Adoption Therapists in Wellesley, MA

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Jackie Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Treatment with specific populations include: substance abuse, co-parenting/blended families, interracial adoption , new parents, challenging adolescents, and children with a history of trauma.
Welcome! My goal is to provide a non-judgmental, warm, safe space for individuals and families to process their thoughts, feelings, obstacles, and traumas. Whether it’s every day stressors, debilitating anxiety, depression, or significant family conflict, my hope is that the therapeutic process will provide insight and skills for my clients to live their best lives.
(781) 705-7321
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Perfectly Imperfect, Counseling LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Welcome, my name is Crystal Patterson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I’ve been a therapist for 10+ years doing individual, and couple's counseling; servicing those struggling with mental health, substances, and relational conflict. I also offer licensure supervision for agencies and individuals interning for a license in mental health counseling.
(774) 458-9003
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Charles Glazier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DCSW, CGP
Verified
Verified
NEW PARENT'S GROUP STARTING NOW: I am starting a parent group that provides a positive alternative, as effective as individual therapy for your child or teen. The group experience will energize you with insight and support so you can restore your child's own natural self-righting capacities. I have been a child and family therapist for 35 years. I offer psychotherapy without the psycho-babble, liberating people of any age to use common sense and their family's love to make the most of life's opportunities.
(617) 751-6441
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Lisa Bearak Shuman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCD, QCSW, ACC
Verified
Verified
I provide clients with a safe, supportive & respectful therapy/coaching experience. I’m there to listen. They can share “stories, past, present, life stresses/transition, mental health issues, family/couples goals” etc. I build upon clients strengths as we work together to achieve their goals. As a therapist & life coach I strive to provide my clients with a positive experience. Treatment concludes with them feeling better about themselves & having met "their goals”. The passion I felt when chose this field, early on in high school, still remains:). Through challenging times I’m grateful to be here, to help those in need.
(857) 342-3268
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Larry Weisman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Therapy is the hard work of becoming awake to, and accepting of, what is real in ourselves and in life. Only when awake and living within the bounds of reality can we be loved, loving, healthy and happy. Addiction, depression, anxiety are among the experiences that can interfere with our experience of a healthy, joyful life. I feel priveledged to assist and accompany brave individuals on this journey of learning to change what we can, and stop fighting what we cannot. My therapy work combines traditional psychodynamic and cognitive approaches with Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices.
(781) 797-0846
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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John T. Chirban
Psychologist, PhD, ThD
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address concerns with relationships, identity, intimacy and sexuality, and spirituality, in addition to general psychological problems. My approach to therapy is active, relational, and result-oriented, encouraging clients take hold of their life and find the meaning that life holds for them. I have served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance for more than 25 years. And have been serving on the Advisory Board of the Dr. Phil Show, since its inception. (See drchirban.com and cambridgecounseling.com)
(857) 203-0549
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Miriam Waldheter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
You can learn about my practice at my website: www.miriamwaldheterphd.com. I offer a collaborative space to address a range of issues, with a particular interest in working with life's big transitions. For example, people in family changes: entering long-term commitments, parenthood, divorce, or grief; or professionals launching their careers and students formulating their vocational goals. Additionally, I work with the complex intersection between one’s identity and community, including but not limited to LGBTQIA, faith, and immigration/acculturation.
(617) 855-6444
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Ruthie Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Ruthie Fox, I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in both MA and RI. I provide both long- and short-term counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples and families. My goal in working with you is to provide a safe/non-judgmental space where you feel comfortable sharing the issues that bother you. Life has a way of bringing us challenges that we are not always prepared for. We will work together to identify your personal goals and strengths as you develop a plan to manage these life issues. I have immediate openings for both individuals/couples seeking in person or telehealth appointments.
(508) 960-6740
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Dr. Alanna Downing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and specialize in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and mindfulness based therapies. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
(781) 303-9621
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Lyvia Chriki
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am straightforward in my approach, focusing on helping clients achieve behavioral change towards living in line with their values and priorities. I provide treatment that is founded on evidence based principles, meaning that I base treatment on knowledge gleaned from research and science while also allowing for flexibility to accommodate to the individual with whom I work. I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities and work from within an acceptance based cognitive behavior therapy framework. Balancing acceptance of our experiences and channeling our strengths towards behavior change is, I find, the most useful path forward.
(617) 415-4701
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Jeff Butts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ABD, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I understand how difficult seeking help can be for many teens. With over 25 years of experience, I'm able to engage the most challenging young people, so they can get the help they need. I specialize in working with teens who are struggling across multiple domains in their lives (school, peers and family). My approach is both trauma-informed and strength based. I have extensive training in ARC (Attachment Regulation and Competency) interventions, DBT, and CBT. My experience running mental health programs affords me a unique understanding of educational, justice and mental health systems.
(617) 446-5434
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Cara Colgate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When people feel better, they do better.  This is true for children, adults and couples.  And in families, when one person is doing better, everyone is better. You may be feeling overwhelmed or dissatisfied at home, school, work, or in an important relationship. You may be feeling like your life is not going how you had hoped or expected. Your child or teen may be struggling at home or school.  If you're a parent supporting a kid or partner who is struggling, you probably feel lonely, frustrated and discouraged. These are some of the difficulties that bring people to my office.
(781) 705-7302
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Charity A Chaffee
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am not your typical therapist, and strive to always create that emotional connection that allows us to work through any issue as a team. Most of my clients have already tried traditional therapy, and haven't been able to engage in one way or the other. Many of my clients haven't felt heard or understood, and it is a goal of mine to make therapy accessible for all. My belief as a therapist is that everyone can benefit- and should benefit from the relationship they have with their therapist. My clients believe in person centered care- and feedback goes both ways. I provide a trauma informed environment where the client gets to lead.
(508) 714-7244
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Tiana McCrory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Tiana (she/her) and I am a masters-level Licensed Certified Social Worker! You're doing the hardest part, which is taking the first step toward better days. I value and celebrate your strength. I have experience working with at-risk youth and their families who have experienced varying forms of trauma. My specific areas of support include those experiencing grief/loss, self-destructive behaviors, anger, depression, anxiety, substance use, hoarding, and stress.
(339) 217-8966
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Wendy Rotfort
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I believe that the most successful therapy occurs when a strong clinical rapport is developed between therapist and client(s). To that end, I will work with you (or your child) to create a warm, therapeutic environment where we can collaboratively determine your needs and goals, and then work together toward achieving those goals. My approach to therapy is eclectic, which means I pull from a number of different theoretical orientations. This allows me the flexibility to tailor the treatment according to your unique needs.
(781) 708-4947
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Melissa Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative and solution-focused. I incorporate mindfulness techniques to increase awareness of harmful thoughts and behaviors, and skill building exercises to increase emotion regulation, resilience, and psychological flexibility. I hold an advanced certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from Boston University and have extensive training in mindfulness-based therapies.
(781) 859-0243
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Christopher Pagano
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
(617) 944-1025
Wellesley, MA 02482
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Christopher E Overtree
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My primary work is with children, adolescents, parents/families, or with adults struggling with parenting or experiencing a family crisis. My work is comprehensive, paying attention to family, school, medical and environmental issues that underly problems. Depending on the situation, I may work with children directly, engage in parent coaching/consultations or interface with other providers and schools to improve the conditions for wellness.
(413) 213-3455
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Margo Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I am an interactive, insight-oriented and solution-focused therapist. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to help you build on your strengths, and attain the personal growth you are looking for.
(781) 518-0163
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Ann B Stambler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
A lot of thought can go into choosing a therapist for you or your family member. Therapy starts with a unique personal relationship that has appropriate professional boundaries and allows you to explore your present dilemma and its relationship to your inner life. With children I use play and talk. With older adolescents and adults therapy is primarily verbal but it is always important to keep a sense of playful exploration even when facing difficult or painful issues. If this approach sounds right for you contact me to set up an initial visit. I am only working virtually via Zoom and no longer working with children under 12.
(857) 290-4652
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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.