Adoption Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Faith Donohue, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Faith Donohue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
During the course of my professional & personal life, I have gained an expertise in reproductive health & family building including fertility treatment, assisted & third party reproduction, and adoption & foster care.
Therapy is a very intimate experience. I strive for a personal connection with my clients from the get-go. Through that relationship, I am better able to understand the motivations, hidden struggles and impulses that drive my clients, and in turn, help them to utilize their own strengths and learned techniques to successfully address the difficult issues for which they sought therapy. I have assisted clients who are going through or preparing for a life transition, experiencing depression, anxiety or mood disorders, and recovering from trauma or loss.
(312) 675-4178 
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Kimberly Langrehr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I also have particular expertise helping individuals from the adoption community (e.
As a generalist clinician, I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of different reasons. I take a collaborative and relational approach to therapy and do my best to provide a supportive space for clients to feel heard, express themselves, and actively work toward change.
(312) 248-9281 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Sharon Steckler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Some specialized areas of interest are mood disorders, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, adoption , foster care, living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
I provide a warm, nurturing, collaborative environment to foster healthy emotional functioning. My goal is to assist you in creating a healthier sense of self. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, I am well versed in psychodynamic clinical practice. I incorporate a number of methods, including CBT, Mindfulness, Family Systems, and Attachment Therapy. I'm also certified in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and other painful or highly charged memories, experiences, and relationships. My use of EMDR can facilitate rapid resolution of painful memories and relationships, trauma, and change negative beliefs about yourself.
(847) 807-1996 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
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Nneka E. Onyezia
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
In addition to the above conditions, I specialize in the assessment and treatment of trauma, especially trauma related to abuse or assault, and issues related to adoption , especially international and transracial adoptions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience with a variety of conditions including anxiety and depression, behavioral problems and impulse control disorders, difficulties adjusting to major life changes and transitions, and issues related to identity and self esteem.
(312) 818-3191 
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Chicago, IL 60610
Not accepting new clients
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Dori Fujii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
How we make sense of our life experiences and deal with life's challenges is important for all of us. Adoption adds a layer of complexity. Issues of attachment, trauma, loss, race/identity, behavioral regulation, self-esteem and the impact of difficult/unknown early history take on added significance as children grow and mature into young adults. At The Cradle Center for Lifelong Support, I work with all members of the adoption circle My expertise is in strengthening children and their families by improving attachment, communication and understanding through individual/family therapy, parent coaching and education.
(847) 807-4280 
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
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Margaret Anne Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I treat addictions, abuse, relationship and adoption issues, .
Are you looking for an experienced, local therapist for yourself or a family member? I have had extensive experience, both professionally and personally, in treating both adults and children. who have suffered loss, childhood abuse, depression and shame. I am currently offering clients a choice between teletherapy or being seen in my Oak Park office.
(708) 277-6978 
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
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Ann M Bergart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
This can be a very difficult period -- of emotional recovery, and decision-making about adoption vs.
It's a privilege to assist individuals and couples who want to make their lives better. I love my work, even more than when I received my initial social work degree. Returning to school later to get my doctorate and teach, I always maintained a private practice. In a nutshell, my philosophy is that I partner with my clients to figure out what they can do to improve their relationships and sense of well-being. Though I have a special interest in infertility and incest survivorship, I work with individuals and couples who struggle with any number of life challenges.
(847) 416-0616 
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Shawna Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
As a parent you want the best for your child, which also means choosing the right therapist for them. As a passionate child therapist, I enjoy working with children using play based interventions. I specialize in: childhood trauma, adoption , anxiety, and other life transitions. When we partner together and determine your child's needs, we will develop an individualized treatment plan for your child in order to work towards healing and growth. Whether you are looking for your child to build a toolbox of coping skills, build their attachment with you, or to work through a trauma, they will do so in a safe, healing environment.
(872) 529-3115 
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Chicago, IL 60641
Offers online therapy
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Nghia Le
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
More specifically, I have training and focused experience with individuals in the adoption constellation, from immigrant families, and/or immigrants themselves.
Clients I work with often feel in-between jobs, relationships, cultures, identities, or values. This “in-between” feeling can show up as depression, anxiety, or difficulties with relationships and life transitions. I believe that peace and stability comes from finding comfort in the “in-between” and not forcing yourself out of it. I offer space for individuals to learn more about themselves and how they show up in the many roles in their lives so they can be more themselves in all parts of their lives.
(847) 440-1356 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Corinne Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in family planning (fertility loss, adoption , parenting) and working with those struggling with identity and life transitions due to career change, divorce, custody, legal and reunification challenges.
Warm wishes and kudos to you for reaching out in this time of such uncertainty. I know all too well how uncertainty in the future and loss of control can contribute to anxiety and feelings of defeat. I have over 10-yrs of experience supporting individuals and couples in the midst of crisis and loss of control. While each circumstance is unique and will vary, please be assured that you are not, and do not have to navigate this alone. Whether it’s loss of purpose, lack of direction or feeling an overall loss of control, I will partner with you to identify your goals and reach fulfillment while gaining a sense of relief along the way.
(773) 829-4702 
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Chicago, IL 60641
Offers online therapy
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Amy Groessl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
My clinical expertise focuses on trauma, attachment, grief/loss, relationship dynamics, and working with those within the adoption triad.
Whether you wish to gain clarity about a life challenge or seek to resolve a deeper change from within, our work together will present an opportunity to rework the patterns that may be disrupting your relationships or preventing you from fulfilling your life goals. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process, while helping you to understand how conflicts from the past affect the way you feel in the present. I approach our work together from a genuine, empathetic stance with openness and curiosity. It is important that we are partners in your healing process.
(773) 570-9224 
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Chicago, IL 60661
Not accepting new clients
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Barbara deRamona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Currently, I am seeing clients virtually or we are talking on the telephone. I know the decision to seek counseling is often a difficult one. These days with all the chaos and turmoil in the outer world our issues and concerns have become heightened. I have experience with a variety of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, self esteem, anger management, adoption and relationship patterns.
(312) 697-1660 
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
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EmboldenYOU, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Adoption and work with trauma are two of my primary focuses in my work.
You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
(312) 471-0638 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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Maggie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
For families that choose to build their family through adoption , I provide holistic and ongoing support throughout the adoption process and beyond.
I work with adults, couples, adolescents and families around issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, infertility and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). My clients describe my approach as warm and supportive yet straightforward. My goal is to help clients better understand their past so they can make positive changes for their future. I believe in empowering my clients to live their best lives and tailor my approach to each individual or family. I truly love the work that I do and I believe that comes through to my clients in the work that we do together.
(773) 570-6914 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Rachel E. S. Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Additionally I possess experiences with those touched by adoption , grief and loss, parenting challenges and fertility struggles.
Renew. Revive. Restore. The decision to begin therapy is a brave one. Embarking on a journey of healing is an investment in one's self. I seek to partner with clients on their quest to better understand themselves, their relationships and their lives. In the confines of a respectful, nurturing relationship, clients heal from their past and create a new narrative in which they can thrive.
(312) 651-6758 
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Tera Gurney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Have used multiple treatment modalities including Decision-making, Parenting, Trauma, Work/Stress, Life Transitions, Boundaries, Perinatal/Maternal, Self Esteem, Grief/Loss, Adoption .
Worked with people who are dealing with behaviors associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Direct Feedback, Trauma Informed Care, Skills Based Approach, Modeling and Skills Training, All Inclusive approach
(773) 900-4802 
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
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Esther Shin
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Specialties: EMDR; trauma-based disorders; mood, anxiety / panic attacks; Emotion-Focused Therapy, DBT; mindfulness practices; eating disorders; loss, divorce; multicultural therapy (race/ethnicity/gender); identity development; adoption .
Ever experience panic attacks, but have no history of anxiety? Or do you feel sad, angry or irritated at everything, but don't know why? Do you think: "Something's wrong with me"; "I'm not good/smart/thin enough"; I'm a failure"; "Why do I keep making wrong choices". Maybe you're feeling stuck, trapped, and/or lost? If any of this sounds familiar, I can help you to make sense of what's happening, and develop strategies to better manage your life. As you've noticed, it not only affects you; it impacts your relationships with others.
(312) 697-1980 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michele Grimes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQ+ identity, self-esteem, parent-child attachment, abuse/neglect, religion/spirituality, adolescent-parent relationships, and foster care/ adoption .
My goal as your therapist is to provide a space where your thoughts, feelings, and ideas can be formed and expressed through supportive dialogue. Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression, going through a difficult transition, processing a challenging relationship, or struggling to cope with trauma or loss, I can help you find meaning in your experiences and make changes at your pace. People often seek therapy when they experience a loss of power and choice in some aspect of their lives. Empowerment and conscious choice-making are primary themes throughout my work with clients.
(773) 941-7664 
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
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Sara Forsythe Menna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
An area of professional interest is adoption , infertility, and relationship issues.
I believe that we all deserve to feel our best and experience joy in our relationships and lives. The therapeutic process can help develop a deeper understanding of our true selves and ourselves in relation to others. Through this understanding growth can occur.
(773) 492-6552 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Alexandra Kutnick
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
I provide therapy that is collaborative, understanding and humanistic, where I work together with patients to customize therapy so it is tailored to the patient's unique needs and goals. I work with people to address a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, problematic substance use, shame, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender identity issues, job and academic stress, adjustment challenges to situations such as adoption and new parenthood, and challenges managing and coping with serious health conditions such as infertility, autoimmune disease and cancer.
(872) 228-2144 
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Chicago, IL 60630
Offers online therapy


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Adoption Therapists
If you're looking for adoption counseling in Chicago or help with an adoption in Chicago or for a Chicago adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Chicago. They can help you coping with adoption in Chicago, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

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