Adoption Therapists in Fort Worth, TX

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Megan Harbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76101  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping others work through anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, self-esteem, foster care, adoption and parenting challenges.
I am so glad you have taken this important step in improving yourself. My name is Megan and I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I have spent most of my career working with children and families who have experienced trauma but have shifted my focus to working with adult clients at this time. I am a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and I am also trained in the Circle of Security parenting program, the Nurturing Parenting program and Making Sense of Your Own Self Worth program.
I am passionate about helping others work through anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, self-esteem, foster care, adoption and parenting challenges.
I am so glad you have taken this important step in improving yourself. My name is Megan and I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I have spent most of my career working with children and families who have experienced trauma but have shifted my focus to working with adult clients at this time. I am a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and I am also trained in the Circle of Security parenting program, the Nurturing Parenting program and Making Sense of Your Own Self Worth program.
(325) 770-1677 View (325) 770-1677
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Dr. Kimberly Dunkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP, BASE-P
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76177
We enjoy being part of the adoption community.
I help you reset your nervous system that is stuck in fight, flight, freeze, or appease without years of therapy. I give you concrete tools in the very first session. I help clients resolve somatic issues, flashbacks, sensation issues, PTSD, developmental trauma, attachment issues, phobias, medical trauma, autoimmune issues, and trauma without having to relive the story. My Neurophysiological Trauma Treatment protocol gives us the roadmap to healing and answers the question, “What makes this make sense?”
We enjoy being part of the adoption community.
I help you reset your nervous system that is stuck in fight, flight, freeze, or appease without years of therapy. I give you concrete tools in the very first session. I help clients resolve somatic issues, flashbacks, sensation issues, PTSD, developmental trauma, attachment issues, phobias, medical trauma, autoimmune issues, and trauma without having to relive the story. My Neurophysiological Trauma Treatment protocol gives us the roadmap to healing and answers the question, “What makes this make sense?”
(817) 385-9129 View (817) 385-9129
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Dan R. Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, BCPCC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Abandonment / Abortion recovery / Anger management / Domestic violence intervention / Divorce care / Self care / Foster / Adoption adjustment challenges / Financial problems / Grief & loss / Interpersonal relationships / Marriage & family / Parenting issues / Premarital counseling / Pornography use / Prison / parole rehabilitation.
My typical counseling approach, and that of my colleagues at Homestead Hope Counseling Services, is anchored firmly and unapologetically in the Christian world-view. We do so with a clear, unwavering theistic paradigm that acknowledges God's sovereignty in all things, as He is intimately interested in, and responsive to, each person and all they experience. Therefore, unless otherwise directed by the client, our approach will inherently involve the use of biblical revelation and the principles found therein, when ever appropriate and applicable. The Christ centered world view is paramount to my approach to healing.
Abandonment / Abortion recovery / Anger management / Domestic violence intervention / Divorce care / Self care / Foster / Adoption adjustment challenges / Financial problems / Grief & loss / Interpersonal relationships / Marriage & family / Parenting issues / Premarital counseling / Pornography use / Prison / parole rehabilitation.
My typical counseling approach, and that of my colleagues at Homestead Hope Counseling Services, is anchored firmly and unapologetically in the Christian world-view. We do so with a clear, unwavering theistic paradigm that acknowledges God's sovereignty in all things, as He is intimately interested in, and responsive to, each person and all they experience. Therefore, unless otherwise directed by the client, our approach will inherently involve the use of biblical revelation and the principles found therein, when ever appropriate and applicable. The Christ centered world view is paramount to my approach to healing.
(817) 442-3619 View (817) 442-3619
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Brittany Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76107  (Online Only)
Availability in-person/online, evening/weekends. Brittany enjoys working with diverse populations, pursues diversity, equity and inclusion work and deeply values the role and importance of culture and impact of racism on systems, families and individuals. Brittany’s population experience includes medical psychiatric care and the provision of community mental health services to marginalized children and families in Georgia and Mississippi, including inner city work, children and families involved with foster care/legal guardianship and adoption, group home settings, and conducting court mandated mental health fitness assessments.
Availability in-person/online, evening/weekends. Brittany enjoys working with diverse populations, pursues diversity, equity and inclusion work and deeply values the role and importance of culture and impact of racism on systems, families and individuals. Brittany’s population experience includes medical psychiatric care and the provision of community mental health services to marginalized children and families in Georgia and Mississippi, including inner city work, children and families involved with foster care/legal guardianship and adoption, group home settings, and conducting court mandated mental health fitness assessments.
(817) 476-7593 View (817) 476-7593
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Jennie Bullard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Not Verified Not Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76101
While seeking help can be intimidating, you've already taken the first step. I have extensive experience in foster care, adoption, family issues as well as individual & family difficulties due to trauma and divorce. In play therapy I ask families to take an active role in your child's healing process. I value a team approach; frequent communication, and make myself available through email as well as phone. I've spent several years specializing in trauma informed care for childen and families, attachment disorders, out of control behaviors, and sensory issues. Education & Support for these families is my goal.
While seeking help can be intimidating, you've already taken the first step. I have extensive experience in foster care, adoption, family issues as well as individual & family difficulties due to trauma and divorce. In play therapy I ask families to take an active role in your child's healing process. I value a team approach; frequent communication, and make myself available through email as well as phone. I've spent several years specializing in trauma informed care for childen and families, attachment disorders, out of control behaviors, and sensory issues. Education & Support for these families is my goal.
(817) 291-4564 View (817) 291-4564
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Nicole Savage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107  (Online Only)
I am certified in multiple evidence-based parenting programs, and I have additional experience and training in military culture, trauma, foster care/adoption, and religious perspectives.
Hi! I'm Nicole and I am an LPC in Texas and an LMHC in Washington State. I aim to provide an environment in which you feel accepted and encouraged as you work toward growth and contentment.
I am certified in multiple evidence-based parenting programs, and I have additional experience and training in military culture, trauma, foster care/adoption, and religious perspectives.
Hi! I'm Nicole and I am an LPC in Texas and an LMHC in Washington State. I aim to provide an environment in which you feel accepted and encouraged as you work toward growth and contentment.
(832) 769-4049 View (832) 769-4049
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Anthony Martin Bean
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Dr. Bean has worked across the lifespan focusing on various difficulties with specific life circumstances and general life concerns. He focuses on individual strengths and normalizing experiences throughout the lifespan and encourages individuals to rediscover their internal strengths. Additionally, Dr. Bean specializes in video games, children & adolescents, and the virtual worlds played in. He is considered an expert in this growing field, has been published extensively in the discipline. He works with children, adolescents, and adults who play video games and their families to better understand the immersive effects video games have upon the individual and resulting family dynamics.
Dr. Bean has worked across the lifespan focusing on various difficulties with specific life circumstances and general life concerns. He focuses on individual strengths and normalizing experiences throughout the lifespan and encourages individuals to rediscover their internal strengths. Additionally, Dr. Bean specializes in video games, children & adolescents, and the virtual worlds played in. He is considered an expert in this growing field, has been published extensively in the discipline. He works with children, adolescents, and adults who play video games and their families to better understand the immersive effects video games have upon the individual and resulting family dynamics.
(682) 587-6346 View (682) 587-6346
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Le Shepard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
You knew parenting would be hard but never guessed it would look like this. Caring for kids who struggle is exhausting and isolating. Maybe you adopted and now you’re living in a house ruled by trauma. Maybe your child has special needs and you are wading through grief. You absolutely love your kids but your own struggles are making it hard to show that. Now you’re ready to put on your own oxygen mask and get some help for yourself. You’re ready to start healing and face the parenting trauma you’ve walked through. Most of all, you’re ready to find peace inside yourself so you can show up for your kids in a way that you’re proud of.
You knew parenting would be hard but never guessed it would look like this. Caring for kids who struggle is exhausting and isolating. Maybe you adopted and now you’re living in a house ruled by trauma. Maybe your child has special needs and you are wading through grief. You absolutely love your kids but your own struggles are making it hard to show that. Now you’re ready to put on your own oxygen mask and get some help for yourself. You’re ready to start healing and face the parenting trauma you’ve walked through. Most of all, you’re ready to find peace inside yourself so you can show up for your kids in a way that you’re proud of.
(940) 324-0594 View (940) 324-0594
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Riley Basil
LPC-Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Is life just not going according to your plan? Do you find yourself constantly trying to fit in with other's expectations and never quite measuring up? Do you feel like you're trying everything and it's just not working? Together we can work to create a space where you can take a breath, be yourself, let go of some of the expectations, and even find yourself making progress toward your goals.
Is life just not going according to your plan? Do you find yourself constantly trying to fit in with other's expectations and never quite measuring up? Do you feel like you're trying everything and it's just not working? Together we can work to create a space where you can take a breath, be yourself, let go of some of the expectations, and even find yourself making progress toward your goals.
(817) 396-7679 View (817) 396-7679
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Dr. Katharine Ottone Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76244
I’m Dr. Kate, the owner of Southlake Child and Family Therapy. DFW Child Magazine named me a "Mom-Approved Therapist". For over a decade, I have worked with children and families at Fort Worth landmarks such as Cook Children's Medical Center, ACH Child and Family Services, The Art Station, and TCU. Over the years, I have developed my interests and experience to become a local expert on solution-focused brief therapy for children and families, mindfulness, and hypnosis. I also teach as adjunct faculty at TCU, as well as being active in training other practitioners at the North Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
I’m Dr. Kate, the owner of Southlake Child and Family Therapy. DFW Child Magazine named me a "Mom-Approved Therapist". For over a decade, I have worked with children and families at Fort Worth landmarks such as Cook Children's Medical Center, ACH Child and Family Services, The Art Station, and TCU. Over the years, I have developed my interests and experience to become a local expert on solution-focused brief therapy for children and families, mindfulness, and hypnosis. I also teach as adjunct faculty at TCU, as well as being active in training other practitioners at the North Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
(817) 592-8646 View (817) 592-8646
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Lukas Sean Snear
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Life can be challenging, and everyone faces difficult times. My ideal client is someone who is struggling with a sense of feeling lost or stuck in their life. They may be grappling with life's circumstances or trying to find their place in the world. My approach is rooted in existentialism, which means I focus on helping clients find meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe that every individual has the capacity to tap into their own inner strength and resources to overcome challenges and create a more fulfilling life.
Life can be challenging, and everyone faces difficult times. My ideal client is someone who is struggling with a sense of feeling lost or stuck in their life. They may be grappling with life's circumstances or trying to find their place in the world. My approach is rooted in existentialism, which means I focus on helping clients find meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe that every individual has the capacity to tap into their own inner strength and resources to overcome challenges and create a more fulfilling life.
(817) 859-8241 View (817) 859-8241
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Brighter Possibilities Family Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Feeling uncertain where the anxiety, anger and sadness come from? Being trapped in a negative cycle and not knowing how to navigate into becoming the best version of yourself can be difficult. Allow me to assist you in fostering positive and long lasting change.
Feeling uncertain where the anxiety, anger and sadness come from? Being trapped in a negative cycle and not knowing how to navigate into becoming the best version of yourself can be difficult. Allow me to assist you in fostering positive and long lasting change.
(682) 260-6436 View (682) 260-6436
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Jennifer Olatunji
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76107  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed and stuck? Have you suffered from a loss and feel like you can't move forward? Are you struggling with stress or other issues at work or home? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate specializing in Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues and more, and I would love to help. I believe everyone deserves a safe space to talk and speak their truth.
Do you feel overwhelmed and stuck? Have you suffered from a loss and feel like you can't move forward? Are you struggling with stress or other issues at work or home? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate specializing in Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues and more, and I would love to help. I believe everyone deserves a safe space to talk and speak their truth.
(817) 752-4949 View (817) 752-4949
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Amy Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety or stress or struggling through a life transition? Wishing to feel more like yourself again or maybe you're hoping to recover from past wounds? These are some of the most common issues I help clients overcome. Life can be hard, and no one tells you All The Things that come with it. Everyone has a story: yours is what makes you who you are, but it does not define you. I work with each of my clients to examine these stories and create an individual plan to help them live their best life.
Are you experiencing anxiety or stress or struggling through a life transition? Wishing to feel more like yourself again or maybe you're hoping to recover from past wounds? These are some of the most common issues I help clients overcome. Life can be hard, and no one tells you All The Things that come with it. Everyone has a story: yours is what makes you who you are, but it does not define you. I work with each of my clients to examine these stories and create an individual plan to help them live their best life.
(817) 533-4823 View (817) 533-4823
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Deisy Ybarra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76135
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist and EMDR Certified. I work with parents who see their children or teens struggle with anxiety, depression, or have experienced trauma. My practice is focused on working with the entire family system. Many times parents seek services for their child. When they come to my office, we work on helping the parent be a partner in the healing process. My approach is different than other child therapist because I involve the parents in every step of the process and encourage them to be the parents that they want to be. It is hard to see your child suffer. I'm here to help
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist and EMDR Certified. I work with parents who see their children or teens struggle with anxiety, depression, or have experienced trauma. My practice is focused on working with the entire family system. Many times parents seek services for their child. When they come to my office, we work on helping the parent be a partner in the healing process. My approach is different than other child therapist because I involve the parents in every step of the process and encourage them to be the parents that they want to be. It is hard to see your child suffer. I'm here to help
(817) 242-5591 View (817) 242-5591
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Kathryn Sternweis-Yang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107
In our lives, there is not always an obvious path. Choices and decisions can be extremely confusing. You may wonder, "How did I end up here?" Therapy can offer incredibly important moments of reflection and insight. My goal, as your therapist, is to invite you into the process of paying attention, being heard, and discovering your needs. Therapy requires trust, and the relationship that emerges between us will hopefully be significant and meaningful in your life.
In our lives, there is not always an obvious path. Choices and decisions can be extremely confusing. You may wonder, "How did I end up here?" Therapy can offer incredibly important moments of reflection and insight. My goal, as your therapist, is to invite you into the process of paying attention, being heard, and discovering your needs. Therapy requires trust, and the relationship that emerges between us will hopefully be significant and meaningful in your life.
(817) 659-1081 View (817) 659-1081
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(Mary) Susan Lyons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, # 83754
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76123  (Online Only)
Greetings! I'm Susan, a proud former Marine and native Texan with a heartfelt dedication to providing therapeutic support. I've had the privilege of working extensively with adults facing various challenges, including Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Usher Syndrome, and more. As a Neuro-diverse individual myself, I have a special affinity for working with Neuro-Diverse individuals, along with veterans. I currently work evenings only, 8:30-9:30 pm
Greetings! I'm Susan, a proud former Marine and native Texan with a heartfelt dedication to providing therapeutic support. I've had the privilege of working extensively with adults facing various challenges, including Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Usher Syndrome, and more. As a Neuro-diverse individual myself, I have a special affinity for working with Neuro-Diverse individuals, along with veterans. I currently work evenings only, 8:30-9:30 pm
(469) 552-7605 View (469) 552-7605
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Russ Bartee
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76102
I especially enjoy working with couples who are looking for ways to strengthen or repair their marriage. The children and teens in these families may also be experiencing challenges in coping with the stress of life, and I work with them to develop healthier ways to engage with parents, friends and school.
I especially enjoy working with couples who are looking for ways to strengthen or repair their marriage. The children and teens in these families may also be experiencing challenges in coping with the stress of life, and I work with them to develop healthier ways to engage with parents, friends and school.
(817) 813-8915 View (817) 813-8915
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Susan E. Bicknell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76107
I specialize in helping those with chronic anxiety, who have been through trauma or experience PTSD, issues of sexual abuse, depression and addiction, as well as stress related issues. Most of my internship experience has been in the private practice setting. Whether you are seeking guidance for current difficulties or seeking healing for past wounds, I will tailor counseling to your needs. As a counselor, I enjoy walking alongside and assisting my clients through difficult times. It is a great honor to offer a professional perspective as well as an accepting and caring environment.
I specialize in helping those with chronic anxiety, who have been through trauma or experience PTSD, issues of sexual abuse, depression and addiction, as well as stress related issues. Most of my internship experience has been in the private practice setting. Whether you are seeking guidance for current difficulties or seeking healing for past wounds, I will tailor counseling to your needs. As a counselor, I enjoy walking alongside and assisting my clients through difficult times. It is a great honor to offer a professional perspective as well as an accepting and caring environment.
(817) 783-4382 View (817) 783-4382
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Maisie Ray
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76116
My ideal client is anyone that is motivated for change.
My ideal client is anyone that is motivated for change.
(817) 631-6558 x23 View (817) 631-6558 x23

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.