The process of adoption is a lifelong adjustment for both the parents and the child. In many cases, adopted children encounter additional challenges as a result of being adopted. There are also situations in which a child’s conflicts have no connection with his/her adoption.
Some things to be watching for as you consider seeking help for your child:
- A high level of fear and anxiety
- Behavioral problems
- Inappropriate anger
- Excessive whining/tantrums
- Identity concerns
- Cross-cultural barriers
- Feelings of abandonment
We offer specialized and experienced therapists who have been trained to identify both the joys and the conflicts of adoption and work with both you and your child to find the source of the struggles your child may be facing. Through the healing therapy process, your child will be encouraged to move towards emotional growth and stability, develop deepened family relationships, and learn more about the process of adoption.
- Michelle Baker, LCPC, CADC
- Lauri Budzynski, LCPC, NCC
- Maggie Classen, LCSW
- Patricia J. Edwards, LCSW, ACSW
- Marty Hanson, LCPC, DBTC
- Tiffany Jordan, LCPC, CADC
- Howard Love, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
- Jenn Noar, LCPC
- Jonna Tyler, LCPC
- Eric Ward, Ph.D.
See our Find a Therapist page for a complete list of specialties.