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.

  • ONLY INDIVIDUALS WHO IDENTIFY AS ADOPTEES MAY COMPLETE SUBMISSIONS.
  • New providers: Complete submissions here.
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  • Inclusion on this directory does not imply endorsement, qualifications, or credibility of any listed person or organization; use this screening guide as a tool to assess a provider’s level of adoption awareness & competence.
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PROVIDERS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE & CITY ~ CLICK ON PROVIDER NAMES TO LEARN MORE


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: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties:Adoption education and therapy, parent coaching, attachment, trauma-informed care, internal family systems, EMDR, Brainspotting, Trauma Resiliency Model, 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: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families
Specialties: Adoption, Racial/Cultural identity, Schools


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) *No submissions


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: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties:Adoption education and therapy, parent coaching, attachment, trauma-informed care, internal family systems, EMDR, Brainspotting, Trauma Resiliency Model, virtual support groups for the adoption community

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 – Chico
Melinda Haynes, LMFT 
Family & Children’s Counseling Services, Inc. ~ 572 Rio Lindo Avenue #104F, Chico, CA 95926
(530) 518-1406 / contactFCCS@gmail.com
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 – 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 – 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
Kathryn “Katy” Perkins, LCSW 
Kingsman Consulting, LLC ~ (469) 904-8469 / info@kingsmanconsulting.com
Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion
Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties:Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial and international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training

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: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families
Specialties: Transracial Adoption, Racial Identity Development, Trauma, EMDR, Attachment, Play Therapy, 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) *No submissions


FLORIDA (FL)

FL – Virtual Sessions Statewide
Elizabeth Steinmann, LCSW 
(239) 877-0709 / esteinmann@protonmail.com
Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic
Client Population: Adults
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

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 – 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

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 – 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) *No submissions


IDAHO (ID) *No submissions


ILLINOIS (IL)

IL – National & statewide tele/virtual coaching
Andrea Lyons, LICSW (MN)
One Heart One World LLC
(720) 593-2885 / andrea@oneheartoneworld.net
Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In Reunion
Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families
Specialties: Adoption, Racial/Cultural identity, Schools

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: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties:Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial and international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training

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

IL – Oak Brook
Meg Eifrig, MA, LCPC 
1010 Jorie Boulevard #364, Oak Brook, IL 60523
(773) 558-9380 / megeifrig@grieftherapycenter.com
Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International
Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults
Specialties: Families, Adoption kinship, Grief & loss


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) *No submissions


KANSAS (KS)

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) *No submissions


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 – 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
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 – Arlington
Heather Ruemenapp, MA, LICSW
Compassionate Growth Counseling ~ 22 Mill Street #207, Arlington, MA 02476
(339) 545-1368 / heatherruemenapp@gmail.com
Personal Adoption Status: Domestic
Client Population: High School-Age, Adults
Specialties: Adoption & Trauma

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


MICHIGAN (MI)

MI – Brighton
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: Early attachment, Infant & early childhood, Adoption/kinship/foster care, Toxic stress/trauma/loss, Holistic healing

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 – 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 – 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) *No submissions


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 – 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) *No submissions


NEVADA (NV)

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 
Healthy Minds ~ 526 S Tonopah #140, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(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

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


MONTANA (MT) *No submissions


NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH) *No submissions


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) *No submissions


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 – 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
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


NORTH CAROLINA (NC)*No submissions


NORTH DAKOTA (ND)*No submissions


OHIO (OH)*No submissions


OKLAHOMA (OK) *No submissions


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) *No submissions


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, LCSW 
9111 Cross Park Drive #D200, Knoxville, TN 37922
(239) 877-0709 / esteinmann@protonmail.com
Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic
Client Population: Adults
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression


TEXAS (TX)

TX – Allen
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: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Families
Specialties: Transracial Identity Integration, Theraplay, EMDR, Adult Attachment Interview, LGBTQIA & adoption, suicidality/self-harm

TX – Austin
Pam Greenstone, LPC 
Deep Roots Counseling ~ 4131 Spicewood Springs Road #G6, Austin, TX 78759
(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
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
Kathryn “Katy” Perkins, LCSW 
Kingsman Consulting, LLC ~ 10440 North Central Expressway #800, Dallas, TX 75231
(469) 904-8469 / info@kingsmanconsulting.com
Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion
Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties:Trauma, cultural competence, post-adoption (including transracial and international), sexual & domestic violence, LGBTQ, grief & bereavement, DNA discoveries, depression/anxiety,  search & reunion, parenting, policy analysis, professional training

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
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 – 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 – Richmond
Rebecca Ricardo, LCSW 
C2Adopt ~ 8100 Three Chopt Road #101, Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 370-0920 / rricardo@c2adopt.org
Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion
Client Population: Adults


WASHINGTON (WA) *No submissions


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 – 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 – 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
Specialities: 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