Adoption Therapists in Washington, DC

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Julia Han
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Figuring out how to find the right therapist is a daunting process, so thank you for taking the time to read about me. Regardless of your struggles, when working with me, we will explore not only the reasons for your difficulties, BUT more importantly, how stress affects your body; how you internalize thoughts of self & others. I will give you tools to help with difficult emotions; manage stress effectively. I also specialize in: 1) postpartum, 2) trauma/grief, 3) non-traditional family formation, 4) adoption , 5) ThirdCultureKid, 6) LGBQ. I am happy to provide a phone consult; this will also allow you to get a sense of me.
(202) 643-2966 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Jonathan Christophel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My clinical areas of specialization and interests include, but are not limited to, adoption , depression, self-esteem, anxiety, and grief and loss.
I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship.
(202) 902-8779 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Griff Doyle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have spent 42 years treating adults and couples suffering from depression, disabling anxiety, repeated relational problems, trauma, and grief.I also speciaize in child developmental and play therapies with a range of challenges for which I design treatment plans individually. I determine the course of child treatment according to my assessment of their level of development. I involve parents to varying extents in the therapy. Over the years, I have become most specialized working with separation/divorce, attachment, anxiety, depression, behavioral, and neuro-developmental, and adoption difficulties for children and their families.
(301) 652-8308 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Joanne Wolf Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Forty years personal and professional experience uniquely qualifies me to understand the particular issues affecting individuals touched by adoption , infertility, kinship, attachment, and DNA search.
I believe we are all finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, I know to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem needs a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation. I am here, tailored to help for your specific and unique needs.
(301) 298-3135 
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Washington, DC 20017
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Carmen Rickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I specialize in connecting childhood and other life experiences like trauma, grief, adoption , foster care, life transitions, neglect, abuse, and conflict to your current state of functioning to develop introspective solutions that inspire, create, and achieve the change you want and deserve.
**Not accepting new clients.** Warm welcomes to you. How have you been feeling lately? Confused? Anxious? Angry? Overwhelmed? Unsure? Allow me to help you explore your innermost thoughts and feelings so that you can begin to find meaning and purpose in life again.
(410) 632-6896 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20001
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Roberta F Rinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Welcome to Connected IV Life! I am a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and their families. In addition, I am an attachment and adoption competent therapist, specializing in adolescents, young adults and their families who have been adopted internationally and domestically, whether through the foster care system or private agency adoption . I partner with teens, young adults and their families to support their journey to adulthood by helping them to better connect to themselves, their family, and their community. We recognize connection is a basic human need!
(202) 491-8385 
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Washington, DC 20017
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The Barker Adoption Foundation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Are you wondering if your child's current struggles are related to developmental challenges related to adoption or something else; struggling with decisions about how and when to share specific adoption information with your child; is your child ready for search/reunion; need assistance navigating an open adoption , behavioral challenges? Give me a call.
Touched by Adoption ? The Barker Foundation recognizes that adoption is a lifelong journey, with normal developmental challenges and tasks. We will walk with you through and support you through your journey. Whether you are an adoptive parent with a child that is struggling emotionally or academically; a birth parent who is seeking understanding, reflection, or search and reunion; or an adoptee looking for support- we are here for you.
(240) 245-2720 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20011
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Sabra Starnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, MEd
Verified
***WE ARE TAKING REFERRALS AT THIS TIME AND OFFERING TELETHERAPY AND IN PERSON SESSSIONS. We see clients 3-16 years old and their families. I specialize in adoption , and work with adoptees, adoptive and foster families. I am trained in using play-based activities and interventions with families, sand tray, and attachment-based therapies. Please visit my website sabrastarnes.com to learn more about me and the work that I do.
(301) 383-9551 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20002
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Katalin Vladar
MD, CGP
Verified
As a psychiatrist and therapist, I offer both medication management and psychotherapy, fitting best mental health needs. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I can help with the effects of traumatic experiences, with troubles of everyday living, interpersonal difficulties, sexuality, or infertility/ adoption issues. I can help if you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or with not reaching your goals. I assist couples in resolving painful, conflicted relationship issues. I also provide long-term therapy for self-exploration, and for changing complex personality patterns that make everyday life difficult.
(240) 392-1672 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Pamela Coin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
In addition, I have completed a post masters Adoption Certificate thru Michigan State University.
Are you having some challenges with processing feelings and thoughts? I can help with self-esteem; relationships patterns and emotional regulation. I have extensive experience in providing individual therapy to identify behavior patterns of the past and present, so to initiate change for the future. I assist clients in understanding underlying feelings and thoughts that may motivate undesirable behavior. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Psychodymanic insight and Mindfulness to teach you ways to change unhealthy automatic thought process. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and have worked within the fluidity of gender; cultural and racial identity.
(202) 765-3861 
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Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
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Cynthia E. Killough
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I offer a range of testing services including ADHD evaluation, adoption readiness reports, disability opinions, and admissions testing.
I use an active, serious and friendly approach to help you figure out where you are right now and how to move forward. Talking with a professional psychologist can organize your thinking and transform your outlook. You can overcome issues such as anxiety, fearfulness, low mood, career concerns, dating troubles, family problems and more when you move past emotional roadblocks. Problem-solve for 1-2 sessions or take a deeper look at your underlying thoughts and habits. When you understand yourself more fully you can take action to make your life better.
(202) 670-0925 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Debra Walther
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have experience with infertility, adoption , and remaining childless by choice.
Are you struggling with life and now also the various complications of living through the COVID-19 pandemic? Does everything feel tangled up together? Are old problems more seriously impinging on your current coping? If you contact me I will help you feel less alone while you untangle your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Together we can help you to adjust to the new normal while continuing to have a sense of purpose and security.
(202) 684-2055 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Carolyn Bell
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA, MBA
Verified
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I work with couples and individuals to increase your awareness in everyday moments. You will begin to recognize habits and behaviors and remove obstacles that hinder your connections. Within a trusting environment, I help clients process life-changing events including loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, adoption , and job growth and relocation. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences.
(202) 301-3535 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Julia Rosenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
In addition to my general practice, I have extensive experience and special interests in college mental health, adoption -related concerns, allergies and chronic health conditions, and cross-cultural issues.
Welcome to my practice, conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle. I offer therapy for individuals of all backgrounds experiencing a range of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity issues, relationship challenges, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, adoption -related concerns, and more. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. I will work with you to help you increase your insight, enhance your relationships, build on your strengths, develop new coping skills, and live a more fulfilling life.
(202) 831-0918 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Katherine Hannon: Fertility & Infertility Therapy
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC, MA, BCC
Verified
I am experienced working with: * explained/unexplained infertility * male/female factors * secondary Infertility * third-party options like donor egg, donor sperm, embryo adoption * surrogacy * adoption * miscarriage * infant loss * pregnancy and parenting after infertility * high-risk pregnancy * multiple gestation (twins, triplets) * pregnancy reductions * GLBT family building * single motherhood * living child-free.
Finding a therapist who is a great match is essential when you turn to counseling to help build or grow your family. You likely feel stressed, depressed, or isolated as you have encountered setbacks. I help individuals and couples experiencing infertility, coping with pregnancy loss, considering third-party reproduction or adoption , or deciding to live child-free. I have more than 20 years working with RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. We will work as a team as I teach you to make challenging decisions, manage stress, enhance your relationship, heal from loss, and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(301) 660-4112 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20016
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Joan Rabinor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I bring to my practice the experience of thirty years of professional work with individuals and couples, as well as the wisdom and personal growth that I have gained from dealing with my own life challenges. I am particularly effective with clients as they deal with forming and maintaining intimate relationships, sorting through identity and career conflicts, coping with grief and loss, and managing life transitions. Infertility and adoption issues have long been an area of expertise. All these situations are filled with intense emotionality and anguish yet demand solid, clear thinking.
(301) 654-8468 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20015
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption , blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
(240) 242-9949 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20008
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Crystal Marcus August
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CGP
Verified
I have expertise in adoption , infertility, and the sometimes delayed residual experiences of trauma and abuse.
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples, often in transition or crisis. If we work together, you will become more fully self-aware and present as you improve and deepen your relationships with others. I am a warm and engaged participant in the psychotherapy and problem-solving process and as such, I am continually awed by each person's story and the unique reservoirs found to deal with life's difficulties.
(240) 321-9906 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Karen L Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
My work with adults includes those with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, somatic symptoms with no medical explanation, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right”, as well as healthcare providers & other first responders who have experienced increased stress during the COVID crisis. My experience with children includes those with a trauma history, adoption , depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, divorce, school refusal, low self-esteem, difficult peer & family relationships, immigration, & cross-cultural adjustments.
(571) 487-7202 
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Office is near:
Washington, DC 20007
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Julie Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, EMDR-C
Verified
Frustrated by life’s stumbling blocks? Feeling stuck on your path to success in business, love or life? Mine & my team's mission is to get you to your goals. We know the human system and how to make substantive shifts to improve your quality of life. I am the Founder of The Viva Center - a 20-person healing community specializing in brain and body based therapies. My Clinical Program Manager will help you connect to me or to one of my teammates.
(202) 999-3824 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Adoption Therapists
If you're looking for adoption counseling in Washington or help with an adoption in Washington or for a Washington adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Washington. They can help you coping with adoption in Washington, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

They provide Washington family counseling for the adoption process, understanding of international adoption and help for adoptive kids, adopted children and adoptive families.