Adoption Therapists in New Jersey

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Linda B Wachtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Additionally, I've received adoption therapy certification.
As we transition from the COVID 19 pandemic, and people face unprecedented challenges mental health needs are complex for people of all ages. I provide teletherapy sessions as well as some limited in person sessions. As always, I work collaboratively with clients using a relational lens to consider the meaning of important relationships, family, work, culture, health, trauma, special needs and more will be the basis of the therapeutic process. I like to think of therapy as a safe space that is a resource to have active conversation with privacy and dignity. I am happy to answer questions through a phone consultation.
(917) 809-5496
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Englewood, NJ 07631
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Denise Lauria Venitelli, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in adoption -related issues, grief, trauma, loss, attachment and abandonment.
COVID-PANDEMIC-TELETHERAPY: Today these words are all to familiar and may make us feel as if we don't have options. I AM HERE TO ASSIST YOU with integrating a new approach to your life and manifesting exciting opportunities using an integrative and multi-dimensional, eclectic approach focusing on traditional and holistic modalities. I assist clients by guiding them to listen to their inner wisdom as part of the healing process to empower themselves and transform their lives, Assist clients in building stronger levels of communication, deepening levels of attachments, developing healthy, loving, genuine and authentic relationships.
(908) 543-7931
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Freehold, NJ 07728
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Chloe Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in teens, adoption and LGBTQIA+.
Connection and a place with zero judgement. That is what I want those I meet with to experience. Having a sense of connection and trust with your therapist is such a key ingredient when working through the difficult issues that led you to seek help in the first place. My goal is to create an environment where you feel accepted, supported, and safe to be yourself. I want you to open the door and feel greeted with compassion/ validation for all that you’re going through and where you feel your emotional needs are met. Whether you are seeking support for yourself, your child, a teen, or a loved one, I am here to hear you.
(856) 405-3633
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Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Laura S Callahan, MA, EdS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am also a certified adoption specialist.
Children/Teens/Individual/Family Therapy/Play Therapy My role as a therapist is to help children/teens and their families work through difficult issues that are causing conflict in their family, peer and school/work relationships. The theraputic goal is to help guide clients as they explore possible choices that will resolve their conflicts and help them move forward with their lives.
(908) 364-7841
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Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
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Maria Arrington
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
She has over 10 years’ experience working with a trauma informed care background to help a wide range of issues and populations, including: adoption , foster care, family systems and more.
Mia works from a strengths based perspective and believes that therapy is not a one-size fits all. She believes each client already possesses gifts and strengths, and she helps clients understand their innate abilities. Mia enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to help them identify their goals and encourages clients to utilize their existing strengths, while also learning new skills and tools to reach their goals. Mia prioritizes building trust and rapport with clients to build a foundation for meaningful connection and healing to occur. Mia knows clients deserve thoughtful, tailored treatment and is dedicated.
(973) 577-5766
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Parsippany, NJ 07054
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Sharon Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She specializes in the following areas: Adoption , attachment-issues, foster care, anxiety and depression, mood disorders, school-refusal, phobias, adjustment disorders, HIV, ADHD, and autism-spectrum disorders.
Sharon Silverman, LCSW, is licensed in New Jersey and New York. She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a specialization in children and families. Her expertise lies in the area of child and adolescent treatment and adoption -related issues. She has extensive experience working with emotionally and medically fragile children in both clinical and school settings.
(201) 308-0168
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Englewood, NJ 07631
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Creative Arts Therapies Services, LLC
ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Verified
Verified
What is Art Therapy? This is the number one question asked of me. Briefly, as defined by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), "Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client's functioning and his/her sense of personal well-being." The creative process lends itself readily to meeting the individual where they are at in the present moment. My personal style mirrors this. I utilize both the non-verbal and verbal processes to facilitate understanding, awareness and growth. My particular areas of expertise are grief/loss, attachment issues (i.e.foster care/ adoption ), trauma, mood instability, and disordered personality.
(609) 336-4003
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Meryl Weinman Dorf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Adoption -related issues are another area of expertise.
If you are struggling with feelings of depression, relationship issues, marital stress, job loss, anxiety, or other life challenges, feel free to contact me. I am a warm, respectful, experienced clinician who brings 30+ years of practice in consulting confidentially with a wide variety of people. You will find me to be open and caring and my office a safe and inviting place to talk. I am most effective with people who are thoughtful and willing to look inside themselves.
(862) 324-7025
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Waitlist for new clients
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Colleen McCay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
An area of focus is Adoption and Attachment.
Navigating through life can be challenging. We all handle those challenges in many different ways. Trusting ourselves to meet those needs on our own is an awesome life skill. But, there are times when reaching out for support during those challenging times becomes necessary. This is a brave and daunting step to take. I feel honored to join you on this journey of healing every step of the way. Counseling provides the insight necessary to work on the issues that are a barrier between you and living your best life.
(856) 672-5183
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Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
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Linda Searles Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It can be confusing and anxiety-provoking choosing a therapist. I have over thirty years' clinical experience. I am pleased to work with individuals, adolescents, and/or families. I have particular experience serving women, teens who are trans/gay/nonbinary, families formed by adoption , and individuals with intersex differences.
(848) 233-4432
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Oakhurst, NJ 07755
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Leslie Zindulka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LSW, SSWS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in pre- adoption consultations, adoption home studies, post placement supervision and expectant and birth mother counseling.
"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you". Are you feeling frustrated/concerned about your CHILD, TEEN or EMERGING ADULT CHILD living at home? Has the school called about social/behavioral issues? Are you struggling with attitude isolating behaviors, rewards not working? Are you an ADULT experiencing stress/anxiety, ? You're not alone. It's a relief to share fears/feelings with a professional trained to listen. I provide therapy to help you learn the impact of your feelings and behaviors, develop coping strategies in a warm supportive environment. I have a unique ability to establish a rapport with adolescents and adults.
(732) 603-1550
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Chester, NJ 07930
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Michele L. Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NJ, NY
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I specialize in the treatment of a variety of family issues. I treat children and teens struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues and parents coping with these challenges, infertility and family-building through assisted reproduction or adoption and grief counseling for miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I offer a safe and supportive space to explore the many and often difficult choices and feelings associated with family building options such as IVF, donor sperm/egg, gestational carrier and adoption . I can help you manage the stress inherent in the process and help you work through couples and parenting issues.
(908) 867-0127
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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The Parent TRAIN
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
My desire to and appreciation of helping children and families led me to join forces with other like-minded professionals to create the ParentTrain. With several licensed therapists available, we can usually find the unique fit for your family's needs. Our staff includes: behaviorists, clinicians, and learning consultants as well as therapists that specialize in adoption and foster care issues. Whether you need assistance with behavioral issues at home or school or just need some tools for your parenting toolbox, we can help. We even can provide services in your own home!
(973) 512-4418
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Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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Lindsay Conover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I also serve both prospective adoptive parents and expectant/birth parents who are in any stage of the adoption process.
Family planning. Pregnancy. Postpartum. Adoption /Foster Care. Early parenting. These are the issues that I have built my practice around. As a certified perinatal mental health professional, I am passionate about supporting all people throughout their family building journey. Having a baby can be exciting but it is not always easy. It is one of life’s biggest changes and can be challenging. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can happen to anyone, even the most prepared parents. I can help you manage these feelings, increase your confidence and help you step forward in your new role.
(732) 838-6934
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Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
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Jeannine Zoppi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My specialties include: psychotherapy for adoption issues, trauma, PTSD, adult survivors of childhood abuse, depression and anxiety.
I strongly feel that healing can take place only in the context of a relationship in which someone experiences safety, compassion and understanding. It is through this process that people can awaken in themselves the possibilities for growth and transformation, often hidden by the negative effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger and loss. In my treatment approach, I communicate to my patients that they are not alone in their suffering, that they have the strength to tolerate the uncertainties of life, and they do have choices even if they feel stuck and alone.
(973) 970-3903
Caldwell, NJ 07006
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Kathleen Bakos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
It's hard to admit needing, or accept help sometimes. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or inertia about self-motivated change? If you're struggling with managing anxiety or depression, infertility, adoption issues, trauma, LGBTQ, ADHD, child behavior, mariage, or impulse control I can help. I will "meet you where you are" emotionally, and together we can navigate what you are experiencing. I want to walk with you while you find mental wellness, manage stressors, obtain clarity, and gain the peace of mind that you deserve. There's much healing in being heard, understood, and taking time to process emotions.
(908) 224-5237
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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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Beverly Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, ACS, PMH-C
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I have completed certification programs in Adoption Studies & Sand Play! By combining components of traditional talk therapy like CBT DBT or Family Systems with EMDR and Sand Play, I find clients can propel themselves forward!.
Welcome to the first step on your journey to peace and wellness! I work with children, adolescents and adults to increase their ability to dream big and move forward! I am a fully Licensed therapist. In addition I hold credentials as a Certified Clinical Supervisor, A Certified EMDR therapist, A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional & A Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I am a seasoned therapist with over 25 years of experience who draws from psychotherapy modalities in both verbal and creative realms. I specialize in anxiety, trauma and Perinatal Mental Health.
(862) 505-2444
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Denville, NJ 07834
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Beth Peritz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
Verified
I have a specialty working with women on many issues including eating disorders, life transitions, depression, anxiety, infertility or are considering adoption .
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with teenagers, adults, couples and families. I work with an attachment focus which means that I believe that the relationship with you is most important to healing and change. Our relationship needs to be based on compassion, support, trust and your feeling safe with me. In addition I am always increasing my knowledge finding new ways to help such as CBT, EMDR, AEDP, EFT, DDP. I would be happy to talk to you about how I can be of help 201-755-5040 or you can visit my website for more information www.ridgewoodpsychotherapy.com
(201) 755-5040
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Lauren Block
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am psychotherapist devoted to helping adult individuals and couples achieve improved relationships, contentment, self-confidence and acceptance. I work with clients through teletherapy or in-person sessions to identify underlying problems and improve ways of coping, with specialization in couples counseling, grief and complicated grief, anxiety, depression and adoption . My post-graduate training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, marital/couples issues, adoption throughout the life cycle, grief and bereavement and the spectrum of issues relating to trauma.
(973) 528-7517
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Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Aiyana Brotherson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Adoption Counselor, I can come along side to help you in a number of areas: formal and informal (kinship) adoption , parent stress management, transracial and bicultural adoptions, romantic relationship conflicts, parent-child attachment, and complex trauma.
Families, and the relationships that hold them together, are a part of all of us. Regardless of their beginning or circumstance, they shape us in a multitude of ways. Oftentimes, they can be the source of the happiest and most painful moments in our lives. And, learning how to navigate your way through those relationships, as they change and grow throughout your life, can be hard at times and can make you feel "stuck". That's where I come in.
(646) 787-0507
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Maplewood, NJ 07040
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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.