Resources

This directory includes licensed U.S. mental health professionals who identify as adoptees & work with adoptees/adoptive families in a variety of public & private settings. Only providers who have voluntarily submitted their information have been listed. 

PROVIDERS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE & CITY 

NATIONWIDE SERVICES IN U.S.

 

Lesli Johnson, LMFT (CA) – Provides national tele/virtual coaching

Mindful Family Therapy, Inc. ~ 200 E. Del Mar Blvd. #119, Pasadena, CA 91105

(310) 614-1867 / lesli@askadoption.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adoption education & therapy, coaching, virtual support groups, virtual healing courses, attachment, trauma-informed care, internal family systems, EMDR, Brainspotting

 

Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW (MI) – Provides national tele/virtual coaching

128 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116

(810) 623-5737 / jerilea@jerileakroll.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Families

Specialties: Attachment, Infant & early childhood, Adoption/kinship/foster care, Toxic stress/trauma/loss, Holistic healing, Parent coaching, Infant massage, Safe & Sound Protocol, Virtual support groups for the adoption community

 

Andrea Lyons, LICSW (MN) – Provides national tele/virtual coaching

One Heart One World LLC ~ (720) 593-2885 / andrea@oneheartoneworld.net

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties:Adoption, Parent Coaching and Consulting, Parenting Teens, Transracial Identity Integration, Brainspotting &Generational Brainspotting, Life Transitions

 

 

ALABAMA (AL)

AL – Birmingham

Kelly Curry, MSW

Agape of Central Alabama, Inc. ~ PO Box 36533, Birmingham, AL 35236

(205) 733-9755 / kcurry@agapeforchildren.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, Adoption, Attachment, Identity, Parent Coaching

 

 

ALASKA (AK) *No submissions

 

 

ARIZONA (AZ)

AZ – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

 

ARKANSAS (AR) *No submissions

 

 

CALIFORNIA (CA)

 

CA – Virtual Sessions Statewide, Local Sessions Pasadena, National Coaching

Lesli Johnson, MA

Mindful Family Therapy, Inc. ~ 200 E. Del Mar Blvd. #119, Pasadena, CA 91105

(310) 614-1867 / lesli@askadoption.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adoption education & therapy, coaching, virtual support groups, virtual healing courses, attachment, trauma-informed care, internal family systems, EMDR, Brainspotting

 

CA – Alameda

Jane Peal, MFT 

3215 Encinal Ave #K, Alameda, CA 94501

(415) 902-5761 / jane@janepeal.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, Same-Race

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Attachment-Focused EMDR, Transpersonal

 

CA – Berkeley

Lisa Olivera, LMFT

3120 Telegraph Avenue #2, Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 879-5226 / lisa@lisaoliveratherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

 

CA – Brea

Lesli Maul, LCSW, CEDS-S, CDWF-C

110 W. Fir St, Brea, CA 92821

(714) 524-0489 / lamaul@sbcglobal.net

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Late Discovery Adoptees, Eating Disorders, Chronic Illness

 

CA – Chico

Melinda Haynes, LMFT 

Family & Children’s Counseling Services, Inc. ~ 572 Rio Lindo Avenue #104F, Chico, CA 95926

(530) 518-1406 / mhaynes@healplaylove.org 

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age

 

CA – Costa Mesa

Brett Furst, LMFT, MA 

PACE Recovery Center ~ 3197-B Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(949) 829-3772 / bfurst@pacerecovercenter.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, Same-Race

Client Population: Adults, Families

Specialties: Substance abuse, addiction recovery

 

CA – Davis

Pamela Cordano, MA, LMFT 

621 4th Street #1, Davis, CA 95616

(530) 219-7430 / pcordano@comcast.net

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Family therapy, Adult adoptee retreats, Adoptee coaching

 

CA – Hermosa Beach

Jesyka Lueck, LMFT

South Bay Family Therapy

2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 104, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

(323) 985-8325 / southbayfamilytherapy@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

CA – La Mesa

Meg Olinger, LMFT 

Positive Change Counseling Center ~ 5480 Baltimore Drive #250, La Mesa, CA 91942

(858) 522-0303 / meg@pccounselingcenter.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Families

 

CA – Los Angeles

Angela Gee, LMFT 

3611 Seneca Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

(310) 226-7089 / angela@angelageemft.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: LGBTQ adoptive family affirmation, Transracial adoption

 

CA – Los Angeles

Jeanette Yoffe, MA 

Yoffe Therapy, Inc. ~ 1626 Westwood Blvd #106, Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 351-8113 / jeanette@yoffetherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transcultural, Domestic, Long-Term Foster Care Adoption, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Foster care, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Attachment, Reunification therapy, Open adoption, Parenting education, Alpha Stim

 

CA – Pasadena

Robyn Joy Park, MA, LMFT 

The Center for Connection ~ 3030 E. Colorado Blvd. #214, Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 808-8483 / robyn@thecenterforconnection.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Foster care & adoption education & therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), attachment, trauma-informed care, loss & grief, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP certification), Maternal Mental Health – Perinatal Mood Disorders, Client Centered Play Therapy (CCPT)

 

CA – San Diego

Meg Olinger, LMFT

Positive Change Counseling Center

11590 W Bernardo Ct #230, San Diego, CA 92127

(858) 522-0303 / meg@pccounselingcenter.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Families

 

CA – Santa Maria

Leslie Barton, LMFT

Transformations Counseling Center

1414 South Miller, Suite A, Santa Maria, California 93454

(805) 363-6183 / lesliebartonlmft@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, In Reunion

Client Population: Children, Adults

Specialties: Adoption, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, NPE, Fertility

 

CA – Ventura

Faith Friedlander, LMFT 

Kids & Families Together ~ 864 E Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 643-2488 / faith@kidsandfamilies.org

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

CA – Woodland Hills

Kimberley Daughton, LCSW 

Third Act Group ~ 5311 Topanga Canyon Blvd #311B, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

(818) 429-8079 / kimberley@thirdactgroup.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

 

 

COLORADO (CO)

CO – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Alison Ferriera, LMFT, LAC

(720) 583-4827 / alisonf@alisonfcounseling.net

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Asian adults who were internationally adopted as children

 

CO – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Kathryn “Katy” Perkins, LCSW 

Kingsman Consulting, LLC ~ (469) 904-8469 / info@kingsmanconsulting.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial & international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training, telehealth available

 

CO – Denver

Lisa Ali, LPC 

H3 Therapy LLC ~ 1776 S Jackson Place #206, Denver, CO 80210

(303) 859-9444 / compassionatehealer7@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Attachment struggles, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, sensory struggles & internal regulation

 

CO – Denver

Kathy Mackechney, LCSW 

Adoptee Therapy LLC ~ 789 Sherman Street #650, Denver, CO 80203

(303) 960-6964 / kathy@adopteetherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Family Systems Therapy

 

CO – Denver

Lori Romont, PhD, LP 

8801 E Hampden Avenue #200, Denver, CO 80231

(303) 204-0115 / lromont@yahoo.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Juvenile justice, LGBTQ, psychological testing

 

CO – Denver

Lisa Talucci, LPC  

1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210

(303) 815-7704/ Lisa@lisatalucci.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: Elementary Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Adoption, Relationship dynamics, Communication, Trauma-Informed

 

CO – Denver

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC ~ 8801 E Hampden Avenue #200, Denver, CO 80231

(303) 522-3184 / info@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

 

CONNECTICUT (CT)

 

CT – West Hartford

Karen Caffrey, LPC, JD 

639 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06107

(860) 313-0039 / karen@karencaffrey.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults, Couples

Specialties: Adult adoptees, Lawyers, Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

 

CT – Glastonbury

Moses Farrow, LMFT 

381 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033

(860) 368-0715 / moses@mosesfarrow.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Identity development, attachment-focused therapy, post adoption family therapy, parenting, transitions, finding your purpose

 

 

DELAWARE (DE)

 

DE – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

 

FLORIDA (FL)

FL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Macy Oosthuizen, LCSW   

Center for Mindful Families ~ 901 Northpoint Parkway #304, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 878-0708 / MacyO@centerformindfulfamilies.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Attachment Specialist, Post-Adoption/Donor Conception Issues, Identity Development in Children & Adults, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, Adopted Teens, Transracial Adoption

 

FL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Kathryn “Katy” Perkins, LCSW 

Kingsman Consulting, LLC ~ (469) 904-8469 / info@kingsmanconsulting.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial & international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training, telehealth available

 

FL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Elizabeth Steinmann Kane, LCSW 

(239) 877-0709 / elizabeth@kanecounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

 

FL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Maria Trimble, LPC, LMHC

Hiking the Heart Counseling Services, LLC

(855) 207-9463 / hikingtheheart@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

FL – Deland

Jodi Underhill, LMHC

101 N. Woodland Blvd. #203, Deland, Florida 32720

(386) 747-7148 / jhumhg@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Kinship, In Reunion

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: In-office & online counseling available to all types of families utilizing multi-therapeutic modalities

 

FL – Spring Hill

Chris Paige, LCSW   

4090 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

(561) 901-1202 / Frehley_13@hotmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Mood Disorders

 

FL – West Palm Beach

Macy Oosthuizen, LCSW   

Center for Mindful Families ~ 901 Northpoint Parkway #304, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 878-0708 / MacyO@centerformindfulfamilies.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Attachment Specialist, Post-Adoption/Donor Conception Issues, Identity Development in Children & Adults, LGBTQ, Play Therapy, Adopted Teens, Transracial Adoption

 

FL – Winter Park

Andrea Tackore, PhD, LMHC  

Phenix Counseling ~ 611 Wymore Road #202, Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 476-6041 / info@phenixcounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Adult & adolescent identity development, adult survivors of childhood trauma, parenting children with chronic illness, living with chronic illness

 

 

GEORGIA (GA)

GA – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

GA – Atlanta

Robin Bradley, LPC

Atlanta Counseling Center

6111-C Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328

(770) 396-0232 / rbradley@atlantacounselingcenter.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Adults, Couples, Families

 

GA – Berkeley Lake

Kate Murphy, MSW 

2951 Flowers Rd. S. #224, Chamblee, GA 30341

(678) 628-7050 / kate@katemurphytherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Anxiety, Adoptee concerns, Career/workplace issues, Depression, Family of origin issues/trauma, LGBTQ life & relationships

 

 

HAWAII (HI)

 

HI – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Maria Trimble, LPC, LMHC

Hiking the Heart Counseling Services, LLC

(855) 207-9463 / hikingtheheart@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

 

IDAHO (ID) *No submissions

 

 

ILLINOIS (IL)

IL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Meg Eifrig, MA, LCPC 

1010 Jorie Boulevard #364, Oak Brook, IL 60523

(773) 558-9380 / meg.eifrig.lcpc@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Families, Adoption kinship, Grief & loss

 

IL – Virtual Coaching Statewide

Andrea Lyons, LICSW (MN)

One Heart One World LLC ~ (720) 593-2885 / andrea@oneheartoneworld.net

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties:Adoption, Parent Coaching and Consulting, Parenting Teens, Transracial Identity Integration, Brainspotting &Generational Brainspotting, Life Transitions

 

IL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Kathryn “Katy” Perkins, LCSW 

Kingsman Consulting, LLC ~ (469) 904-8469 / info@kingsmanconsulting.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial & international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training, telehealth available

 

IL – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

IL – Chicago

Sophia Burke, LCPC 

Wellington Counseling Group ~ 1011 W Wellington Ave #210, Chicago, IL 60657

(312) 766-0941 / sburke@wellingtoncounselinggroup.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Recovery, Eating Disorders

 

IL – Homewood

Krista Woods, MSW, LCSW 

Integrity Clinical Consulting & Training ~ 935 175th Street #301, Homewood, IL 60430

(708) 794-6511 / info@integrityclinicalconsulting.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, kinship guardianship/adoption, birth/first parents, clients of color, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, foster care, reunion, open adoptions, pre/post adoption, video sessions for adults

 

 

INDIANA (IN)

 

IN – Indianapolis

Lisa Floyd, LMHC-A 

Counseling at the Green House ~ 447 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

(317) 747-3874 / lisa@greenhouseindy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Adoption, Brainspotting, Complex Trauma

 

 

IOWA (IA)

 

IA – Waverly

Sunnycho Teeling, LMHC, LPC

The Interconnected Journey ~ 406 Bremer Ave., Suite C, Waverly, IA 50677

(319) 435-1859 / sunnycho@theinterconnectedjourney.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Multiracial, Play Therapy

 

 

KANSAS (KS)

 

KS – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Kimberly Langrehr, PhD

Hutchinson & Psychological Associates ~ 222 Gregory Blvd #100, Kansas City, MO 64114

(816) 656-3983 / klangrehr@mail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Adoption, Family Conflict, Experiences with Marginalization & Trauma

 

KS – Olathe

Christine Fuhrman, LCSW, LSCSW

480 S Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062

(913) 324-3811 / cfuhrman@kidstlc.org

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adoptee issues, Adoptive families, Adoptive parents, Birth parents

 

 

KENTUCKY (KY) *No submissions

 

 

LOUISIANA (LA)

 

LA – Hammond

Linda Husser, LPC

1200 Derek Drive #202, Hammond, LA 70403

(985) 320-4406 / lhusser1978@yahoo.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic

Client Population: Adults

 

 

MAINE (ME) *No submissions

 

 

MARYLAND (MD)

 

MD – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Joanne Bagshaw, PhD, LCPC

Gaithersburg, MD

(631) 697-5568 / joanne@joannebagshaw.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, sex & relationship therapy

 

MD – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Carroll Martin, LCSW-C

Blue Ridge Therapy Services

(540) 406-1717 / carroll@blueridgetherapyservices.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, Traumatic grief, Loss

 

MD – Largo

Sabra Starnes, MSW 

Next Place Therapy Services ~ 1300 Mercantile Lane #100E, Largo, MD 20774

(301) 531-4227 / info@nextplacetherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Theraplay, Sandtray, Play Therapy, Adult adoptee Support & Counseling

 

MD – Pocomoke City

Lynn Duffy, PsyD, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, BCPCC, BC-TMH 

Lighthouse Counseling & Consulting Services ~ PO Box 281, 1504 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

(410) 957-4200 / drduffy@netzero.net

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic, Foster, Kinship

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Loss/grief, abuse, trauma, military, alcohol/drugs, CBT, play therapy

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS (MA)

 

MA –  Virtual Sessions Statewide  

Sam Chaplin, LICSW 

132 Main Street, Suite 2I, Haydenville MA 01039

(413) 588-8885 / hellosamchaplin@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: Adults, Families

Specialties: Adoptee issues, ADHD, Attachment, LGTBQ+, Parenting, Trauma

 

MA – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Lisa Gallagher, PsyD 

46 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067

(781) 277-4677 / drlgallagher@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Parenting, anxiety disorders, divorce, impact of racism, learning disabilities, adjustment to chronic health conditions

 

MA – Virtual Sessions Statewide 

Heather Ruemenapp, MA, LICSW

Compassionate Growth Counseling ~ 22 Mill Street #207, Arlington, MA 02476

(339) 545-1368 / heatherruemenapp@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Trauma Informed Care, Adoption Issues, Brainspotting, EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Adoptive Parent Education, Reunification Therapy & Consultation

 

MA – Acton

Suzanne Dirstine, MSW, LICSW

179 Great Road, Suite 107, Acton, MA 01720

(978) 912-0200 / suzannedirstine@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Preschool, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: My experience includes extensive work with children and adults in outpatient clinics, sexual abuse treatment teams, inpatient settings and adoption services. I also enjoy working with parents, especially regarding post-adoptive concerns.

 

MA – Belmont

Joyce Maguire Pavao, EdD, MFT, LCSW 

Pavao Consulting & Coaching ~ 113 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA 02478

(617) 547-0909 / kinnect@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Opening closed adoptions of minors domestic & international, kinship families, search & reunion, adolescent issues/parent coaching

 

MA – Brookline

Boston Post Adoption Resources (BPAR)

235 Cypress St #310, Brookline, MA 02445

(617) 418-6163 / erica@bostonpostadoptionresources.com

Personal Adoption Status: Multiple statuses among several adoptee clinicians

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Support groups, Birth families, Adoptees, Adoptive families, Foster families, Reunion

 

MA – Newton Highlands

Katie Naftzger, LICSW

17 Lincoln St., Third Floor, Suite 2B, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

(617) 448-4252 / katiejae@comcast.net

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults

 

MA – South Hamilton

Tai Pryjma, LICSW

North Shore Counseling Solutions

8 Naples Road, South Hamilton, MA 01982

(617) 645-3393 / tpryjma@nscounseling.net

Personal Adoption Statue: International

Client Population: Adults

Specialty: Depression

 

 

MICHIGAN (MI)

 

MI – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Christine Carrothers, LPC

Spicer Counseling Services

(734) 404-7514 / christinecarrothers@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Trauma focused, Mindfulness, Grief and loss, Holistic healing approach/Somatic Integration, Adoption/foster care

 

MI – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW 

128 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116

(810) 623-5737 / jerilea@jerileakroll.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Families

Specialties: Attachment, Infant & early childhood, Adoption/kinship/foster care, Toxic stress/trauma/loss, Holistic healing, Parent coaching, Infant massage, Safe & Sound Protocol, Virtual support groups for the adoption community

 

MI – Grand Rapids

Melissa Nicholson, LMSW 

Embrace Therapy & Wellness ~ 5300 Northland Drive NE #F, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

(616) 795-0181 / melissa@mkntherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy

 

 

MINNESOTA (MN)

 

MN-Virtual Sessions Statewide

Patty McClarren, LSW

Cincinnati Ridge Counseling LLC

Virtual Statewide Sessions

(614) 582-0603 / patty@cincinnatiridgecounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: Complex Trauma, EMDR, Grief, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA, PTSD

 

MN – Burnsville

Paula Achenbach, LMFT-S 

100 East Crystal Lake Road, Burnsville, MN 55306

(952) 210-5569 / achenbachp@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, Foster, Kinship

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Registered Play Therapist, Attachment, Filial Therapy, Somatic-Trained, Animal-Assisted Therapy (dog & horse)

 

MN – Minneapolis

Sumitra Dorner, LICSW 

Seize the Day Therapy, LLC ~ 2637 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 250-4007 / seizethedaytherapy@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: International, Transracial

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Pre-adoption & post-adoption therapy, Adoptees, Adoptive parents, Birth parents, Reunification, Adoptive community, Foster care, Kinship adoption, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, chemical dependency issues, trauma, loss & grief, divorce, housing, employment, homelessness, parenting issues

 

MN – Minneapolis

Hye-Kyong Kim, PsyD 

Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy & Wellness ~ 621 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 222-4054 / hktherapy7@gmail.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Adoption & foster care, Somatic Experiencing, Indigenous & other POC communities, Grief, Trauma

 

MN – Minneapolis

Julie Koch, MSW, LICSW 

Roots Therapy & Consulting ~ 2920 Bryant Ave S #112, Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 234-1072 / julie@rootstherapyandconsulting.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Queer/Trans/Nonbinary (LGBTQ+), Narrative therapy, EMDR, TF-CBT, Narrative Exposure Therapy

 

MN – Minneapolis

Merrily Young-Hye Sadlovsky, LICSW 

Adoptee Connections ~ 825 Nicollet Mall, Medical Arts Building #1447, Minneapolis, MN 55406

(612) 568-5158 / help@adopteeconnections.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Identity, EMDR, Mindfulness, Attachment

 

MN – Minneapolis

Amber Turcotte, LICSW 

ISD16/Spring Lake Park Schools ~ 1415 81st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432

(763) 600-5089 / aturco@district16.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

 

MN – Roseville

Nicole Sheppard, LPCC 

Mental Health Systems ~ 1700 Hwy 36 W #130, Roseville, MN 55113

(952) 460-9032 / nsheppard@mhs-dbt.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: DBT, Mindfulness, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Identity, Birth Family Search/Reunion, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety

 

MN – Shakopee

Sally Phillips, LP 

Behavioral Health Services, Inc. ~ 327 S. Marschall Rd #250, Shakopee, MN 55379

(651) 769-6500 / sphillips@bhsimn.com

Personal Adoption Status: International

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adult adoptees, Pre-adoption psychological evaluations

 

MN – St. Paul

Bibiana Koh, PhD, LICSW 

BdKoh Therapy ~ 370 Selby Ave. #311, St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 900-5078/ bibiana@bdkohtherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adoption, Ethnic identity, Acculturation & Enculturation

 

MN – West St. Paul

Sarah Heil-Brenny, MSW, LICSW 

Associated Clinic of Psychology ~ 149 Thompson Ave E #150, West St. Paul, MN 55118

(651) 450-0860 / sheilbrenny@acp-mn.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Play therapy, EMDR, CBT

 

 

MISSISSIPPI (MS)

 

MS – Ridgeland

Karla Andress, LPC 

Killebrew Psychological Services ~ 210 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland, MS 39157

(601) 560-0506 / Karla@andresscounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Subbstance abuse & recovery, Trauma, Adoption, Grief/loss, Anxiety, EMDR, Brainspotting

 

 

MISSOURI (MO)

 

MO – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Christine Fuhrman, LCSW, LSCSW

(913) 324-3811 / cfuhrman@kidstlc.org

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adoptee issues, Adoptive families, Adoptive parents, Birth parents

 

MO – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

MO – Kansas City

Kimberly Langrehr, PhD

Hutchinson & Psychological Associates ~ 222 Gregory Blvd #100, Kansas City, MO 64114

(816) 656-3983 / klangrehr@mail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Adoption, Family Conflict, Experiences with Marginalization & Trauma

 

MO – St. Louis

Fiona Hill, LPC 

Lifepointe Counseling LLC ~ 11166 Tesson Ferry Road #203, St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 849-2120 / fiona.hill.lpc@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Families

 

 

MONTANA (MT) *No submissions

 

 

NEBRASKA (NE)

 

NE – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

NE – Omaha

Jaime Weatherholt, LICSW 

Enlightened Counseling & Healing LLC ~ 5824 S 142nd St B, Omaha, NE 68137

(402) 235-9686 / jaime@enlightenedomaha.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Mood disorders

 

 

NEVADA (NV)

 

NV – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

NV – Las Vegas

Sue Cartwright, MFT 

7465 W. Lake Mead Road #114, Las Vegas, NV 89128

(725) 999-2215 / qq62@hotmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

NV – Las Vegas

Janet Nordine, MS, LMFT, RPT-S

Experience Courage Therapy & Consulting

9414 W Lake Mead Boulevard #218, Las Vegas, NV 89134

(702) 630-8848 / experiencecourage@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Play Therapy, TBRI, Theraplay, DBT, Distance Consultation

 

NV – North Las Vegas

Pamela Roberts, LCSW

5135 Camino al Norte #272, North Las Vegas, NV 89031

(702) 466-2552 / pamelarobertslcsw@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: DBT Certified

 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)

NH – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

 

NEW JERSEY (NJ)

NJ – Cherry Hills

Colleen McCay, LCSW 

Creative Paths Counseling ~ 1101 N. Kings Highway #313, Cherry Hills, NJ 08034

(856) 672-5183 / colleen@creativepathscounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

NJ – Egg Harbor Township

Michelle Codington, MS, LMFT, RPT, CFTP 

Where Kids Thrive ~ 6712 Washington Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

(609) 889-8100 / MCodington@wherekidsthrive.com

Personal Adoption Status: Foster

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Complex trauma, play therapy, creative & expressive arts therapy, music therapy

 

NJ – Maplewood

Beth Dobrish, LCSW    

Maplewood, NJ

(917) 553-0141 / bdobrish@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS)

 

NJ – Midland Park 

Amy Geller, LCSW 

700 Godwin Ave #200, Midland Park, NJ 07432

(201) 749-0530 / amygellerlcsw@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Developmental Trauma, Adoption, Reunion, Support Groups & Workshops

 

 

NEW MEXICO (NM)

NM – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Julie Gray, LCSW

Mosaic Counseling Services ~ PO Box 93792, Albuquerque, NM 87199

(505) 750-4243 / juliegray@mosaiccounselingabq.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

 

 

NEW YORK (NY)

NY – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Joanne Bagshaw, MA, PhD, LCPC 

(631) 697-5568 / joanne@joannebagshaw.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, sex & relationship therapy

 

NY – Buffalo

Marcella Moslow, LMSW 

Adoption Perspectives LLC ~ 474 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda, NY 14223

(716) 867-5027 / marcella.moslow@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: EMDR, Adoption education and therapy, Attachment, Play therapy, Parent coaching/consulting, Pre/post Adoption/kinship/foster care, Trauma informed care, Professional training

 

NY – Congers

Joe Soll, LCSW 

Adoption Healing, Inc. ~ 74 Lakewood Drive, Congers, NY 10920

(845) 268-0283 / joesoll@adoptionhealing.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, Sexual abuse, Reunion relationships, Marriage issues

 

NY – New York

Amanda Baden, PhD 

116 W 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011

(646) 498-0452 / amandabaden@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Racial & Cultural Identity, Adoption Search & Reunion, International & Transracial Adoptions

 

NY – New York

Beth Dobrish, LCSW    

245 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

(917) 553-0141 / bdobrish@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS)

 

NY – New York

Jennifer Griesbach, MSW 

303 Fifth Avenue #905, New York, NY 10016

(347) 620-2181 / jennifer@ jennifergriesbach.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adult adoptees through the life cycle, Somatic therapy, Adoptees becoming parents, College transition

 

NY – New York

Jessica Kim Gruber, MFT 

11 Hanover Square, Floor 27, New York, NY 10005

(718) 568-6974 / jessicakim.mft@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Adoption, Parent Consultation, Identity formation, Issues of Race/Culture, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma

 

NY – New York

Ciara McLaughlin, LCSW 

303 5th Avenue #901, New York, NY 10040

(646) 762-9014 / ciaramclaughlintherapy@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: Adoption issues, racial identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues

 

NY – Syracuse

Paige Ouimette, PhD 

1101 Erie Blvd East #206, Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 436-5825 / ouimettephd@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

 

NY – Williamsville

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, CSW-R, PhD. DABPS

Center For Family Development

5820 Main Street, Suite 406, Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 636-6243 / AWeidman@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, Kinship

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Treatment of Complex Trauma, Disorders of Attachment, Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Therapist, Supervision, Training

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA (NC)

NC – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

 

NORTH DAKOTA (ND)*No submissions

 

 

OHIO (OH)

 

OH – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Patty McClarren, LSW

Cincinnati Ridge Counseling LLC

(614) 582-0603 / patty@cincinnatiridgecounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: Complex Trauma, EMDR, Grief, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA, PTSD

 

 

OKLAHOMA (OK)

OK – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

 

OREGON (OR)

 

OR – Portland

Lori Charlish, LCSW 

1832 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 407-4684 / loricharlish@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Trauma & attachment specialist, adoption reunion/birth family relationships, adoptee identity, depression, anxiety, learning/focus struggles, TBRI practitioner, neurofeedback, Safe & Sound Protocol

 

OR – Salem

Erin Ahlquist, LPC 

Marion County Children’s Behavioral Health ~ 3867 Wolverine St. NE #F, Salem, OR 97305

(503) 269-4387 / erinkayahlquist@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Families

Specialties: Adoption & Foster Care, Infant/Toddler Mental Health, Autism Spectrum

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA (PA)

PA – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

PA – Wayne

Kimberly Nelson, LCSW

Holding Hope ~ 900 West Valley Road # 703, Wayne, PA 19087

(484) 808-7671 / kimnelson.lcsw@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Grief, Loss/Bereavement

 

 

RHODE ISLAND (RI)

 

RI – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Lisa Gallagher, PsyD 

(781) 277-4677 / drlgallagher@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Parenting, anxiety disorders, divorce, impact of racism, learning disabilities, adjustment to chronic health conditions

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA (SC) *No submissions

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA (SD) *No submissions

 

 

TENNESSEE (TN)

 

TN – Knoxville

Elizabeth Steinmann Kane, LCSW 

9111 Cross Park Drive #D200, Knoxville, TN 37922

(239) 877-0709 / elizabeth@kanecounseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

 

TN – Nolensville

Kim Warner-Hudy, LCSW 

7209 Haley Industrial Blvd #130, Nolensville, TN 37135

(615) 852-7535 / kwarnerhudy@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Anxiety, ARC, Attachment, EMDR, Grief & Loss, Racial Identity, Search & Reunion, Theraplay, TBRI, TF-CBT, Transracial Adoption

 

 

TEXAS (TX)

TX – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW

1514 N. Greenville Ave # 310, Allen, TX 75002

(214) 883-5482 / counsel@mcscounsel.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Transracial Identity Integration, Theraplay, EMDR, Adult Attachment Interview, LGBTQIA & adoption, suicidality/self-harm

 

TX – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Kathryn “Katy” Perkins, LCSW

Kingsman Consulting, LLC ~ (469) 904-8469 / info@kingsmanconsulting.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial & international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training, telehealth available

 

TX – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Sunnycho Teeling, LMHC, LPC

(319) 435-1859 / sunnycho@theinterconnectedjourney.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Multiracial, Play Therapy

TX – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

TX – Austin

Lacy Alana, LCSW

4414 Red River St, Austin, TX 78751

(512) 680-3530 / lacyshawn@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race

Client Population: Adults

Specialties: Trauma, neurodivergence, autism, depression, anxiety

 

TX – Austin

Pam Greenstone, LPC 

Deep Roots Counseling

3737 Executive Center Drive, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78731

(512) 689-7279 / pamgreenstone@me.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: LGBTQ, Adult Adoptee Therapy Group

 

TX – Austin

Kimberley Mead, LPC-S

2525 Wallingwood Dr., Building 12, Austin, Texas 78746

(512) 789-6125 / kmeadcounseling@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults, Couples

Specialties: Trauma, grief, shame, relational trauma, NARM IPNB, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR

 

TX – Austin

Joellen Peters, PhD 

PO Box 41143, Austin, TX 78704

(512) 627-1308 / joellen.peters@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic

Client Population: Families

Specialties: Adoption-related issues from pre-adoption counseling to reunions between triad members

 

TX – Dallas

Amy Curtis, PhD  

Buckner Children & Family Services, Inc. ~ 5310 S. Buckner Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75227

(214) 321-4563 / acurtis@buckner.org

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Attachment-based, trauma-informed counseling practice with focus on neurobiology & physical impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES)

 

TX – Dallas

Jennifer McCallum, LPC 

Buckner Children & Family Services, Inc. ~ 5310 S. Buckner Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75227

(214) 321-4564 / jmccallum@buckner.org

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: EMDR, TBRI, Level one Theraplay and MIM, attachment-based, trauma-informed counseling, post-adoption, depression/anxiety, transracial adoption, search & reunion, and parenting

 

TX – Dallas

Laura Summers, LMFT 

Engage Counseling & Consulting ~ 5600 W Lovers Lane #317, Dallas, TX 75206

(469) 597-8879  / laurasummers.lmft@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: DBT, Reunion, Emotion-Focused Family & Couples Therapy

 

TX – Dallas

Krista Woods, MSW, LCSW 

Integrity Clinical Consulting & Training ~ 9550 Forest Lane #748, Dallas, TX 75243

(940) 220-9758 / info@integrityclinicalconsulting.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic, Foster, In Reunion

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, kinship guardianship/adoption, birth/first parents, clients of color, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, foster care, reunion, open adoptions, pre/post adoption, video sessions for adults

 

TX – Houston

Alex Chase, M.Ed, LPC

Kimberly Boyd Counseling Center

(832) 233-3086 / alex.chase@kimberlyboyd.net

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting, foster/adopt, LGBTQ+

 

TX – Houston

Teresa Flores, LCSW 

5311 Kirby Drive #112, Houston, TX 77005

(281) 630-9905 / teresaafloreslcsw@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, Same-Race, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

UTAH (UT)

 

UT – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD   

Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC

(303) 522-3184 / admin@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Bullying, Adoptive parent education, Prospective adoptive parent psychological evaluations

 

UT – South Jordan

Kristin Jones, MS 

Tradewinds Counseling ~ 2651 West 10400 South #101D, South Jordan, UT 84095

(801) 383-3846 / k.joneslpc@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

 

VERMONT (VT) *No submissions

 

VIRGINIA (VA)

VA – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Carroll Martin, LCSW 

Blue Ridge Therapy Services ~ 203 Loudoun St SW, Lower Level Ste E, Leesburg, VA 20176

(540) 406-1717 / carroll@blueridgetherapyservices.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, Traumatic grief, Loss

 

VA – Richmond

Amanda Firestone, LCSW 

Heart & Mind ~ 2301 Hilliard Rd #8, Richmond, VA 23228

(804) 307-2801 / amanda@heartmindrva.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

Specialties: LGBTQ issues, teens & young adults, anxiety, identity, depression, adoptee groups

 

VA – Richmond

Lynne Edwards, LCSW

C2Adopt ~ 8100 Three Chopt Rd., Suite 101, Richmond, Virginia 23229

(804) 354-1881 / lynneedwardsc2@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: Working with adult adoptees either in reunion or not. Working with parents 1) who have adopted children who experienced early childhood trauma; 2) who identify as LGBTQ; 3) parent coaching on all adoption issues as they surface throughout their relationship with their child; Attachment-focused

 

VA – Richmond

Rebecca Ricardo, LCSW 

C2Adopt ~ 8100 Three Chopt Road #101, Richmond, VA 23228

(804) 370-0920 / rricardo@c2adopt.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults

 

WASHINGTON (WA)

 

WA – Kirkland

Kelli Hall, LICSW 

11415 NE 128th Street #100, Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 202-5284 / khall@nwtraumacounseling.org

Personal Adoption Status: Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Attachment Regulation & Competency (ARC), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Filial Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

 

WA – Seattle

Spring Hecht, LICSW 

Healing Works Therapy ~ 7603 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

(206) 850-5575 / spring@healingworkstherapy.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Trauma, Adoption, Racial Identity, EMDR

 

WA – Shoreline

Amy Barker, LMHC 

Adoption Savvy ~ 1501 N 200th Street #105, Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 661-2566 / amy@adoptionsavvy.com

Personal Adoption Status: In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults

Specialties: Adult adoptees, Birth parents, Reunion preparation & facilitation, Groups & retreats

 

WASHINGTON, DC

Julie Lopez, MSW, PhD 

The Viva Center ~ 1731 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

(202) 345-7177 / julie@vivapartnership.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Adults, Couples

Specialties: Trauma, Addiction, Implicit memory, Adoption triad

 

WEST VIRGINIA (WV) *No submissions

 

WISCONSIN (WI)

 

WI – Beloit

Alicia Oczus, LPC 

Blackbird Psychotherapy LLC ~ 3521 Eagles Ridge Dr, Beloit, WI 53511

(608) 631-0911 / therapy.blackbird@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age

Specialties: Infant, Early childhood, Family mental health, Trauma

 

WI – Eau Claire

Tonya Hughes, LMFT  

Clinic for Christian Counseling, LLC ~ 505 S. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715) 832-1678 / thughes@cccwi.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International

Client Population: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families

 

WI – Green Bay

Maria Trimble, LPC, LMHC

Hiking the Heart Counseling Services, LLC

2221 South Webster Ave, Suite A #286, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

(855) 207-9463 / hikingtheheart@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

WI – Kenosha

Julie Sokol, LCSW 

Guided Wellness Counseling, SC ~ 1112 56th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140

(262) 287-1999 / juliesokol5@icloud.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples

Specialties: Adoption issues, Trauma, Complex health issues

 

WI – Menasha

Elysabeth Meehan, MSW 

Samaritan Counseling Center ~ 1478 Kenwood Drive #1, Menasha, WI 54952

(920) 886-9319 / emeehan@samaritan-counseling.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Transracial, International, Foster

Client Population: Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Working with families formed through foster care &/or adoption, attachment, trauma, mental & behavioral health issues

 

WI – Pewaukee

Emily Raclaw, LPC 

Adoption Wellness LLC ~ N27 W23960 Paul Rd #5, Pewaukee, WI 53072

(414) 215-9232 / emily@adoptionwellness.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, Domestic, In Reunion

Client Population: Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Specialties: Children, Teens, Adults, People of Color

 

WI – Pewaukee

Jaclyn Skalnik, MSW, APSW, LCSW

Adoption Wellness LLC ~ N27 W23960 Paul Rd #5, Pewaukee, WI 53072

(414) 367-8070 / jaclyn@adoptionwellness.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion

Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families

 

WYOMING (WY) *No submissions