Adoption Therapists in Tennessee

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Photo of Jahna Golly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee
Jahna Golly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
This includes adoption /attachment related challenges, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, school related challenges in teens and adolescents, anger, and behavioral challenges.
Why go to therapy? We all are allowed to have a crisis, but shouldn't do it at the same time. Therapy can be an incredible tool to help guide us in any stage of life. An experience designed around your individual needs, as healing comes in many forms. As a therapist, I seek to create an open and trusting space for you to be heard, to better understand yourself and to develop strategies that help you to navigate life with a healthy mindset. The therapeutic strategies that I use are guided by a trauma informed lens that allows for the use of many different potential interventions and determined by your personal needs and preferences.
(865) 982-5225
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Eilidh Seaton - Chapter 2 Counseling, PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer clinical expertise when working with adolescents, adults, couples and families as they navigate crisis, unexpected challenges, desired opportunities, and life transitions. Relationship issues, blended families, and post adoption support are areas of expertise. I welcome clients from any background, but specialize in integrating professional clinical counseling, with a Biblical Christian Perspective.
(931) 288-4027
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Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
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Kim Warner-Hudy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of professional experience working with adoption triad members through domestic adoption , foster care and international adoption .
Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Changes, challenges and struggles are complex and take us out of our comfort zone. Too often we find it difficult to slow down, learn from and appreciate the journey of healing. My goal is for clients to help address those challenges, complexities and struggles whether it involves concerns with attachment, behavior regulation, family dynamics, infertility, parenting, racial identity or trauma as well as understand the meaning behind the behavior.
(615) 283-9801
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Nolensville, TN 37135
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Kindal Akers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC(t)
Verified
Verified
I work with adults and teens teens. I specialize in helping individuals and families heal from and cope with the impact of issues like trauma, abuse, grief, loss, adoption , attachment problems, anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting challenges, family conflict, relationship struggles, and postpartum and women's issues. I believe every client I see is more than their problems or labels. I complete a thorough assessment, so I can customize treatment to meet clients where they are and help them toward their goals. I also create a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere that supports reflection and healing.
(865) 205-0967
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Lane Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is an honor to be able to listen, support, and help families find hope. I am a licensed professional counselor who provides counseling services to children, women, and families in Nashville. I specialize in working with trauma, abuse, and attachment and have experience with clients in a variety of settings, including domestic violence, adoption , and foster care.
(615) 502-4937
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Nashville, TN 37220
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Cathie Quillet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Synonymous with reproductive trauma is heartache, loss and grief, loneliness, hopelessness, anxiety and depression. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of reproductive and maternal mental health and adoption . I am the owner of Tennessee Reproductive Therapy, which supports individuals and couples through the life stages of infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, postpartum and adoption . In addition to individual therapy, Tennessee Reproductive Therapy proudly offers free support groups: infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum and adoption . www.tennesseereproductivetherapy.com/groups
(615) 640-1535
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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Brett Gleason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with children with emotional and behavioral issues including those who come from hard places and have experienced various types of trauma. I operate from an attachment perspective to help children, parents and families strengthen their relationships to get their deepest needs met. Being an adoptive father I have a particular heart for adoption and foster care.
(865) 240-2253
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Knoxville, TN 37922
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Brynn Obermeier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I work almost exclusively with children under the age of fourteen. I work with a wide range of concerns including adoption , ADD/HD, Autism, anxiety, behavioral concerns, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, selective mutism and school related behaviors. This is not an exhaustive list and I welcome any child into my office.
(615) 307-4224
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Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Mallory Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Change can be scary. Seeking help and support can be a big step. I will walk beside you through the journey from hard things to a life of hope and healing. There’s nothing more powerful than together. Hope and healing is possible. I am passionate about building trust and working with clients to set achievable goals to work towards together. I help children, adolescents, or adults, through learning regulation and coping skills using art, play, or other experiential means. If you are managing stress, anxiety, depression, need trauma processing, or need attachment work and support through adoption , please inquire.
(615) 590-3160
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Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Kristen Maloney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with couples that are going through or have gone through the adoption process and couples that have dealt with or are dealing with infertility.
Making the step to begin the counseling process can be scary and overwhelming; but it can be the first step toward healing and change. I absolutely love working with individuals and couples. Walking along side clients as they journey their way through hurt, anger, grief, frustration, and other emotions, is my pleasure. Some of the clients with whom I have worked came to me when things seemed to be very grim and hopeless. It has been my pleasure to watch them put in the hard work and commitment to the therapeutic process and come out as stronger individuals and couples.
(615) 212-2469
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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Jan Clifton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with every member of the adoption triad including search and reunion issues.
You have managed or contained life's challenges until it doesn't work anymore. The experiences of the past do not have to interfere with your joy in the present or future. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore, learn, and create a new way of being in relationships and the world. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, complex grief, attachment and relationship ruptures. Loss often involves trauma and trauma always involves grief.
(615) 490-0420
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Nashville, TN 37205
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Stephannie Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children & families for over 20 years. Some of the areas I worked were in-home services, therapeutics foster care, crisis nursery, adoption , hospital setting & outpatient psychotherapy in the local mental health facility. I really enjoy helping my clients & I like to see them progress through the issues & symptoms they start off with. I see adults too for life issues, anxiety & loss but I specialize with children. I use play therapy to help client find fun while they are working on hard issues & building skills. I love to think outside the box & help clients move forward.
(731) 207-7749
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Jackson, TN 38305
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Samara Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Specialities include but are not limited to trauma, sexual abuse, personality disorder, family conflict, foster system/ adoption , and codependency.
We meet our clients where they are to identify client-centered goals and move toward an improved quality of life. Client support is provided within a safe, confidential, & creative space. Individual, family, and group therapy options are available.
(310) 340-1180
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Memphis, TN 38119
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Beth Barnard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
By curiously hearing and understanding your life story through our professional relationship, I hope to unburden you of your pain and help you remove road blocks which might be keeping you from experiencing greater pleasure. I work with adults ranging in age from 18 through post retirement years and specialize in treating life transitions, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, adoption , postpartum depression, grief, loss, and divorce. I'm sensitive to issues of diversity and inclusion, am interested in working with people from various cultural backgrounds, and am a LGBTQ ally.
(615) 807-0935
Nashville, TN 37205
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Mary Beth Covert
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
On a personal note, I'm a partner of 21 years and parent by way of domestic adoption to our two incredible kiddos.
Hello and welcome! All of us encounter times when our lives don't look like we expected they would. My passion for the last 17 years has been helping adults heal from past pain/trauma & live into their courage and freedom. I specialize in assisting people with re-discovering joy and wholeheartedness following life transitions. Your journey MATTERS and the way that you walk through this difficult season matters. I offer online psychotherapy to Clients in NY, TN, & FL, & DC.
(629) 205-7765
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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Kari L Needham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
The areas of my clinical focus include: trauma, couple's counseling, women's issues, anxiety, depression, attachment and bonding difficulties, infertility and adoption related issues.
I am passionate about walking with those who endeavor to change painful life patterns, heal from difficult life experiences and restore broken relationships.
(615) 374-7959
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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Jillian Creswell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
I have extensive knowledge about issues related to foster care and adoption , attachment, trauma/abuse, and grief/loss.
Are you struggling with challenges related to daily stressors, past trauma or life transitions? Are you the parent of a child who is struggling with emotional or behavioral difficulties? I understand that change can be scary, and I am here to help clients through this process. I am passionate about my work with young adults, children and adolescents, and often utilize play therapy and creative interventions for my clients. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework.
(865) 270-4729
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Knoxville, TN 37917
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Robert (Bob) E Swope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty five years of experience working with adults, children and families. I am a graduate of U T Chattanooga with a BS in Psychology and a MEd. in Community Counseling I also did some graduate work at Florida State and University of Houston.. I have both personal and professional experience with parenting, stepfamilies, divorce issues, adoption and reunification, and the adjustment issues which challenge families today.I am an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I am is passionate about educating ,coaching and empowering my clients to make the best choices for their unique selves.
(423) 250-2087 x15
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Not accepting new clients
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Andrea Chase
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, JD
Verified
Verified
Andrea specializes in reunification therapy, co-parent counseling, parent evaluations, custody evaluations, anger and stress management, parenting, mental health assessments for court, alcohol and drug assessments for court, expert witness testimony on child welfare, child custody, termination of parental rights, adoption , and home studies.
Andrea Chase, M.S., J.D. is passionate about helping parents, children, and families that are trying to resolve, overcome, and/or heal from civil and/or criminal litigation matters to include divorce, child custody and visitation, parenting plans, domestic violence, anger, stress, parental alienation, and child abuse and neglect. She is a wife, mother, doctoral student, law school graduate, pre-licensed LPC-MHSP, a TN Rule 31 Family Mediator, and has extensive experience testifying in court as both a fact and expert witness with over 30,000 hours of educational and professional experience working with children and families.
(423) 460-9138
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
Not accepting new clients
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Kimberly (Kim) Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Kim works with families, couples, individuals, groups on a variety of issues, including relationships, mental health, spiritual growth, behavioral problems, trauma, parenting, adoption /foster care, & crisis response. She works with children of all ages & is trained in play therapy. She also has extensive experience working with teens, adults, professionals, ministers, & leadership in non-profit organizations. Licensed Clinical Social Worker- MD, VA, TN, NC, & GA. Univ. of MD, School of Social Work; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Messiah College; Approved Supervisor for Clinical / Licensure Supervision (SW'ers).
(423) 635-7790
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Chattanooga, TN 37412
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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.