Adoption Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Robyn Harrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples who are creating their families through foster care, adoption , and third party reproduction. I work with individuals and couples who have struggled with infertility and are now considering what the next step is for them. The decision to start a family through alternative means will significantly impact your life. Alleviate the anxiety and stress involved in such an emotional decision by allowing me to assist you in navigating the family building process and help you decide on the best option for your family.
(213) 699-4550
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Nicole Rademacher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ATR-P, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
No two people are alike and neither is my approach, therefore, I work eclectically fusing narrative, somatic, experiential, and mindfulness in my practice. I am also an art therapist and enjoy working with clients who want to dig deeper through creative ways when words are not enough. I am adoption competent and an adoptee myself, and I am also LGBTQ+ affirming.
(323) 761-7310
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Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Angela Gee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Each member of the adoption triad - adoptee, birth mother, adoptive parent, may experience a different set of challenges that affect our relationships within the family, and with the outside world.
Are you looking for a safe space to share your feelings; to better understand your emotional self? If you are experiencing relationship problems, feel stuck or blocked, anxious or depressed, we can work together to understand these issues. Sometimes we know that things don't feel right, but can't put our finger on it. Through guided exploration, we can discover underlying causes for these feelings, and develop a more authentic connection with ourselves and with others. I work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.
(310) 845-6975
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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All About Adoption
PhD, MSW
Due to a unique combination of both professional and personal experience in adoption and infertility, who better to guide you through your transition, adoption journey or adoptive parenting. If you have experienced infertility/secondary infertility, and are considering growing or expanding your family through adoption and don't know where to start, then I can help. If you are already a prospective adoptive parent, I can provide educational and supportive services, including monthly support groups. If you are an adoptive parent needing support with an open adoption relationship or talking to your child about adoption , I can also help.
(855) 530-2758
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Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Jeanette Yoffe Director @ Yoffe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I supervise 5 therapists at Yoffe Therapy training to be Adoption /Foster Care competent.
I have specialized for the past 20 years in the treatment of children/teens/adult adoptees and foster youth, foster-adoptive parents, and birth families. I have developed unique psycho-therapeutic interventions that support children/teens with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements and adoption . I work with former foster youth and adult adoptees who are struggling with grief and loss and help them in their journey through search and reunion. I educate families about open adoption . I help first mothers and fathers process grief and loss & facilitate successful reunions.
(424) 999-1231
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Maureen Donley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Imagine having new tools to deal with difficult feelings and difficult people. Imagine feeling ready and excited about what might come your way. Therapy offers you the opportunity to move forward in your life towards the goals and dreams that are most important to you. Informed by previous careers in theatre and film along with specialized trauma training (both TRM & EMDR) and my experience as an adoptive parent, I am uniquely positioned to engage challenging issues in the creative professions,trauma (both incident specific and developmental) and adoption along with the anxiety and depression that are too often part of making our way through life.
(424) 781-3267
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Jennifer Bliss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Dr. Jennifer Bliss is the Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. She also maintains a small private practice working with hopeful parents going through fertility treatments, building their family through third party reproduction, and all members of the adoption triad. Both individuals and couples counseling can be provided in-person or via teletherapy.
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Dorothea McArthur
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with clients who are creative and want to use their talent to make a difference. I also specialize in individuals and couples who have not received the necessary support, love, limits, and validation needed during childhood. I see adults who are cautious regarding a romantic commitment because they've experienced parental abuse, addiction or divorce in childhood. I'm an adoptive mother, with a specialty in adoption . I work with birth parent grief, adoptive parent child management, adoptee resolved issues, within the context of open, closed or reunion adoptions.
(323) 606-9653
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Debra Padmini Bergman Therapy For The Soul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As an adoptive parent and an adoption focused therapist, I bring a unique understanding of the identity/developmental issues.
Therapy is a process of self-discovery that often entails delving into past relationships and trauma to uncover their affect on our relationships with ourselves, our families and the outside world. My work with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families is designed to restore trust, joy & zest and to develop meaningful connections and skills to thrive-mindfulness, authenticity & inner strength. As a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, I work with an attachment focused interpersonal neurobiological approach creating a safe space to nurture individuals, couples and families in any orientation or socio-economic status.
(323) 622-1987
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Los Angeles, CA 90041
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Jennifer Quirina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My particular areas of interest include life transitions, new parenthood, adoption , fertility, anxiety, school issues and career counseling.
People come to therapy at different times, for different reasons, and with different needs. Perhaps you need a space to process current or past events in your life, or maybe you know there is a difficult change you need to make. Maybe both, or maybe you're not sure. My approach to therapy is to provide the specific balance you need between support and challenge. As we develop the therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that you will feel safe and supported to do the kind of work that is most beneficial to you at this time.
(323) 443-1632
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Marika Gonzalez Reznichek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQ+ identity, self-esteem, parent-child attachment, and foster care/ adoption .
Life can feel overwhelming. An unexpected event can suddenly throw everything off balance, or many smaller stresses can build up and make it hard to cope with everyday tasks. Together we can explore your inner strengths and how to use them moving forward and find healing throughout the process. I am dedicated to social justice and believe that it’s important to find awareness of one’s resilience in the process of self-discovery and acceptance.
(424) 581-1774
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Los Angeles, CA 90002
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Julie Roberts Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Among the many issues I’ve worked with are family and life transitions; family-of-origin work; loss and grief; anxiety and depression; women’s issues, including fertility, pregnancy and adoption issues; spirituality and faith issues; childhood abuse or neglect and PTSD; premarital and marital therapy.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive relationship which invites you to honestly explore any issues you are facing. We will discuss current problems, look at any connections to your personal and family history, as well as talk about what is working for you and ways to build on that. My ultimate goal is for positive change in the present, whatever that looks like for you. I encourage the use of outside resources such as workshops, groups, classes, 12-step programs, yoga and mindfulness practices as well as religious involvement as part of the healing process.
(626) 361-4747
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Nina Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have designed a practice that recognizes diverse paths to family. Because I believe each journey is unique. I respect what you have experienced and will help you discover and reach​ your goals. This mindful approach allows me to bring an open mind and heart to each situation. I offer Counseling, Education and Consultation services in the area of Family Formation, specializing in the area of Adoption . I provide counseling to pre-adoptive and adoptive parents, expectant/birth parents, and adoptees, covering an array of topics.
(415) 993-6226
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Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Ricki Bernstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have a particular interest in working with adoption related concerns.
I view psychotherapy as a creative, collaborative process between client and therapist. I value the uniqueness of each individual client and strive to create an environment of trust, compassion, respect and empathy. While we cannot change difficult and oftentimes traumatic past experiences, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(310) 299-8766
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Tina Lynam
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My practice includes issues ranging from anxiety, self-esteem and depression to life transitions, infertility, adoption , postpartum and parenting issues to illness and bereavement.
I work with a diverse population with varying goals. For some it is to work through their anxiety and depression, and for others it is to work through their current struggles with relationships, parenting, career or loss of a loved one. I help clients understand how they want to live, and to explore, meet and overcome their challenges. My relationship with each client is unique and an important part of therapy. I incorporate different types of treatment and work from an inclusive perspective of each client's own experience.
(213) 204-5726
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre- adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(424) 397-2639
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Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Keturah McClendon Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience in the following: Individual therapy Family Therapy Couples Therapy Group Therapy Adults Infant/Children/Adolescents Grief and Loss Foster Care and Adoption Depression Anxiety PTSD Anger Suicidal Ideation Bipolar Parent-Child Relationships Interpersonal Relationships.
Hello beautiful people. My most treasured skill as a therapist but most importantly as a human is the ability to connect and relate with almost any one no matter your race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or age. I am learning in practice and in life that no matter how old, young, accomplished or established we become there will always be a natural human yearning we carry to feel like we belong and that we matter to others.
(424) 364-1104
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Los Angeles, CA 90059
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Becky (Mary Rebecca) Schomaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IFECMHS
Verified
Verified
I work with children of all ages, families, new mothers, and adoption .
I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, and behavioral problems. When overwhelming experiences leave their mark, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Memories, fears, distress, and anger take over and damage our relationships. Parenting becomes fraught with tension. Children lose control, resulting in tantrums and behavior problems. By understanding the root of your distress, I can help you or your family find new ways to cope.
(510) 867-3483
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Paul Keeley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Other areas include: anxiety, depression, low self esteem/self worth, adoption related issues, addictions and Gay and Lesbian issues.
I am dedicated to helping others improve the quality of their lives. I have a deep respect for those who come into my office and want to look at issues that can often be very painful and challenging. We all have areas that we struggle with at different times. I provide a very compassionate approach, one that will help you gain insight into what gets in the way of you having a fuller, healthier and happier life.
(323) 570-5678
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Anne L Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, APC
Verified
Verified
I work with clients dealing with diverse issues: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relational conflict, identity, parenting, divorce, adoption , and loss due to life transitions.
Therapy is a gift of time and of a safe, supportive space for self-examination. Therapy provides awareness of the choice to shape our lives in meaningful ways. It's a collaborative process between client and therapist facilitating personal growth through exploration of the client's unique beliefs, feelings and behaviors. Pasts influence present realities in ways that are often outside of our awareness, and thus have a profound impact on how we view ourselves, connections to others, and place in the world. Losses and changes create disillusionment and helplessness if not processed to allow forward movement and renewed meaning.
(424) 296-4399
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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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.