Adoption Therapists in Cary, NC

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Melanie Harsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are there struggles at school and home because your child has a learning disability, is gifted/2e, or is experiencing anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are an adoptive parent, and your child is suffering adoption grief or wrestling with adoption and identity questions. Maybe you live overseas and are encountering the common expat issues of finding friends, facing language barriers, or navigating new cultures. Working together, we can meet your goals such as creating a healthier family, building a new life in another country, helping your child find success in the classroom or managing their overwhelming feelings.
(919) 849-8480
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Cary, NC 27519
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Lifeline Counseling at Lifeline Children's Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
At Lifeline, we specialize in adoption and foster care related issues like attachment, trauma, identity development of adoptees, grief, and so much more, and approach treatment in a way that involves the whole family.
Adopting or fostering comes with many challenges. Families go into it excited about the child they will love and care for, and it is common to experience many challenges in loving a child from a hard place. Children placed for adoption or in foster care have experienced a great deal of loss. This leaves them dealing with pain on a deep level. Families often feel guilty or like they haven't been good parents if their child experiences attachment difficulties. But the truth is that it would be weird if they didn't based on their life experiences. These issues are complex and multi-layered, often involving the entire family system.
(205) 967-0811
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Cary, NC 27513
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Elizabeth Summers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have 16+ years of experience working with all members of the adoption triad and supporting adoptive families to build connections.
Every person is an individual and deserves to be respected as they are. I work to make sure that we build treatment around your needs, ensuring that you are part of guiding your own path. Using knowledge, heart, humor, and care we will heal wounds and develop personal resources to alleviate the concerns that brought you here. Talk, music, expressive therapies, and experiential interventions will be used support the process of the individual, couple, or family. Together we will heal, cope, and connect. We all have a story to tell and together we can begin to write yours.
(814) 364-4164
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Cary, NC 27511
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Karina Akouka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Whether you are growing your family with your first child, second child or adoption , you can develop a greater sense of clarity and peace.
The transition to motherhood and parenthood can be a difficult transition. During this life changing transition you might find yourself feeling sad, overwhelmed, lonely, and unsure if you will find your groove again. Mothers and parents may feel a loss of sense of self and increased depression and anxiety as they navigate relationships and how they fit into their old selves again. Together, we can discover new ways to manage your feelings and deepen self-awareness to lead you to feel more fulfilled in your new role.
(415) 534-4331
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Cary, NC 27518
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Kathy Baucom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience with adoption issues and enjoy working with all members of the adoption triad.
Nurturing growth and transformation is what happens in therapy. If you are wanting to take steps in finding your purpose and meaning as well as developing positive ways to cope with uncomfortable feelings and challenges in life, then counseling can help you. I provide a supportive, caring, and compassionate environment. Together we will work on developing strategies and tools to help you feel better and make the changes you want. Progress not perfection!
(984) 985-3340
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Cary, NC 27518
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Amber M Diamond Green
Counselor, MA, LMCHC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I provide services to children, teens, young adults, new moms and families related to school related issues, parent coaching, anxiety, depression, post adoption / foster care transition, and prenatal/postpartum concerns.
Real superheroes live in the hearts of children fighting big battles. Being a child, teen, or young adult in today's world can be both scary and difficult. Peer pressure, family and home issues and the struggle to find identity can overload every thought and ounce of energy of today's children, teens, and young adults. My goal as a professional counselor is to help you, your child and family find a place of peace and self-worth through hands on activities and real-life strategies.
(919) 887-8690
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Cary, NC 27511
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Bryony Crain
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with all sexual and gender identities during this phase of life, and also enjoy working with individuals who come to parenthood through adoption , surrogacy or fostering! Many of my clients who started seeing me during pregnancy or postpartum have stayed with me and continued working with me through other phases of life as well.
Welcome! I'm so glad that you are in the process of looking for someone to talk to. I have been counseling since 2008, but became passionate about working with prospective and new parents after the birth of my daughter in 2016. I now specialize in all things related to the transition to parenthood - whether during the stage of planning a family, pregnancy, or postpartum. There are many issues that commonly arise during this transition, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, family dynamic issues, work/life concerns, and generally feeling stressed and overwhelmed!
(919) 752-3699
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Cary, NC 27511
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Sarah E Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Healthcare professionals, educators, teachers, people with chronic health issues, the LGBTQ+ community, struggling parents, people with postpartum depression, or those in the adoption process are just a few of who I have walked alongside.
If you are here, I know that you have been worn down and are bravely acknowledging that you don’t want to keep doing the same thing. I want to welcome you to a warm, accepting space where we can get to the heart of who you are and the direction you want to grow. Whether navigating a difficult career, relationship issues, major life change, or parenting children with special needs, you do not have to figure it out alone. Together, we can find your path to move forward that will leave you feeling more equipped and like you can be the best you. I would be honored to be a part of your process.
(919) 695-9112
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Cary, NC 27518
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Kathy B Spurlock
Counselor, LCMHC, SEP, TEB
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
**Currently not accepting new Clients**. Life can be challenging at times and wrought with frustrations, sadness or anxieties. However, with therapy, those challenges don't have to be insurmountable. I believe therapy is about guiding you toward an emotionally healthy path in order to create the life you desire. The fact that you are searching for a therapist who feels like a "good fit" for you or your family, is an important first step (and a very courageous one). My goal is to support you along your journey by providing a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere, as we jointly work toward you finding personal contentment.
(919) 759-5429
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Cary, NC 27518
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Haylee Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS, CSI, CPS-R
Verified
Verified
With experience in various roles from therapist, prevention specialist, and program director I enjoy helping young children, teenagers, and adults achieve balance in everyday living. My expertise include mental health therapy, chemical dependency counseling, curriculum development and instruction, care management, and substance misuse prevention and education. I have experience working with youth and adults in various settings from the foster care environment, outpatient and inpatient treatment centers, to private practice.
(910) 541-9948
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Cary, NC 27511
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Mathews Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
6 Endorsed
6 Endorsed
The relationship you have with your counselor is a very personal one and is vital to bringing about the change you want in your life. We view the counseling relationship as a process of mutual respect and trust, where we work collaboratively together to meet your goals. We focus on expanding the strengths and resources you have and getting results quickly, all in a comfortable and inviting home-like setting. We strive to make therapy as comfortable as possible and work with you to establish clear goals and workable, creative strategies to achieve those goals.
(919) 343-9605
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Cary, NC 27511
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Stacy Cohen
MEd, LCMHC, CEAP
Verified
Verified
If you need an experienced professional to help you navigate life's challenges, then you have come to the right place. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, your career, or with your own internal "stuff", I can help. I view my clients as partners in the work we do and will work with you on goals that are meaningful to you.
(919) 343-0623
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Cary, NC 27513
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Integrative Wellness Services
LCMHC, NCC
Rachel has been working with adults, children, couples,and adolescents in a mental health capacity since 2003. She tries to meet people where they are at and maintain a nonjudgmental approach to helping each person she serves in a unique and supportive way. She has been licensed since 2010 and in private practice since 2012. She has had the opportunity to train with world renowned experts in her field. In addition to creating her own personalized approach to treating trauma Rachel is also trained in the following evidence based treatment modalities:
(919) 343-9726
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Cary, NC 27519
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Elizabeth Guarnaccia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist with 25 years of experience, I have come to honor and respect all beings who are seeking health, wholeness, emotional re-patterning, or relief from pain, be it physical, emotional, existential or spiritual. No issue is too great or too small. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents who are having difficulty managing their current life's stressors due to past or ongoing trauma, which may be causing depression, anxiety, physical symptoms, and/or relationship difficulties. My specialties are connecting clients with their internal strengths and resources, and the rapid resolution of trauma.
(919) 913-8211
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Cary, NC 27513
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John Tisdale
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin
Verified
Verified
Mick Jagger’s well known refrain tells a story, "I can’t get no satisfaction.” When this refrain becomes a personal credo, our patterned responses to life’s disappointments may provide clues for a way forward.  For all of us, the world can disappoint. If what happens next leaves us feeling stymied and lethargic, backed into a corner with no where to go but down, it is possible thinking and talking about our experience in new ways is ultimately what is needed.  Psychoanalysis and its therapeutic cousin, psychotherapy (talk therapy), provides a crucible for persons to discover & express our truest & sometimes hidden, motivations in
(336) 344-7336
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Cary, NC 27513
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DeCassi Foundation 501 3 C Nonprofit Organization
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
DeCassi Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers resources and solutions to the vulnerable, disenfranchised, under-served and dis-empowered members of society who are often overlooked. We offer mental and behavioral health services and substance abuse services, on a sliding scale for those struggling with a multitude of issues due to childhood traumas, poverty, immigration issues, discrimination and racism. We offer empathy and support to those who are lacking resources, and offer a safe place to process these issues.
(919) 583-6652
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Cary, NC 27511
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Jessica Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am so glad that you are here! Whether you are looking to work on parenting skills, behavioral health for your child, mental health, or simply seeking to navigate a transition in your life, you have come to the right place. As an LCSWA, I have experience working with children, teens, and young adults through depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral needs and transitions.
(984) 355-9992
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Cary, NC 27518
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Carolena Coley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor offering Tele-health Services. My areas of clinical expertise include trauma, anxiety and depression. I use the following evidence based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
(919) 364-6441
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Cary, NC 27513
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Wayne Faison
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified
Verified
"YOU REALLY CAN HAVE A LIFE OF ABUNDANCE, PEACE, LIFE, AND JOY!” You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. I Promise you that I am as real as a therapist can get! When you have tried things and they are not working for you, it's time to try something different, and I pride myself in being different and not like every other therapist. Life is too short to hold onto grudges, bad relationships, or to be angry/anxious all the time, and to let past trauma control your life. It's time for that to stop! It's time for you to find meaning and purpose. Let’s talk it's time to make the change for you!
(984) 201-7633
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Cary, NC 27518
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Philip Timothy Guistwite
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with anyone who desires to maximize their strengths and overcome weaknesses. A desire to change and improve life, together with a willingness to work are the only requirements for good therapy. Change is possible for everyone and I enjoy enhancing and utilizing the natural strengths of people as they address growth issues. While understanding from where you have come in family and individual background, together we will develop goals that address the issues you desire to change. I work with individuals, couples and families to assist with any issues of concern.
(919) 701-5832
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Cary, NC 27511

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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.