Danae Merrill

Danae Merrill (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

I work with people who have experienced pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, birth trauma, or are going through infertility treatment.

Client Status

not accepting clients



827 NE Alberta Street

Portland, OR 97211

At a Glance


Rate: $150

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

I specialize in working with those who have experienced perinatal loss, fertility challenges, birth trauma, or are going through infertility treatment. The stress and pain that accompanies these experiences can be staggering and the emotional, physical, and financial costs of these experiences are immense. Those in your life may not be able to fully understand or relate to what you are going through, so therapy can be an important support during these times to allow yourself to fully process.

My Approach to Helping

I also specialize in working with those who have experienced pregnancy loss or are going through fertility treatment. The grief of these experiences are not always understood by others in our life which can cause us to feel isolated and alone in our pain. My aim as a counselor is to help you process grief, cope with uncertainty, and to support you in these isolating times. 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, grieve, find deeper connection, heal from trauma, or prioritize their own wellbeing.

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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