Making a Decision

We understand that finding out you’re pregnant can be overwhelming, and that making a decision about your pregnancy can be really hard. Our counselors help you decide what to do and come up with a plan. 

What Should I Do?


It’s normal to feel torn between your options, or to struggle to figure out how you want to proceed with your pregnancy.

Sometimes, it can be helpful to hear yourself without all of the extra noise of other people’s opinions or high-stress circumstances. Our professional counselors won’t persuade you to make a certain decision one way or the other, but instead will pay close attention to your thoughts and emotions regarding each option and reflect back what is heard. We are committed to helping you focus and identify themes that continue to come up while sorting through this challenging decision.

We provide women with a safe and judgment-free environment where they feel welcome. Maybe you aren’t sure if you’re pregnant, but thinking you could be. Maybe you took a positive test at home, but don’t know if it was accurate. Maybe you know you’re pregnant and have no idea what to do. We can help you through whatever your unique situation may be.


You Have Options

Caris counselors support you through the process of making your decision by helping to explore all options, and your feelings about each option.  Your pregnancy decision includes a variety of factors, including your life circumstances, support systems, ideals, etc.  We will help you navigate through everything to determine what you actually want to do.

Every woman has three options for her pregnancy:

Next Steps

Remember, you don’t have to get everything figured out today.  Think about one step you can take today to help form a plan or make your decision.  Maybe your first step is just coming to terms with your feelings about this pregnancy.  Maybe it’s telling your significant other or loved ones.  Whatever next step is in front of you, we have years of experience that can help you come up with a plan to feel confident about.  Our master’s level counselors are specifically trained to walk you through this time in your life.