Erica Goldblatt Hyatt DSW, LCSW, MBE (Therapist)

Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt (they/them) is a university professor, administrator, and private therapist with nearly 15 years' worth of experience in the field of clinical social work. ( Curriculum Vitae ) They received a Master of Social Work, Master of Bioethics, and Doctor of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an Associate Professor of Professional Practice for Reproductive Justice at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. They are also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. They are fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.

Living with Babyloss: Navigating the Grief and Uncertainties of Losing a Pregnancy
Living with Babyloss: Navigating the Grief and Uncertainties of Losing a Pregnancy


Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is one of the few therapists in the country who specializes in working with people who have ended a wanted pregnancy due to fetal anomaly. Their research on this topic has been published in academic journals, on commercial blogs, and on popular news sites. They have been featured repeatedly in media and press conferences by former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and is known in Pennsylvania as one of the foremost speakers and advocates on the topic of reproductive justice. Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt maintains an expertise working with all forms of babyloss, including ending a wanted pregnancy (TFMR, TOPFA, EWP), stillbirth, miscarriage, and early perinatal loss. They also commonly treat clients who have experienced infertility challenges. Their published "ACCEPT" model of counseling women with fetal anomaly is the only exclusive model for social workers and other mental health clinicians that utilizes modern grief theory, narrative therapy, and cognitive interventions to address the many challenges of loss that this community experiences.

The core of Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt's work centers around talking about experiences that are usually stigmatized, closeted, or hidden. As a clinician scholar, they use both their clinical and research experience to bring awareness to marginalized communities. They have been repeatedly welcomed to present their work to obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, tri-county ethics committees, certified death educators, and others. In therapy, they encourage their clients to tell stories of loss while also helping clients to explore areas where they might benefit from challenging their current perspectives. Using humor, empathy, and non-judgmental approaches, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt considers all elements of a client's life to create a unique, effective, and beneficial treatment plan. They center their work on the assumption that personal meaning can be created from the universal human experience of death.

-- Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt (CW#017247 in PA and 44SC05998900 in NJ) Grief and Loss Psychotherapist, The Center for Growth Direct Line: 267-943-3020

Please note that at this time, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is only accepting new clients who have experienced baby loss.

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt DSW, LCSW, MBE (Therapist)'s Resume

NPI: 1003082462


  • Pennsylvania: CW017247
  • New Jersey: 44SC05998900

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt DSW, LCSW, MBE (Therapist)’s Latest TIPs:

When Your Spouse Dies By Suicide
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Suicide is a difficult word to say, and an even harder concept to grasp. Whether it happens after a few years of partnership or what seems like a lifetime together …

Coping with the Death of Your Spouse in Adulthood
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Coping with the death of your spouse: Grief Therapy

Ginny and her husband, Adam, were happily married for 3 years and ready to start trying for a family when Adam …

Early Rainbow Pregnancy Support
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For many parents who have lost a baby, the experience of a positive pregnancy test fills them not with excitement and happiness, but a sense of foreboding and dread …

Therapy in a Rainbow Pregnancy
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Sometimes, getting pregnant again after babyloss is just the tip of the iceberg, and instead of feeling relief after seeing a positive test result, many loss parents feel dread …

Therapy and Babyloss
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Going to therapy always feels like a big decision, no matter what. Sometimes, seeking therapy after a loss can feel especially overwhelming, especially because of all of the harmful …