Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt
Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt ( Curriculum Vitae ) is a university professor, administrator, and private therapist with over a decade’s worth of experience in the field of clinical social work. She received a Master of Social Work, Master of Bioethics, and Doctor of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently the Assistant Director of the Doctor of Social Work at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.
Due to COVID 19 all appointments use a video conferencing platform. When it is safe, she will resume in person sessions
Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is one of the few therapists in the country who specializes in working with women who have ended a wanted pregnancy due to fetal anomaly. Her research on this topic has been published in academic journals, on commercial blogs, and on popular news sites. She has been featured repeatedly in media and press conferences by 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. She also commonly treats clients who have experienced infertility challenges. Her 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, she uses both her clinical and research experience to bring awareness to marginalized communities. She has been repeatedly welcomed to present her work to obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, tri-county ethics committees, certified death educators, and others. In therapy, she encourages her clients to tell stories of loss while also helping them 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. She centers her work on the assumption that personal meaning can be created from the universal human experience of death.
Please note that at this time, Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt is only accepting new clients who have experienced baby loss.