Adoption Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Betty Ann Streeter, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Betty Ann Streeter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Please contact me if I can help you shed light on your own adoption experience.
I chose social work as a career because I believed in the founding principles of the profession such as the dignity and worth of every human being and I support his/her right to self-determination. I work with all participants in ADOPTION to achieve their full identity as individuals and as family members. I assist expectant birth parents in considering the impact on their own lives of making and refining an adoption plan for their child. I prepare prospective adoptive parents for the role and special tasks of adoptive parenthood.
(647) 370-9603 
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Toronto, ON M4V
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Mayuka Chen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, LMFT
I also specialize in the issues of adoption , attachment and trauma.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist of California. My therapy is founded on Client Centered therapy which holds the belief that people are fundamentally good and have a desire to fulfill their potential and become the best people they can be. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focus therapy, and other approaches in my therapy. I provide individual, adolescent, couple, family, and group therapy in English and Japanese. I obtained my M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon in 1999, was licensed in California in 2006 and am practicing Psychotherapy in Toronto.
(855) 976-2396 
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Toronto, ON M4K
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Michaele-Sue Goldblatt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Families formed by Adoption or Blended Families need support and insight as they, too, need to recognize loss as they move forward.
Are you struggling with Loss? Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal death? Infertility? Are you pregnant after loss? I offer a compassionate and sensitive space for you to freely express your sadness, despair and rage at the 'unfairness' of it all and will provide you with support and insight as you try to rebuild your life after a devastating loss. Are you adopted and considering Reunion? Are you in a Blended Family needing support? I am available ONLINE by Zoom anywhere English is spoken. Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available as needed. See website for more information. Sliding scale re fees.
(647) 370-4012 
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Toronto, ON M4V
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Elaine T Ash
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am an adoption competent social worker assisting families in post- adoption integration. Working from a trauma-informed and attachment bases I help families formed by adoption find success in meeting the needs of their adopted child(ren). I have specialized training in Watch, Wait and Wonder (an infant/toddler attachment tool), in addition to working with children and teens in the areas of anxiety, depression and self-harm. I work with couples to assist them in addressing the issues that are getting in the way of gaining greater fulfillment in their relationships and getting on the same page with respect to their parenting goals.
(416) 451-9937 
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Toronto, ON M4T
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Grafted Branches
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Blended families and individuals and families created through adoption , fostering and donor-assisted reproduction have unique histories and experiences which differ from families created through birth alone. All have experienced losses and the trauma of broken birth bonds. These experiences can provoke conscious or unconscious feelings such as grief, anger and shame which have significant impacts on self-value, behaviours, relationships and intimacy. Accessing, understanding & grieving are necessary before personal change and deeper interpersonal connections can be made.
(343) 306-4460 
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Toronto, ON M2M
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Jennifer Oakley
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified
My 10 years' experience using inner child work, researching, and supporting fellow adopted persons and mothers of adoption loss has given me a unique insight into the struggles of adoption , the Primal Wound, reunion, reunion preparation, and the impact of early childhood traumas.
With a foundation rooted in Relational Gestalt psychotherapy, my role as an enlightened witness supports you as you feel your feelings, strive to make sense of how you approach the world around you and proceed on your healing journey. I work from an embodied approach to support you as you explore your difficulties, past and/or present, that you may struggle to verbalize. My compassionate side, with a little humour thrown in for good measure, makes difficult feelings a little easier to navigate. We can use conversation, movement, art, music or role play during our sessions—whatever interests you.
(289) 271-1071 
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Toronto, ON M2M
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Jennifer Pearson
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
I work with families of children who: are highly sensitive; have histories of trauma or loss (including adoption ); have behavioural or developmental challenges; are on the Autism spectrum; are neurodivergent; etc.
Nothing ever really prepares us as parents for the times when things don't go as we had hoped for with our child - particularly in regard to developmental, behavioural, or mental health issues that we are faced with. I'm here to help shoulder some of the weight you've been carrying, and provide a bridge for you in helping your child to reach their full potential. Everything can be broken down into small and manageable steps, and even small shifts can produce significant change and offer much needed relief. Please note that I am currently focusing on children who are 0 to 5 years of age, as well as working through my waitlist.
(844) 480-7687 
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Toronto, ON M5S
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Skb Keelan-Bishop
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified
My clinical certifications include Perinatal Mental Health (CPMHT), Adoption Competency for Mental Health Professionals (ACO), and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (ATMA).
Neurodiversity-affirming therapy with a neurodivergent therapist. Identity exploration, navigation of neurotypical institutions, screening for autistic burnout, processing lived experiences of autism, ADHD, and more. My healing-centred approach creates space for you to safely unmask and explore your authentic self. Sessions are available via video, phone, and secure synchronous text.
 
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Toronto, ON M4C
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Tara Noble
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Counselling is an opportunity to uncover your potential. My expertise includes supporting children, adolescent, adults and families experiencing trauma, relationship challenges, adoption preparation/breakdown, grief & loss, separation/divorce/reunification, anxiety, depression & exploring your own unique personal life challenges & goals.
(289) 366-1632 
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Toronto, ON M5V
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Waitlist for new clients
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Ann Bernardo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Some of the difficulties that I have treated include life transitions, relationship issues, loss and grief, chronic illness, anxiety/depression, the impact of trauma, self-esteem, identity and belonging, as well as issues pertaining to adoption .
I am a Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years experience in mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship and gain a better understanding of their situation. I create an inclusive, accepting and non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable in. Working from a strengths based, trauma informed framework, I use a psychodynamic lens to explore past experiences which may be contributing to present difficulties. By linking the past to the present and working in the here and now, we are able to gain a deeper understanding of internal and interpersonal difficulties.
(647) 249-7913 
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Toronto, ON M4K
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Psychotherapy @ MCI The Doctor's Office
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MTh
Verified
Feeling more sad, or anxious than your usual? Suffering due to a loss? Dealing with an aftermath of trauma you experienced long time ago, or recently? Going through your relationship/marriage crisis? Struggling with your self-esteem? Struggling with your own, or that of your close one's LGBTQ - related issues? Going through a stressful immigration process? Affected by the COVID19 pandemic, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic illness? Dealing with issues related to separation from biological family and, or with adoption experience? Stressed by your academic / work performance? Finding yourself in a life transition?
(844) 402-4333 
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Toronto, ON M5J
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Markus McIntyre
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
***Able to work with clients in Ontario and Nova Scotia*** As a trans, non-binary, queer, adoptee, living with disabilities, I bring a unique perspective to working with clients who are experiencing challenges regarding gender, sexual orientation, sexuality, disability, identity, relationships, and with people who have experience with adoption and/or the child welfare system. I work with adults and youth, their families, and social circles to provide support and guidance as they navigate transitions and challenges in their lives. I am a qualified secondary assessor for Transition-Related Surgeries for OHIP coverage.
(647) 372-1541 
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Toronto, ON M4S
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Barbara Mancini
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Experiencing sadness, worry, or distress? Are past traumas impacting your present? Feeling "different"? Is it hard to navigate the world socially? These are some of the mental health, identity, and social concerns that can impact individuals and their families, impeding wellbeing. I provide psychotherapy and assessments to assist with a range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, abuse, attachment concerns, anger, autism spectrum disorder, learning/attention issues, addictions, family functioning problems/transitions (e.g., divorce, adoption ) etc. I also have unique training and experience supporting gender/sexual identity-related exploration, coming out, and/or transition/surgery readiness assessments.
(855) 912-6671 
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Toronto, ON M4X
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Agnès Dupin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I also specialize in the treatment of anxiety in children, difficulty with transition, behavioural issues, special needs/different abilities, parent-child relationships, adoption and separation issues as well as life transition issues and Youth athletes high performance while preserving life balance.
I am dedicated to the emotional well being of youth, children and their families and to help them find the equilibrium that respects everyone's needs, temperament, developmental stage and aspirations. I use a wide range of approaches tailored to the child and family such as play therapy, art therapy, narrative and solution focused approaches, mindfulness, parent-child attachment and positive behavioural support strategies.
(365) 649-1791 
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Toronto, ON M6H
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Photo of Elizabeth Brownlie, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Elizabeth Brownlie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PhD
Verified
I support clients dealing with anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed or isolated; grief, loss, guilt, shame, anger and resentment; impacts of trauma; sense of self (identity, self esteem, belonging, confidence); relationship issues; family separation ( adoption , foster care, loss); caregiving (illness, burnout, therapy for therapists) and other issues.
I offer relational psychotherapy, a gentle, client-centred approach that provides space to explore issues creating difficulties for you, work to understand their roots, and support you in making the changes you wish to make. Whether you're struggling with difficult feelings or relationships, a crisis in your life, ongoing stress, or issues from the past, this is a space where you can sift through your feelings and thoughts with connection and support. My style as a therapist is warm, open and accepting. I practice within a trauma-sensitive, anti-oppression, LGBTQ*-affirming framework.
(647) 776-1595 
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Toronto, ON M4K
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Lila Z. Hakim
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
I have been committed to supporting the development of individuals, couples, and families since 2001. My work has focused on the areas of mood, anxiety, traumatic stress, personality, attachment, and relationships/family systems. In addition, I work regularly in the area of family-building, including fertility stress, perinatal and postpartum issues, third-party reproduction, fostering, and adoption as well as parenting. I am a clinical supervisor for psychologists, psychotherapists, residents,​ and graduate students from various Universities, teaching integrative and trauma-focused therapy, as well as psychological assessment.
(844) 957-2731 
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Toronto, ON M5G
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Brenda Bucci
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) otherwise known as Attachment Focused Family Therapy and have worked with a number of families grown from adoption .
For over 15 years, I have been working with children, youth and adults as they navigate a variety of relational difficulties. Often those who I have worked with are feeling disconnected, in conflict and stuck in patterns of relationships that they wish to make changes to. My focus has been in utilizing your strengths to develop more positive ways to engage with those in your life, empathically supporting insight to those patterns and finding successful strategies to managing stress and conflict as they arise. The emergence of neuropsychology and neurplasticity has illuminated therapy and parenting approaches. I weave this knowledge into my work to remind us all about the way the brain functions to understand our behaviour and reactions. This also leads us to understand those around us and why they behave the way they do, often helping to bridge the gap in disconnections or provide hope for change.
(647) 694-7677 
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Toronto, ON M8V
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Northern Winds Therapy and Wholistic Healing
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, ATP
Verified
We work daily with anxiety and depression but we also have extensive experience in addiction, trauma, identity/ adoption issues, abandonment, and many other unfortunate life experiences.
If your struggling with unresolved past issues, experiencing relationship problems, struggling with stress, anxiety or maybe you just don't know why you feel the way you do. We help you look at you, your personal situations and your environment in order to help you make sense of what's going on. At Northern Winds, our objective is to help you move on with your life and let go of the past. We help you look at your situations and environment with a different perspective, which in turn will help you make positive choices. Service within 24 hours of initial contact, fair competitive rates with quality service and expertise.
(249) 486-5854 
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Toronto, ON M1T
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Kumasi Jay Gwynne
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
My hope is to create a space, with you, where we can focus on you and your needs. You may want to work on your relationships or talk about your loneliness. You may be having a hard time at work or at home, or in both places. Focusing on your needs is not selfish, despite the messaging we receive. Your life and its value absolutely matter.
 
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Toronto, ON M6K
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Graig Moriarty
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Are you seeking relief, clarity and well-being? Realigning your inner strengths and creating the balance you desire and deserve in your life is achievable! Stressful relationships (personal, family, work), loss, depression, anxiety, anger and conflict are some things I can assist you with. I can help you with being focused and grounded and, ultimately, more present. Being present, with yourself and others, is the only place from which you can make effective, conscious, lasting choices and changes. During 24 years in private practice I've had the privilege of working with many people of different ages, personalities and backgrounds.
(855) 980-6785 
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Toronto, ON M4V
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Adoption Counsellors
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