Adoption Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Julie Kahalas Bulitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I was affiliated with Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) for 10 years and was trained as adoption competent therapist.
I am committed to offering the very best in individual and family therapy. Specialties include ADHD and executive function coaching, with an expertise in adoption , anxiety and learning disabilities. I use a strength based approach to helping people find life balance. I work with my clients to find strategies that help them improve their lives.
(240) 724-2528 
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Beth Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I believe in the human spirit and the potential in humans to learn, grow and change to better our lives and the lives around us. My ideal client is someone who finds themselves in patterns they want to become free from in order to be whether they are patterns that are deeply personal, relational, or familial. There may be issues of the past that include trauma, loss, adoption , family issues; it could be more recent issues around those same things or also gender identity, sexuality, race, being LGBTQ and wanting to create a family. You may be at a turning point in your life and want to find your own voice and knowing.
(240) 839-6591 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Not accepting new clients
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Varda Makovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
I have a special interest and extensive experience working with individuals who were adopted - at all stages of their adult lives, as they explore how adoption may have impacted their lives, identity and relationships.
Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and/or are navigating life transitions, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative. I work with clients to gain enhanced self-understanding, address challenges, build resilience, adopt new coping skills and affect meaningful change. Special areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, fertility and family-building, grief/loss, adult ADHD, family dynamics, and life transitions.
(301) 701-5238 
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
Offers online therapy
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Julia Han
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Figuring out how to find the right therapist is a daunting process, so thank you for taking the time to read about me. Regardless of your struggles, when working with me, we will explore not only the reasons for your difficulties, BUT more importantly, how stress affects your body; how you internalize thoughts of self & others. I will give you tools to help with difficult emotions; manage stress effectively. I also specialize in: 1) postpartum, 2) trauma/grief, 3) non-traditional family formation, 4) adoption , 5) ThirdCultureKid, 6) LGBQ. I am happy to provide a phone consult; this will also allow you to get a sense of me.
(202) 643-2966 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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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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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Pamela Bel Anu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
I have training in grief and loss as well as infertility, parenting, and adoption .
Is there something holding you back from the experience of feeling fully alive, safe, and satisfied in your own life; in your own skin? Experiencing internal and external difficulties long enough and under enough stress, we become disconnected to what makes life worth living. I believe my job is to provide a safe space and be a supportive, caring, non-judgmental presence as a guide and collaborator. Together we can face what is hurting or not helping you. I have worked over the years in a variety of settings with adults, children, teens, families and couples from diverse backgrounds and identities.
(240) 209-9116 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Kathleen J. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Over the past two decades as a therapist, I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy. The key ingredients are often the collaboration and connection in the therapeutic relationship as well as the willingness of clients to consider novel ideas and possibilities for their lives and then try out new behaviors/coping skills. I work well with adults of all ages, older teens, couples and even families, when it is helpful to include a larger system to discuss problems, consider changes or improve communication.
(240) 356-4111 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Leanne Juzaitis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Leanne Juzaitis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has experience helping children, adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and families, and she has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health centers, and the juvenile justice system. Leanne specializes in treating clients who are experiencing symptoms related to grief, trauma, ADHD, mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. Leanne received her Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland School of Public Health in 2010.
(240) 821-5526 
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Marissa Keilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
As your therapist I will work carefully and thoughtfully to assist you in addressing the issues that have brought you pain, fear, uncertainty or self-doubt. The individuals I work with may have a history of trauma, challenging life circumstances or anxiety and depression. I create a safe and positive space to process emotions, receive support and develop new coping skills to become healthier, happier and at peace with yourself. Our relationship as therapist and client is the foundation to build upon as your strengthen your relationship with yourself and build stronger relationships throughout your life.
(301) 960-5738 x4 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
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Laurie Ann Persh
Counselor, LCPC, CCMHC, LMFT, EAS-C
Verified
Sometimes it helps just to have a caring nonjudgmental person to talk to and bounce ideas off. Sometimes, people need a gentle push along with clear steps to take to make things better. After over 35 years working with clients from children to adult, public and private settings, I have learned what differences to respect and what common themes and needs to honor for all human beings. Throughout my career as a counselor/psychotherapist, my strength continues to be my ability to understand human nature. I share with my clients knowledge, respect, and guidance. It is a two way learning process.
(301) 710-0341 
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
Not accepting new clients
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Laura Krause
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ACT
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression that is impacting your relationships and quality of life? Are you having difficulty balancing your life's responsibilities? Is your child or adolescent struggling with self-worth, trauma reactions, or problematic behavior? Whether you're a parent, a child, a student, a couple or a single adult, my goal is to empower you to look inward and grow from your experiences, as well as discover your strengths. I will seek to work with you to move you from a place of distress to a place of believing in your strengths, worth and resiliency.
(240) 624-7175 
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Not accepting new clients
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Sheryl J Frank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with learning challenges, ADHD, stressful family dynamics, depression, and anxiety. For many children and adolescents, there are struggles with behavioral and emotional regulation that are making life difficult for them and their families. Through dialogue and/or play, we develop innovative and creative strategies to help with self-regulation. For adult clients, through developing understanding of ADHD, depression and/or anxiety, I help clients make changes in their thoughts, feelings, and actions that lead to alleviation and reduction of symptoms.
(301) 825-5033 
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Offers online therapy
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Jackelyn Knight
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified
Jackelyn provides therapy from a client-centered, strength-based, empowerment perspective, goal orientated, collaborative approach, and culturally competent. She likes to incorporate the use of art for expression and exercises. CBT is her main approach when working with adolescents needing improvement with anxiety, depression, self-image/confidence. Mindfulness and affirmation techniques are used such as breathing, meditation practices, grounding techniques, and verbalizing to help the client self-sooth/motivate self for improvement with anxiety, depression, self-image, suicide ideation or self-harm.
(240) 220-9319 
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
Offers online therapy
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Judith Gallant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
If you are struggling with issues that prevent you from being as happy as you would like, I can help. For over 35 years, I have specialized in working with children and adolescents, as well as adults and couples. I utilize play therapy with young children and look to their parents as partners in treatment. With older children and adolescents, I use various approaches depending on their emotional development and issues. For those of us a bit older, life transitions including college, marriage, becoming a parent and loss can be stressful, but also create opportunities for growth.
(301) 587-2552 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Simone Walton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LMSW
Verified
Dr. Walton is dedicated to working with communities, organizations, and individuals to develop applied solutions to challenges affecting vulnerable and marginalized populations. Her professional experience includes working within international humanitarian organizations, the legal arena and doing this work living on every continent except Antarctica. Dr. Walton is passionate about systems and the people who function in them. She is a wife, a mother, a caregiver and a daughter of immigrants.
(301) 701-2262 
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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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Adoption Therapists
If you're looking for adoption counseling in Silver Spring or help with an adoption in Silver Spring or for a Silver Spring adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Silver Spring. They can help you coping with adoption in Silver Spring, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

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