Adoption Therapists in Bethesda, MD

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Joanne Wolf Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Forty years personal and professional experience uniquely qualifies me to understand the particular issues affecting individuals touched by adoption , infertility, kinship, attachment, and DNA search.
I believe we are all finally recognizing that a more holistic approach to treatment is needed. With over 40+ years of experience working in community mental health and private practice, I know the importance on our assessing and understanding all of the ways society impacts every individual. Everything around us matters, even beyond our personal relationships with our families, colleagues and friends. Speaking as a proud social worker, I know to effectively diagnose and treat a human problem needs a fully inclusive, psycho-social model of evaluation. I am here, tailored to help for your specific and unique needs.
(301) 298-3135 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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The Barker Adoption Foundation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Are you wondering if your child's current struggles are related to developmental challenges related to adoption or something else; struggling with decisions about how and when to share specific adoption information with your child; is your child ready for search/reunion; need assistance navigating an open adoption , behavioral challenges? Give me a call.
Touched by Adoption ? The Barker Foundation recognizes that adoption is a lifelong journey, with normal developmental challenges and tasks. We will walk with you through and support you through your journey. Whether you are an adoptive parent with a child that is struggling emotionally or academically; a birth parent who is seeking understanding, reflection, or search and reunion; or an adoptee looking for support- we are here for you.
(240) 245-2720 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Reena Bernards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, MS
Verified
Close and warm relationships are key to a successful family life, individual health, and to a happy life as a couple. I work collaboratively with families to improve communication between parent and child, deal with underlying emotions, and to address problems together. I help couples find their way back to the initial strong bond that brought them together. I assist parents in finding successful strategies to deal with emotional outbursts, school difficulties, and sibling conflicts. Together we address specific challenges that children face such as learning differences and mood swings. I specialize in working with adoption and multicultural families.
(301) 433-7659 
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Bethesda, MD 20810
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Ann E Haman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, MA
Verified
My areas of special interest are attachment and adoption issues; social-emotional challenges of giftedness; LGBT / questioning youth, and the adult legacy of difficult childhoods.
You have decided that something in your life needs to change: perhaps chronic stress or emotional pain, confusing behaviors or needs in your child, or your way of dealing with ongoing family issues. Therapy is a collaborative process in which I facilitate these changes. I have significant experience with issues around giftedness and its social-emotional challenges, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and adoption . I treat all clients with respect, interest, and openness. I am a relaxed, approachable person who feels privileged to work at a job I love with children and adults who teach and inspire me with their courage.
(301) 852-7631 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Amanda Mason
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified
With both life and clinical experience in adoption , parenting, and perinatal mental health, I am here to support you through this period of life and can help you feel more confident and connected, both to yourself and within your relationships.
You probably expected things like pregnancy, new parenthood, and love relationships to be exciting and happy times. But there are many challenges that can arise during these life transitions. Since they’re not often discussed, it can leave you feeling alone and unsure of how to process your range of thoughts and emotions. It can feel confusing and overwhelming when your expectations of how life would be do not match what you are experiencing. The photos of happy families, blissful moms, and perfect children on social media make you feel more alone and inadequate, disconnected from those around you.
(240) 734-2545 
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Bethesda, MD 20810
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Crystal Marcus August
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CGP
Verified
I have expertise in adoption , infertility, and the sometimes delayed residual experiences of trauma and abuse.
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples, often in transition or crisis. If we work together, you will become more fully self-aware and present as you improve and deepen your relationships with others. I am a warm and engaged participant in the psychotherapy and problem-solving process and as such, I am continually awed by each person's story and the unique reservoirs found to deal with life's difficulties.
(240) 321-9906 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Anne M Cosimano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
In my work as a therapist for the past 25+ years I have witnessed the incredible strength and resilience in people despite life's hardships, losses and traumas. I work with adults, teens and tweens to deal with life's challenges such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, adoption ,parenting, and divorce. As people gain deeper understanding of themselves and their behaviors , they are often able to make changes to improve their self esteem, strengthen their relationships, cope with life's ups and downs,and achieve deeper satisfaction in their lives.
(301) 850-2432 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Katherine Hannon: Fertility & Infertility Therapy
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC, MA, BCC
Verified
I am experienced working with: * explained/unexplained infertility * male/female factors * secondary Infertility * third-party options like donor egg, donor sperm, embryo adoption * surrogacy * adoption * miscarriage * infant loss * pregnancy and parenting after infertility * high-risk pregnancy * multiple gestation (twins, triplets) * pregnancy reductions * GLBT family building * single motherhood * living child-free.
Finding a therapist who is a great match is essential when you turn to counseling to help build or grow your family. You likely feel stressed, depressed, or isolated as you have encountered setbacks. I help individuals and couples experiencing infertility, coping with pregnancy loss, considering third-party reproduction or adoption , or deciding to live child-free. I have more than 20 years working with RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. We will work as a team as I teach you to make challenging decisions, manage stress, enhance your relationship, heal from loss, and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(301) 660-4112 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Katie Cogan
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LCC
Verified
She specializes in PTSD, adoption /foster care issues, domestic abuse and violence, addiction, self-harm, eating disorders and dealing with issues related to military and law enforcement service.
Katie Cogan, LCPC, is a board approved supervisor in Maryland and Virginia, with more than 20 years as a psychotherapist.  Her approach to counseling focuses on honoring her patients' lives while drawing on the strengths they bring into the session. Katie believes when people go through serious life events they are changed for the better with empathy and unconditional love. She uses her extensive experience to work with her client’s or supervises.
(240) 541-5476 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Finding Clarity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health and well being. Just as you would see your primary doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to help maintain your emotional health. I provide counseling to help individuals and their loved ones address various life issues including (but not limited to): Family and marital conflicts, Problems in school, Depression, family separation, Adoption issues, Feelings of anxiety or nervousness, child and adolescent behavioral issues and Addiction issues. Weekend sessions are available.
(571) 487-8254 x1001 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption , blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
(240) 242-9949 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Leigh Leslie
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
I have had extensive experience with couple issues, depression, families with adolescents, divorce and remarriage, adoption , LGBTQ+ individuals,couples and families, and cross-cultural and interracial couples and families.
Our relationships with others can be the source of our greatest joys and our greatest pain. I see therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to help you develop healthy, supportive, relationships - be they with partners, children, parents, friends, or co-workers. With over 25 years of experience providing individual, couple and family therapy, training family therapists, and teaching about families at the university level, I am committed to the important yet often difficult work of enhancing self-understanding and improving relationship/family functioning.
(301) 288-3129 
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Bethesda, MD 20810
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Classen-Miller and Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
Specialties of our therapists include depression, anxiety, addiction, substance abuse, bipolar, borderline personality, dual diagnosis, self-harm, OCD, psychosis, eating disorders, adoption , learning disability, ADHD, autism, insomnia, divorce, women's issues, infertility, cross-cultural, marital, couples, relationships, family conflict, trauma, PTSD, grief.
TELETHERAPY AND IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENTS with experienced psychotherapists who are licensed at the highest level of their profession. We accept mayor insurance plans and work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, Our clinicians reflect the full diversity of our community. We provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment that enables our clients to work towards solutions, develop coping skills and have a better understanding of the issues that interfere with self-esteem and a sense of well being.
(301) 918-5312 
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Joan Rabinor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I bring to my practice the experience of thirty years of professional work with individuals and couples, as well as the wisdom and personal growth that I have gained from dealing with my own life challenges. I am particularly effective with clients as they deal with forming and maintaining intimate relationships, sorting through identity and career conflicts, coping with grief and loss, and managing life transitions. Infertility and adoption issues have long been an area of expertise. All these situations are filled with intense emotionality and anguish yet demand solid, clear thinking.
(301) 654-8468 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Nicole Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
I am passionate about helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, religious and childhood trauma, life transitions, adoption /foster care, and loss.
I believe that effective therapy is rooted in the importance of the individual, and built on trust, comfortability, and unconditional empathy. My treatment approach is person-centered, using methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based skills, and Behavioral Modification. I value taking the time to understand my clients’ passions so that I can integrate these into their treatment to build connection in creative ways. I want my clients to be able to not only process their experiences during our sessions, but also leave with practical tools that fit for them.
(301) 591-6086 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Betsy D Hirschel, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I am a compassionate and empathic psychotherapist. I work well with both individuals and couples with relationship issues, issues around loss and issues with parenting. My specialities include infertility, sexual difficulties, and issues with trust in relationships.
(301) 679-7332 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Sumi Holman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Teens and young adults are faced with more stress than ever in our fast paced world, let me provide a safe and relaxing space for you so that you may process, reflect, problem solve, and self discover. We can talk about anything you'd like, from school stress, friends issues or family concerns. If you're an adult you may be looking for support around big life transitions like a serious relationship, college, graduate school, new jobs, moving, or revisiting past issues that now seem to be popping up again. I also work closely with new and expecting and hopeful mothers struggling with issues of anxiety or depression.
(301) 786-3439 
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Bethesda, MD 20825
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Emily L Rizzo
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink, communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
(609) 306-1424 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Stephanie Sheva Melmed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Thank you for looking here to see what I offer my clients. In this current crisis, many families and individuals are struggling to redefine their time, space, and relationships. This can be especially true for parents of young children, families struggling to adjust to the new circumstances, and individuals on the cusp of big life transitions. I am available to work with families and individuals who are struggling to redefine how to live together or alone in a harmonious way. I support people to more deeply and effectively achieve a state of well-being.
(202) 952-8507 
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Britt H Rathbone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CGP
Verified
Britt Rathbone is an expert in the treatment of adolescents. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked exclusively with adolescents and their families since 1985. He has a special interest in challenging, difficult to treat, and treatment-reluctant adolescents as well as those who have multiple and complicated mental health diagnoses. He trains therapists, speaks to professional and lay groups, and has taught advanced level social work graduate students at the Catholic University of America. Washingtonian Magazine has consistently named Mr. Rathbone one of Washington's best therapists for adolescents, and one of Washington's best therapists for group therapy.
(301) 658-2524 x401 
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Bethesda, MD 20816
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Adoption Therapists
If you're looking for adoption counseling in Bethesda or help with an adoption in Bethesda or for a Bethesda adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Bethesda. They can help you coping with adoption in Bethesda, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

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