Adoption Therapists in New York, NY

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Shulamit Rishik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have expertise both professionally & personally with complex emotional issues surrounding Adoption (see bit.
Whether you are new to therapy or have worked with therapists before, I will create a safe space for you where we will identify, address, & resolve your issues. I have 34+ years of clinical experience. I have expertise working with patients ages 5 to 80. You will find me understanding & level-headed as we explore the origins of your distress. I am trained as an Adult, Child, & Adolescent psychotherapist. In addition, I am a certified psychoanalyst. My psychoanalytic training & specialization in psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy priorities getting to the roots of the conflict. The approach I offer produces lasting change.
(646) 699-3856
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New York, NY 10025
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Heather Mauro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Heather Mauro, and I’m a licensed clinical social worker with twenty-five years of clinical experience. I enjoy working with adults as they move through various life stages. I focus on issues such as Adoption , Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Parenting. I utilize Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Narrative, and Strength-Based Therapies. I believe strongly in the power of connection, connecting to your authentic self, establishing meaningful relationships, and igniting your passion.
(315) 803-1518
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New York, NY 10002
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Elizabeth M. Studwell
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I have a personal connection to adoption and am a Spanish bilingual therapist that understands the complexities of adoption .
I am a clinical psychologist with expertise providing individual and family psychotherapy from an attachment based lense. I love what I do and am passionate about supporting children, families, and adults as they traverse life's challenges. I believe everyone is unique and deserves highly attuned support when life's struggles present themselves. I consider therapy a positive outlet to discuss, explore, and change aspects of our lives. I utilize a powerful combination of evidence-based and attachment-focused interventions and work in a collaborative way helping empower individuals and families to grow their unique strengths.
(646) 307-1931
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New York, NY 10013
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Jill Plevan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified
Verified
Making change takes intention and courage. Finding meaning in everyday life and living in a way that we yearn to is no small task! I work with adults who wish to create change and feel happier in their lives. This could mean issues surrounding transition into adulthood, dating and relationships, professional goals, life transitions, work/family balance, parenting, long term relationships with partners. I have expertise in supporting family members of a loved one struggling with addiction. I also have an interest in family members touched by adoption .
(332) 334-6836
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New York, NY 10001
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Amy Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique challenges inherent in family formation? Are you questioning how and whether to become parents? Are you in a foster or adoptive family and hope your therapist understands some of the issues specific to your situation? Are there missing pieces in your family history or have you learned new information via DNA testing? My practice is informed by my long-time focus on adoption . My focus is on understanding your story, connecting with you, recognizing your strengths, and helping you to determine how to tackle your challenges.
(914) 240-1127
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New York, NY 10128
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Alexándrea Evans Oneal
PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As an adoption and foster care specialist, I have 25+ years experience working with individuals, families, and children.
To heal is to touch with love that which was previously touched by fear. We all have times when we need extra support to work through life's challenges. Whether it be mental health concerns, trauma, relationship dynamics, identity exploration, life transitions, family relations, work stressors, or any other difficult circumstance; you don't have to walk this journey alone. Together we will work to empower you to put your needs first and take steps to reach your goals. Everyone has a story and is worthy of space to tell it, and together we will honor, heal, and learn from your experiences.
(607) 246-8754
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New York, NY 10016
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Anne F Malave
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I run groups for donor egg (pre & parenting), infertility, & adoption .
Are you feeling isolated, alone, overwhelmed by life's difficulties? Psychotherapy may help. I am a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst with an interactive and pragmatic approach to life's problems and challenges. I help people develop strengths, cultivate relationships, and build resilience. I help people with anxiety, depression, mood and adjustment disorders, and relationship issues, etc. and I also specialize in (in)fertility, adoption , all areas of family building, eating disorders and addictions. I teach, supervise, consult, write, and actively participate in my professional communities. I am British, living in US since 1976.
(646) 374-4085
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New York, NY 10001
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Christine Tangel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Family life can be complicated. From deciding to become a parent or struggling with creating a family to losing relationships or loved ones, and all of the ups & downs in between; you need a place to process the complexities that arise. Do you or your child need support to address what is troubling you? I provide a warm and trusting space to work on those challenges. I specialize in addressing issues related to adoption , attachment, grief & loss and relationship conflict in children and adults. I understand the importance connection and safety have on healing.
(917) 383-0361
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New York, NY 10128
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Kimberly Chu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
Verified
Specializations: anxiety, depression, parenting, divorce, body image, eating concerns, aggression, identity (gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity/culture), adoption , non-traditional families, childhood trauma and abuse, children and families living with chronic illness, transition from adolescence to adulthood, 12 step recovery.
Kimberly Chu has worked with adults, children and adolescents in individual, couples, family, and group therapies for over twenty years. She works both intensively (multiple sessions per week) and in weekly sessions. The issues bringing a person or family to treatment are never easy, nor simple. Curiosity, exploration, understanding, and change can be challenging and elusive at times. It is essential that your therapist respect you and the process you are beginning to change yourself and your life. Kimberly's approach to therapy is focused on respect for the individual and the difficulties that lead a person to seek help.
(646) 480-7432
New York, NY 10024
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Lisa Schuman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
After more than two decades in the field of family building, we are uniquely qualified to help you achieve your family building goals. Whether you need guidance navigating your infertility or adoption process, thinking about egg freezing, considering using donor sperm or eggs to have a child or coping with difficult parenting issues we can assist you in realizing your dreams and help make your journey easier. We also can provide assessments for donor egg, donor sperm or surrogacy arrangements.
(646) 681-4377
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New York, NY 10023
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Sarah Frey
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with pandemic fatigue, adoption or attachment related issues, relationship conflicts, grief, anxiety, work struggles or just general life things? I strive to create a warm, compassionate space where client's feel comfortable exploring and challenging their feelings and behavior patterns while facilitating growth and healing . We all need a space and a person to help us work through our concerns. Let me be that person.
(332) 239-2202
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New York, NY 10010
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Silvia Fiammenghi
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I see therapy as a powerful two-person process of discovery and acceptance. In session we laugh, we cry, we understand and we grow. We read over the past, stay rooted in the present, and look forward to a more balanced and fulfilling future. My integrative approach to treatment is rooted in interpersonal psychodynamic theory, but also drives from other models to meet each person's unique needs. My areas of expertise include trauma work, college mental health, issues related to international relocation, cultural integration, study abroad, body-mind balance, and adoption .
(718) 306-6510
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New York, NY 10011
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Barbara Freedgood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In addition to adoption support groups, I specialize in working with couples to resolve differences and move forward with their lives and relationships.
People enter therapy looking for results and relief. I like to identify issues quickly and focus on alleviating distress. In addition to couples counseling and general practice with individuals, I run support groups for adoptive parents. Parenting is a challenge. Adoptive parenting has additional challenges. My groups offer a safe space to explore issues and receive support. I take great pleasure in engaging people and offering an environment that allows people to arrive at unique solutions to their lives. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
(646) 490-9946
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New York, NY 10001
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Ciara McLaughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you or your child are dealing with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, school problems, life transitions, adoption or attachment related issues, impacts of trauma, or depression, I'm listening. There is hope and a way forward. I offer a safe, supportive space to deepen self-awareness, build empowerment, and identify and alleviate sources of distress or pain to create positive, lasting change. I welcome and work with clients from all backgrounds and enjoy working with students, adults, creative types, and people of color. I also specialize in working with adoptees and their families as I am personally connected to adoption .
(646) 762-9014
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New York, NY 10016
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Gail Kinn Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have special expertise in Adult ADHD and adoption (author, “Be My Baby: Talking About Adoption ”).
Building our trusting relationship is the surest way I know to reduce your anxiety, depression, and quiet those punishing parts of yourself that seem to threaten your confidence and safety. We work together to make room to experience yourself in new ways, to feel the ground under your feet. Our relationship opens pathways to your life to feel your better self. Doubt, fear and depression will be lessened. Relationships will evolve, and options will open. We will talk and challenge automatic thoughts. We will also use your bodily experience to bypass the loops of stories stored in your critical mind.
(917) 970-7494
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New York, NY 10024
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Sara Lavner
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, NCPsyA, LP
Verified
Verified
I have been working for many years as a drama therapist and psychoanalyst and have helped people live more fulfilling lives. I work with individuals and couples in Greenwich Village. I am an expert on adoption issues but also work in all areas. I work well with couples and find all of my work interesting and exciting. Sometimes I use the drama therapy in combination with psychoanalysis and at other times, I just use the techniques of psychoanalysis. It will all depend on the patient.
(646) 576-7787
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New York, NY 10011
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Courtney Contreras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Looking for a therapist takes a lot of courage. Whatever it is that has motivated you to take this step, I'm glad you are here. Perhaps you’ve been in an accident or lost someone that you love. Maybe it’s a stressful transition, a difficult birth, adoption , challenging family dynamics or a relationship that feels disappointing and harder than you expected. It could be past traumas that never seem to go away or things from childhood that are resurfacing after recent events. Tired of living this way? Feeling stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Wondering how to move forward? I'm here to help.
(919) 739-4766
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New York, NY 10031
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Carolyn Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Since my own family was created through both fertility treatment and adoption , I am empathic and compassionate as well as qualified to help you.
For many, the path to parenthood isn't easy. I have been helping couples and individuals create families for over 25 years. My practice is devoted to infertility, adoption and all forms of family building. I counsel couples and individuals coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, IVF and other family building options including donor egg/sperm/embryo and compassionate surrogacy. I educate people about adoption and offer support and guidance throughout the process. I coach parents on how to talk to their child about their beginnings. I also do assessments of egg donors and intended parents interviews for IVF centers.
(914) 359-2110
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New York, NY 10016
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Tessa Friedeborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you currently going through the adoption process as either an expectant parent or adoptive parent? Are you looking for support as you navigate the process of creating an adoption plan for your baby, or are you looking for post adoption support? Have you gone through infertility treatments and have now decided to move forward with adoption ? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I may be a good fit for you.
(607) 208-9008
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New York, NY 10001
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Beth Friedberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching, primarily within the adoption community. I specialize in addressing unique themes that emerge for adoptees, pre-adoptive and adoptive parents, and birth/first parents. Adoption search and reconnection, questions related to identity and transracial adoption , and understanding the impact of loss are some of the areas that I can help you with. My style is down-to-earth and I have an integrative approach blending psychodynamic, behavioral, and attachment-based therapies.
(646) 480-7087
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New York, NY 10025
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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.