Adoption Therapists in Evanston, IL

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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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Evanston, IL 60201
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Justine O'Donnell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Learning to listen to, understand, and respond in healthy, adaptive ways to emotions are often central themes at the core of therapy for many individuals, as well as the path to a happier self. I am particularly experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and issues related to emotional regulation. I have nearly 20 years of experience in working with adolescents. I have additionally spent many years working with young adults and adults in universities, outpatient, and wilderness therapy settings. I have a specialty in adoption and attachment issues, helping people understand various challenges unique to adoption .
(312) 646-4005 
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Hollis Rabin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hollis has a passion for helping families with adolescent children work through issues related to divorce, trauma, adoption , emotion regulation, school troubles, and trans-youth identity development. She also has experience with anxiety and depression, Bipolar, ADHD, and Autism spectrum disorders. As a couples therapist, she is sex positive and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and has experience working with non-monogamous couples. Even when working with individuals, she continues to use a systemic perspective since we naturally carry relationship vulnerabilities from our family of origin with us into other relationships and interactions.
(847) 320-9512 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Lisa Belgrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have experience with a full range of adult problems and work with individuals experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, parenting, adoption , life transitions, loss and/or grief, and pregnancy (prenatal/postnatal).
I believe a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship will help you increase self awareness, understanding and the acceptance needed to bring about positive change and growth. It is equally as important to focus on your strengths as it is to focus on the areas of your life you find to be challenging. Therapy provides an opportunity to learn more about yourself and better understand your life choices as well as assist you in better understanding your most important relationships, past and present.
(847) 440-1418 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Evelyn Brewton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
These include issues of trauma, behavioral management, adoption , blended families, and developmental issues, to name a few.
My name is Evelyn. I am a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist. I specialize in working with young children and their caregivers. But I also work with couples, individuals, and anyone else in need of therapy. I am trained in child and parent psychotherapy, a model that helps families heal from traumatic experiences, and ABA therapy, a behavioral therapy used primarily in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and behavioral problems. My goal is to help families understand one another and build healthy enduring bonds through various means including play therapy.
(773) 786-9287 x918 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Beth Holzhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
For over 30 years, I have specialized in the treatment of childhood trauma and traumatic loss, self-harm, eating disorders, and adoption .
As a culturally affirming trauma therapist, my highest intention is to restore dignity to those who have been marginalized or exiled from our human community because of their traumatic experiences. I see therapy as a journey we embark on together, where I am invited not only to tread the well-worn paths of our shared humanity, but also to walk reverently into the sacred spaces of my clients' life stories. I approach this work with humility, deep respect, and a fierce commitment to my clients' well-being. I am known to hang in there when things get tough, and I enjoy a healthy dose of playfulness and humor in every relationship.
(847) 744-9326 x24 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Jodi Stelley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, EdM
Verified
I also specialize in working with the adoptee community and exploring ways adoption has shaped sense of self, family, and relationships.
As a therapist, I help clients who are healing from trauma, learning how to manage feelings of anxiety and depression, processing grief, and trying to establish healthier boundaries in work and life. My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment wherein each client can be their full selves. I strive to see each person holistically with an understanding of how our intersecting identities inform our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe therapy can help an individual gain a clearer understanding of themselves while providing tools to help manage life more successfully.
(224) 808-5257 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Nosh Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Our team works with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of constraints including issues with attachment, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, infidelity, divorce, blended families, adoption , gender/sexual identity exploration, trauma, grief and loss, phase-of-life, self-development, multiculturalism, and immigration.
As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness in helping people overcome adversity. Trained in Systems Therapy at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, my orientation is to use relationships to strengthen our understanding of one another, and of ourselves. I value the humanistic experience most of all, and strive to learn as much as possible about one's past motivations and ways of coping. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key ingredient in effecting change. I use compassion and acceptance as tools to help create space for that change.
(630) 560-6733 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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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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Evanston, IL 60201
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Andrea Lea Bushala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT, SSW
Verified
I have experience working with families effected by attachment disruption including adoption , grief and divorce.
I am a practicing and licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with children ages 1-10 and their families. My focus is on understanding the strengths and challenges of each child and then developing a treatment protocol designed to best support the child in the context of their family and larger community. While working with children in therapy, I often work extensively with the parents so that they can understand the emotional challenges beneath their child's behaviors and be an active part of their child's healing long term.
(773) 993-1573 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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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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Evanston, IL 60201
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Yvette S Arnoux
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
My passion is to help people explore their challenges, work toward their life goals, and find peace. I use empathetic listening and a compassionate approach to help people process trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, women's issues, grief, depression, relationship challenges and life transitions. Through a variety of interventions, including EMDR therapy, I can help you work through a sense of being stuck, find your strength and grow into your best self.
(224) 307-5638 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Martin McCarthy Jr.
Psychologist
Verified
All of us -- women and men, young and old, poor, middle class and upscale folks, minorities and majorities -- have to deal with complexity. As a therapist I help heal hurts from the past, assist clients in managing present challenges, and work collaboratively to create more satisfying future lives. The people who see me for individual, couples and family therapy represent a culturally diverse group. Their difficulties range from anxiety and depression, to stress disorders, OCD/OCPD, relationship problems, employment issues, and bereavement. Many of these women and men report quick progress in better managing their personal, family, academic, and work lives.
(847) 562-5895 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rachel Levitsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples and families for over 20 years. My approach is psychodynamic, meaning I utilize whatever style I feel would be most effective with each individual client and situation. I give my clients the option of integrating mindfulness and hypnotherapy in order to access their own strength and resilience. I don't hesitate to use an interactive approach that may include suggestions, humor,and setting personal goals. I focus on helping clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves so that they are empowered to make positive changes.
(847) 380-7212 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Ginny Lazarus
Psychologist, PsyD, EMDR
Verified
I am an insightful therapist, with a calm and genuine manner. I love my work and look forward to helping you work through what is troubling you right now. Together, we can explore the things that keep you from living your life in the way you want. The main focus of my work (since 2007) is EMDR ("Eye Movement Desentisization Reprocessing"). I'm a certified EMDR therapist. EMDR is a process that shifts how your mind and body react to upsetting situations, allowing you to experience emotional relief and greater freedom in your life. I also do insight-oriented talk therapy.
(847) 416-0084 
Evanston, IL 60201
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Marybeth Napier
Psychologist, PsyD, MPS, CMI
Verified
Pain, loss and stress are a part of every life. The good news is you CAN heal. We all have strengths and wisdom. I believe in your ability to heal and solve problems. Together we can find solutions and relief for your concerns and difficult life circumstances. I’ve been in private practice for 20 years and have worked with folks from different ethnic and racial groups, socio economic circumstances, all genders and sexual orientations, immigration status, and religious beliefs. I'm very experienced in trans-friendly psychotherapy and assessment and am a certified mediation instructor. I provide interfaith spiritual direction.
(224) 204-0630 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Sarah A. Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
It's important that you find a therapist that is a right fit for you. I strive to create a safe holding environment where clients feel understood and encouraged to take their next step. I utilize a developmental framework and family systems approach, while viewing each client as a unique individual. I specialize in working with young children and families, providing individual, family, couples, and group treatment.
(872) 244-6873 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Nicole J. Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
For over 15 years I have worked with children, teens and adults managing difficulties with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The diverse experience with each age has given me insight to share in the therapy room with you. I address each challenge with great care and energy to help move toward growth with you or your child to find understanding and greater ways of coping, being in relationships and thriving.
(312) 548-7742 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Dan Gordon Gill
Counselor, LCPC, MSMFT
Verified
My work years ago with adolescents led naturally to working more closely with parents, who often struggle themselves during this turbulent time for their children. A third of my practice is with adolescents (anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, identity issues), another third with parents and couples/marriage (with or without children), and the other third with individual adults (anxiety, depression, issues of generativity in personal and/or professional lives).
(847) 513-9660 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Mie Tamura
Counselor, LCPC , ATR
Verified
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” [V. Hugo] Are you feeling overwhelmed by the effects of trauma, by challenging circumstances, or just feeling stuck in life? Do you have a hard time putting your feelings in words? People often tell me I have natural gift for connecting with others, and that they find themselves able to open up to me about their most difficult hardships and struggles. My therapy is built squarely upon caring and trust. With compassion, understanding and guidance, I assist my clients to increase their self-esteem, confidence, and self-awareness so they may reconnect with their own inner stren
(224) 204-0995 
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Evanston, IL 60202


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

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