Colorado Family and Adoptive Family Therapist

Adoptive Family Therapy

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Adoptive families face an added dimension to their relationships not realized by other families.  For the adopted child, some of the common issues may include feelings of abandonment, low self-esteem, issues of attachment, and feelings related to belonging.  It can also be challenging to explore emotions around adoptive and biological lineage. For adoptive parents, being conflicted about searching, finding, and reuniting with birth families is a normal response, and one of many responses that can impact family dynamics.

As an adoptee myself, I appreciate that every adoption story is different and that each family holds its own gifts and strengths.  My approach is to work with the family system to acknowledge, explore and ultimately address challenges.

Areas of specialty:


Abandonment Issues
Adoption Aspects
ADHD
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Issues
Blended and Step families
Child Abuse Treatment
Depression
Divorce
Grief / Loss
Homeland Tour Preparation
Identity Development

Infertility Life Transitions
Marital / Partner Issues
Personal Growth
Post – Adoption Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Questions about Adoption
Rejection
Relationship Issues
Reunions
Searching for Birth Families
Self-Esteem
Stress Management
Transracial / Transcultural Trauma

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