Boston Post Adoption Resources
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Boston Post Adoption Resources is a non-profit organization that was founded to support all individuals and families who are touched by adoption. We understand the challenges and impact that adoption can have on relationships, family dynamics, and identity. Our team of licensed mental health professionals is specifically trained to deal with post-adoption challenges. We recognize that every situation is different and our goal is to provide support to you and your family on your journey through adoption.
(617) 420-7064
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Brookline, MA 02445
Boston Post Adoption Resources is a non-profit organization that was founded to support all individuals and families who are touched by adoption. We understand the challenges and impact that adoption can have on relationships, family dynamics, and identity. Our team of licensed mental health professionals is specifically trained to deal with post-adoption challenges. We recognize that every situation is different and our goal is to provide support to you and your family on your journey through adoption.
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Pan Li
MA
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
My personal interest focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and adoption.
Psychotherapy has always been for those who are ready to experience healing. Along with alleviating symptoms, my approach is most effective for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of underlying causes and who strive for personal growth. Together, we explore the root of current feelings that led things astray. We can gain insight into self-awareness, understand our behavioral patterns, build resilience, and develop better coping mechanisms. Doing so empowers us to reach emotional maturity and enable more fulfilling relationships.
(857) 226-9891
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
My personal interest focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and adoption.
Psychotherapy has always been for those who are ready to experience healing. Along with alleviating symptoms, my approach is most effective for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of underlying causes and who strive for personal growth. Together, we explore the root of current feelings that led things astray. We can gain insight into self-awareness, understand our behavioral patterns, build resilience, and develop better coping mechanisms. Doing so empowers us to reach emotional maturity and enable more fulfilling relationships.
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Evelyne R Dreyfuss
Psychologist, EdD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
You are not alone! Children and adults who experience adoption, complicated divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chronic illness or death feel hurt, helpless and scared. The good news is that with the right support you can create positive changes, feel better and learn to be stronger and more resilient! I am easy to talk to, patient and compassionate. I provide a warm and non-judgemental environment while taking an active role and suggesting new perspectives. I focus on what is strong not what is wrong. Together we discover your or your child's inherent strength and collaborate to develop healthier attachments and improved confidence.
(617) 294-5648
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
You are not alone! Children and adults who experience adoption, complicated divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chronic illness or death feel hurt, helpless and scared. The good news is that with the right support you can create positive changes, feel better and learn to be stronger and more resilient! I am easy to talk to, patient and compassionate. I provide a warm and non-judgemental environment while taking an active role and suggesting new perspectives. I focus on what is strong not what is wrong. Together we discover your or your child's inherent strength and collaborate to develop healthier attachments and improved confidence.
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Katie Naftzger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
It can make all the difference to work with someone who specializes in adoption! I bring my personal experience as a Korean-adoptee and professional experience in working with hundreds of adoptees, parents and families.
I am the author of, "Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Navigating the Teen Years." I offer consultation and psychotherapy for individuals and families throughout the life cycle.
(617) 925-6070
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
It can make all the difference to work with someone who specializes in adoption! I bring my personal experience as a Korean-adoptee and professional experience in working with hundreds of adoptees, parents and families.
I am the author of, "Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Navigating the Teen Years." I offer consultation and psychotherapy for individuals and families throughout the life cycle.
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Paula Berman
Counselor, PsyaD, CertPsy, MEd
Brookline, MA 02446
I have helped people to build more satisfying relationships, to achieve more success in their careers, and to address parenting issues particularly those associated with adoption.
Do you not have enough satisfaction in your life? Do you wish you were in a relationship? Are you struggling with the one you are in? Do you wish for a better career? Talking in a therapeutic environment helps people take more control of their lives, allowing them to experience a quality of life that was otherwise impossible. It is rewarding to see this type of change take place with my clients.
(617) 910-3399
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Brookline, MA 02446
I have helped people to build more satisfying relationships, to achieve more success in their careers, and to address parenting issues particularly those associated with adoption.
Do you not have enough satisfaction in your life? Do you wish you were in a relationship? Are you struggling with the one you are in? Do you wish for a better career? Talking in a therapeutic environment helps people take more control of their lives, allowing them to experience a quality of life that was otherwise impossible. It is rewarding to see this type of change take place with my clients.
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Martha Bitsberger
Counselor, PhD, LMHC Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief, relationship and parenting issues, including adoption and fertility.
**I am not currently accepting any new referrals** I have been working as a psychotherapist in the Boston area for over 25 years. I work hard to help create a safe space in which individuals can explore struggles without the fear of judgment. Whether people are wanting to address a current life situation that is challenging or feel they have unresolved issues from their childhood, I work collaboratively to help people challenge themselves to gain insights and greater satisfaction in their personal and professional worlds.
(617) 702-2593
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief, relationship and parenting issues, including adoption and fertility.
**I am not currently accepting any new referrals** I have been working as a psychotherapist in the Boston area for over 25 years. I work hard to help create a safe space in which individuals can explore struggles without the fear of judgment. Whether people are wanting to address a current life situation that is challenging or feel they have unresolved issues from their childhood, I work collaboratively to help people challenge themselves to gain insights and greater satisfaction in their personal and professional worlds.
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Amy G Fleischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I am a seasoned psychotherapist, with 25 plus years of Clinical experience. I have worked extensively with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, feelings of isolation, grief, relationship issues, and life stage transitions. Individuals and families facing parenting and adoption challenges are an additional focus of my practice. I also offer psychodynamically oriented Clinical Supervision to therapists at all levels of experience. I am committed to working with you to ensure therapy is financially accessible.
(857) 574-4970
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I am a seasoned psychotherapist, with 25 plus years of Clinical experience. I have worked extensively with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, feelings of isolation, grief, relationship issues, and life stage transitions. Individuals and families facing parenting and adoption challenges are an additional focus of my practice. I also offer psychodynamically oriented Clinical Supervision to therapists at all levels of experience. I am committed to working with you to ensure therapy is financially accessible.
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Yael Assaf-Gruzman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EAT Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
I have worked in various settings including schools, hospitals, residential care, adoption services & community centers providing support and fostering personal growth.
We all face challenges and could use extra support at times. I offer a safe non-judgmental place, where you can let go of your daily stress and focus on your needs through creative expression. Art therapy integrates psychotherapy (talk therapy) with the creative process to improve and enhance mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. No prior artistic experience is needed to benefit from the healing power of expressive art. Art is a universal language of the mind that speaks through images & symbols and allows verbal and beyond-words communication.
(617) 860-2831
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
I have worked in various settings including schools, hospitals, residential care, adoption services & community centers providing support and fostering personal growth.
We all face challenges and could use extra support at times. I offer a safe non-judgmental place, where you can let go of your daily stress and focus on your needs through creative expression. Art therapy integrates psychotherapy (talk therapy) with the creative process to improve and enhance mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. No prior artistic experience is needed to benefit from the healing power of expressive art. Art is a universal language of the mind that speaks through images & symbols and allows verbal and beyond-words communication.
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Shira Karman
Counselor Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Not accepting new clients
In private practice for many years, at the center of my work is my empathy, warmth and clarity. The roots of my work are grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, body-centered psychotherapy and expressive arts therapy. With this foundation I can be ally and guide to clients addressing issues of loss, trauma, the challenges of relationship, work, creativity blocks, illnesses, adoption and parenting. I strive to create a sacred space with clients where the insight, safety and intention needed for change, growth and transformation are possible.
(617) 394-8957
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Not accepting new clients
In private practice for many years, at the center of my work is my empathy, warmth and clarity. The roots of my work are grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, body-centered psychotherapy and expressive arts therapy. With this foundation I can be ally and guide to clients addressing issues of loss, trauma, the challenges of relationship, work, creativity blocks, illnesses, adoption and parenting. I strive to create a sacred space with clients where the insight, safety and intention needed for change, growth and transformation are possible.
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Michel Renee Otto
Counselor, LMHC, MAE Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I am known for creating a non-judgemental and down to earth environment, where we can work together to reach goals, manage stress and anxiety, create an empowering space and develop positive coping strategies. I pull from various clinical approaches, fine tuning my approach to each individual client and their situation. I have significant experience helping individuals manage and cope with attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, transitional factors, social issues, parenting, impulse control, emotional regulation, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, trauma and adoption/foster care.
(617) 326-5192
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I am known for creating a non-judgemental and down to earth environment, where we can work together to reach goals, manage stress and anxiety, create an empowering space and develop positive coping strategies. I pull from various clinical approaches, fine tuning my approach to each individual client and their situation. I have significant experience helping individuals manage and cope with attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, transitional factors, social issues, parenting, impulse control, emotional regulation, sensory processing disorders, PTSD, trauma and adoption/foster care.
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Sandra Duggan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples experiencing many different struggles in areas that include Depression, Anxiety, parenting, relationship issues, adoption issues, ADHD, family stressors, transitions in families, job changes, interpersonal struggles, identity issues and much more.
I have eighteen years of experience providing psychotherapy for couples, adolescents, adults and families. My style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I offer coaching and easily usable strategies along with deeper dives to help improve how a client is feeling. I believe in using clients' strengths to help inform the work we do together. I believe in understanding what is going well as well as understanding where people are struggling. I have a strong respect for all of my clients and believe in providing a safe, trusting environment so clients have space to discuss what feels challenging at this time.
(617) 420-7545
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples experiencing many different struggles in areas that include Depression, Anxiety, parenting, relationship issues, adoption issues, ADHD, family stressors, transitions in families, job changes, interpersonal struggles, identity issues and much more.
I have eighteen years of experience providing psychotherapy for couples, adolescents, adults and families. My style is interactive, warm and compassionate. I offer coaching and easily usable strategies along with deeper dives to help improve how a client is feeling. I believe in using clients' strengths to help inform the work we do together. I believe in understanding what is going well as well as understanding where people are struggling. I have a strong respect for all of my clients and believe in providing a safe, trusting environment so clients have space to discuss what feels challenging at this time.
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Judi Locke, M.A., L.M.H.C.,
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
A few of my specialties are; Anxiety disorder, Depression , Mood disorder, Trauma, Relationship building, Interpersonal skills, ADHD/Behavioral problems, Adoption/Infertility, Parenting Support.
I treat an array of ages and psychological issues from anxiety disorder to behavioral challenges with children, adolescents and adults. I am processed oriented and offer skill building strategies to enhance self-awareness and foster positive change.
(617) 841-8493
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Office is near:
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
A few of my specialties are; Anxiety disorder, Depression , Mood disorder, Trauma, Relationship building, Interpersonal skills, ADHD/Behavioral problems, Adoption/Infertility, Parenting Support.
I treat an array of ages and psychological issues from anxiety disorder to behavioral challenges with children, adolescents and adults. I am processed oriented and offer skill building strategies to enhance self-awareness and foster positive change.
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Sandor Elias Blum, PhD., LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
I am a seasoned psychotherapist , coach and graduate educator who specializes in helping people who are struggling with life changes, difficult decisions and choices and their emotional consequences. I am both caring and direct. I want to know you as a person, know the person you strive to become and work with your strengths and potential. My primary focus is helping men and women to renew their hopes to acquire fulfillment in their lives. I am humanistic and existential. I listen deeply and find the nature of the real problems you face. I also practice tele-therapy in most states. I have a separate practice in workplace issues.
(774) 766-4124
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Brookline, MA 02445
I am a seasoned psychotherapist , coach and graduate educator who specializes in helping people who are struggling with life changes, difficult decisions and choices and their emotional consequences. I am both caring and direct. I want to know you as a person, know the person you strive to become and work with your strengths and potential. My primary focus is helping men and women to renew their hopes to acquire fulfillment in their lives. I am humanistic and existential. I listen deeply and find the nature of the real problems you face. I also practice tele-therapy in most states. I have a separate practice in workplace issues.
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Deborah Bluestone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Everyone I see for the first time simply wants to feel better. They are tired of being alone with their burdens and need help with the problems they are facing. Individuals want to be truly known and heard. I am an active and curious listener and I hope to help people to become more curious about themselves. I think of the first visit as a consultation. It is a time to share what you need help with and to see whether further work could be useful. As a therapist with 35 years of experience, I feel grateful to still love my work.
(617) 738-7779
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
Everyone I see for the first time simply wants to feel better. They are tired of being alone with their burdens and need help with the problems they are facing. Individuals want to be truly known and heard. I am an active and curious listener and I hope to help people to become more curious about themselves. I think of the first visit as a consultation. It is a time to share what you need help with and to see whether further work could be useful. As a therapist with 35 years of experience, I feel grateful to still love my work.
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Robert Sawtelle
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I take great pride in working thoughtfully to create a welcoming, safe space for each and every client who steps into my office. As I truly believe that each person requires and deserves a well-considered, customized approach to enhance their therapeutic experience, I draw from a variety of techniques and theoretical approaches based on the individual and their presenting issues. From small scale circumstances to traumatic experiences, I work diligently to gently guide my clients to deeper levels of emotional understanding and comfort. *** Dr. Sawtelle is currently not accepting new patients.***
(857) 337-2240
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I take great pride in working thoughtfully to create a welcoming, safe space for each and every client who steps into my office. As I truly believe that each person requires and deserves a well-considered, customized approach to enhance their therapeutic experience, I draw from a variety of techniques and theoretical approaches based on the individual and their presenting issues. From small scale circumstances to traumatic experiences, I work diligently to gently guide my clients to deeper levels of emotional understanding and comfort. *** Dr. Sawtelle is currently not accepting new patients.***
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Kim Sharon Luzzi
Counselor, MA, DC, LMHC Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and blended families with a wide range of challenges including: identity, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relational dynamics, limit-setting, loss, parenting, and transitions. I strive to provide a warm, safe, collaborative space to help clients explore their feelings and understand the origins of their pain/discomfort. As this occurs, new options become available for living a more engaged and satisfying life.
(617) 616-8976
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Brookline, MA 02446
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and blended families with a wide range of challenges including: identity, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relational dynamics, limit-setting, loss, parenting, and transitions. I strive to provide a warm, safe, collaborative space to help clients explore their feelings and understand the origins of their pain/discomfort. As this occurs, new options become available for living a more engaged and satisfying life.
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April Berry-Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EdD Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I find that successful psychotherapy usually begins by helping you to clearly envision what you want for yourself. In particular, how do you want your life to be? I help you think through your hopes for your self and identify factors that may interfere with your aspirations for you. From there, we will think through strategies and work through barriers as you seek to achieve your vision of how you want to feel, to relate to others, to work, to study or learn. Each person is entirely unique, and thus, my approach to help you live the life you want to live will be adapted to your unique self.
(617) 600-4029
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Brookline, MA 02445
Offers online therapy
I find that successful psychotherapy usually begins by helping you to clearly envision what you want for yourself. In particular, how do you want your life to be? I help you think through your hopes for your self and identify factors that may interfere with your aspirations for you. From there, we will think through strategies and work through barriers as you seek to achieve your vision of how you want to feel, to relate to others, to work, to study or learn. Each person is entirely unique, and thus, my approach to help you live the life you want to live will be adapted to your unique self.
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Maria Daskalopoulos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Whether working with children, teens, adults, or families, I believe that most problems -and their solutions- are best understood in the context of relationships. I create a space where people can develop curiosity about thoughts, beliefs, and ways of interacting that feel constraining and move toward more preferred ways of being.
(617) 249-7978
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Brookline, MA 02445
Whether working with children, teens, adults, or families, I believe that most problems -and their solutions- are best understood in the context of relationships. I create a space where people can develop curiosity about thoughts, beliefs, and ways of interacting that feel constraining and move toward more preferred ways of being.
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Judith Sanditen
Psychologist, MEd, PsyD Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
I have worked with people who have anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessions, compulsions, phobias, and panic. People come to me to work on relationships in order to resolve conflicts that are having a negative impact on them. These relationships may be significant others, spouse, child, parent, roommate, or co-worker.
(617) 446-3272
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Brookline, MA 02445
I have worked with people who have anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessions, compulsions, phobias, and panic. People come to me to work on relationships in order to resolve conflicts that are having a negative impact on them. These relationships may be significant others, spouse, child, parent, roommate, or co-worker.
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Susan H Phillips
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Throughout almost 30 years as a clinical psychologist, I've been impressed that the emotional suffering affecting us all, at times, has such universal causes. Insecurities and shame connected to childhood experiences over which we've had no control can take root, damaging self-esteem and emerging in symptoms of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior patterns. Even without overwhelming childhood stressors, feelings of inadequacy, and once self-protective, now limiting "chains" of feeling/thinking/reacting can interfere with realizing dreams, weathering losses and meeting new life challenges in the areas of love and work.
(617) 841-8072
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Brookline, MA 02446
Throughout almost 30 years as a clinical psychologist, I've been impressed that the emotional suffering affecting us all, at times, has such universal causes. Insecurities and shame connected to childhood experiences over which we've had no control can take root, damaging self-esteem and emerging in symptoms of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior patterns. Even without overwhelming childhood stressors, feelings of inadequacy, and once self-protective, now limiting "chains" of feeling/thinking/reacting can interfere with realizing dreams, weathering losses and meeting new life challenges in the areas of love and work.

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