Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSCSW, LCSW
I am a home based therapist. I believe all children deserve a loving family that knows how to best parent them. While I do not have an "ideal client" per se, I do believe no child should be taken off alone to develop an attachment to me, the therapist. Children should attach and bond to their parents so therapy with foster and adopted children is most effective within the family. When working with older youth in foster care, individual therapy may be warranted, but I would prefer to work with the family whenever that is a viable option.
Adoption
(913) 826-6680
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Adoption
I am a home based therapist. I believe all children deserve a loving family that knows how to best parent them. While I do not have an "ideal client" per se, I do believe no child should be taken off alone to develop an attachment to me, the therapist. Children should attach and bond to their parents so therapy with foster and adopted children is most effective within the family. When working with older youth in foster care, individual therapy may be warranted, but I would prefer to work with the family whenever that is a viable option.
MAC, CIT Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself longing for anyone who will listen to understand, discover who you truly are and fully accept you, or simply be your sounding board in the scariness of your own thoughts? As a newer counselor and perfectionist, it can be tempting to perform for you, but I have learned that performance stifles authenticity, connection, and attunement. I choose to lay that temptation aside to present to you my real self. I hope that you will learn to join with me as your real self so that we can find healing from your past, engage in the present, and have confidence for your future through our relationship together.
Adoption
(314) 582-5540
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Adoption
Do you find yourself longing for anyone who will listen to understand, discover who you truly are and fully accept you, or simply be your sounding board in the scariness of your own thoughts? As a newer counselor and perfectionist, it can be tempting to perform for you, but I have learned that performance stifles authenticity, connection, and attunement. I choose to lay that temptation aside to present to you my real self. I hope that you will learn to join with me as your real self so that we can find healing from your past, engage in the present, and have confidence for your future through our relationship together.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Counseling is a very personal endeavor, therefore finding the right counselor is a big decision. You'll want someone who can understand what you're going through. Maybe right now you are in a place in your life where you're not sure what the next step is to take. Maybe you have found that your relationships are unsatisfying, you are unhappy in your career, or your kids are stressing you out. I would like to work with you through your challenging situation and help you live a more fulfilling life.
Adoption
(636) 642-4583
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Adoption
Counseling is a very personal endeavor, therefore finding the right counselor is a big decision. You'll want someone who can understand what you're going through. Maybe right now you are in a place in your life where you're not sure what the next step is to take. Maybe you have found that your relationships are unsatisfying, you are unhappy in your career, or your kids are stressing you out. I would like to work with you through your challenging situation and help you live a more fulfilling life.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CATP Verified
Verified
Deciding to seek a counselor and address tough issues can feel daunting. I understand that and have years of experience working with those struggling to overcome abuse, dysfunction, personal losses, and trauma. If you have family concerns, or have individual struggles recovering from dysfunction, I can take you where you're at right now and help you find the place you would like to be. You may be haunted by memories from military combat, or be the family member of someone who has deployed. This is a place you can come for understanding and support in overcoming your unique challenges.
Adoption
(844) 612-3929
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Adoption
Deciding to seek a counselor and address tough issues can feel daunting. I understand that and have years of experience working with those struggling to overcome abuse, dysfunction, personal losses, and trauma. If you have family concerns, or have individual struggles recovering from dysfunction, I can take you where you're at right now and help you find the place you would like to be. You may be haunted by memories from military combat, or be the family member of someone who has deployed. This is a place you can come for understanding and support in overcoming your unique challenges.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
When working with individuals, I aim to help them through a collaborative process to understand the underlying issues that are causing them to not live up to their potential. The model which I employ assumes that many of our struggles are connected to conflicts within us of which we are not completely aware. I feel that therapy is most effective when the entire person's personality and history are considered instead of just focusing on current problematic behaviors. My work focuses on recognizing long standing relationship patterns that are troublesome as well as developing a more emotionally stable and adaptive personality.
Adoption
(314) 561-7106
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Adoption
When working with individuals, I aim to help them through a collaborative process to understand the underlying issues that are causing them to not live up to their potential. The model which I employ assumes that many of our struggles are connected to conflicts within us of which we are not completely aware. I feel that therapy is most effective when the entire person's personality and history are considered instead of just focusing on current problematic behaviors. My work focuses on recognizing long standing relationship patterns that are troublesome as well as developing a more emotionally stable and adaptive personality.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
After working as a medical social worker and as an adoption social Worker for multiple years, I decided to follow my dream and go into private practice. I am passionate about walking alongside families and individuals as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives. I have extensive training in grief and loss, family therapy, trauma, attachment, play therapy, and theraplay.
Adoption
(417) 815-5772
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Adoption
After working as a medical social worker and as an adoption social Worker for multiple years, I decided to follow my dream and go into private practice. I am passionate about walking alongside families and individuals as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives. I have extensive training in grief and loss, family therapy, trauma, attachment, play therapy, and theraplay.
Photo of Lindsay Elizabeth Walter, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Parenting a child, teen or young adult who is struggling with adoption, trauma, or a mental health issues can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel alone, unsure of how to get yourself or your family the help and care they need. When your child of any age is struggling with a mental health need you may feel: angry, scared, confused, isolated and even ashamed.
Adoption
(844) 283-4870
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Adoption
Parenting a child, teen or young adult who is struggling with adoption, trauma, or a mental health issues can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel alone, unsure of how to get yourself or your family the help and care they need. When your child of any age is struggling with a mental health need you may feel: angry, scared, confused, isolated and even ashamed.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
My speciality is treating children with attachment disturbances. Most of the children I see have been adopted, but many have had other medical and other relationship traumas that have contributed to their current acting out or anxiety issues. Many of the children I see have been previously diagnosed as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Bi-Polar Disorders. I also see adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
Adoption
(314) 551-9323
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Adoption
My speciality is treating children with attachment disturbances. Most of the children I see have been adopted, but many have had other medical and other relationship traumas that have contributed to their current acting out or anxiety issues. Many of the children I see have been previously diagnosed as having Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Bi-Polar Disorders. I also see adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Are you stressed out about life? Maybe it's parenting, maybe it's a relationship, or maybe it's work-life balance. Whatever your struggle, we can work together to get you a sense of relief. If you have been challenged, why continue alone? There is help available and you deserve to be able to live a balanced life.
Adoption
(314) 370-2931
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Adoption
Are you stressed out about life? Maybe it's parenting, maybe it's a relationship, or maybe it's work-life balance. Whatever your struggle, we can work together to get you a sense of relief. If you have been challenged, why continue alone? There is help available and you deserve to be able to live a balanced life.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Verified
I am a curious and creative person who looks at the heart of the problem. Hope and change is possible. Complex relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, attachment, trauma, depression, and anxiety are at the forefront of the issues that I treat the most. If you give change an opportunity, you can strive for the hope and happiness you desire.
Adoption
(615) 265-0195
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Adoption
I am a curious and creative person who looks at the heart of the problem. Hope and change is possible. Complex relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, attachment, trauma, depression, and anxiety are at the forefront of the issues that I treat the most. If you give change an opportunity, you can strive for the hope and happiness you desire.
Photo of Rachel Wethers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Providing online therapy to clients in the states of Illinois, Michigan, or Missouri. Trained and focused in therapies utilizing EMDR, Mindfulness, and Nurturing/Relational approaches with trauma. Special interests in foster care, adoption, and other current or histories of trauma. Most comfortable working with women, teens, and children as young as age 3. Currently not accepting new clients.
Adoption
(314) 441-7189
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Adoption
Providing online therapy to clients in the states of Illinois, Michigan, or Missouri. Trained and focused in therapies utilizing EMDR, Mindfulness, and Nurturing/Relational approaches with trauma. Special interests in foster care, adoption, and other current or histories of trauma. Most comfortable working with women, teens, and children as young as age 3. Currently not accepting new clients.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Adoption
(314) 684-8363
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Adoption
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
In my practice I work with families and children who have experienced trauma and are having attachment difficulties. Many children I see have pre-verbal trauma from parental stress during pregnancy, adoption, neglect, or abuse. Some of the children I see are experiencing traumatic stress due to gender fluidity or gender dysphoria. Because trauma is the result of feeling helpless in a situation, many of the families I see have never thought of their child's behavior as a symptom of a life trauma. This shift in perspective is often the beginning of the healing process.
Adoption
(314) 310-0413
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Adoption
In my practice I work with families and children who have experienced trauma and are having attachment difficulties. Many children I see have pre-verbal trauma from parental stress during pregnancy, adoption, neglect, or abuse. Some of the children I see are experiencing traumatic stress due to gender fluidity or gender dysphoria. Because trauma is the result of feeling helpless in a situation, many of the families I see have never thought of their child's behavior as a symptom of a life trauma. This shift in perspective is often the beginning of the healing process.
Photo of Melissa Rankin-Short, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC Verified
Verified
I believe in the power of human connection. To have someone, at the very least, be present as you move through challenging times can lessen almost any pain or worry experienced. Most people ultimately have the same goal to feel better, secure, and understood. I generally work with adolescents (ages 13+), young adults, persons with acquired or chronic disability, people with mental health concerns, and welcome any individual who finds me to be a good fit in meeting their counseling needs.
Adoption
(636) 306-5035
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Adoption
I believe in the power of human connection. To have someone, at the very least, be present as you move through challenging times can lessen almost any pain or worry experienced. Most people ultimately have the same goal to feel better, secure, and understood. I generally work with adolescents (ages 13+), young adults, persons with acquired or chronic disability, people with mental health concerns, and welcome any individual who finds me to be a good fit in meeting their counseling needs.
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MA, PLPC Verified
Verified
Throughout life we experience many seasons and sometimes life does not go as we have planned. Are you seeking additional support as you face a new season in your life? Counseling offers the opportunity to work through challenges and to move toward a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Adoption
(636) 481-0055
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Adoption
Throughout life we experience many seasons and sometimes life does not go as we have planned. Are you seeking additional support as you face a new season in your life? Counseling offers the opportunity to work through challenges and to move toward a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Photo of Mary C Turner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCDP?;"D Verified
Verified
I look forward to working with clients whose life path may have created difficulties for them that has led them not be the best of who they can be. Each individual's path may have been sprinkled with physical or emotional abuse, neglect, assault, grief and loss, domestic violence, marital or parental discord or a myriad of other situations. Sometimes these life paths create in my clients a feeling of hopeless and loss of self-worth, sometimes these path end with someone needing to determine a plan to leave an unsafe living situation. Sometimes these paths lead to turning to substances and illegal drugs to cope with the internal turmoil and pain. It is my privlege to work with clients to help them identify and bring forth the best of who they are and what they want for their life, their family and their future through their own individual strengths.
Adoption
(417) 350-2967
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Adoption
I look forward to working with clients whose life path may have created difficulties for them that has led them not be the best of who they can be. Each individual's path may have been sprinkled with physical or emotional abuse, neglect, assault, grief and loss, domestic violence, marital or parental discord or a myriad of other situations. Sometimes these life paths create in my clients a feeling of hopeless and loss of self-worth, sometimes these path end with someone needing to determine a plan to leave an unsafe living situation. Sometimes these paths lead to turning to substances and illegal drugs to cope with the internal turmoil and pain. It is my privlege to work with clients to help them identify and bring forth the best of who they are and what they want for their life, their family and their future through their own individual strengths.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
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.
Adoption
(816) 656-3983
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Adoption
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.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63125
You know something isn't right. Your sweet, smart, funny child is miserable. They are angry, sad, filled with attitude, and even worse, they are failing 2 classes! WHY CAN’T YOU JUST BE HAPPY? You scream as they slam the door to their room. And now, you feel completely helpless to change it. You ask them if they're okay, but their response is always the same, I AM FINE! You cannot remember the last time they smiled and the only conversations you have are filled with tears or eye-rolls and attitude. NOBODY understands!
Adoption
(618) 426-5528
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Office is near:
Saint Louis, MO 63125
Adoption
You know something isn't right. Your sweet, smart, funny child is miserable. They are angry, sad, filled with attitude, and even worse, they are failing 2 classes! WHY CAN’T YOU JUST BE HAPPY? You scream as they slam the door to their room. And now, you feel completely helpless to change it. You ask them if they're okay, but their response is always the same, I AM FINE! You cannot remember the last time they smiled and the only conversations you have are filled with tears or eye-rolls and attitude. NOBODY understands!
Photo of Lindsay Frazier
MA, PLPC, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
As a counselor I strive to work with children and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. I possess a wide range of experiences that allows me to meet the diverse need of our community.
Adoption
(833) 618-4735
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Adoption
As a counselor I strive to work with children and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. I possess a wide range of experiences that allows me to meet the diverse need of our community.
Photo of Molly Szweda, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years working as a licensed therapist in counseling, educational and mental health settings. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with relational and life stressors. I provide solution focused therapy and offer tools and skills that empower people to pursue personal growth and success in their daily lives and relationships.
Adoption
(314) 439-8983
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Adoption
I have over 20 years working as a licensed therapist in counseling, educational and mental health settings. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with relational and life stressors. I provide solution focused therapy and offer tools and skills that empower people to pursue personal growth and success in their daily lives and relationships.

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

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

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Missouri are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Missouri

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Missouri you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Missouri and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Missouri or family therapy in Missouri.


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