Adoption Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Photo of Jennifer Rosenfeld, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Phoenix, AZ
Jennifer Rosenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85005
As a trauma, attachment and adoption specialist I have received years of specialized training.
I have been a clinical therapist for over 25 years working primarily with children, adolescents, families, and young adults. I have worked with some of the more difficult needs that children and adolescents have with a specialty in attachment, trauma and adoption. Additionally, I have experience in social/peer issues, school problems and anxiety.
As a trauma, attachment and adoption specialist I have received years of specialized training.
I have been a clinical therapist for over 25 years working primarily with children, adolescents, families, and young adults. I have worked with some of the more difficult needs that children and adolescents have with a specialty in attachment, trauma and adoption. Additionally, I have experience in social/peer issues, school problems and anxiety.
(516) 830-4803 View (516) 830-4803
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Lisa Fortino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85054
I came to this work as a result of the adoption of my daughter through the foster care system in California. From the day I began work, I have devoted my work to the well-being of others. I specialize in: EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, trauma therapy, Gottman Method of couples therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, strengths-base therapies and more. I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families through difficult times and assist people in finding their best selves. I truly have seen real growth and healing in people through positive guidance.
I came to this work as a result of the adoption of my daughter through the foster care system in California. From the day I began work, I have devoted my work to the well-being of others. I specialize in: EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, trauma therapy, Gottman Method of couples therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, strengths-base therapies and more. I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families through difficult times and assist people in finding their best selves. I truly have seen real growth and healing in people through positive guidance.
(480) 498-0848 View (480) 498-0848
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John Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85002
My main specialty is adoption and attachment. I was adopted and have reunited with my birth parents and have worked with hundreds of adoptees as well as adoptive parents seeking to understand their child/young adult. I work best with those who are seeking insights into themselves. I can help guide you if you are looking to do some self exploration and find out why you keep repeating the same patterns. I have worked extensively with teens, young adults, and with parents. I have treated many families who are struggling with navigating issues related to family dynamics.
My main specialty is adoption and attachment. I was adopted and have reunited with my birth parents and have worked with hundreds of adoptees as well as adoptive parents seeking to understand their child/young adult. I work best with those who are seeking insights into themselves. I can help guide you if you are looking to do some self exploration and find out why you keep repeating the same patterns. I have worked extensively with teens, young adults, and with parents. I have treated many families who are struggling with navigating issues related to family dynamics.
(928) 863-7282 View (928) 863-7282
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Amanda Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Maybe you're feeling less than confident in knowing how to best support your child with school issues, anxiety, anger issues, adoption, family conflict, working through trauma or other concerns. Lets work together! As a therapist, I value providing a non-judgmental, empathetic and collaborative relationship with my clients, as well as supporting you as the parent in finding your own strength and confidence in your parenting. You don’t have to go it alone! My goal is to help you see that you already have the tools needed to help create calm, peace and happiness for yourself and your family.
Maybe you're feeling less than confident in knowing how to best support your child with school issues, anxiety, anger issues, adoption, family conflict, working through trauma or other concerns. Lets work together! As a therapist, I value providing a non-judgmental, empathetic and collaborative relationship with my clients, as well as supporting you as the parent in finding your own strength and confidence in your parenting. You don’t have to go it alone! My goal is to help you see that you already have the tools needed to help create calm, peace and happiness for yourself and your family.
(623) 624-9159 View (623) 624-9159
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Lori Lichte-Brill
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85029
You don't have to do this alone. I have 20 years of experience dealing with issues affecting young children and their caregivers. I provide psychological assessment and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (children and adults), parent/child relationship issues, abuse/trauma/neglect, and attachment/foster-care/adoption issues. All family members can receive assessment and treatment, regardless of age, in order to improve individual and family functioning, and the experience of joy. I also assess children in their school or daycare setting, and provide assistance with IEP/IFSP meetings. I use both relational and behavioral strategies for treatment.
You don't have to do this alone. I have 20 years of experience dealing with issues affecting young children and their caregivers. I provide psychological assessment and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (children and adults), parent/child relationship issues, abuse/trauma/neglect, and attachment/foster-care/adoption issues. All family members can receive assessment and treatment, regardless of age, in order to improve individual and family functioning, and the experience of joy. I also assess children in their school or daycare setting, and provide assistance with IEP/IFSP meetings. I use both relational and behavioral strategies for treatment.
(623) 850-8954 View (623) 850-8954
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Adam Lovallo Counseling
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85032  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual counseling, with experience working on the following issues: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, grief, LGBTQ, adoption, substance abuse and video game addiction, as well low self-esteem.
I am Telehealth Therapist, licensed to serve Arizona residents. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years, my job is to help you to address the challenges in your life by providing you with a safe space to discover and embrace your true authentic self first and foremost. I can help you achieve this by providing you with constructive feedback coupled with unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts and behavior affect your feelings. So let's move you from a place of simply existing and enduring life to actually living life to its fullest!
I specialize in individual counseling, with experience working on the following issues: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, grief, LGBTQ, adoption, substance abuse and video game addiction, as well low self-esteem.
I am Telehealth Therapist, licensed to serve Arizona residents. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years, my job is to help you to address the challenges in your life by providing you with a safe space to discover and embrace your true authentic self first and foremost. I can help you achieve this by providing you with constructive feedback coupled with unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts and behavior affect your feelings. So let's move you from a place of simply existing and enduring life to actually living life to its fullest!
(520) 224-1007 View (520) 224-1007
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Anita Lindsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003
ACCepting New Clients! Are you struggling with relationships, self love, anxiety, loss of a loved one, depression, suicidal thoughts, or family issues? I have worked with All AGES and their families who have experienced a range of COMPLEX traumas, grief and loss, and coped with developmental disabilities. I have an Attachment and Emotion Focused Approach along with other skills such as Cognitive Behavior Therapist and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have also helped families and caretakers navigate the emotional complexities of foster care and adoption. Knowledgeable on resources and helping families decide approaches.
ACCepting New Clients! Are you struggling with relationships, self love, anxiety, loss of a loved one, depression, suicidal thoughts, or family issues? I have worked with All AGES and their families who have experienced a range of COMPLEX traumas, grief and loss, and coped with developmental disabilities. I have an Attachment and Emotion Focused Approach along with other skills such as Cognitive Behavior Therapist and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have also helped families and caretakers navigate the emotional complexities of foster care and adoption. Knowledgeable on resources and helping families decide approaches.
(480) 800-0249 View (480) 800-0249
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Kimberly Craig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
I also specialize in working with Adoptees and issues related to Adoption.
I have been practicing therapy for over 14 years and I am passionate about supporting my clients in their personal growth. I use a person - centered approach while exploring the past and present and challenging distorted negative cognitions when appropriate. The decision to enter therapy is not an easy one and my goal is to offer support in a safe and compassionate space. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Somatic Experiencing. These training provide me with a wide variety of tools/skills to offer my clients.
I also specialize in working with Adoptees and issues related to Adoption.
I have been practicing therapy for over 14 years and I am passionate about supporting my clients in their personal growth. I use a person - centered approach while exploring the past and present and challenging distorted negative cognitions when appropriate. The decision to enter therapy is not an easy one and my goal is to offer support in a safe and compassionate space. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Somatic Experiencing. These training provide me with a wide variety of tools/skills to offer my clients.
(970) 465-5250 View (970) 465-5250
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Nancy Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself frustrated by your teen’s behavior? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing you were a better parent? Parenting can give you enormous rewards and also deeply challenge your limits. It can bring up experiences from your own upbringing that you thought you had left behind. I help parents address the stresses that come with parenting so they can focus on enjoying their relationship with their teen.
Do you find yourself frustrated by your teen’s behavior? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing you were a better parent? Parenting can give you enormous rewards and also deeply challenge your limits. It can bring up experiences from your own upbringing that you thought you had left behind. I help parents address the stresses that come with parenting so they can focus on enjoying their relationship with their teen.
(602) 497-0371 View (602) 497-0371
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The Empowerment Group,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, RN, BSN
Verified
9 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044
STARTING NEW GROUP ON SHAME RESILIENCY CALL 602-525-5783 TO JOIN. What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Let's get started! I work with individuals and families from birth to 100+! I have literally worked with families from birth to the end of life, focusing on working through those matters or events in life that hold each of us back from our full potential. Isn't it time for your optimal life? Life can be heavy and I will work with you and your family or friends to help you locate and access your inner strength to guide your life's journey.
STARTING NEW GROUP ON SHAME RESILIENCY CALL 602-525-5783 TO JOIN. What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Let's get started! I work with individuals and families from birth to 100+! I have literally worked with families from birth to the end of life, focusing on working through those matters or events in life that hold each of us back from our full potential. Isn't it time for your optimal life? Life can be heavy and I will work with you and your family or friends to help you locate and access your inner strength to guide your life's journey.
(602) 663-9111 View (602) 663-9111
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Jessica Utterback
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85015
I am an EMDR therapist who works to find the root causes for client’s symptoms. My goal is to help the client discover the root of what’s causing distress and work to heal the root and not just treat the symptoms. I approach treatment through a trauma-informed lens which means I pay particular attention to adverse experiences throughout one's life and how those experiences and the beliefs one has about that value and identity.
I am an EMDR therapist who works to find the root causes for client’s symptoms. My goal is to help the client discover the root of what’s causing distress and work to heal the root and not just treat the symptoms. I approach treatment through a trauma-informed lens which means I pay particular attention to adverse experiences throughout one's life and how those experiences and the beliefs one has about that value and identity.
(480) 999-9368 View (480) 999-9368
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Elizabeth Brooks Gollobin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, DMHC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028  (Online Only)
In my experience, we all find ourselves stumbling in life in some way or another. I have extensive training and experience working with clients that struggle with self harm, suffer from depression and anxiety, struggle with low self esteem, are working through couple and family conflicts, feel swallowed by shame and/or guilt, and are stumbling on their journey towards healing, self acceptance, and happiness. My role is to be the therapeutic resource that brings the overflowing tool box of options to use on your journey. Together, as a team, we find and follow what works best for you to meet your therapeutic goals.
In my experience, we all find ourselves stumbling in life in some way or another. I have extensive training and experience working with clients that struggle with self harm, suffer from depression and anxiety, struggle with low self esteem, are working through couple and family conflicts, feel swallowed by shame and/or guilt, and are stumbling on their journey towards healing, self acceptance, and happiness. My role is to be the therapeutic resource that brings the overflowing tool box of options to use on your journey. Together, as a team, we find and follow what works best for you to meet your therapeutic goals.
(480) 923-4872 View (480) 923-4872
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Stephanie Withrow
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Do you barely remember life before the guilt? Find out how to be free and happy with who you are! Are you a woman exhausted from trying to managing what people think of you? Are you hiding how you feel or something you have done? Are you having an affair? Drinking again? Have you had an abortion and it still keeps you up at night? Are you jealous of your step-children? Resent your partner? Have everything and are still unhappy? Maybe you feel the secret is more than anyone could accept. So scared or trapped you can hardly breathe?
Do you barely remember life before the guilt? Find out how to be free and happy with who you are! Are you a woman exhausted from trying to managing what people think of you? Are you hiding how you feel or something you have done? Are you having an affair? Drinking again? Have you had an abortion and it still keeps you up at night? Are you jealous of your step-children? Resent your partner? Have everything and are still unhappy? Maybe you feel the secret is more than anyone could accept. So scared or trapped you can hardly breathe?
(520) 549-3097 View (520) 549-3097
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Kylene Lu
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85048
If you are reading this, I am thrilled because you have started looking for a therapist. Finding a shrink is a huge task, and if you're like me, it can be so daunting that you procrastinate until things reach a breaking point. If you're in crisis or simply seeking extra support, I can relate, and I'm here for you. Life's challenges and struggles are not meant to be faced alone. I have a heart for walking alongside people through tough times because I have gone through them myself. My goal is to support you in any way possible and help foster positive and lasting change in your life. Please don't hesitate to reach out today.
If you are reading this, I am thrilled because you have started looking for a therapist. Finding a shrink is a huge task, and if you're like me, it can be so daunting that you procrastinate until things reach a breaking point. If you're in crisis or simply seeking extra support, I can relate, and I'm here for you. Life's challenges and struggles are not meant to be faced alone. I have a heart for walking alongside people through tough times because I have gone through them myself. My goal is to support you in any way possible and help foster positive and lasting change in your life. Please don't hesitate to reach out today.
(480) 771-1203 View (480) 771-1203
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Seashell Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTSI
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85086  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I make it a priority to build a supportive and close relationship my clients will need to move forward in a positive and productive way! I specialize in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, substance abuse issues, chronic pain and chronic disease. My goal is to offer a healing space for you! Because I see clients by video, I provide therapy throughout the state of Arizona! Call today!
Accepting New Clients! I make it a priority to build a supportive and close relationship my clients will need to move forward in a positive and productive way! I specialize in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, substance abuse issues, chronic pain and chronic disease. My goal is to offer a healing space for you! Because I see clients by video, I provide therapy throughout the state of Arizona! Call today!
(928) 396-1373 View (928) 396-1373
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Francesca Marie Mirizio
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044  (Online Only)
I can work with you as an ally during the most difficult phases of your life. You set the goals for change, and I will help guide you to reach them. I also have a great understanding of the dynamics of a healthy relationship and can also offer great insight to clients who struggle with relationship issues. As an Emotional Intelligence Life Coach, I can help you to master your emotions, reduce your stress, and develop emotional intelligence.
I can work with you as an ally during the most difficult phases of your life. You set the goals for change, and I will help guide you to reach them. I also have a great understanding of the dynamics of a healthy relationship and can also offer great insight to clients who struggle with relationship issues. As an Emotional Intelligence Life Coach, I can help you to master your emotions, reduce your stress, and develop emotional intelligence.
(480) 526-9387 View (480) 526-9387
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Mood by Kim
PhD, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Immediate Openings! Ladies, are you interested in an integrative approach towards mental wellness? On this journey of life, it's okay to stop and ask for directions. Everyone has their shadows and some source of light. Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we're meant to be. Private Practice: Telehealth Therapist I Psychiatric Medicine I book appointment online: www.moodbykim.com
Immediate Openings! Ladies, are you interested in an integrative approach towards mental wellness? On this journey of life, it's okay to stop and ask for directions. Everyone has their shadows and some source of light. Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we're meant to be. Private Practice: Telehealth Therapist I Psychiatric Medicine I book appointment online: www.moodbykim.com
(623) 777-7551 View (623) 777-7551
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Heartful Solutions for Families
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Waitlist for new clients
Weekend and afternoon/evening appointments. I offer family and individual therapy for children ages 2 to 12 using child-friendly tools: Play therapy, Sand Tray, Expressive Arts, EMDR, Somatic Therapy. Rhythmic Movement and Mindfulness training. Whether you are seeking help for common childhood concerns, learning, and attention problems, or more traumatic life events, my playful approach will help your child connect emotionally, learn new behaviors, communicate and navigate through times of change.
Weekend and afternoon/evening appointments. I offer family and individual therapy for children ages 2 to 12 using child-friendly tools: Play therapy, Sand Tray, Expressive Arts, EMDR, Somatic Therapy. Rhythmic Movement and Mindfulness training. Whether you are seeking help for common childhood concerns, learning, and attention problems, or more traumatic life events, my playful approach will help your child connect emotionally, learn new behaviors, communicate and navigate through times of change.
(602) 529-3972 View (602) 529-3972
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Roshelle Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LISAC, BHP
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
TEENS and MILLENNIALS. I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults who feel "stuck". They could be experiencing stress or depression symptoms, negative habits, lack of focus, low self-esteem, or anger outbursts. Whatever the symptoms, I am experienced and equipped to help. I walk alongside my clients, holding the therapeutic relationship of utmost importance. I collaborate with my clients to identify core issues, develop effective coping skills, and overcome challenges that they once saw as insurmountable.
TEENS and MILLENNIALS. I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults who feel "stuck". They could be experiencing stress or depression symptoms, negative habits, lack of focus, low self-esteem, or anger outbursts. Whatever the symptoms, I am experienced and equipped to help. I walk alongside my clients, holding the therapeutic relationship of utmost importance. I collaborate with my clients to identify core issues, develop effective coping skills, and overcome challenges that they once saw as insurmountable.
(602) 428-2200 View (602) 428-2200
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Jason D Ellis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAPS, WFR, ANFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Therapy is an incredible opportunity to invest in YOU. I combine ACT, Restoration Therapy, The Gottman Method, DBT, and story work all while staying in the present moment. Whatever goals you have for our sessions, we will discover or re-discover your values, strengths, heal, find some beneficial coping skills, and help you awaken to new ways to live a full, wholehearted and alive life. I am convinced there is healing to be found engaging with nature. I enjoy meeting with clients on trails, at parks, and near all types of trees, even if we are meeting virtually, I will do my best to incorporate this intro our sessions.
Therapy is an incredible opportunity to invest in YOU. I combine ACT, Restoration Therapy, The Gottman Method, DBT, and story work all while staying in the present moment. Whatever goals you have for our sessions, we will discover or re-discover your values, strengths, heal, find some beneficial coping skills, and help you awaken to new ways to live a full, wholehearted and alive life. I am convinced there is healing to be found engaging with nature. I enjoy meeting with clients on trails, at parks, and near all types of trees, even if we are meeting virtually, I will do my best to incorporate this intro our sessions.
(602) 693-0893 View (602) 693-0893

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Adoption Therapists

Does my adopted child need therapy?

Not every adopted child needs therapy. However, many can benefit from seeing an adoption-informed therapist, especially if they were victims of abuse or neglect, appear withdrawn or disconnected, have behavioral or developmental issues (which may or may not be related to their adoption), are struggling with feelings of grief or loss surrounding their birth parents, or find it difficult to establish an identity, a challenge that often becomes most apparent during adolescence.

When should adoptive parents seek therapy?

Prospective parents can benefit from therapy even before an adoption—for example, to voice worries and fears; to reconcile infertility struggles, if relevant; or simply to prepare themselves for parenthood. After the adoption, parents who are struggling to bond with their child; are unsure how to talk about adoption or related issues, such as race; or whose child is dealing with developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric concerns can address these and other issues with the help of an adoption-competent therapist.

Is family therapy appropriate for adoptive families?

Family therapy can be invaluable for strengthening the bond between adoptive parents and children, helping the latter feel more secure in their place in the family. Family therapy can also help adoptive families navigate complex communication issues—for example, parents who feel uncomfortable discussing race with their child, who in turn feels invalidated by their silence, or a child who has questions about his birth parents but avoids asking them out of fear of hurting his adoptive parents’ feelings.

What therapy is not appropriate for adoption issues?

A discredited therapy known as “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy” or “rebirthing therapy”) should not be used to treat adopted and foster children, though it was largely designed for this population. Attachment therapy involves restraining, coercing, and punishing the child in order for them to “release” negative emotions and attach to their new caregivers—techniques that are abusive and dangerous and have even proven fatal in some cases.