Adoption Therapists in Oak Park, IL

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Mindful Connections Behavioral Health PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We have advanced training helping people with PTSD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, adoption and difficult behaviors with children or adolescents.
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
(708) 697-8009
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Margaret Anne Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Oak Park, IL 60302
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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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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Sarah Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have specific interests and experience in career transitions, adoption , and the world of performing arts.
Committing to the work of therapy – reflecting on our inner lives and histories to find balance and to illuminate our life’s purpose and meaning – can be both challenging and gratifying. I strive to provide an accepting, trusting and compassionate atmosphere to support my clients’ work.
(708) 719-6119
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Kara E Wolff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am continually amazed by the human capacity to grow, change, and flourish in the midst of personal and societal challenges. Particularly as we grapple with the developmental challenges that emerge throughout our lives. Circumstances such as new relationships, pregnancy and adoption , career changes, midlife shifts, retirement, and older age are all normal and create opportunities for growth. All of this can be stressful and we often need extra support in the midst of these experiences. In a counseling relationship with me, we will walk through this journey together, focusing our work on what brings joy and contentment to your life.
(708) 381-0634
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Phyllis Laughlin
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Extensive experience with adoption issues for those who have adopted, made an adoption plan, or were placed for adoption .
Life is all about relationships--beginning with the one you have with yourself. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to explore your underlying feelings leading to a better understanding and acceptance of who you are and who you can be. I will provide you a supportive relationship as you re-gain control of your life. Changes within often change relationships with others and that can be challenging, even frightening, yet rewarding. We will work together to strengthen emotional bonds with loved ones, cope with grief and loss, deal with trauma, and maintain a sense of inner balance.
(773) 980-6971
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Rick B. Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Couple & Family Therapist, I work with couples, families, and individuals to navigate the challenges of couplehood, parenting, adoption /blended family, chronic & life-threatening illness, and separation/divorce.
Our most important relationships are also those we struggle with the most and the people we care about can also really hurt us. That’s where I come in as your expert listener, advisor, and facilitator. Working together, we’ll turn struggles into opportunity and strife into increased affection and connection.
(708) 406-2745
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Tanya A Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified
Verified
During my 18 years of clinical practice, I've worked with diverse populations specializing in developmental and relational concerns common to teens and assisting their parents and guardians; foster care and adoption support and education; resolving childhood trauma; and grief, loss and separation.
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
(630) 948-5041
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Michael Hawkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience and training in a range of areas including: complex generational trauma, issues related to adolescence, issues related to foster care / adoption , school / college-related problems, parental support, family / relational conflicts, depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, and major life transitions.
My therapeutic style focuses on safety and empowerment. While I may be the “professional,” you are the expert of your own life. To establish trust, I wear my heart on my nerdy sleeve. I would never ask you to risk your vulnerability if I am unwilling to risk my own. I may use humor to foster hope and ease discomfort. I welcome you to question my perspectives to improve the power of our co-created insights. We will collaborate and develop ways for you to make new choices, break old patterns, and build more effective supports. Our work will help you unlock your potential for healing, and get you closer to the person you want to be.
(312) 766-6959
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Therese M. Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been a social worker for over 30 years, and have worked in the areas of family service, adoption , foster care, birth parent/adult adoptee searches, substance abuse, court related issues, and law enforement.
Participation in mental health counseling is one of the greatest gifts a person can give himself or herself, at anytime, but especially during times of stress. The opportunity to meet with a therapist and explore troubling issues in a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgemental environment is an immediate stress reliever. The support and encouragement that I can provide will assist you with learning new strategies to cope with what is troubling you in your life.
(708) 572-7399
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Nicole Sumida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The path to motherhood and the experience of being a mother are complex journeys. Whether you’ve struggled with pregnancy or have decided to pursue infertility treatment or adoption , you are not alone. You may have become a mother in a traditional way and still struggle with the demands of life or you may have decided not to pursue motherhood after unexpected difficulties. We have all experienced challenges as women and mothers and though we persevere, we rarely allow ourselves the space to process the profound personal and relational changes that occur in our lives.
(708) 578-2644
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Mary Lou Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than two decades of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, biological families, foster families and adoptive families. I provide home-based and in office therapeutic services. I have found that the home is a wonderful place to observe, diagnose and treat interpersonal dynamics and conflicts. Home-based therapy is also beneficial for individuals who feel more comfortable addressing personal issues in the comfort and privacy of a home setting, are homebound due to illness or disability, have limited transportation options or have young children at home.
(708) 716-0585
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Caitlin Woodstock
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
My clients include children, teens, adults and families. They share a commitment to healing, development and personal growth. We work together to foster a strong therapeutic alliance built upon trust, mutual respect, communication, creativity and relational connection. My clients are open to exploring and applying the arts toward the healing of trauma wounds, attachment issues, relationship conflicts, and eradication of maladaptive thought-patterns and beliefs. They are diverse in age, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and culture. Collaboratively we move toward healing the personal, relational and transpersonal alike.
(708) 249-3962
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Katie Kamholz
Counselor, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you worried, sad, or stressed? Are you concerned about your child or your family? Are you wondering if counseling might help you or your family? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then let's explore further to see how I can best serve you and your family. I help young people, emerging adults, and parents learn and use creative problem solving skills to better cope with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma histories and attachment and relationship challenges.
(708) 794-9474
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Linda Small
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work best with clients who are troubled by anxiety, depression, relationship issues, losses or trauma, and life transition issues. I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I use a variety of treatment techniques including cognitive, psychodynamic, and client-centered therapies as well as behavior management strategies. My research on coping with traumatic life events has prepared me well to work with clients who have experienced trauma and crisis. A life crisis can be debilitating at first, but can lead to a search for meaning and dramatic new growth. It is exciting for me to accompany clients in this process!
(630) 313-6319
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Kate Giandonato & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
(773) 888-4992
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Lisa Wiersema
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Does your life seem to be less fulfilling and you do not know why? Look no further. Your best life is waiting. I work to provide a safe space and collaborate with clients on finding their inner strengths to utilize them in building resiliency. I work to guide children ages four and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders to reach their goals and experience a happier life. Given my experience working in emergency rooms, outpatient, residential and schools, I understand how the impact of these challenges can often leave people feeling unable to participate in life roles that lead to life satisfaction.
(708) 564-3227
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Marielle Mershart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with challenges in your life, feeling your emotions are getting out of control, losing sleep, feeling anxious, even depressed, you can feel better and more in control of your life. Engaging in therapy can make a difference. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgmental, empowering environment in which you can explore aspects of your life and relationships, identify old patterns, and establish new, healthier ways of living.
(773) 417-0853
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Rebecca Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals.
(773) 904-2152
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, DCC, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
ONLINE COUNSELING AVAILABLE! Get counseling without going out. I specialized in remote online counseling. I have immediate openings for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. My passion is working with individuals relating to grief and other life transitions; which include, employment exit strategies, career decisions while identifying gifts and talents, finding your life calling and coaching through life altering events. I am a excellent couples counselor and whether you are preparing for marriage or married, I can help you become better communicators and partners for life.
(888) 803-9878
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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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.