Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10016
"People enter therapy looking for results and relief. I like to identify issues quickly and focus on alleviating distress. In addition to couples counseling and general practice with individuals, I run support groups for adoptive parents. Parenting is a challenge. Adoptive parenting has additional challenges. My groups offer a safe space to explore issues and receive support. I take great pleasure in engaging people and offering an environment that allows people to arrive at unique solutions to their lives. I work with individuals, couples and groups. "
Adoption
(646) 490-9946
Verified
New York, New York 10016
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Adoption
"People enter therapy looking for results and relief. I like to identify issues quickly and focus on alleviating distress. In addition to couples counseling and general practice with individuals, I run support groups for adoptive parents. Parenting is a challenge. Adoptive parenting has additional challenges. My groups offer a safe space to explore issues and receive support. I take great pleasure in engaging people and offering an environment that allows people to arrive at unique solutions to their lives. I work with individuals, couples and groups. "
Tasha Blaine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10128
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a therapist with a passion for supporting individuals, families and children as they explore their challenges and move forward toward change. I came to this career after spending many years as a writer and editor. My past work informs and enriches my work with clients today. I believe in the power of narrative and the importance of telling our stories and having our voices heard. I take an active, down-to-earth approach, and I will meet you with curiosity, humor, empathy and respect. "
Adoption
(917) 809-5832
Verified
New York, New York 10128
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Adoption
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a therapist with a passion for supporting individuals, families and children as they explore their challenges and move forward toward change. I came to this career after spending many years as a writer and editor. My past work informs and enriches my work with clients today. I believe in the power of narrative and the importance of telling our stories and having our voices heard. I take an active, down-to-earth approach, and I will meet you with curiosity, humor, empathy and respect. "
Emily Collins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10006
"All of us hit points in our lives when we need a little extra help. Whether it is facing a new crisis, struggling with difficulties in a relationship, or coping with a long-standing mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, therapy can be helpful by providing a space for growth, change, and healing. Throughout my over ten years of practicing psychotherapy, I have felt privileged to witness and be a part of that healing process with my clients."
Adoption
(917) 746-0952
Verified
New York, New York 10006
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Adoption
"All of us hit points in our lives when we need a little extra help. Whether it is facing a new crisis, struggling with difficulties in a relationship, or coping with a long-standing mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, therapy can be helpful by providing a space for growth, change, and healing. Throughout my over ten years of practicing psychotherapy, I have felt privileged to witness and be a part of that healing process with my clients."
Mark Lacava, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10128
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience. My approach is eclectic. Over the years I have had the chance to work with and study numerous therapeutic models. I provide emotional support, practical skills, and tools to improve your daily life. I know that one size does not fit all and that each person is unique. I want you to feel comfortable so you can express the issues that brought either you or your family to therapy. You will leave a session feeling heard and supported with some tools and insights to face the world with more confidence."
Adoption
(917) 809-5759
Verified
New York, New York 10128
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Adoption
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience. My approach is eclectic. Over the years I have had the chance to work with and study numerous therapeutic models. I provide emotional support, practical skills, and tools to improve your daily life. I know that one size does not fit all and that each person is unique. I want you to feel comfortable so you can express the issues that brought either you or your family to therapy. You will leave a session feeling heard and supported with some tools and insights to face the world with more confidence."
Christine Tangel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10128
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience who specializes in working with children and families. I provide therapy to using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each person. I am experienced in helping people address symptoms of trauma, grief & loss and depression and anxiety. I provide emotional support, practical skills, and tools to improve your daily life. I also provide coaching services for short-term work on specific issues of parenting, talking about adoption, and search & reconnection with birth/first family."
Adoption
(917) 383-0361
Verified
New York, New York 10128
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Adoption
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience who specializes in working with children and families. I provide therapy to using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each person. I am experienced in helping people address symptoms of trauma, grief & loss and depression and anxiety. I provide emotional support, practical skills, and tools to improve your daily life. I also provide coaching services for short-term work on specific issues of parenting, talking about adoption, and search & reconnection with birth/first family."
Wendy Susan Freund, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10003
"Do you wake up with a sense of dread? Do you think you push people away at home or at the workplace? Would you like to feel better about your life? I help people problem solve in order to gain a sense of control over their lives. I encourage my clients to assess their own behaviors and consider changes that will lead to a more optimistic approach to their situation and a more positive view of themselves. Many of my clients are in the arts; they may feel stuck creatively and need help gaining a fresh perspective."
Adoption
(917) 382-9220
Verified
New York, New York 10003
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Adoption
"Do you wake up with a sense of dread? Do you think you push people away at home or at the workplace? Would you like to feel better about your life? I help people problem solve in order to gain a sense of control over their lives. I encourage my clients to assess their own behaviors and consider changes that will lead to a more optimistic approach to their situation and a more positive view of themselves. Many of my clients are in the arts; they may feel stuck creatively and need help gaining a fresh perspective."
Ciara McLaughlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10016
"I acknowledge and admire the strength and courage it takes to seek out and begin therapy. Life is rife with joys, challenges, surprises, and new experiences; my goal is to help my clients navigate, make sense of, and integrate these transitions into their daily lives. I truly believe therapy can help everyone gain greater insight into themselves, their identities, and their relationships, leading to a sense of peace and promoting healing. My approach utilizes careful and supportive listening as well as relational and trauma-informed psychodynamic techniques to help my clients feel heard and resolve painful or challenging issues. "
Adoption
(646) 762-9014
Verified
New York, New York 10016
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Adoption
"I acknowledge and admire the strength and courage it takes to seek out and begin therapy. Life is rife with joys, challenges, surprises, and new experiences; my goal is to help my clients navigate, make sense of, and integrate these transitions into their daily lives. I truly believe therapy can help everyone gain greater insight into themselves, their identities, and their relationships, leading to a sense of peace and promoting healing. My approach utilizes careful and supportive listening as well as relational and trauma-informed psychodynamic techniques to help my clients feel heard and resolve painful or challenging issues. "
Amy Magratten, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10038
"Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you blaming yourself because you don’t know what to do to get out of the pain you’re feeling?  Part of the difficulty might be because you aren’t designed to cope with life alone - none of us are. As humans we need the safety and presence of another person listening to us to begin to untangle our problems."
Adoption
(917) 979-9926
Verified
New York, New York 10038
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Adoption
"Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you blaming yourself because you don’t know what to do to get out of the pain you’re feeling?  Part of the difficulty might be because you aren’t designed to cope with life alone - none of us are. As humans we need the safety and presence of another person listening to us to begin to untangle our problems."
Jennifer Griesbach Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10016
"I help people wanting to heal trauma, including adoptees and others with early trauma, move towards the life and relationships they want. I use the wisdom of the body as well as the mind to work with people on issues of identity, connection, anxiety, depression and how trauma is held in the body, the way the body keeps the score. My goal is to help you find both symptom relief and, if you want it, deeper change. Together we will look at whatever gets in the way of you feeling embodied and connected, and grounded in your sense of self. I work on this with individuals and also in groups (see below, I have two groups for adoptees)."
Adoption
(347) 682-4061
Verified
New York, New York 10016
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Adoption
"I help people wanting to heal trauma, including adoptees and others with early trauma, move towards the life and relationships they want. I use the wisdom of the body as well as the mind to work with people on issues of identity, connection, anxiety, depression and how trauma is held in the body, the way the body keeps the score. My goal is to help you find both symptom relief and, if you want it, deeper change. Together we will look at whatever gets in the way of you feeling embodied and connected, and grounded in your sense of self. I work on this with individuals and also in groups (see below, I have two groups for adoptees)."
Candice Presseau, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10001
"Using my extensive experience working with individuals impacted by adoption, trauma, substance use, and difficult interpersonal relationships, my private practice is devoted to aiding individuals as well as parents, relatives, and significant others receive much needed support and education about these experiences. In my therapy and consultation services, I provide a unique perspective, rooted in my training across research and clinical contexts, to guide individuals and their loved ones through mental health challenges. I offer free phone consultations in the evenings to discuss your needs and Saturday in-person appointments."
Adoption
(917) 746-5076
Verified
New York, New York 10001
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Adoption
"Using my extensive experience working with individuals impacted by adoption, trauma, substance use, and difficult interpersonal relationships, my private practice is devoted to aiding individuals as well as parents, relatives, and significant others receive much needed support and education about these experiences. In my therapy and consultation services, I provide a unique perspective, rooted in my training across research and clinical contexts, to guide individuals and their loved ones through mental health challenges. I offer free phone consultations in the evenings to discuss your needs and Saturday in-person appointments."
Elizabeth M. Studwell, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10013
"I am a clinical psychologist with expertise providing individual and family psychotherapy for trauma, adoption, and anxiety. I love what I do and am passionate about supporting children, families, and adults as they traverse life's challenges. I believe everyone is unique and deserves highly attuned support when life's struggles present themselves. I consider therapy a positive outlet to discuss, explore, and change aspects of our lives holding us back. I utilize a powerful combination of evidence-based and attachment-focused interventions and work in a collaborative way helping empower individuals and families grow their unique strengths."
Adoption
(646) 307-1931
Verified
New York, New York 10013
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Adoption
"I am a clinical psychologist with expertise providing individual and family psychotherapy for trauma, adoption, and anxiety. I love what I do and am passionate about supporting children, families, and adults as they traverse life's challenges. I believe everyone is unique and deserves highly attuned support when life's struggles present themselves. I consider therapy a positive outlet to discuss, explore, and change aspects of our lives holding us back. I utilize a powerful combination of evidence-based and attachment-focused interventions and work in a collaborative way helping empower individuals and families grow their unique strengths."
Jazmin Langfelder, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10005
"I empower and advocate for my clients by providing evidence based counseling. This enriches how clients interact with the community and people in their lives. I understand the social and educational systems of communities throughout NYC. I have 10 years of experience creating and designing after-school programs to close achievement and gender gaps. I know what resources are available for my clients and I work to create resources when there are none."
Adoption
(347) 801-7317
Verified
New York, New York 10005
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Adoption
"I empower and advocate for my clients by providing evidence based counseling. This enriches how clients interact with the community and people in their lives. I understand the social and educational systems of communities throughout NYC. I have 10 years of experience creating and designing after-school programs to close achievement and gender gaps. I know what resources are available for my clients and I work to create resources when there are none."
Anne F Malave, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10019
"Are you feeling isolated, alone, overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Psychotherapy may help. I am a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst with an interactive and pragmatic approach to life's problems and challenges. I help people develop strengths, cultivate relationships, and build resilience. I help people with anxiety, depression, mood and adjustment disorders, and relationship issues, etc. and I also specialize in (in)fertility, adoption, all areas of family building, eating disorders and addictions. I teach, supervise, consult, write, and actively participate in my professional communities. I am British, living in US since 1976."
Adoption
(646) 374-4085
Verified
New York, New York 10019
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Adoption
"Are you feeling isolated, alone, overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Psychotherapy may help. I am a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst with an interactive and pragmatic approach to life's problems and challenges. I help people develop strengths, cultivate relationships, and build resilience. I help people with anxiety, depression, mood and adjustment disorders, and relationship issues, etc. and I also specialize in (in)fertility, adoption, all areas of family building, eating disorders and addictions. I teach, supervise, consult, write, and actively participate in my professional communities. I am British, living in US since 1976."
Lisa Schuman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10023
"After more than two decades in the field of family building, we are uniquely qualified to help you achieve your family building goals. Whether you need guidance navigating your fertility or adoption process, thinking about egg freezing, considering using donor sperm or eggs to have a child or coping with difficult parenting issues we can assist you in realizing your dreams and help make your journey easier. We also can provide assessments for donor egg, donor sperm or surrogacy arrangements. "
Adoption
(646) 681-4377
Verified
New York, New York 10023
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Adoption
"After more than two decades in the field of family building, we are uniquely qualified to help you achieve your family building goals. Whether you need guidance navigating your fertility or adoption process, thinking about egg freezing, considering using donor sperm or eggs to have a child or coping with difficult parenting issues we can assist you in realizing your dreams and help make your journey easier. We also can provide assessments for donor egg, donor sperm or surrogacy arrangements. "
Sara Lavner, Licensed Psychoanalyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, NCPsyA, LP
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10011
"I have been working for many years as a drama therapist and psychoanalyst and have helped people live more fulfilling lives. I work with individuals and couples in Greenwich Village. I am an expert on adoption issues but also work in all areas. I work well with couples and find all of my work interesting and exciting. Sometimes I use the drama therapy in combination with psychoanalysis and at other times, I just use the techniques of psychoanalysis. It will all depend on the patient."
Adoption
(646) 576-7787
Verified
New York, New York 10011
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Adoption
"I have been working for many years as a drama therapist and psychoanalyst and have helped people live more fulfilling lives. I work with individuals and couples in Greenwich Village. I am an expert on adoption issues but also work in all areas. I work well with couples and find all of my work interesting and exciting. Sometimes I use the drama therapy in combination with psychoanalysis and at other times, I just use the techniques of psychoanalysis. It will all depend on the patient."
Phyllis Lowinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
New York, New York 10024
"I believe that therapy is helpful when the therapist creates an environment in which the client's feelings and thoughts can be expressed freely. My role is to be an active listener providing feedback, which will help the client understand the obstacles preventing them from reaching their potential and goals. I believe that both looking at factors in an individual's past and the interaction between the client and the therapist can offer clues that foster the work. As a full time private practitioner for almost 30 years, I have specialized in the counseling individuals dealing with infertility, adoption and third party reproduction."
Adoption
(646) 350-0363
New York, New York 10024
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Adoption
"I believe that therapy is helpful when the therapist creates an environment in which the client's feelings and thoughts can be expressed freely. My role is to be an active listener providing feedback, which will help the client understand the obstacles preventing them from reaching their potential and goals. I believe that both looking at factors in an individual's past and the interaction between the client and the therapist can offer clues that foster the work. As a full time private practitioner for almost 30 years, I have specialized in the counseling individuals dealing with infertility, adoption and third party reproduction."
Emily Becker-Weidman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10010
"I offer a variety of assessment and treatment services for children, teens, and adults. I have 10+ years experience working with children and families, helping them cope with a wide variety of issues. I specialize in attachment focused treatment and mood disorders. I work with parents to learn more adaptive ways to relate to their child and help children develop their ability to cope more effectively with stressful feelings and deepen their capacity to form close relationships. I also work with your child to develop skills to better cope with their worries, self-criticism or depressive feelings."
Adoption
(646) 699-3598
Verified
New York, New York 10010
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Adoption
"I offer a variety of assessment and treatment services for children, teens, and adults. I have 10+ years experience working with children and families, helping them cope with a wide variety of issues. I specialize in attachment focused treatment and mood disorders. I work with parents to learn more adaptive ways to relate to their child and help children develop their ability to cope more effectively with stressful feelings and deepen their capacity to form close relationships. I also work with your child to develop skills to better cope with their worries, self-criticism or depressive feelings."
Ellen Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10025
"I am a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience who works with individual adults and adolescents. I have an interactive style and strive to create a warm and safe environment in which to discuss your concerns. I work with patients who are dealing with many issues: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, career frustrations, addictions, etc. I like to work with people grappling with transitions - adulthood, marriage, separation or divorce, parenthood and career change. In addition, I have a subspecialty in infertility, adoption and third party reproduction."
Adoption
(646) 783-2466
Verified
New York, New York 10025
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Adoption
"I am a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience who works with individual adults and adolescents. I have an interactive style and strive to create a warm and safe environment in which to discuss your concerns. I work with patients who are dealing with many issues: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, career frustrations, addictions, etc. I like to work with people grappling with transitions - adulthood, marriage, separation or divorce, parenthood and career change. In addition, I have a subspecialty in infertility, adoption and third party reproduction."
Beth Friedberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10128
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. My focus is helping families thrive. Parents typically come to me for help with establishing routines, navigating open adoption, talking about adoption, and developing effective discipline techniques. I offer parent coaching sessions in-person or over the phone on a variety of issues in an accepting, nonjudgmental environment. Parents will leave our coaching sessions feeling more confident in their parenting style and with additional practical parenting resources."
Adoption
(917) 924-6696
Verified
New York, New York 10128
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Adoption
"I exclusively serve individuals and families connected to adoption. I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. My focus is helping families thrive. Parents typically come to me for help with establishing routines, navigating open adoption, talking about adoption, and developing effective discipline techniques. I offer parent coaching sessions in-person or over the phone on a variety of issues in an accepting, nonjudgmental environment. Parents will leave our coaching sessions feeling more confident in their parenting style and with additional practical parenting resources."
Carolyn Berger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
New York, New York 10016
"For many, the path to parenthood isn't easy. I have been helping couples and individuals create families for over 25 years. My practice is devoted to infertility, adoption and all forms of family building. I counsel couples and individuals coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, IVF and other family building options including donor egg/sperm/embryo and compassionate surrogacy. I educate people about adoption and offer support and guidance throughout the process. I coach parents on how to talk to their child about their beginnings. I also do assessments of egg donors and intended parents interviews for IVF centers."
Adoption
(914) 359-2110
Verified
New York, New York 10016
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Adoption
"For many, the path to parenthood isn't easy. I have been helping couples and individuals create families for over 25 years. My practice is devoted to infertility, adoption and all forms of family building. I counsel couples and individuals coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, IVF and other family building options including donor egg/sperm/embryo and compassionate surrogacy. I educate people about adoption and offer support and guidance throughout the process. I coach parents on how to talk to their child about their beginnings. I also do assessments of egg donors and intended parents interviews for IVF centers."

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

They provide New York 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 New York are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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