Finding out you are pregnant during your teen years can be scary. At Caris, our trained professional counselors will sit down and talk with you to find out about your situation and how we can help you most. If you are unsure of what decision to make about pregnancy, our counselors will allow you to talk through your options without judgment. Our counselors are here to walk you through the process of coming up with a plan one step at a time. A Caris counselor won’t persuade you to make a certain decision about your pregnancy, but she will pay attention to your thoughts and emotions regarding each option and reflect back to you what she hears. Sometimes, it can be helpful to hear yourself without all of the extra noise of what other people or your circumstances are telling you. A Caris counselor can help you focus and identify themes that continue to come up in while you sort through this challenging decision.
How We Help
As a pregnant teenager, you probably have a lot of questions.
- What will your life begin to look like?
- What will your family think?
- How can you make this work?
Your counselor will allow you to process all of these questions to help you figure out how you feel and what you want to do.
We can also help you discover ways to utilize practical and social support around you so that you won’t be going through this alone. We can help you with your next steps, such as how to receive insurance and/or medical care.
If you are worried about telling your parents or other people in your life, you can also talk about this with your Caris counselor and develop a plan for how to best go about this. We can give you information for programs that will help you throughout your pregnancy as well.
Another helpful service that Caris offers are our Connection Groups where there are other young women going through the same things you might be facing. In these groups, you can continue to process your thoughts and fears with other women around you who understand. Our Connection Groups are there to support, encourage and empower you through your pregnancy and beyond.
No matter what decision you make about your pregnancy, Caris counselors are available to meet with you throughout your pregnancy and afterwards.
If you aren’t sure yet whether or not you are pregnant, you can come in for a free confidential pregnancy test to find out for sure. Your counselor will give you your results immediately and help answer any questions you might have.