Healing & Counseling

988 Suicide Crisis & Hotline Dial 988 on your phone. You will be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This line becomes available on July 16, 2022. 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones.

Crisis Text Line – In the U.S. and Canada, text HOME to 741741. For international support, click here.

Child Trauma Institute

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics – Dr. Bruce Perry – NMT is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children.

Mindsight Institute – Trainings with Dan Siegel, PhD – The mind, the brain and relationships

Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development – Trust-Based Relational Intervention – TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

Natural Lifemanship Institute – Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Beyond Words Psychological Services, LLC – Licensed Psychologist and adoptee, Dr. Chaitra Wirtra-Leiker.

Adoption-Therapist Directory – Adoptees who are licensed therapists listed by State

The Celia Center – Non-profit organization founded by Jeanette Yoffe, MFT/Psychotherapist and adoptee in Los Angeles, California. Offerings: Support groups for all members of the adoption constellation, parenting classes, and counseling.

Yoffe Therapy – Group psychotherapy practice, Executive Director – Jeanette Yoffe, MFT, adoptee, Los Angeles, California

Lesli Ann Johnson, MFT, Psychotherapist and adoptee in Beverly Hills/Pasadena, California. She offers individual and couples counseling, family, child, and adolescent counseling, Adoptive parent coaching, groups for the adoption & foster care community, adoption education workshops, and telepsychiatry.

Katie Naftzger, LICSW, Adoption Therapist, Adoptee, located in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, in private practice. Contact Katie for all services offered. She also facilitates an Adoption, Teenhood, and Mental Health Group for Adoptive Parents and an Adoptive Parenting through the Life Cycle – Year-long Secret Facebook Community

Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW, LCPAA, PLLC, Adoption Therapist, Adoptee, located in Allen, Texas

Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents (2017) ed. by Karen Doyle Buckwalter & Debbie Reed – Book

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015) by B. Van Der Kolk – Book

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD – Mind. Brain. Relationships

Adoption Therapy (2014) Ed. by L. Dennis – Book

Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness (1995) by B.J. Lifton – Book

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (1992) by D.M. Brodzinsky, PhD, M.D. Schechter, MD & R.M. Henig – Book