope that people do not endure this process independently and seek extra support in the wake of this experience.

  • Postpartum External link
  • PTSD External link

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