Adoption Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Rebecca Blanchard, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Rebecca Blanchard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Starting therapy can be hard and you are brave to be here taking this first step. I’m passionate about helping clients and families accept themselves and each other. My goal is to create a safe space that allows you to meet yourself exactly where you are and shift the way that you or your child interacts with the world. I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, and trauma. As an EMDR trained therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
Starting therapy can be hard and you are brave to be here taking this first step. I’m passionate about helping clients and families accept themselves and each other. My goal is to create a safe space that allows you to meet yourself exactly where you are and shift the way that you or your child interacts with the world. I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, and trauma. As an EMDR trained therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
(704) 459-5195 View (704) 459-5195
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Amy A. Hecht
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
13 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a special clinical concentration in relationships, couples and adoption.
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a special clinical concentration in relationships, couples and adoption.
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.
(917) 652-6857 View (917) 652-6857
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Sarah (Sally) M Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Waitlist for new clients
I am an outpatient therapist in Charlotte, NC specializing in adoption and the treatment of developmental trauma. I am keenly versed in the psychological issues and unique social/emotional challenges these children present. Adoptive families are often frustrated and sometimes frightened by their children's behaviors. Most of the children I treat spent time in an orphanage or in the foster care system. A few were adopted at birth.They learned early in life not to rely on adults as a result of early deprivation. Parenting is a challenge! Psychoeducation and support are the essential tools to create healthy families.
I am an outpatient therapist in Charlotte, NC specializing in adoption and the treatment of developmental trauma. I am keenly versed in the psychological issues and unique social/emotional challenges these children present. Adoptive families are often frustrated and sometimes frightened by their children's behaviors. Most of the children I treat spent time in an orphanage or in the foster care system. A few were adopted at birth.They learned early in life not to rely on adults as a result of early deprivation. Parenting is a challenge! Psychoeducation and support are the essential tools to create healthy families.
(704) 215-4598 View (704) 215-4598
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Madalyn Twist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Therapy is a transformative journey. It is one in which we begin to take off the masks that we are afraid of living without but know we cannot live within. Together, we will gently remove old and new masks, allowing for the opportunity to get to know our truest, inner selves. With a background in foster care and adoption, I have a special interest in helping children (and families) navigate the various emotions that arise due to the challenging circumstances they may be faced with.
Therapy is a transformative journey. It is one in which we begin to take off the masks that we are afraid of living without but know we cannot live within. Together, we will gently remove old and new masks, allowing for the opportunity to get to know our truest, inner selves. With a background in foster care and adoption, I have a special interest in helping children (and families) navigate the various emotions that arise due to the challenging circumstances they may be faced with.
(704) 270-6873 x712 View (704) 270-6873 x712
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Kristen L. Venit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I also have considerable experience helping parents navigate issues related to divorce, adoption, anxiety, grief, loss and attention.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families. Psychotherapy provides a space that is uniquely your own where you can address your concerns in a safe place, free from judgment. My approach to psychotherapy is to provide empathy and support while giving you useful feedback and insight to help resolve difficulties you are experiencing. We will work together to help you find the tools and resources necessary to help you cope with stressful situations.
I also have considerable experience helping parents navigate issues related to divorce, adoption, anxiety, grief, loss and attention.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families. Psychotherapy provides a space that is uniquely your own where you can address your concerns in a safe place, free from judgment. My approach to psychotherapy is to provide empathy and support while giving you useful feedback and insight to help resolve difficulties you are experiencing. We will work together to help you find the tools and resources necessary to help you cope with stressful situations.
(704) 594-3027 View (704) 594-3027
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Jennifer Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
I am passionate about working with children and their families to collaborate together to make a strong impact to promote healing and improve family functioning. I work with children of all ages, as well as support parents, who may experience difficult situations or experiences in their lives such as adoption, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, emotional and behavioral issues, school disruption, and trauma. I specialize in using play therapy to help children learn to self-regulate, improve executive functioning, increase self-esteem, deal with trauma, increase social skills, and develop positive relationships.
I am passionate about working with children and their families to collaborate together to make a strong impact to promote healing and improve family functioning. I work with children of all ages, as well as support parents, who may experience difficult situations or experiences in their lives such as adoption, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, emotional and behavioral issues, school disruption, and trauma. I specialize in using play therapy to help children learn to self-regulate, improve executive functioning, increase self-esteem, deal with trauma, increase social skills, and develop positive relationships.
(704) 286-8475 x103 View (704) 286-8475 x103
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Megan Montgomery Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
My counseling experience includes trauma, anxiety, depression, transition issues, infertility, adoption, gender/sexual orientation, special needs parenting, loss/grief issues, trauma, church hurt/dececonstruction, body image, childhood abuse, and divorce.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary ingredient to successful therapy so I work hard to create a warm, trusting relationship with each client and go at their pace. I enjoy working with individuals (21+) and families. Particular areas of interest for me include trauma healing, spirituality, body image, parenting support, and women's issues. I welcome people from all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and ethnicities. I see clients from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Virtual is only available to NC residents due to state licensure restrictions, but in person is available to both NC and SC residents.
My counseling experience includes trauma, anxiety, depression, transition issues, infertility, adoption, gender/sexual orientation, special needs parenting, loss/grief issues, trauma, church hurt/dececonstruction, body image, childhood abuse, and divorce.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary ingredient to successful therapy so I work hard to create a warm, trusting relationship with each client and go at their pace. I enjoy working with individuals (21+) and families. Particular areas of interest for me include trauma healing, spirituality, body image, parenting support, and women's issues. I welcome people from all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and ethnicities. I see clients from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Virtual is only available to NC residents due to state licensure restrictions, but in person is available to both NC and SC residents.
(704) 387-5211 View (704) 387-5211
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Blooming Fields Christian Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
Waitlist for new clients
No matter what life brings, YOU are worthy, YOU matter, and YOU can find healing as I commit to offer support, unconditional compassion, and a relentless desire to meet you where you are in life. I consider it an honor to work with children, tweens/teens, families, and adults seeking help and comfort during challenging situations. I aim to equip and encourage parents who are seeking tools and resources to regain confidence in parenting, healthy communication, and secure attachment with their children. Divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and emotion regulation are a few of the issues that I typically see.
No matter what life brings, YOU are worthy, YOU matter, and YOU can find healing as I commit to offer support, unconditional compassion, and a relentless desire to meet you where you are in life. I consider it an honor to work with children, tweens/teens, families, and adults seeking help and comfort during challenging situations. I aim to equip and encourage parents who are seeking tools and resources to regain confidence in parenting, healthy communication, and secure attachment with their children. Divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and emotion regulation are a few of the issues that I typically see.
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Inner Peace Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
She has extensive experience working with complex issues such as: anxiety, stress, depression, attachment, couples/marital challenges, trauma, parenting, adoption, end of life counseling, medically fragile concerns, spirituality, mediation, coping, mindfulness and interpersonal concerns.
"Happiness comes from accepting that we cannot control everything that occurs, but we have power to create balance, beauty and peace in every area of our lives." Tasha Ganthier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a master's degree from New York University. Her experience in therapy began in 1999. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, parents and those struggling with life's transitions. Tasha has a passion for people and utilizes a very organic, holistic and evidence-based approach.
She has extensive experience working with complex issues such as: anxiety, stress, depression, attachment, couples/marital challenges, trauma, parenting, adoption, end of life counseling, medically fragile concerns, spirituality, mediation, coping, mindfulness and interpersonal concerns.
"Happiness comes from accepting that we cannot control everything that occurs, but we have power to create balance, beauty and peace in every area of our lives." Tasha Ganthier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a master's degree from New York University. Her experience in therapy began in 1999. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, parents and those struggling with life's transitions. Tasha has a passion for people and utilizes a very organic, holistic and evidence-based approach.
(704) 727-4989 View (704) 727-4989
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Jeffery D Rosenbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28287
school, new siblings, following rules, divorce, adoption), and they learn to express themselves positively.
Children, adolescents, and families are the focus of my practice. Developing and strengthening the parent-child relationship is especially important with young children. Helping children learn to feel more capable and independent is important for school age children. Developing autonomy and learning to make good choices is critical for adolescents. By creating achievable goals together and working in a safe and supportive environment, we are able to create positive experiences for both children and parents.
school, new siblings, following rules, divorce, adoption), and they learn to express themselves positively.
Children, adolescents, and families are the focus of my practice. Developing and strengthening the parent-child relationship is especially important with young children. Helping children learn to feel more capable and independent is important for school age children. Developing autonomy and learning to make good choices is critical for adolescents. By creating achievable goals together and working in a safe and supportive environment, we are able to create positive experiences for both children and parents.
(704) 286-9594 View (704) 286-9594
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McKayla Demulling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege and experience of working with individuals, couples, families, Service Members, the LGBTQ+ community, battered mothers, and those affiliated with the adoption and foster community ranging from foster and adopted parents and children as well as birth parents.
Counseling should be a safe and judgment-free place for individuals to voice their concerns. In a world where we are constantly judged, I feel that counseling provides a unique place to allow for personal understanding and growth while reflecting on what drives our concerns, emotions, and behaviors. The counseling journey should be a joint partnership to help the client realize their own potential for growth. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions that are centered around each individual.
I have had the privilege and experience of working with individuals, couples, families, Service Members, the LGBTQ+ community, battered mothers, and those affiliated with the adoption and foster community ranging from foster and adopted parents and children as well as birth parents.
Counseling should be a safe and judgment-free place for individuals to voice their concerns. In a world where we are constantly judged, I feel that counseling provides a unique place to allow for personal understanding and growth while reflecting on what drives our concerns, emotions, and behaviors. The counseling journey should be a joint partnership to help the client realize their own potential for growth. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions that are centered around each individual.
(704) 610-4793 View (704) 610-4793
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Kelly Breen Boyce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
She also conducts psychological assessments for ADHD, immigration issues, adoption, etc.
A candidate at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas in Chapel Hill, Dr. Boyce has a deep appreciation of the complexities of the mind as well as the impact of early experiences and relationships. Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories offer a comprehensive understanding of human nature. As opposed to other models that aim to solve a particular problem or target symptoms, psychoanalysis gets to the heart of the matter. Dr. Boyce provides therapy that addresses the whole person, helping the individual to develop inner capacities that can improve relationships as well as foster a richer, more meaningful life.
She also conducts psychological assessments for ADHD, immigration issues, adoption, etc.
A candidate at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas in Chapel Hill, Dr. Boyce has a deep appreciation of the complexities of the mind as well as the impact of early experiences and relationships. Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories offer a comprehensive understanding of human nature. As opposed to other models that aim to solve a particular problem or target symptoms, psychoanalysis gets to the heart of the matter. Dr. Boyce provides therapy that addresses the whole person, helping the individual to develop inner capacities that can improve relationships as well as foster a richer, more meaningful life.
(704) 612-2373 View (704) 612-2373
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La'Tracia S Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, FCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families who deal with a variety of challenges including: Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationships, Foster Care/Adoption, Child Abuse, Neglect/Exploitation, Sexual Behaviors, Self Identity, Substance Dependency, Domestic Violence, At-Risk Youth, Chronic Homelessness and Human Trafficking.
Challenges in life are inevitable. The goal is to not allow yourself to become defeated by those challenges. When faced with opposition, do you find it difficult to overcome? Do you experience moments where you can’t describe your feelings? Are you often stressed about things that are out of your control? Do you feel like you are having difficulty finding balance in your life? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, therapy could potentially be the resources to assist with resolving some of your personal challenges. Good news, you’ve taken the first necessary step to find resources.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families who deal with a variety of challenges including: Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationships, Foster Care/Adoption, Child Abuse, Neglect/Exploitation, Sexual Behaviors, Self Identity, Substance Dependency, Domestic Violence, At-Risk Youth, Chronic Homelessness and Human Trafficking.
Challenges in life are inevitable. The goal is to not allow yourself to become defeated by those challenges. When faced with opposition, do you find it difficult to overcome? Do you experience moments where you can’t describe your feelings? Are you often stressed about things that are out of your control? Do you feel like you are having difficulty finding balance in your life? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, therapy could potentially be the resources to assist with resolving some of your personal challenges. Good news, you’ve taken the first necessary step to find resources.
(980) 243-4361 View (980) 243-4361
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Kiley Thiel
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS, CCTP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I have been a counselor working with children, teens and young adults for over 19 years. I enjoy providing a safe space for my clients to process the difficulties they may be having in a confidential setting. I have a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and believe that every person is different and their counseling should reflect their needs. I have completed specialized training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and also the Training for Adoption Competency.
I have been a counselor working with children, teens and young adults for over 19 years. I enjoy providing a safe space for my clients to process the difficulties they may be having in a confidential setting. I have a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and believe that every person is different and their counseling should reflect their needs. I have completed specialized training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and also the Training for Adoption Competency.
(980) 246-3499 View (980) 246-3499
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Anita Badillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you achieve whatever success looks like for you. Often, reaching our goals can seem daunting and even anxiety-provoking. Let’s tackle this together! I have worked in community mental health, outpatient, inpatient, volunteer, and primary care settings. I have experience helping clients who have had various concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, trauma, life change adjustments, adoption, substance use, and aging family members. HOURS: M-F 10am - 4pm. Weekend hours available on 1st and 3rd weekends of the each month.
My goal is to help you achieve whatever success looks like for you. Often, reaching our goals can seem daunting and even anxiety-provoking. Let’s tackle this together! I have worked in community mental health, outpatient, inpatient, volunteer, and primary care settings. I have experience helping clients who have had various concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, trauma, life change adjustments, adoption, substance use, and aging family members. HOURS: M-F 10am - 4pm. Weekend hours available on 1st and 3rd weekends of the each month.
(980) 261-3921 View (980) 261-3921
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Jenny N. Poston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Areas of expertise include psychological fitness evaluations (for bariatric surgery, adoption, spinal cord stimulator implants, fitness for duty, etc.
As a psychologist with over 20 years' experience, I work with people who are struggling with diverse challenges, from temporarily overwhelming stressors to life-altering losses or burdens. Complicated or unsatisfactory relationships, difficult life transitions, health concerns, and significant losses are common problems that, if left unresolved, can lead to depression, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or hopelessness. My goal is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore your concerns. I offer insight, support, and guidance, while helping you develop strategies to navigate life's challenges and cope effectively with the difficulties you are facing.
Areas of expertise include psychological fitness evaluations (for bariatric surgery, adoption, spinal cord stimulator implants, fitness for duty, etc.
As a psychologist with over 20 years' experience, I work with people who are struggling with diverse challenges, from temporarily overwhelming stressors to life-altering losses or burdens. Complicated or unsatisfactory relationships, difficult life transitions, health concerns, and significant losses are common problems that, if left unresolved, can lead to depression, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or hopelessness. My goal is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore your concerns. I offer insight, support, and guidance, while helping you develop strategies to navigate life's challenges and cope effectively with the difficulties you are facing.
(704) 288-0495 View (704) 288-0495
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Debra P Hinson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Additionally,, I am TAC (Training in Adoption Competency) certified and EMDR trained working of towards EMDR certification.
Life is a journey that can often become difficult to maneuver. However, facing life's struggles can empower us to be the people we are intended to be. This process is often mentally and physically exhausting. I would be honored to walk alongside you, your child, and/or your family on your personal journey of self-discovery. I love children and specialize in non-directive play therapy with children 3-7 years of age. Additionally, I work with adolescents and teens navigating the often difficult times of transition through middle/high school. Finally, I have a heart to work with women in life transitions.
Additionally,, I am TAC (Training in Adoption Competency) certified and EMDR trained working of towards EMDR certification.
Life is a journey that can often become difficult to maneuver. However, facing life's struggles can empower us to be the people we are intended to be. This process is often mentally and physically exhausting. I would be honored to walk alongside you, your child, and/or your family on your personal journey of self-discovery. I love children and specialize in non-directive play therapy with children 3-7 years of age. Additionally, I work with adolescents and teens navigating the often difficult times of transition through middle/high school. Finally, I have a heart to work with women in life transitions.
(704) 441-3307 View (704) 441-3307
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Stacy L Dixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, QMHP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
I treat depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, abuse, AD/HD, divorce adjustment, grief, adoption, PTSD, parenting and behavioral issues.
Transitions can be difficult. The decision to change is both challenging and rewarding. I provide an atmosphere of confidentiality, warmth and respect where you can ask questions and explore solutions. I will listen and provide tools to help you. We can address difficulties in your work, home and social settings. Therapy offers you a supportive place where you can process your experiences, gain perspective and make decisions that help you move forward.
I treat depression, anxiety, anger, infidelity, abuse, AD/HD, divorce adjustment, grief, adoption, PTSD, parenting and behavioral issues.
Transitions can be difficult. The decision to change is both challenging and rewarding. I provide an atmosphere of confidentiality, warmth and respect where you can ask questions and explore solutions. I will listen and provide tools to help you. We can address difficulties in your work, home and social settings. Therapy offers you a supportive place where you can process your experiences, gain perspective and make decisions that help you move forward.
(605) 250-3947 View (605) 250-3947
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Nicolle Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
In my approach to working with clients, I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and a willingness to make changes in your life which will give you a better perspective on the challenges in life we all face. I have experience treating adults, teenagers and children, working on an individual basis as well as with couples and families. My areas of expertise include issues around divorce and blended families, couples counseling, depression, anxiety and adoption issues.
In my approach to working with clients, I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and a willingness to make changes in your life which will give you a better perspective on the challenges in life we all face. I have experience treating adults, teenagers and children, working on an individual basis as well as with couples and families. My areas of expertise include issues around divorce and blended families, couples counseling, depression, anxiety and adoption issues.
(704) 464-3698 View (704) 464-3698
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Peaceful Places, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCMHCQS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269  (Online Only)
, we encourage mental and lifestyle transformations by teaching and encouraging positive self-talk and sustaining a positive outlook on life through the adoption of new belief systems while reducing and unlearning self-defeating patterns.
Have you been feeling hopeless, helpless, or overwhelmed? Are you looking to work through past or current issues that are leaving you feeling stuck? We have a team of experienced therapists who work with children, individuals, and families looking to get back on track and recover from past trauma, depression, anxiety, or low-self-esteem. We would like to assist you with uncovering your internal peace for your life journey. Our goal is to help you to recognize your full potential, and to guide you as you gain inner strength and discover purpose.
, we encourage mental and lifestyle transformations by teaching and encouraging positive self-talk and sustaining a positive outlook on life through the adoption of new belief systems while reducing and unlearning self-defeating patterns.
Have you been feeling hopeless, helpless, or overwhelmed? Are you looking to work through past or current issues that are leaving you feeling stuck? We have a team of experienced therapists who work with children, individuals, and families looking to get back on track and recover from past trauma, depression, anxiety, or low-self-esteem. We would like to assist you with uncovering your internal peace for your life journey. Our goal is to help you to recognize your full potential, and to guide you as you gain inner strength and discover purpose.
(704) 612-0848 View (704) 612-0848

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Adoption Therapists

Does my adopted child need therapy?

Not every adopted child needs therapy. However, many can benefit from seeing an adoption-informed therapist, especially if they were victims of abuse or neglect, appear withdrawn or disconnected, have behavioral or developmental issues (which may or may not be related to their adoption), are struggling with feelings of grief or loss surrounding their birth parents, or find it difficult to establish an identity, a challenge that often becomes most apparent during adolescence.

When should adoptive parents seek therapy?

Prospective parents can benefit from therapy even before an adoption—for example, to voice worries and fears; to reconcile infertility struggles, if relevant; or simply to prepare themselves for parenthood. After the adoption, parents who are struggling to bond with their child; are unsure how to talk about adoption or related issues, such as race; or whose child is dealing with developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric concerns can address these and other issues with the help of an adoption-competent therapist.

Is family therapy appropriate for adoptive families?

Family therapy can be invaluable for strengthening the bond between adoptive parents and children, helping the latter feel more secure in their place in the family. Family therapy can also help adoptive families navigate complex communication issues—for example, parents who feel uncomfortable discussing race with their child, who in turn feels invalidated by their silence, or a child who has questions about his birth parents but avoids asking them out of fear of hurting his adoptive parents’ feelings.

What therapy is not appropriate for adoption issues?

A discredited therapy known as “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy” or “rebirthing therapy”) should not be used to treat adopted and foster children, though it was largely designed for this population. Attachment therapy involves restraining, coercing, and punishing the child in order for them to “release” negative emotions and attach to their new caregivers—techniques that are abusive and dangerous and have even proven fatal in some cases.