Adoption Therapists in Austin, TX

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Lisa Lasater
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified
I enjoy working with children and adolescents of any age. Listening to children and teenagers is so important as they often can tell us what we need to know to support them. I use both talking and play to facilitate connection and communication. Interpersonal experiences affect our relationships and the way in which we interact with others. I have a strong background in family systems, school collaboration and developmental and attachment theory which is instrumental in my work with clients. I also work with families to facilitate communication when there is a disruption in the family system due to divorce or adoption .
(512) 523-4038 
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Austin, TX 78756
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Kimberley Mead
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
You might have said "I know, it's not logical, but it's how I feel". You haven't been able to release your pain, thoughts, or patterns. Your soul aches and you feel stuck. Together we'll work to get you unstuck and give you greater control and insight so that you can feel safer with your emotions, move through your losses, change behavior patterns and internal scripts, and find purpose and meaning. We'll work collaboratively to address the underlying issues, not just treat symptoms. I also specialize in working adults of adoption & the unique challenges they face.
(512) 605-1626 
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Austin, TX 78704
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Kate Coffield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
I have experience working with clients around a number of issues, including: anxiety and depression, childhood trauma such as sexual abuse, grief and loss, unhealthy and abusive relationships, core shame, body shame, and adoption related trauma.
I often work with clients who struggle to accept and feel compassion for their whole self. Sometimes that can look like trying to shut out painful experiences, worrying that something is "wrong" with you, or struggling to connect with your true desires and feelings. I offer clients a warm space to process the injuries they carry from the broader world and from the intimate world of family, friends, and other relationships. I invite clients to bring the complete selves, even the parts that are hard to be with. I strive to provide the tools and support to help clients connect to a fuller sense of aliveness and groundedness.
(512) 265-7895 
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Austin, TX 78703
Offers online therapy
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Em Hardy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Helping others fine-tune their lives so that their pain is smaller and their joys are greater." When you are no longer alone with your pain or difficulties, you can change huge aspects of your life, and things become more bearable. My specialties are in helping with attachment issues in children/adults, a multitude of adoption issues, improving significant relationships, dealing with feelings related to depression/anxiety/stress; dealing with trauma and abuse; and in helping change patterns that are no longer working well for you.
(512) 649-0306 
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Austin, TX 78759
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Ciara McLaughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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Austin, TX 78704
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Lauren Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I specialize in supporting pregnant and post-partum women as well as those in the foster/ adoption triad.
I serve women, college students, and teens that feel hopeless, isolated, overwhelmed, or stuck. In each stage of life, there are different stressors and challenges. My desire is to journey alongside my clients as they navigate different seasons. I seek to help isolated women create meaningful connections, overwhelmed students move forward with purpose, and stuck teens overcome fears and hang-ups.
(737) 204-7971 
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Austin, TX 78705
Offers online therapy
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Kerry Mecusker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have specific training in issues related to adoption and child/parent attachment.
Whether you are looking to make an important decision, heal from a loss, or become free of unwanted habits, then I am here to partner with you in this process. You have the answers inside and, together, we will find the next step forward. It will take deliberate actions, such as looking honestly at oneself, and a safe space to do so. Regardless of any manifestation of trauma, grief, or mental health dis-ease, you can and will create a life you love by first looking inward. "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." -Plutarch, ancient Greek philosopher.
(737) 258-7476 
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Austin, TX 78723
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Mike Downing, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My areas of focus are: traumatic experiences and PTSD, adoption & foster care, couple & family life challenges, Depression, drug and alcohol problems, LGBT youth and families, ADHD, parenting enhancement, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety Disorders, adolescent issues, subtle neuropsychological issues, Mood Disorders, youth and the criminal justice system, and CPS involvement with families. In April of 2017, I was honored with the Heart of the Home award for my career working with the abused children of Texas.
(512) 666-3958 
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Austin, TX 78704
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Candace Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The last ten years have been in private practice, but prior to that, I worked in psychiatric hospitals, group homes, and in the foster care/ adoption system.
*Now Accepting New Clients* Providing Telehealth Services. Are you tired of strong emotional reactions running your life? Do you want to break behavioral and emotional patterns that are causing pain and stress? I work with people who want more control over their emotions and behaviors, and who want to be happier and more fulfilled. Clients have told me that I help them to feel comfortable and supported while at the same time offering tools and strategies to assist them in living the lives they want.
(512) 861-8676 
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Austin, TX 78759
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Katie Graff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My clinical experience includes short and long-term treatment for relational issues, anxiety, depression, loss, sexuality, anger, adoption , and career-related issues.
Looking for more balance, meaning, and/or self-awareness in your life? Many of us already possess the knowledge, strengths, and resources to resolve our own problems; however, a trained and supportive professional can help identify tools and strengths as well as assist with improving coping skills. My role is to provide gentle guidance, support, and encouragement to clients that are struggling or are facing challenges. I work to create a nurturing and safe environment that creates a comfortable place where we can explore issues and any negativity that may be getting in the way of leading a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(737) 210-5394 
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Austin, TX 78746
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Open Heart Counseling of Austin PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, PMH-C
Verified
This includes: trauma, sexual abuse, grief & loss, fertility treatments, TFMR, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, body image, family of origin, adoption /fostering, parenting, life transitions, immigration, transgender & non-binary support.
Accepting New Clients! Open Heart Counseling of Austin PLLC (OHCA) is a group practice founded by Lacey Castilleja Fisher. Lacey wanted to create a practice that is all inclusive so the community can have a safe space to come and share their stories as they find healing after they have experienced trauma. Survivors of trauma often feel worried that they cannot share their experiences with others because it is too difficult to hear. Our therapists are able to sit with you to hear your story as many times as you need to tell it. When you are ready, we are here to hold hope for you as you begin your healing journey.
(512) 399-4584 
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Austin, TX 78735
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Joy S Roswell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families. My style is supportive and collaborative with the goal of helping each individual access their own feelings and own common sense. In a secure non-judgemental atmosphere adult individuals and couples have an amazing capacity to diffuse early painful experiences with choices, strengths, and new experiences available in adult life. Some issues addressed with families are divorce, blended families, adoption , post adoption , and child custody. I am an adoptive parent..
(512) 786-8639 
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Austin, TX 78746
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Sara Manisco Chapo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPP
Verified
My specialties include trauma, attachment, parenting, adoption and foster care, behavioral and school related problems, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, cultural/communication difficulties, and stress management.
Hi, I am Sara. I enjoy being the witness of positive change and the healing power of human relationships. Whatever the issue, I am honored to take part in your personal journey toward a better life. I can be your guide to help you process and envision the steps towards whatever goal you seek. I have trained in several evidence based models, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I work with young children, adolescents, and adults.
(512) 866-2459 
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Austin, TX 78737
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Beth Ann Lasker Arcotta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
The relationships we've had throughout our life combined with life experiences impact us in many ways. The roots of depression and anxiety can take hold and we may find ourselves struggling. Many of my clients describe their upbringing as stressful, and have experienced sexual, physical, emotional abuse or neglect. I would like to offer hope & healing. My training in trauma, family systems and interpersonal neuro-science may benefit you. Having worked in the foster care system for 20 years with children, teens and parents, including all members of the adoption triad, has greatly informed my practice.
(512) 960-3962 
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Austin, TX 78759
Not accepting new clients
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Keri A Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
I provide a place of support and encouragement for caregivers of children that have been touched by trauma. I have extensive experience working with children that have been touched by foster care, adoption , or other childhood stressors. My personal philosophy is that counseling should help you identify your strengths and Identify barriers to the positive changes you want to make as a person, parent, or partner. I am also available to provide supervision to LPC interns interested in working in the field of trauma resolution. All services provided via HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform.
 
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Austin, TX 78734
Offers online therapy
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Tara Sen Pitt
LPC Intern, MA`, LPC A
Verified
Are you ready for a change? Has the quarantine left you feeling anxious, shaky, or depressed? I can help with that. Areas of specialty include ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, and multicultural issues (I am half-Asian). I also work with clients with perinatal issues (surrounding the birth experience and beyond), and adoption . I love doing sandtray work and EMDR with clients. I work with kids, teens and adults.
(512) 710-6920 
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Austin, TX 78702
Offers online therapy
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Allison Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I have provided individual, group, and family therapy to children, teens, and adults navigating a variety of life stressors and mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidality, adoption , and grief and loss.
Mental Health can impact every area of your life - if you feel you're experiencing an increase in related symptoms reach out. I provide integrative therapy services to adolescents, teens, college-aged individuals and adults. I work to create a safe space for your growth and healing using a non-judgmental, client-centered, and strengths-based approach. Our team values a holistic approach to therapy, honoring the connection between mental and physical health. This approach transpires through teaching mindfulness, breath work and movement while using knowledge about neurobiology to normalize and understand some of our human tendencies.
(512) 980-9283 
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Austin, TX 78701
Offers online therapy
Susan Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have over 10 years experience working with mental illness, trauma, the complexities of sexual orientation in family systems, depression/anxiety, ADHD, school problems, grief and loss, crisis of faith, transitions, adoption issues, chemical dependency and the development of self.
Most Marriage and Family Therapists study systems. Even if an individual comes alone to a counseling session, they bring many influences. My role is to help you find your unique path amid the many voices, and become your best self. I have observed that almost everyone has had a time where they wondered if they have all the necessary life tools to move in a positive direction. Utilizing a safe environment, individual creativity and resources, I have seen people truly Become.
(512) 872-5810 
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Austin, TX 78746
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Alicia Dowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I also specialize in foster/ adoption care and adolescent counseling.
Healing is a journey we aren't meant to walk alone. Therapy is a place to heal and restore the broken parts of ourselves without judgement or condemnation. I work to create a safe and containing environment where an individual can explore ALL parts of themselves en route towards greater wholeness and authenticity.
(512) 843-8497 
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Austin, TX 78727
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Mandi Melendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
I also have a special interest in attachment and adoption issues, and gender expansive individuals.
I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and their caregivers, and have served as President of the Texas Association for Play Therapy. As a parent myself I understand that raising children can be challenging, and I am passionate about supporting families in realizing their full potential for love, growth and peaceful relationships. I use evidence based practices to facilitate empowerment, self-control and healing through play, artistic expression, and sandtray therapy. I have training in the use of Theraplay® principles and am trained in Child Parent Relationship Therapy and Trust-Based Relational Intervention®.
(512) 982-4762 
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78717
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Adoption Therapists
If you're looking for adoption counseling in Austin or help with an adoption in Austin or for an Austin adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in Austin. They can help you coping with adoption in Austin, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

They provide Austin family counseling for the adoption process, understanding of international adoption and help for adoptive kids, adopted children and adoptive families.