Amanda Justine Bagnall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
In our families, feelings can be really hard to understand. We want to love and feel loved in return, but oftentimes we can get stuck in bad habits and emotional reactions that leave us lonely, wounded or ashamed. I really enjoy helping unique types of families, especially those going through foster care, adoption, or step-parenting.
(630) 580-1731
Verified
Offers online therapy
In our families, feelings can be really hard to understand. We want to love and feel loved in return, but oftentimes we can get stuck in bad habits and emotional reactions that leave us lonely, wounded or ashamed. I really enjoy helping unique types of families, especially those going through foster care, adoption, or step-parenting.
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Leah A' Hearn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I've worked with both children and adults in my career, and specialize in trauma, adoption issues, and trauma-informed parenting.
Life, with its unpredictability, can be so overwhelming and confusing at times. Whether its work, identity struggles, parenting or other stress you're experiencing, therapy can be a wonderful resource for figuring out your feelings and finding relief from stress. We are all trying our best, and I'm honored to be with my clients as they navigate it all. You are not alone, and therapy offers a safe, comfortable space for you to let it all out, for you to feel heard, and for you to learn and grow.
(217) 262-1607
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Offers online therapy
I've worked with both children and adults in my career, and specialize in trauma, adoption issues, and trauma-informed parenting.
Life, with its unpredictability, can be so overwhelming and confusing at times. Whether its work, identity struggles, parenting or other stress you're experiencing, therapy can be a wonderful resource for figuring out your feelings and finding relief from stress. We are all trying our best, and I'm honored to be with my clients as they navigate it all. You are not alone, and therapy offers a safe, comfortable space for you to let it all out, for you to feel heard, and for you to learn and grow.
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Sharon Steckler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Not accepting new clients
Some specialized areas of interest are mood disorders, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, adoption, foster care, living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
I provide a warm, nurturing, collaborative environment to foster healthy emotional functioning. My goal is to assist you in creating a healthier sense of self. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, I am well versed in psychodynamic clinical practice. I incorporate a number of methods, including CBT, Mindfulness, Family Systems, and Attachment Therapy. I'm also certified in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and other painful or highly charged memories, experiences, and relationships. My use of EMDR can facilitate rapid resolution of painful memories and relationships, trauma, and change negative beliefs about yourself.
(847) 807-1996
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Not accepting new clients
Some specialized areas of interest are mood disorders, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, adoption, foster care, living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
I provide a warm, nurturing, collaborative environment to foster healthy emotional functioning. My goal is to assist you in creating a healthier sense of self. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, I am well versed in psychodynamic clinical practice. I incorporate a number of methods, including CBT, Mindfulness, Family Systems, and Attachment Therapy. I'm also certified in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and other painful or highly charged memories, experiences, and relationships. My use of EMDR can facilitate rapid resolution of painful memories and relationships, trauma, and change negative beliefs about yourself.
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Mindful Connections Behavioral Health PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
We have advanced training helping people with PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, adoption and difficult behaviors with children or adolescents.
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
(708) 697-8009
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Offers online therapy
We have advanced training helping people with PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, adoption and difficult behaviors with children or adolescents.
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
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Corie McNally
PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
I have a very special place in my heart for people who entered their families through adoption (adoptees) and for working with parents who formed their families through adoption.
“The only way out is through.” This quote captures my belief system and was stated by the legendary psychotherapist Fritz Perls. I feel we must come face to face with addressing the hard things and process all the difficult emotions we are going through in order to create change and come out of it all in a better place. I live and breathe working with children that we at AMANI Clinical Services refer to affectionately as “Littles” or “Itty Bitties” (under 8 years old). I have a wealth of experience and education in early childhood mental health and parent-child relationships.
(630) 703-2671
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Offers online therapy
I have a very special place in my heart for people who entered their families through adoption (adoptees) and for working with parents who formed their families through adoption.
“The only way out is through.” This quote captures my belief system and was stated by the legendary psychotherapist Fritz Perls. I feel we must come face to face with addressing the hard things and process all the difficult emotions we are going through in order to create change and come out of it all in a better place. I live and breathe working with children that we at AMANI Clinical Services refer to affectionately as “Littles” or “Itty Bitties” (under 8 years old). I have a wealth of experience and education in early childhood mental health and parent-child relationships.
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Faith Donohue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
During the course of my professional & personal life, I have gained an expertise in reproductive health & family building including fertility treatment, assisted & third party reproduction, and adoption & foster care.
Therapy is a very intimate experience. I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficult issues for which they sought therapy. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for a life transition, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, and recovering from trauma or loss.
(312) 675-4178
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During the course of my professional & personal life, I have gained an expertise in reproductive health & family building including fertility treatment, assisted & third party reproduction, and adoption & foster care.
Therapy is a very intimate experience. I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficult issues for which they sought therapy. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for a life transition, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, and recovering from trauma or loss.
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Jan Holmes Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with people around issues of shame that result from addictions, co-dependency, trauma, adoption related issues and more.
(309) 644-4758
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I specialize in working with people around issues of shame that result from addictions, co-dependency, trauma, adoption related issues and more.
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Kimberly Langrehr
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Not accepting new clients
I also have particular expertise helping individuals from the adoption community (e.
As a generalist clinician, I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of different reasons. I take a collaborative and relational approach to therapy and do my best to provide a supportive space for clients to feel heard, express themselves, and actively work toward change.
(312) 248-9281
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Not accepting new clients
I also have particular expertise helping individuals from the adoption community (e.
As a generalist clinician, I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of different reasons. I take a collaborative and relational approach to therapy and do my best to provide a supportive space for clients to feel heard, express themselves, and actively work toward change.
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LifeStance Health
Counselor, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I am an adoptive and biological parent who has received specialized training in adoption and fertility issues.
I have over 27 years of experience helping clients age 5 and up. I often work collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies. I got Spanish fluency from a language school in Guanajuato, Mexico. Adult clients have described my work with them as, "practical and life-changing." I address mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training, guided imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
(630) 333-1976
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Offers online therapy
I am an adoptive and biological parent who has received specialized training in adoption and fertility issues.
I have over 27 years of experience helping clients age 5 and up. I often work collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies. I got Spanish fluency from a language school in Guanajuato, Mexico. Adult clients have described my work with them as, "practical and life-changing." I address mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training, guided imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
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Stephanie Petrey
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
I have a strong focus on parenting, behavioral issues, attachment based treatment (including post adoption) and ADHD.
Seeking support when dealing with difficult and challenging times in life can be overwhelming. It is my commitment as you take this step, to help guide you toward reaching your personal treatment goals. I work collaboratively with clients as I believe that treatment should be tailored to each client's personal needs in order for the client to feel comfortable and confident in reaching their treatment goals
(708) 462-5210
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Offers online therapy
I have a strong focus on parenting, behavioral issues, attachment based treatment (including post adoption) and ADHD.
Seeking support when dealing with difficult and challenging times in life can be overwhelming. It is my commitment as you take this step, to help guide you toward reaching your personal treatment goals. I work collaboratively with clients as I believe that treatment should be tailored to each client's personal needs in order for the client to feel comfortable and confident in reaching their treatment goals
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Alexander Goreham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in trauma, adoption, addictions, attachment, depression, anxiety, and faith/spirituality.
Hey there! My name is Alex. Life can be a tricky journey, sometimes it is full of excitement and fun, and other times it can really be tough. I don't believe we were created to walk this life alone, especially through those difficult moments. That's where therapy comes in. To be honest with you, I don't have the power to change you and that is not my goal. My job as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you rediscover yourself and your potential. With a greater understanding of who you are and where you have been, comes the opportunity for change to create a new normal.
(331) 204-1773
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Offers online therapy
I specialize in trauma, adoption, addictions, attachment, depression, anxiety, and faith/spirituality.
Hey there! My name is Alex. Life can be a tricky journey, sometimes it is full of excitement and fun, and other times it can really be tough. I don't believe we were created to walk this life alone, especially through those difficult moments. That's where therapy comes in. To be honest with you, I don't have the power to change you and that is not my goal. My job as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you rediscover yourself and your potential. With a greater understanding of who you are and where you have been, comes the opportunity for change to create a new normal.
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Barbara Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in trauma-focused therapy and trained in many interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have experience with the Crisis Mobile Unit (SASS) and Adoption Preservation. As we move through the phases of life, situations and events from the past or present may lead us to seek guidance and support to maneuver through them and come out on the other side a better, healthier person.
(217) 216-1934
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Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in trauma-focused therapy and trained in many interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have experience with the Crisis Mobile Unit (SASS) and Adoption Preservation. As we move through the phases of life, situations and events from the past or present may lead us to seek guidance and support to maneuver through them and come out on the other side a better, healthier person.
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Colleen Norwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Her special interests include adoption, divorce, trauma, and relationships.
Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with adolescents and adults in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked closely with adoptive families, families experiencing crisis and violence in the home, veterans, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental illness, Colleen is well versed in the treatment of trauma and attachment, mood, anxiety, psychotic, as well as personality disorders.
(630) 361-0238
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Offers online therapy
Her special interests include adoption, divorce, trauma, and relationships.
Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with adolescents and adults in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked closely with adoptive families, families experiencing crisis and violence in the home, veterans, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental illness, Colleen is well versed in the treatment of trauma and attachment, mood, anxiety, psychotic, as well as personality disorders.
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Cheryl Welsh
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RPT Verified
I also have a passion for working with families blessed through adoption.
I truly believe that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. When a child is experiencing psychological stress it can have a significant impact on the child as well as on the entire family. Brief child-centered counseling can be the answer for growth, learning, and success.
(844) 253-7166 x702
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I also have a passion for working with families blessed through adoption.
I truly believe that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. When a child is experiencing psychological stress it can have a significant impact on the child as well as on the entire family. Brief child-centered counseling can be the answer for growth, learning, and success.
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Nneka E. Onyezia
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to the above conditions, I specialize in the assessment and treatment of trauma, especially trauma related to abuse or assault, and issues related to adoption, especially international and transracial adoptions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience with a variety of conditions including anxiety and depression, behavioral problems and impulse control disorders, difficulties adjusting to major life changes and transitions, and issues related to identity and self esteem.
(312) 818-3191
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to the above conditions, I specialize in the assessment and treatment of trauma, especially trauma related to abuse or assault, and issues related to adoption, especially international and transracial adoptions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience with a variety of conditions including anxiety and depression, behavioral problems and impulse control disorders, difficulties adjusting to major life changes and transitions, and issues related to identity and self esteem.
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Kristen Marie Scott
Counselor, MEd, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Whether you are struggling with a typical life transition such as: marriage, divorce, adoption, or death, or suffering from anxiety, anger, depression, or self-harm/sabotaging behaviors, therapy will be tailored to your individual situation.
I believe that, without exception, every individual carries within, the capacity required for healing to occur. As a therapist, it is my honor and privilege to help clients and their families uncover and understand the meanings and feelings associated with their symptoms. Whether the primary client is a child, adolescent, or adult, I work collaboratively with couples/parents to create a treatment plan that is right for the family as a whole. From this perspective we can then work together to discover more adaptive and creative ways to solve problems, build relationships, and live rich and fulfilling lives.
(773) 598-4532
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Offers online therapy
Whether you are struggling with a typical life transition such as: marriage, divorce, adoption, or death, or suffering from anxiety, anger, depression, or self-harm/sabotaging behaviors, therapy will be tailored to your individual situation.
I believe that, without exception, every individual carries within, the capacity required for healing to occur. As a therapist, it is my honor and privilege to help clients and their families uncover and understand the meanings and feelings associated with their symptoms. Whether the primary client is a child, adolescent, or adult, I work collaboratively with couples/parents to create a treatment plan that is right for the family as a whole. From this perspective we can then work together to discover more adaptive and creative ways to solve problems, build relationships, and live rich and fulfilling lives.
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Margaret Anne Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
I treat addictions, abuse and adoption issues, .
Are you looking for an experienced, local therapist for yourself or a family member? I have had extensive experience, both professionally and personally, in treating both adults and children. who have suffered loss, childhood abuse, depression and shame. I offer my clients a choice of being seen in my Oak Park office or the unique option of experiencing the convenience and comfort of in-home therapy.. Therapy within one's own home is particularly suited for busy parents, anxious clients, disabled persons and the elderly.
(708) 277-6978
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I treat addictions, abuse and adoption issues, .
Are you looking for an experienced, local therapist for yourself or a family member? I have had extensive experience, both professionally and personally, in treating both adults and children. who have suffered loss, childhood abuse, depression and shame. I offer my clients a choice of being seen in my Oak Park office or the unique option of experiencing the convenience and comfort of in-home therapy.. Therapy within one's own home is particularly suited for busy parents, anxious clients, disabled persons and the elderly.
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Dori Fujii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
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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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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Kristi M Finn
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founding partner of Compass Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, who is passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve personal growth, improve emotional regulation and foster positive relationships. I enjoy utilizing my training on attachment and brain development to assist in coping with the effects of trauma, loss, divorce, disrupted attachments, adoption, depression and anxiety. Using a collaborative and relational approach, I strive to help individuals and couples establish and maintain healthy relationships, as well as strengthen their ability to cope with stressful life events
(331) 701-2930 x2
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I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founding partner of Compass Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, who is passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve personal growth, improve emotional regulation and foster positive relationships. I enjoy utilizing my training on attachment and brain development to assist in coping with the effects of trauma, loss, divorce, disrupted attachments, adoption, depression and anxiety. Using a collaborative and relational approach, I strive to help individuals and couples establish and maintain healthy relationships, as well as strengthen their ability to cope with stressful life events
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Lisa Rouff
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
I have helped numerous individuals and couples undergoing infertility treatment and adoption to weather the emotional stresses involved and in successfully building their families.
I have extensive experience and training working with adults in both individual and couples therapy on such issues as depression, anxiety, career problems, and relationship difficulties. relationship difficulties. In addition, I also specialize in the areas of infertility and adoption.
(847) 302-0411
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Offers online therapy
I have helped numerous individuals and couples undergoing infertility treatment and adoption to weather the emotional stresses involved and in successfully building their families.
I have extensive experience and training working with adults in both individual and couples therapy on such issues as depression, anxiety, career problems, and relationship difficulties. relationship difficulties. In addition, I also specialize in the areas of infertility and adoption.

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