Adoption Therapists in Berkeley, CA

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Melissa Holub
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have special knowledge of gender identity issues, adoption and psychoanalysis.
We can't do it alone. Whether you are just going through a particularly hard time, or have ongoing concerns with work, relationships, identity, or regulating your behavior or emotions, it's just a fact that we all need help sometimes. I've been assisting people with moderate to very serious concerns for over twenty-five years. I love working with a sense of common humanity in order to help my clients better manage their day-to-day lives, address struggles and limitations, as well as experience deeper integration of a sense of Self, relationships and life choices.
(510) 592-4912
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Marsha Hiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with multi-racial families, LGBTQ issues, parenting, adoption , and relationship issues.
I have been licensed as an MFT working somatically, for over 25 years. I'm interested in what isn't working in your present life that brings you to therapy, what is unresolved from past relationships that you'd like to clear up, and what comes up in our relationship as we get to know one another. These facets help us create a complex experience which can transform old stuck patterns. Through the lens of my somatic training, clients can include their felt experiences in their bodies as an additional resource for exploring and understanding themselves. I also use a feminist and social justice orientation.
(510) 788-2856
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Berkeley, CA 94709
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Nathan Greene
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I support clients in fostering resilience and in building more meaningful, connected relationships. In therapy, I take a supportive, curious, non-judgemental stance. My clients struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, loss, adoption , psychological trauma, childhood development, parenting, and everyday stressors.
(949) 577-6606
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Vicki Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I help navigate life transitions, pregnancy, adoption , parenting, ADHD, autism, loss, divorce, health-related challenges, retirement & aging.
Welcome! I specialize in relationships, work and parenting. I’m warm, creative, supportive & smart. I like to help people in life transitions. These are hard times. If you’re feeling alone, overwhelmed, upset or worried about the future, let me help. We collaborate to address the hard things in your life, discover your unique abilities & strengths & create a path toward your dreams and goals. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 30 + years’ experience working with people from age 2 to 100. I create space where you can feel comfortable expressing feelings & exploring difficult issues. We transform you’re goals into do-able steps.
(510) 380-7909
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Caitlin Finnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Gender related issues, family therapy, children and youth, trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem, ADD, emotional distress from learning and physical disabilities, adoption and foster youth, and self care.
While I work with a diversity of people, I specialize in working with LGBTQ individuals, couples and youth. As a Marriage and Family psychotherapist, I seek to help my clients find their way through the hardships that life can bring. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship as well as each individual having the power to heal themselves. I believe in a strength based, solution focused approach to therapy and work with my clients to not only overcome their current circumstances but to also develop tools and strategies that they can use moving forward in their lives.
(415) 630-6595
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Kelley Bryan Gin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My areas of clinical experience in treating include: Child, adolescent and family therapy; particularly related to foster care or adoption .
My practice focus includes treating children, teens, and families as well as adult individuals facing complicated emotional and behavioral conditions. How I work depends upon the circumstances bringing you to a psychotherapist as different problems and situations need different approaches. Every therapy is unique even if there are preferred methods and practices for treating anxiety, depression, and others. Each treatment is foremost a relationship. This often takes time to build, which may be a challenge when limited by schedules, insurance benefits, or circumstances. My goal is that psychotherapy is effective in addressing change in thinking and behavior, and that you find it helpful.
(510) 403-1450
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Amanda Bean Hannigan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Please inquire about testing for diagnostic clarification, school applications, ADHD, ASD, PTSD, and international adoption .
My priority is to help you develop insight, confidence, and connection. With an approach that is nurturing, honest, and direct, predicated on trust, I'll help you understand your innermost beliefs, recognize and change intergenerational patterns, and learn how your daily life is impacted by unconscious dynamics. With extensive training in treating trauma, I will help you better understand the ways difficult and tragic experiences have shaped your relationships, parenting style, career, and self-worth.
(925) 239-4436
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Sara Grunstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents and adults, helping to support them and to make meaning as they respond to life's challenges, such as childbirth, adoption , loss of a child, death of a family member, infertility, early childhood trauma, and other life transitions. In addition to working with adults and parents in individual therapy, I specialize in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, working with the dyad to develop a mutually satisfying and enriching relationship. I work individually with children and adolescents, including infants and fussy babies.
(510) 661-3094
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Adam Moss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, adults and families who have endured traumatic experiences, are navigating conflict or violence in their home or community, have been through an adoption or foster care process, or who are dealing with the typical emotional challenges of childhood and life long development.
I provide therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to help with better communication, increased ability to recognize and express emotion, integrate difficult experiences or transitions in the past or present, and live with more joy and connectedness. I work with my clients collaboratively and approach my work with curiosity and compassion. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and would feel honored to be part of your or your child's journey toward healing and vitality.
(510) 824-8539
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Laura Rainville
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat a wide array of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, relational problems, family conflict, educational problems, divorce, foster care, adoption , gender identity, attachment problems, grief, and more.
I enjoy working with children and adults to help them find grounded ways of being with and moving through the struggles they face. I believe that strong relationships, with the self, the body, and with others, are central to a healthy lifestyle. Painful life experiences, transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression are opportunities for growth, and helping people move through these challenges is incredibly rewarding. I love working with people of diverse sociocultural backgrounds and exploring how culture shapes experience. A deep understanding of development allows me to connect with people of all ages and help them move through difficult stages.
(510) 900-5537
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Melissa Rapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples to help reduce struggles and find ways to live more fulfilling, gratifying lives. Our relationship is the context in which we work to find where you're stuck, what's getting in your way, and ways to do things differently. My specialty areas include grief and loss, adoption , ADHD, race/class issues, work/life balance, LGBTQ issues, and divorce. I help people manage anxiety and mood problems. I help couples with concerns related to parenting, managing conflict, and addressing needs and expectations. I see communication as the grease that keeps relationships running smoothly, and I help facilitate good communication.
(510) 822-7911
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Cara Frankel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have experience with children who are facing a variety of challenges (school adjustment difficulties, divorce, death, adoption , anxiety, depression, selective mutism) and have specialized training and experience in working with young children ages 0 - 5 and children/adolescents/young adults with autistic spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
I am a clinical psychologist and have been working clinically with children, adolescents and families for 15 years. I am passionate about my work with children and adolescents. I believe that childhood is both a wonderful and an extremely challenging time. Through play, talk and family therapy I help children and families reach their potential for happy, productive and successful lives.
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Barbara Large
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced therapist who is described as compassionate, interactive and comfortable to work with. As a trauma informed therapist, I specialize in working with people who have had challenging and traumatic life experiences. I work with individuals who experience low self esteem, depression, anxiety and parenting concerns- including adoption and/or special needs related issues. Building a relationship with a therapist with whom you feel safe and validated is the first step and I will be thoughtful about your needs.
(510) 662-6544
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Sarah McCartney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you a lesbian couple in the process of deciding to become parents? Are you an individual seeking support while you and your partner are thinking about beginning a family? There are unique decisions that you may be currently facing such as, pregnancy or adoption , which partner will become pregnant, and how will both partners feel involved as parents. It is important for you to have a safe space to explore these questions. There are feelings that accompany the decisions that you are making, and partners may feel differently. This sometimes challenges the connection between you.
(510) 246-3475
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Laura S. Anderson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Specialized areas of interest include: supporting those in the adoption triad; transracial adoption ; issues related to gender identity/expression; "third culture" children and families; women's health; diagnosing autism spectrum disorders; and parenting support in general.
Are you hoping to have more energy? Would you like to be a calmer parent or partner? Are you hoping for stronger or smoother relationships with important people in your life? Do you worry about how your child is doing in school, or how they feel about themselves as a learner? I provide detailed assessments, and individual, group and family therapy to help kids, families and adults build on their strengths. Together we will figure out how to help you, and/or your children, feel better, function better, and live a life with less friction and more fulfillment.
(808) 445-6369
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in transition to parenthood, pregnancy loss, building family (straight and LGBTQ), adoption , foster and kinship parenting, perinatal mood disorders, attachment challenges and disruptions, developmental and life transitions, parent child relationships at all ages, children's school problems, behavioral issues, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as our bodies, brains, relationships and societal expectations change. While the challenges along the way bring the discomfort of vulnerability and negative emotions, they also create opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
(510) 692-9736
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Berkeley, CA 94708
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Tim Tisdell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My particular areas of focus include: individual child, adolescent and adult therapy, adoption , and working with LGBTQQIA2S youth, adults, and families.
I am well trained as a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I strive to create a genuine relationship with my clients to allow for collaborative exploration of the areas in their lives that interfere with personal fulfillment. My approach also involves listening actively, building trust, being curious, providing empathy, and making direct comments to help my clients develop greater awareness about themselves and the patterns in their lives that cause emotional distress or relationship difficulties. This allows my clients to grow and to live more meaningful lives.
(510) 358-4819
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Karisa L Barrow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Specialties: Gender and Sexuality, Foster Care/ Adoption , Parenting Work & Trauma Areas of Focus: Adjustment, Depression & Anxiety, Children with Developmental, Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, Parenting Consultation & Collaboration, Trauma, Loss, Dying & Bereavement.
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
(510) 962-9394
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Livia Winnett
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with individuals, couples, and families interested in exploring relationship patterns, effective communication, parenting and attachment, gender identity, teen/pre-teen experience, trauma and loss, adoption , and work / life balance.
Welcome. I work with children, adolescents, and adults coping with relational, anxiety, traumatic, and mood disorders. In my practice, therapy often entails exploring the impact of early attachment experiences on our views of self and our ability to form close, meaningful relationships throughout life. In our work together, you will be treated with warmth, empathy, and openness. The most important part of our work is the development of a trusting relationship. This relationship creates a thoughtful, safe space to explore your strengths, challenges, and goals. My approach to clinical work is largely relational and psychodynamic.
(510) 240-1972
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Berkeley, CA 94703
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Louise Evette Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families, on facilitating communication, conflict resolution, and often healing old wounds from childhood that cause difficulties in present relationships. I also work with children and their families on parenting issues. I work with couples having infertility issues and adoption .
(415) 787-2991
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Berkeley, CA 94701
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Adoption Therapists
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.