Our Stories of Circumstantial Childlessness, Ambivalence, and Self-Compassion with Katie Maynard
It is very common for childless people to have had life circumstances and feelings of ambivalence that stood in the way of becoming parents. This presentation will discuss research and clinical wisdom related to these topics and normalize these aspects of childlessness that can be so unspoken and shame-inducing. Attendees will be able to reflect on their own narrative and reframe their story with self-compassion.
- Katie MaynardLICSW, Psychotherapist
Katie Maynard (she/her) is a licensed psychotherapist, practicing in Washington state since 2000. She has worked in community based agencies, clinical research, and her own private practice. Her personal and professional experiences with childlessness have led her to create a triad of services: working with childless clients, supporting the clinical growth of other therapists, and spreading awareness about the importance of childless affirmative therapy within the mental health community.