Dori Fujii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
How we understand our life stories, how we share our stories with others and how we deal with life's challenges is important for all of us. Adoption adds a layer of complexity. Issues of attachment, identity, behavioral regulation, self-esteem and the impact of a difficult/unknown early history can take on added significance as children grow and mature into young adults. At The Cradle Center for Lifelong Support, I work with all members of the adoption circle. My expertise is in strengthening children and families by improving attachment, communication and understanding, with the goal of helping children/teens succeed.
(847) 807-4280
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Evanston, IL 60201
How we understand our life stories, how we share our stories with others and how we deal with life's challenges is important for all of us. Adoption adds a layer of complexity. Issues of attachment, identity, behavioral regulation, self-esteem and the impact of a difficult/unknown early history can take on added significance as children grow and mature into young adults. At The Cradle Center for Lifelong Support, I work with all members of the adoption circle. My expertise is in strengthening children and families by improving attachment, communication and understanding, with the goal of helping children/teens succeed.
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Hollis Rabin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Hollis has a passion for helping families with adolescent children work through issues related to divorce, trauma, adoption, emotion regulation, school troubles, and trans-youth identity development. She also has experience with anxiety and depression, Bipolar, ADHD, and Autism spectrum disorders. As a couples therapist, she is sex positive and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and has experience working with non-monogamous couples. Even when working with individuals, she continues to use a systemic perspective since we naturally carry relationship vulnerabilities from our family of origin with us into other relationships and interactions.
(847) 320-9512
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Hollis has a passion for helping families with adolescent children work through issues related to divorce, trauma, adoption, emotion regulation, school troubles, and trans-youth identity development. She also has experience with anxiety and depression, Bipolar, ADHD, and Autism spectrum disorders. As a couples therapist, she is sex positive and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and has experience working with non-monogamous couples. Even when working with individuals, she continues to use a systemic perspective since we naturally carry relationship vulnerabilities from our family of origin with us into other relationships and interactions.
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Justine O'Donnell
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Learning to listen to, understand, and respond in healthy, adaptive ways to emotions are often central themes at the core of therapy for many individuals, as well as the path to a happier self. I am particularly experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and issues related to emotional regulation. I have nearly 20 years of experience in working with adolescents. I have additionally spent many years working with young adults and adults in universities, outpatient, and wilderness therapy settings. I have a specialty in adoption and attachment issues, helping people understand various challenges unique to adoption.
(312) 646-4005
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Evanston, IL 60202
Learning to listen to, understand, and respond in healthy, adaptive ways to emotions are often central themes at the core of therapy for many individuals, as well as the path to a happier self. I am particularly experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and issues related to emotional regulation. I have nearly 20 years of experience in working with adolescents. I have additionally spent many years working with young adults and adults in universities, outpatient, and wilderness therapy settings. I have a specialty in adoption and attachment issues, helping people understand various challenges unique to adoption.
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Stephanie Armanetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, sexual abuse/trauma, infertility, adoption-related concerns, grief & loss, childhood trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and relationship problems.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” This quote by Sigmund Freud exemplifies what therapy means to me and it's an honor to be a part of your healing journey. Therapy is a dynamic, collaborative process and that's why I choose to incorporate different therapeutic techniques into my work. Therapy shouldn't be a "one size fits all" experience so we will work together to tailor a plan to put you on the path to healing.
(224) 252-3877
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, sexual abuse/trauma, infertility, adoption-related concerns, grief & loss, childhood trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and relationship problems.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” This quote by Sigmund Freud exemplifies what therapy means to me and it's an honor to be a part of your healing journey. Therapy is a dynamic, collaborative process and that's why I choose to incorporate different therapeutic techniques into my work. Therapy shouldn't be a "one size fits all" experience so we will work together to tailor a plan to put you on the path to healing.
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Lisa Belgrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have experience with a full range of adult problems and work with individuals experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, parenting, adoption, life transitions, loss and/or grief, and pregnancy (prenatal/postnatal).
I believe a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship will help you increase self awareness, understanding and the acceptance needed to bring about positive change and growth. It is equally as important to focus on your strengths as it is to focus on the areas of your life you find to be challenging. Therapy provides an opportunity to learn more about yourself and better understand your life choices as well as assist you in better understanding your most important relationships, past and present.
(847) 440-1418
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have experience with a full range of adult problems and work with individuals experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, parenting, adoption, life transitions, loss and/or grief, and pregnancy (prenatal/postnatal).
I believe a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship will help you increase self awareness, understanding and the acceptance needed to bring about positive change and growth. It is equally as important to focus on your strengths as it is to focus on the areas of your life you find to be challenging. Therapy provides an opportunity to learn more about yourself and better understand your life choices as well as assist you in better understanding your most important relationships, past and present.
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Beth Holzhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I specialize the treatment of childhood trauma and traumatic loss, self-harm, eating disorders, and adoption.
For over 25 years I have companioned adults and teens through life's ordinary and traumatic challenges towards growth and healing. I am a relational, culturally- sensitive therapist, committed to a therapeutic process that fosters human dignity, expands resiliency, and honors each individual's unique path toward personal development. I approach this work with humility, deep respect, and a fierce commitment to my clients' well-being. I am known to hang in there when things get tough, and I enjoy a healthy dose of playfulness and humor in every relationship.
(847) 475-7003 x24
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Evanston, IL 60201
I specialize the treatment of childhood trauma and traumatic loss, self-harm, eating disorders, and adoption.
For over 25 years I have companioned adults and teens through life's ordinary and traumatic challenges towards growth and healing. I am a relational, culturally- sensitive therapist, committed to a therapeutic process that fosters human dignity, expands resiliency, and honors each individual's unique path toward personal development. I approach this work with humility, deep respect, and a fierce commitment to my clients' well-being. I am known to hang in there when things get tough, and I enjoy a healthy dose of playfulness and humor in every relationship.
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Nosheen Hydari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of constraints including issues with attachment, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, infidelity, divorce, blended families, adoption, grief and loss, phase-of-life, self-development, multiculturalism, and immigration.
As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness in helping people overcome adversity. Trained in Systems Therapy at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, my orientation is to use relationships to strengthen our understanding of one another, and of ourselves. I value the humanistic experience most of all, and strive to learn as much as possible about one's past motivations and ways of coping. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key ingredient in effecting change. I use compassion and acceptance as tools to help create space for that change.
(630) 560-6733
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of constraints including issues with attachment, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, infidelity, divorce, blended families, adoption, grief and loss, phase-of-life, self-development, multiculturalism, and immigration.
As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness in helping people overcome adversity. Trained in Systems Therapy at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, my orientation is to use relationships to strengthen our understanding of one another, and of ourselves. I value the humanistic experience most of all, and strive to learn as much as possible about one's past motivations and ways of coping. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key ingredient in effecting change. I use compassion and acceptance as tools to help create space for that change.
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EmboldenYOU, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
Adoption and work with trauma are two of my primary focuses in my work.
You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
(312) 471-0638
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
Adoption and work with trauma are two of my primary focuses in my work.
You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
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Andrea Lea Bushala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT, SSW Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
I have experience working with families effected by attachment disruption including adoption, grief and divorce.
I am a practicing and licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with children ages 1-10 and their families. My focus is on understanding the strengths and challenges of each child and then developing a treatment protocol designed to best support the child in the context of their family and larger community. While working with children in therapy, I often work extensively with the parents so that they can understand the emotional challenges beneath their child's behaviors and be an active part of their child's healing long term.
(773) 993-1573
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
I have experience working with families effected by attachment disruption including adoption, grief and divorce.
I am a practicing and licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with children ages 1-10 and their families. My focus is on understanding the strengths and challenges of each child and then developing a treatment protocol designed to best support the child in the context of their family and larger community. While working with children in therapy, I often work extensively with the parents so that they can understand the emotional challenges beneath their child's behaviors and be an active part of their child's healing long term.
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Amy Groessl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
My clinical expertise includes working with individuals who have a history of trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and those within the adoption triad.
Whether you wish to gain clarity about a life challenge or seek to resolve a deeper change from within, our work together will present an opportunity to rework the patterns that may be disrupting your relationships or preventing you from fulfilling your life goals. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process, while helping you to understand how conflicts from the past affect the way you feel in the present. I approach our work together from a genuine, empathetic stance. It is important that we are partners in your healing process.
(773) 570-9224
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
My clinical expertise includes working with individuals who have a history of trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and those within the adoption triad.
Whether you wish to gain clarity about a life challenge or seek to resolve a deeper change from within, our work together will present an opportunity to rework the patterns that may be disrupting your relationships or preventing you from fulfilling your life goals. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process, while helping you to understand how conflicts from the past affect the way you feel in the present. I approach our work together from a genuine, empathetic stance. It is important that we are partners in your healing process.
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Jenny Philipson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(847) 868-3880
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
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Tracy H. Burns
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with living in the time of Covid19? Perhaps you are having difficulty connecting to yourself or to others. Sometimes the solutions to problems we've used in the past no longer work for us in the present. My goal is to help individuals and couples, who struggle due to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and/or sexual abuse, find answers in a safe and supportive environment.
(847) 558-7622
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with living in the time of Covid19? Perhaps you are having difficulty connecting to yourself or to others. Sometimes the solutions to problems we've used in the past no longer work for us in the present. My goal is to help individuals and couples, who struggle due to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and/or sexual abuse, find answers in a safe and supportive environment.
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Linda L. Hoff-Hagensick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
With over thirty years of experience, I love working with couples and individuals who are in all seasons of the life cycle - from young adulthood to later life. I specialize in helping people resolve complicated relationship issues and interpersonal problems. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results..." is a saying in 12 Step programs. If those words resonate with you, I will be glad to help you try to understand what your patterns are about and how to change them. I am especially sensitiveto understanding clients in their cultural and faith contexts.
(847) 834-9991
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Evanston, IL 60201
With over thirty years of experience, I love working with couples and individuals who are in all seasons of the life cycle - from young adulthood to later life. I specialize in helping people resolve complicated relationship issues and interpersonal problems. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results..." is a saying in 12 Step programs. If those words resonate with you, I will be glad to help you try to understand what your patterns are about and how to change them. I am especially sensitiveto understanding clients in their cultural and faith contexts.
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Susan E. Cahill
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
There are times when we need to feel extra support, and when an outside view helps us to gain clarity and insight. Other times, we may want a guide to help us dig deeper into past issues in order to transform and grow. I listen to my clients and together we decide the pace of therapy. I create a comfortable environment that encourages growth and self acceptance. Developing a relationship based on trust, safety and compassion helps my clients to identify and address obstacles to inner strength.
(847) 416-0198
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
There are times when we need to feel extra support, and when an outside view helps us to gain clarity and insight. Other times, we may want a guide to help us dig deeper into past issues in order to transform and grow. I listen to my clients and together we decide the pace of therapy. I create a comfortable environment that encourages growth and self acceptance. Developing a relationship based on trust, safety and compassion helps my clients to identify and address obstacles to inner strength.
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Dan Gordon Gill
Counselor, LCPC, MSMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
My work years ago with adolescents led naturally to working more closely with parents, who often struggle themselves during this turbulent time for their children. A third of my practice is with adolescents (anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, identity issues), another third with parents and couples/marriage (with or without children), and the other third with individual adults (anxiety, depression, issues of generativity in personal and/or professional lives).
(847) 513-9660
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Evanston, IL 60201
My work years ago with adolescents led naturally to working more closely with parents, who often struggle themselves during this turbulent time for their children. A third of my practice is with adolescents (anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, identity issues), another third with parents and couples/marriage (with or without children), and the other third with individual adults (anxiety, depression, issues of generativity in personal and/or professional lives).
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Cate Grund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Change is hard. But change is necessary when we find ourselves in situations where we feel sad, anxious, angry or stuck. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you develop more options in life -- to help you realize your potential in love, work and play. This involves the development of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. I will be your collaborator in this process. I will strive to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment that will allow you to identify and explore your current struggles. Working together, change is possible.
(847) 492-8232
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Evanston, IL 60202
Change is hard. But change is necessary when we find ourselves in situations where we feel sad, anxious, angry or stuck. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you develop more options in life -- to help you realize your potential in love, work and play. This involves the development of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. I will be your collaborator in this process. I will strive to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment that will allow you to identify and explore your current struggles. Working together, change is possible.
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Tamara Claman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
As a therapist, I aim to develop a strong and positive working relationship with my clients. My clinical approach is collaborative, active, respectful and genuine. I strive to create a warm therapeutic atmosphere where you will feel understood and comfortable exploring your concerns openly and effectively. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, my practice draws on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-based approaches as well as other well established therapy models. In addition to depression, anxiety and relationship/interpersonal concerns, I specialize in addressing life transitions, identity development, self-esteem, resilience after setback, work/study impasses and career concerns.
(847) 737-3018
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Evanston, IL 60201
As a therapist, I aim to develop a strong and positive working relationship with my clients. My clinical approach is collaborative, active, respectful and genuine. I strive to create a warm therapeutic atmosphere where you will feel understood and comfortable exploring your concerns openly and effectively. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, my practice draws on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-based approaches as well as other well established therapy models. In addition to depression, anxiety and relationship/interpersonal concerns, I specialize in addressing life transitions, identity development, self-esteem, resilience after setback, work/study impasses and career concerns.
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Muriel R Patay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
To "know thyself" - to wake up to yourself, is the most worthy of quests. I work with mind, body, and spirit to bring you back to yourself. The body never lies. When we tune into the body we find our own truth, wisdom, and guidance. This happens when we calm down, relax, and pay attention. There are often emotions or experiences that have waited years to be acknowledged and expressed. It doesn't work to close the door on the past. Until we review, process, and open to healing we tend to re-capitulate the events in our past.
(847) 906-2055
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Evanston, IL 60202
To "know thyself" - to wake up to yourself, is the most worthy of quests. I work with mind, body, and spirit to bring you back to yourself. The body never lies. When we tune into the body we find our own truth, wisdom, and guidance. This happens when we calm down, relax, and pay attention. There are often emotions or experiences that have waited years to be acknowledged and expressed. It doesn't work to close the door on the past. Until we review, process, and open to healing we tend to re-capitulate the events in our past.
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Alison R Toback
Counselor, LCPC, MAPC, MA Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Difficult times in life are opportunities for growth and change. I specialize in exploring identity, relationships, and transitions, mindful of the interplay between our formative experiences and current ways of being in the world. Through the therapeutic process, we understand and address anxious and depressed feelings; recover from losses and addictions, and manage work and family related stresses. I facilitate my clients' innate movement toward healing and authenticity.
(847) 242-8939
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Difficult times in life are opportunities for growth and change. I specialize in exploring identity, relationships, and transitions, mindful of the interplay between our formative experiences and current ways of being in the world. Through the therapeutic process, we understand and address anxious and depressed feelings; recover from losses and addictions, and manage work and family related stresses. I facilitate my clients' innate movement toward healing and authenticity.
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Susan Lieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Life is never static and coping can become difficult when changes occur. These challenges can cause one to feel stuck. I believe that help in sorting things out can be beneficial, allowing one to gain understanding, self awareness,and the ability to feel better. Working with a non-critical therapist can help you grow and deal with life's challenges. I offer a safe and trusting environment where we can work to reduce negative feelings, fears,anxieties, doubts and frustrations. Together our focus is to help you move toward finding more satisfaction and contentment in your life.
(847) 920-7215
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Evanston, IL 60201
Life is never static and coping can become difficult when changes occur. These challenges can cause one to feel stuck. I believe that help in sorting things out can be beneficial, allowing one to gain understanding, self awareness,and the ability to feel better. Working with a non-critical therapist can help you grow and deal with life's challenges. I offer a safe and trusting environment where we can work to reduce negative feelings, fears,anxieties, doubts and frustrations. Together our focus is to help you move toward finding more satisfaction and contentment in your life.

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If you're looking for adoption counseling in Evanston or help with an adoption in Evanston or for an Evanston adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Evanston. They can help you coping with adoption in Evanston, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

They provide Evanston family counseling for the adoption process, understanding of international adoption and help for adoptive kids, adopted children and adoptive families.