Lois Freedman - Counseling for Women

Mother Loss

I counsel women who have experienced the death of their mothers early in their lives. Early mother loss has a tremendous impact on a woman’s life, particularly as she reaches the developmental milestone of becoming a mother herself. The intimate bond with one’s mother is important and significant. Whenever a woman loses her mother, it is a monumental change in her life.

Women who have lost their mothers at any stage of life need extra support and time to grieve the loss. Through compassionate private counseling, I provide that service to all women. I believe healing can take place at any time in a woman’s life.

Especially during pregnancy, a woman whose mother is deceased may feel intensely alone and lost. As well, a woman whose mother has abandoned her, has been incarcerated or is unavailable to her for other reasons may feel a similar sense of “mother loss.” Even a pregnant woman who simply feels she was not mothered in the way she needed, or she would have wanted, may experience such feelings.

I believe it is important for a woman who has suffered the loss of her mother to gain specialized support during pregnancy and the postpartum period. It does not matter whether the loss occurred during the past year or thirty years ago; a woman has the opportunity to process her feelings of grief at this time.

Women, with or without mothers, yearn for love and support as they become mothers themselves. Many of my clients have felt some resolution after doing this important healing work. I look forward to working with you.

Contact Lois Freedman by phone at (781) 784-1380, or