Adoption Therapists in Illinois

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Stephanie Petrey
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have a strong focus on parenting, behavioral issues, attachment based treatment (including post adoption ) and ADHD.
Seeking support when dealing with difficult and challenging times in life can be overwhelming. It is my commitment as you take this step, to help guide you toward reaching your personal treatment goals. I work collaboratively with clients as I believe that treatment should be tailored to each client's personal needs in order for the client to feel comfortable and confident in reaching their treatment goals
(708) 462-5210
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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Leah A' Hearn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I've worked with both children and adults in my career, and specialize in trauma, adoption issues, and trauma-informed parenting.
Figuring out our feelings and then how to handle them can be so tricky sometimes. Many of us are also doing the hard work of unpacking our own trauma and stopping the cycle of generational trauma. We are all trying our best, and I'm honored to be with my clients as they navigate through it. You are not alone, and therapy offers a safe, comfortable space for you to let it all out, for you to feel heard, and for you to learn and grow.
(217) 262-1607
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Savoy, IL 61874
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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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Karyn Roggatz Ness
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Adoption issues.
It is my goal to work with people of all ages, and simply meet them where they are. I hope to motivate my clients to make changes that will enhance the quality of their lives, working from the most appropriate theoretical models that suits each person's needs.
(847) 750-3897
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Chicago, IL 60607
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Alex Goreham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma, adoption , addictions, attachment, depression, anxiety, and faith/spirituality.
Hey there! My name is Alex. Life can be a tricky journey, sometimes it is full of excitement and fun, and other times it can really be tough. I don't believe we were created to walk this life alone, especially through those difficult moments. That's where therapy comes in. To be honest with you, I don't have the power to change you and that is not my goal. My job as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you rediscover yourself and your potential. With a greater understanding of who you are and where you have been, comes the opportunity for change to create a new normal.
(331) 204-1773
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Corie McNally
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have a very special place in my heart for people who entered their families through adoption (adoptees) and for working with parents who formed their families through adoption .
“The only way out is through.” This quote captures my belief system and was stated by the legendary psychotherapist Fritz Perls. I feel we must come face to face with addressing the hard things and process all the difficult emotions we are going through in order to create change and come out of it all in a better place. I live and breathe working with children that we at AMANI Clinical Services refer to affectionately as “Littles” or “Itty Bitties” (under 8 years old). I have a wealth of experience and education in early childhood mental health and parent-child relationships.
(630) 703-2671
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Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Not accepting new clients
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Nneka E. Onyezia
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
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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Jan Holmes Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with people around issues of shame that result from addictions, co-dependency, trauma, adoption related issues and more.
(309) 644-4758
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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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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Sharon Steckler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some specialized areas of interest are mood disorders, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, adoption , foster care, living with HIV/AIDS & Psychedelic Integration.
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
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Bridget Dietz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have completed Training for Adoption Competency and am knowledgeable of the unique issues presented in families where adoption has occurred.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and/or families reclaim their lives by restoring their sense of hope. I strongly believe each individual has a set of strengths and capabilities that can assist with overcoming life's challenges, and I am mindful of the role that trauma plays on current functioning. I have worked with adolescents who have struggled with thoughts of suicide and self-harm, and I understand the stressors associated with being a teen in today's world.
(312) 345-5317
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Chicago, IL 60618
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Jessie Lynn Giese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Family life can be where we feel loved and supported, or we feel confusion, overwhelm, and grief. Family life is already complicated, especially when it is impacted by trauma, neurodiveristy, or adoption and foster care, or some combination of all three. Subsequently, you can feel misunderstood, alone, and "othered" by friends and family. And I see you! I provide a safe and compassionate environment through the lens of relational neuroscience, specializing in the care for adults and parents impacted by trauma, neurodiversity, adoption , and foster care.
(618) 753-4996
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O Fallon, IL 62269
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Barbara Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in trauma-focused therapy and trained in many interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have experience with the Crisis Mobile Unit (SASS) and Adoption Preservation. As we move through the phases of life, situations and events from the past or present may lead us to seek guidance and support to maneuver through them and come out on the other side a better, healthier person.
(217) 216-1934
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Champaign, IL 61820
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Faith Donohue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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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Dori Fujii
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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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Cheryl Welsh
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also have a passion for working with families blessed through adoption .
I truly believe that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. When a child is experiencing psychological stress it can have a significant impact on the child as well as on the entire family. Brief child-centered counseling can be the answer for growth, learning, and success.
(844) 253-7166 x702
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Hinsdale, IL 60521
Not accepting new clients
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Kristi M Finn
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founding partner of Compass Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, who is passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve personal growth, improve emotional regulation and foster positive relationships. I enjoy utilizing my training on attachment and brain development to assist in coping with the effects of trauma, loss, divorce, disrupted attachments, adoption , depression and anxiety. Using a collaborative and relational approach, I strive to help individuals and couples establish and maintain healthy relationships, as well as strengthen their ability to cope with stressful life events
(331) 701-2930 x2
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Naperville, IL 60540
Not accepting new clients
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Colleen Norwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Her special interests include adoption , divorce, trauma, and relationships.
Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with adolescents and adults in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked closely with adoptive families, families experiencing crisis and violence in the home, veterans, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental illness, Colleen is well versed in the treatment of trauma and attachment, mood, anxiety, psychotic, as well as personality disorders.
(630) 361-0238
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Kristen Marie Scott
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with a typical life transition such as: marriage, divorce, adoption , or death, or suffering from anxiety, anger, depression, or self-harm/sabotaging behaviors, therapy will be tailored to your individual situation.
I believe that, without exception, every individual carries within, the capacity required for healing to occur. As a therapist, it is my honor and privilege to help clients and their families uncover and understand the meanings and feelings associated with their symptoms. Whether the primary client is a child, adolescent, or adult, I work collaboratively with couples/parents to create a treatment plan that is right for the family as a whole. From this perspective we can then work together to discover more adaptive and creative ways to solve problems, build relationships, and live rich and fulfilling lives.
(773) 598-4532
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Orland Park, IL 60467
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Nancy M Rivas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have specialized training in infant mental health, early childhood issues, and attachment disorders, so I see very young children and work with both parents and kids of all ages around adoption issues and complex developmental trauma.
My original purpose in becoming a psychologist was to understand how to help children who are hurting. I serve children and adolescents who are struggling with a wide variety of concerns, often trauma, depression, anxiety, or self-injury. Of course this also involves support and guidance for their parents. I enjoy using this same developmental perspective to help adults who are struggling with the impact their childhood now has on them, for instance addressing codependency, boundaries, or experiences of childhood abuse. It is a joy to see clients discovering and blossoming into who they are created to be.
(331) 216-0924
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Naperville, IL 60563
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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.