Gina Rothermel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Not accepting new clients
I find a lot of joy in helping teen, adults and couples discover and reach their goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with non-traditional families formed through foster care, adoption, or blended families, and understand the unique challenges these families face.
(215) 392-6879
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I find a lot of joy in helping teen, adults and couples discover and reach their goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with non-traditional families formed through foster care, adoption, or blended families, and understand the unique challenges these families face.
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Robin E Cain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
My training is in attachment, trauma, adoption, and Internal Family Systems.
When you are doing your best and you are struggling to keep up with your expectations; or when you are just not quite meeting others' expectations regardless of how hard you work, maybe it's time to explore if talking or at least sharing space with someone professional could help. Maybe a part of you doesn't feel okay with the changes or plans that are happening. There is room for that here. I have daytime availability for new people at this time.
(717) 696-0853
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Offers online therapy
My training is in attachment, trauma, adoption, and Internal Family Systems.
When you are doing your best and you are struggling to keep up with your expectations; or when you are just not quite meeting others' expectations regardless of how hard you work, maybe it's time to explore if talking or at least sharing space with someone professional could help. Maybe a part of you doesn't feel okay with the changes or plans that are happening. There is room for that here. I have daytime availability for new people at this time.
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Parenting Services for Families and After Adoption is a prevention-early intervention psychotherapy and educational practice for families with young children, both by birth and via adoption. Elaine Frank and Denise Rowe assist parents in getting to know their infants and toddler's personalities and ways of relating and communicating. The better one knows one's child, the more effective will be parenting strategies. Parent-child groups are a stimulating, enjoyable way to learn about aspects of the parent-child relationship, improve child and parent behavior, and learn about the 'ghosts' one brings from childhood to parenthood.
(215) 650-3271
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Parenting Services for Families and After Adoption is a prevention-early intervention psychotherapy and educational practice for families with young children, both by birth and via adoption. Elaine Frank and Denise Rowe assist parents in getting to know their infants and toddler's personalities and ways of relating and communicating. The better one knows one's child, the more effective will be parenting strategies. Parent-child groups are a stimulating, enjoyable way to learn about aspects of the parent-child relationship, improve child and parent behavior, and learn about the 'ghosts' one brings from childhood to parenthood.
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Robert Allan Hafetz
Counselor, MS, MF, TRS
Offers online therapy
Adoptive and foster families require a specialized approach by a counselor experienced in adoption. Behavioral concerns resulting from the adoption experience are not commonly understood. I have developed a series of educational interventions that use artistic expression to create a narrative. The narrative teaches the child to use words to express emotions. I then use the narrative to create experiences that inspire healing with the assistance of the parents. I teach parents how to attach securely and respond effectively. The misbehavior is not the problem, its the child's solution to the problem.
(267) 337-4548
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Offers online therapy
Adoptive and foster families require a specialized approach by a counselor experienced in adoption. Behavioral concerns resulting from the adoption experience are not commonly understood. I have developed a series of educational interventions that use artistic expression to create a narrative. The narrative teaches the child to use words to express emotions. I then use the narrative to create experiences that inspire healing with the assistance of the parents. I teach parents how to attach securely and respond effectively. The misbehavior is not the problem, its the child's solution to the problem.
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Casie Fisher
MA Verified
Offers online therapy
I combine my own life experiences with my professional training, working with families who have been impacted by adoption or childhood adversity.
We are not meant to do life alone. I am willing to be a safe, respectful, and collaborative guide for you, your relationship, or your family as you turn and make sense of your struggles and find your way toward your longings. If you are done relying on attempts at self-improvement, let’s work together to restore personal, emotional, and relational well-being. A specific problem or crisis may have driven you to seek therapy but you may find that “symptom reduction” is only part of the journey we will take toward wholeness.
(717) 696-0961
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Offers online therapy
I combine my own life experiences with my professional training, working with families who have been impacted by adoption or childhood adversity.
We are not meant to do life alone. I am willing to be a safe, respectful, and collaborative guide for you, your relationship, or your family as you turn and make sense of your struggles and find your way toward your longings. If you are done relying on attempts at self-improvement, let’s work together to restore personal, emotional, and relational well-being. A specific problem or crisis may have driven you to seek therapy but you may find that “symptom reduction” is only part of the journey we will take toward wholeness.
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Kimberly Ann Stenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Kim has a Certificate in Adoption from Rutgers University and specializes in families formed through adoption, and with foster and kinship families.
Kim has over seven years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages. Her treatment of those with loved ones who suffer from substances use issues challenges individual thought processes and family patterns that keep people vulnerable to addiction. Kim has personal and professional experience and training to work with families formed through foster and kinship care and adoption. She can help you to define what you want in your relationships to help create lasting and rewarding relationships. Kim practices from an approach to therapy that considers relational dynamics.
(724) 987-5172
Verified
Kim has a Certificate in Adoption from Rutgers University and specializes in families formed through adoption, and with foster and kinship families.
Kim has over seven years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages. Her treatment of those with loved ones who suffer from substances use issues challenges individual thought processes and family patterns that keep people vulnerable to addiction. Kim has personal and professional experience and training to work with families formed through foster and kinship care and adoption. She can help you to define what you want in your relationships to help create lasting and rewarding relationships. Kim practices from an approach to therapy that considers relational dynamics.
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Karen Mummau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Taking the first step to get counseling takes courage. I specialize in working with adults and teens who are dealing with self harming behaviors, depression, family conflict, issues surrounding adoption, and suicidal thoughts. I work to provide an emotionally safe place where you can explore your struggles, find inner strengths, and be encouraged in relationships with others. Counseling can help you find stability in life by having a trusting and supportive therapist walk along side and support you in your personal journey of healing. Christian faith based counseling services are available upon request.
(717) 271-7866
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Taking the first step to get counseling takes courage. I specialize in working with adults and teens who are dealing with self harming behaviors, depression, family conflict, issues surrounding adoption, and suicidal thoughts. I work to provide an emotionally safe place where you can explore your struggles, find inner strengths, and be encouraged in relationships with others. Counseling can help you find stability in life by having a trusting and supportive therapist walk along side and support you in your personal journey of healing. Christian faith based counseling services are available upon request.
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The Children's Home & Lemieux Family Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Founded in 1893, we have years of experience in providing counseling surrounding family building and adoption.
Do you feel like a piece of yourself, your history, your future, or your identity, is missing? You may feel alone, but you are not. We’re here to help. The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh provides specialized counseling services to individuals, families, and children in the areas of adoption, infertility, assisted reproductive technology, donor conception and pregnancy decision making. We are non-judgmental and willing to consider any option that you are thinking about. We also work with all family types and individuals and do not discriminate.
(412) 214-8895 x2062
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Offers online therapy
Founded in 1893, we have years of experience in providing counseling surrounding family building and adoption.
Do you feel like a piece of yourself, your history, your future, or your identity, is missing? You may feel alone, but you are not. We’re here to help. The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh provides specialized counseling services to individuals, families, and children in the areas of adoption, infertility, assisted reproductive technology, donor conception and pregnancy decision making. We are non-judgmental and willing to consider any option that you are thinking about. We also work with all family types and individuals and do not discriminate.
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Laurie Schein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAMFT, RPT Verified
Offers online therapy
I have worked in various settings including foster care and adoption, in home and community services and outpatient.
I AM CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. My passion for therapy is helping people of all ages discover their full potential in life and overcome obstacles. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to turn and face the challenges you experience and identify new ways to create a meaningful life. To me, therapy is relationship and I would be honored to walk with you along your journey. I would like to offer my training and experiences, both professionally and personally to collaborate with you to help you reach your goals. I look forward to walking with you on this journey of healing and self-discovery!
(717) 850-9573
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Offers online therapy
I have worked in various settings including foster care and adoption, in home and community services and outpatient.
I AM CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. My passion for therapy is helping people of all ages discover their full potential in life and overcome obstacles. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to turn and face the challenges you experience and identify new ways to create a meaningful life. To me, therapy is relationship and I would be honored to walk with you along your journey. I would like to offer my training and experiences, both professionally and personally to collaborate with you to help you reach your goals. I look forward to walking with you on this journey of healing and self-discovery!
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Marcia Delafield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy helping people to work through single event or complex traumatic events, foster care issues, and adoption issues.
Everyone has experienced some sort of trauma in their life. Sometimes this trauma can be too much for us. We might say to ourselves, 'just get over it', but it's not that easy. Let me guide you through proven strategies for recovering from trauma, adversity, and emotional strain. I successfully treat adults and children who are trying to recover from a variety of emotional ordeals. Together we can restore your resiliency to the point where you feel confident enough to overcome life's challenges.
(717) 208-8366
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Not accepting new clients
I enjoy helping people to work through single event or complex traumatic events, foster care issues, and adoption issues.
Everyone has experienced some sort of trauma in their life. Sometimes this trauma can be too much for us. We might say to ourselves, 'just get over it', but it's not that easy. Let me guide you through proven strategies for recovering from trauma, adversity, and emotional strain. I successfully treat adults and children who are trying to recover from a variety of emotional ordeals. Together we can restore your resiliency to the point where you feel confident enough to overcome life's challenges.
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Angelle E. Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced and compassionate Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and re-author their stories. I have experience working with people from diverse family structures in many different settings. For over 17 years, I have worked with individuals and families, and I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
(267) 477-7302
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Offers online therapy
I am an experienced and compassionate Family Therapist, specializing in adoption, foster care, trauma and grief. My goal is to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and re-author their stories. I have experience working with people from diverse family structures in many different settings. For over 17 years, I have worked with individuals and families, and I enjoy helping them find a way to move toward a better future.
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Debrah Anne Cohen
MFT, MHL Verified
Offers online therapy
As an adoptee, and adoption-competent therapist, I am very passionate about working with adult adoptees.
Congratulations on taking the first step on the path towards your healing. Are you and your partner "stuck"? Would you like to explore how you are impacted by being adopted? I can be there to guide you, witness your deepest emotions and support you on the journey. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions. All you need is a phone and/or computer.
(215) 544-2012
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Offers online therapy
As an adoptee, and adoption-competent therapist, I am very passionate about working with adult adoptees.
Congratulations on taking the first step on the path towards your healing. Are you and your partner "stuck"? Would you like to explore how you are impacted by being adopted? I can be there to guide you, witness your deepest emotions and support you on the journey. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions. All you need is a phone and/or computer.
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Crystal Oakman (Formerly Rice)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I provide answers to your life's struggles. My one-of-a-kind therapeutic consulting blends solutions focused mentoring & coaching with counseling and therapy techniques to help you identify & resolve personal, relationship, and family challenges, all with a uniquely honest approach. I am certified in Advanced Trauma Treatment, am adoption competent, and specialize in helping others with their relationships, even the one you have with yourself.
(301) 539-9256
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Offers online therapy
I provide answers to your life's struggles. My one-of-a-kind therapeutic consulting blends solutions focused mentoring & coaching with counseling and therapy techniques to help you identify & resolve personal, relationship, and family challenges, all with a uniquely honest approach. I am certified in Advanced Trauma Treatment, am adoption competent, and specialize in helping others with their relationships, even the one you have with yourself.
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Jade Autumn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Jade is passionate about and experienced in working with youth, young adults, children and families of foster-care and/or adoption, as well as refugees and immigrants of all ages.
"I think we can all agree, life is hard! Sometimes the most honest, brave, and difficult thing we can do is reach out for support. Kudos to you for starting this courageous (and maybe scary) process! Needing support does not mean you are weak or broken, it means you are human. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel safe and comfortable bringing your whole, authentic self into our work together. I find using humor, whenever appropriate, helps to disarm fears and facades while building a trusting relationship between client and clinician.
(610) 947-4743
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Jade is passionate about and experienced in working with youth, young adults, children and families of foster-care and/or adoption, as well as refugees and immigrants of all ages.
"I think we can all agree, life is hard! Sometimes the most honest, brave, and difficult thing we can do is reach out for support. Kudos to you for starting this courageous (and maybe scary) process! Needing support does not mean you are weak or broken, it means you are human. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel safe and comfortable bringing your whole, authentic self into our work together. I find using humor, whenever appropriate, helps to disarm fears and facades while building a trusting relationship between client and clinician.
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Jennie (Glover) Lawler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Help is here. I work closely with children, teens, and their parents to create an individualized treatment plan, utilizing clients' strengths to maximize treatment. I also specialize in working with children and teens with adoption, foster care, and attachment issues.
(717) 322-0418
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Help is here. I work closely with children, teens, and their parents to create an individualized treatment plan, utilizing clients' strengths to maximize treatment. I also specialize in working with children and teens with adoption, foster care, and attachment issues.
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Susan V. Brewer
Counselor/Life Coach, BS, CADC, CC Verified
Focus is on relationship patterns, self-esteem, goal-setting, and adoption.
WELCOME TO LIVING A LIFE OF BALANCE All of us face struggles in our lives. We experience problems and difficulties sometimes on a daily basis and other times only occasionally. When we feel stuck we have a tendency to repeat negative or self-defeating patterns/behaviors. This repetition often causes us to become overly critical of ourselves. Our work together is designed to help you to understand the why and how so that you can make the changes you want in your life. Change is never easy; however it is so worth it!! You will be pleasantly surprised by how happy you have become.
(215) 297-4277
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Focus is on relationship patterns, self-esteem, goal-setting, and adoption.
WELCOME TO LIVING A LIFE OF BALANCE All of us face struggles in our lives. We experience problems and difficulties sometimes on a daily basis and other times only occasionally. When we feel stuck we have a tendency to repeat negative or self-defeating patterns/behaviors. This repetition often causes us to become overly critical of ourselves. Our work together is designed to help you to understand the why and how so that you can make the changes you want in your life. Change is never easy; however it is so worth it!! You will be pleasantly surprised by how happy you have become.
Karen M Seif
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW Verified
Offers online therapy
"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/I learn by going where I have to go." These words from Theodore Roethke's beautiful poem "The Waking" describe my approach to life and to therapy. Each day is a new beginning, part of a longer journey, and an opportunity to grow into the person you're meant to be. I am a seasoned therapist who brings maturity, humor, and life experience to my work. I offer affordable telecounseling for adults in PA, MA, and WI, with expertise in Young Adults, LGBTQ+ Community, Adoption, and Parenting.
(215) 234-1083
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Offers online therapy
"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/I learn by going where I have to go." These words from Theodore Roethke's beautiful poem "The Waking" describe my approach to life and to therapy. Each day is a new beginning, part of a longer journey, and an opportunity to grow into the person you're meant to be. I am a seasoned therapist who brings maturity, humor, and life experience to my work. I offer affordable telecounseling for adults in PA, MA, and WI, with expertise in Young Adults, LGBTQ+ Community, Adoption, and Parenting.
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Anne Unterkoefler LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have worked at an adoption agency which increased my knowledge of adoption related issues for the adoptee and their families.
As a therapist for 25+ years, I believe it is important to recognize a person's strengths to help them deal with emotional difficulties when they occur. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and the elderly to enhance their coping skills, so they have a variety of options to deal with their life stresses. I enjoy working in collaboration with people of all ages and diagnoses to achieve their mental health goals. Being trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy I have a wealth of knowledge in teaching coping skills to help a wide variety of diagnoses.
(484) 350-5345
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Offers online therapy
I have worked at an adoption agency which increased my knowledge of adoption related issues for the adoptee and their families.
As a therapist for 25+ years, I believe it is important to recognize a person's strengths to help them deal with emotional difficulties when they occur. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and the elderly to enhance their coping skills, so they have a variety of options to deal with their life stresses. I enjoy working in collaboration with people of all ages and diagnoses to achieve their mental health goals. Being trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy I have a wealth of knowledge in teaching coping skills to help a wide variety of diagnoses.
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Nancy Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
I offer many years of experience in treating anxiety and depression, as well as trauma. Unaddressed trauma is often the cause of anxiety and depression. I use an eclectic, holistic approach and have interest in spirituality and religion. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing) and Thought Field Therapy, both state of the art treatments. Also experienced in all types of family and couples work, adoption adjustment work and attachment problems. Physical health is addressed and suggestions are made and referrals given if needed. Good with anxiety in people of all ages. Good with teenagers and children over age five.
(484) 494-2769
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I offer many years of experience in treating anxiety and depression, as well as trauma. Unaddressed trauma is often the cause of anxiety and depression. I use an eclectic, holistic approach and have interest in spirituality and religion. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing) and Thought Field Therapy, both state of the art treatments. Also experienced in all types of family and couples work, adoption adjustment work and attachment problems. Physical health is addressed and suggestions are made and referrals given if needed. Good with anxiety in people of all ages. Good with teenagers and children over age five.
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Gina Dattilo, PsyD-Forward Focus Therapy, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Many adoptees feel the need to talk about their emotions & thoughts surrounding their adoption story.
WEEKEND & EVENING online therapy openings. You are feeling, tired, isolated, & overwhelmed. You have lost your passion & drive. You want to find a better way to manage your life. You do not need to do it alone. Together, we will focus on the present, using practical, effective strategies you can use daily to help you achieve a work/life balance & well being. The individuals I work with are comfortable with technology, have a sense of humor, & are motivated to change. They value an online experience & enjoy the benefits of an experienced psychologist, while being in a comfortable location, at a convenient time.
(484) 874-7120
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Offers online therapy
Many adoptees feel the need to talk about their emotions & thoughts surrounding their adoption story.
WEEKEND & EVENING online therapy openings. You are feeling, tired, isolated, & overwhelmed. You have lost your passion & drive. You want to find a better way to manage your life. You do not need to do it alone. Together, we will focus on the present, using practical, effective strategies you can use daily to help you achieve a work/life balance & well being. The individuals I work with are comfortable with technology, have a sense of humor, & are motivated to change. They value an online experience & enjoy the benefits of an experienced psychologist, while being in a comfortable location, at a convenient time.

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