Adoption Therapists in Wisconsin

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Photo of Alice Ann Mackey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wisconsin
Alice Ann Mackey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a certified adoption counselor helping families come together and strengthen bonds within this fulfilling yet challenging transitions.
Making the decision to seek counseling is a step towards healing and wellness. In a safe and supportive environment I will assist you in exploring the issues and challenges you face. I have for over 20 years of experience working with adults, children and families struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Using a variety of treatment techniques I strengthen personal motivation for growth and change. Whether you are dealing with sadness or fear, relationship issues, parenting issues, life challenges, or stressed related to daily living I have the experience and compassion to help you find new hope and meaning to your life.
(414) 509-0616
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West Allis, WI 53214
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Joyous Living Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am an older adult with a counseling degree based on 50+ years of life experiences. I understand you because I have probably 'been there' in my own life before. I accurately empathize with you and give you treatment pathways that worked for me. I accept all types of life's problems and because I have gone through divorce and the loss of a child, I specialize in grief counseling. I have a specialty in foster amd adoption therapy. I realize that counseling is hard work on the part of the client, and as your therapist I commit to helping you seek deliverance of the past and cheer you on to the future.
(920) 482-6223
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Mayville, WI 53050
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Jacy Allen-Boldebuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an Experienced, compassionate and competent therapist. I help individuals and couples identify and understand the patterns that are causing distress and disfunction. I enjoy the process of insight building and guiding my clients towards healthy change and control over who they are and how they engage life. I have expertise in post adoption reunion issues and help adult adoptees navigate those new relationship realities.
(608) 200-3264
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Monona, WI 53713
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Rock River Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialized focus and training in trauma, adoption , and attachment. I have completed trainings in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Adoption competency (TAC), Brainspotting (BSP), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). My approach to clients is relaxed, compassionate, and most importantly, non judgmental. I take great care to create a sense of felt safety in order for clients to freely share and process painful emotions and experiences to achieve greater well being and happiness. At this time, I offer Telehealth exclusively.
(608) 200-3134
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Beloit, WI 53511
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Maria Trimble
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Please know you are not alone in the complexities of adoption .
I help adults and teens struggling with not feeling enough or struggling with trying to be perfect. You may often feel insecure, hopeless or wonder if you will feel like this forever? If this sounds familiar, it can be difficult to deal with the day to day stress and often feel like you are just "going through the motions." Change can be hard but it is possible! You want to know that someone gets it and you are ready to take steps to begin feeling differently. The fact that you are here looking for help, is proof that you are ready.
(920) 600-9052
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Green Bay, WI 54301
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Allison Ommodt
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a parent struggling with anxiety, hopelessness, burnout, and fatigue while making it through your day-to-day tasks? Are you looking for someone to help and give you insight into your child’s behaviors or feel like no one understands? My professional background and experience as a mother of children adopted from foster care has made me a counselor who listens well, empathizes, supports, and helps my clients to become the people they’d like to be. I have experience working with individuals struggling with adoption , autism, complex trauma, attachment, and many more.
(608) 585-8263
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Madison, WI 53713
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Steve Wille
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
As a former educator, I have extensive expertise with the populations of children, adolescents, and young adults, with specialties in adoption and non-traditional families. I enjoy watching my clients utilize their own strengths and talents to make changes and find personal growth. My approach is generally integrative, and I've worked with a wide range of diagnoses ranging from anxiety issues, ADHD, anger management, eating disorders, blended families, and families of adoption and foster-care. I am an advanced practitioner for Adoption Competent therapy, certified by UW-Milwaukee and C.A.S.E.
(920) 260-4945
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Green Bay, WI 54304
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Leah Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My specialties include anxiety spectrum disorders, self-esteem issues, trauma, adoption issues and relationship barriers.
I believe throughout our lives, from childhood to adulthood there are circumstances that cause us to lose sight of our true authentic self. I value taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship based on trust, compassion and acceptance. My sessions are casual, with a playful caring approach with sensitivity and genuine understanding. When working with children, I like to use play based techniques and movement to assist in regulation while discussing stressful topics. I work with children, teens, young adults, families and adults of all ages.
(608) 938-8828
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Madison, WI 53704
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Rebecca Mahan-Strupp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Has back to school time been difficult? Do you feel like no one believes you when you describe your child’s outbursts and behaviors? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to feel “happy” or "okay" again, or maybe for the first time? Look for therapy that helps your need for connection while maintaining your own sanity. I specialize in adoption , anxiety, chronic stress, PTSD school stress, attachment issues and reactive attachment, dissociation, depression, and mood disorders, and will work across multi parent households and with schools. I also work with first responders navigating FMLA, career changes, or retirement.
(608) 802-7615
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Madison, WI 53713
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Samantha Pierce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in anxiety, attachment, LGBTQA+ struggles, PTSD and trauma, dissociation, and families working through pre and post adoption struggles.
Does going out in public with your child feel like an impossible task? Do you feel guilt over your child's meltdowns or teen's isolation? Do you feel like doctors, teachers, and other adults just don't get it? Do you worry about their safety? Are you overcome with guilt looking at other families on Facebook and Instagram? Parents want to feel like things are under control; that your family can be happy and have productive evenings, and that your child can transition to school and activities, feel confident, have friendships, and like themselves.
(608) 535-6242
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Madison, WI 53713
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Tayler Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
New client spots available! I identify as a Bi/queer cis woman (she/her) who was late diagnosed as ADHD. I provide LGBTQI+ and Neurodivergent affirming and informed therapy. I also provide therapy to those involved in Adoption & Foster through the TAC (Training in Adoption Competency) approach. We provide space for clients to feel however they need to feel without judgement. We go against the grain of “typical” & how “things should be” & focus instead on what works for you. Clients who come here are ready to dig into root issues, explore their identity, set boundaries, communicate their needs and build healthy coping skills!
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Shorewood, WI 53211
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Cameron Lee Small
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Have you ever wondered about your adoption story? Has there ever been doubt, fear, anger, pain or confusion when it comes up? What’s it been like for you to process your personal experience of birth family, loss, grief, race, identity, or even those seemingly benign curiosities about your narrative that come up from time to time? For parents, of course you want to help your children as they embark on that path. This can often feel uncertain or overwhelming, with so many subtle nuances that feel way too complicated to handle without appropriate support.
(952) 333-4688
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Madison, WI 53706
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Karen M Seif
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow/I learn by going where I have to go." These words from Theodore Roethke's beautiful poem "The Waking" describe my approach to life and to therapy. Each day is a new beginning, part of a longer journey, and an opportunity to grow into the person you're meant to be. I am a seasoned therapist who brings maturity, humor, and life experience to my work. I offer affordable telecounseling for adults in PA, MA, and WI, with expertise in Young Adults, LGBTQ+ Community, Adoption , and Parenting.
(215) 234-1083
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Racine, WI 53403
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Jessica Boner (Licensened In Mn And Wi)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Areas that I specialize in include: working with all types of families; adoptive, foster, and kinship, adult/youth adoptees ( adoption competent therapist), transracial parenting, communication/conflict, life transitions, childhood trauma, child development, as well as self-esteem depression, anxiety, PTSD and experiences of trauma.
My approach is gentle and eclectic, person-centered and collaborative. You are the expert of yourself and sometimes it's helpful to have someone to listen to understand. I like to provide validation, exploration, and support. First timers to therapy and those taking the leap to try out therapy again seem to appreciate my style. Whether you are rediscovering yourself, going through a stressful time, wanting to process trauma, etc., I'll be here alongside you. I consider the family system, childhood/caregiver attachment, parenting styles, generational trauma, systemic racism, larger society, etc. and all these impacts.
(651) 372-3400
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Hudson, WI 54016
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Daniela Guerrero
Counselor
Verified
Verified
Are you having trouble finding a BIPOC bilingual therapist? Do you feel like you want to understand more about your or your children’s emotions, life experiences, and stress? Have you ever wished you had someone to share your heaviest moments with? Do you want to feel “happy” and “okay”? Look for a therapist that can connect by being warm but direct, that can have the difficult conversations, and who uses science and education to help you process your experiences and reach your goals. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and attachment, with special populations in the LatinX community, adoption , and sexual assault.
(608) 200-3242
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Madison, WI 53713
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Burnett Therapy Solutions LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a therapist focused on making family transitions successful. Specifically trained in working with infants and young children and their primary caregivers through transitions such as divorce, adoption , foster care, family reunification, family blending, addiction and postpartum. I am also looking to work with those individuals on the Autism Spectrum Managing their emotional needs and processing their environment.
(262) 293-6487 x18
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Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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Kayla E Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSM, SAC
Verified
Verified
As well as, Alcohol and other Drug Abuse (AODA) expertise, Foster/ adoption concerns, and spiritual advisement.
Heavenly Oasis Christian Counseling Center (HOCCC) passionately focuses on instilling hope and life balance through the intergration of biblical principles and research-based therapeutic interventions. Services rendered in a peaceful oasis dedicated to uplifting Jesus Christ's core commandment, LOVE. I receive genuine pleasure from seeing people transformed and empowered by the renewing of their minds and the cultivation of their God-given strengths, talents and gifts. With over 20 years of experience advocating, assisting and partnering with families "I promise to serve my community with excellence”.
(414) 501-7492
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Mequon, WI 53092
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Veronica Sosa Ms Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PPS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Founder and CEO of LifeStriders. Clinical Supervisor for over 15 years, DEI certified. I am experienced in: Abuse & Trauma, Anger Management, ADD/ADHD, Children/Teen Issues,Career Counseling/Job Loss,Couples/Marriage & Relationship Enhancement,Depression, Diabetes, Bipolar Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Domestic Violence,Parenting & Constructive Discipline,Grief,Low Self Esteem,Parenting Children with Special Needs, Reactive Attachment Disorder/ Adoption ,School Issues/ Behavior Problems/ IEP's, Anxiety/ Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety,Stress Management,Veterans Post-War Anxiety/Depression & Re-adjustment. DE&I certified
(262) 563-2981
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Waukesha, WI 53188
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Leah Schaut
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDRIA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am knowledgable in 12-step work, adoption , autism, learning disabilities, and grief work; I have worked with pioneers in the field.
I am blessed to study with the best - I studied family systems work with Monica McGoldrick MSW and learned EMDR in 1990 from Dr. Shapiro herself. I have been a senior facilitator for the EMDR Institute and am a consultant for therapists in training. Today I practice family systems, utilizing the genogram - with EMDR as the cornerstone - along with mindfullness and spirituality. I have four children who have taught me about autism, dyslexia, adoption , and assumptions. They are my greatest teachers! I am married to Dr. John Schaut, a master EMDR practioner who works with our combat veterans.
(847) 457-0560
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Kenosha, WI 53140
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Lauri Budzynski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Although I specialize in trauma, adoption , & foster care, I love a variety of clientele.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, fearful, irritable, frustrated with your kids or family, or is your child having a hard time making good choices? Has your family unit recently changed through adoption , foster care, divorce, a new marriage, new baby, miscarriage? If any part of these questions resonated with you, please reach out. Clients describe me as down to earth, easy to talk to, works well in crisis situations, & is non-judgmental. In my free time you can find me by Lake Michigan with a cup of coffee, on a walk with my family, finding new houseplants or gardening outside.
(414) 240-5906
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Whitefish Bay, WI 53211

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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.