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Therapists Specializing in Adoption Issues.

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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I was just asked how it was I found a therapist that specializes in adoption. I was lucky enough to have been referred by a therapist from my works EAS.
I thought it would be useful If there was a list of known adoption therapists. So I'll start it off and you guys can add to it as you find people and don't forget to add the state they practice in.

One thing to remember is that everyone in the adoption community knows each other so  if you don't see one in your city email one of them and ask if they know of anyone.

Also I know Nancy Verrier does phone counseling.

I'll start with her:
Nancy Verrier CA http://www.nancyverrier.com/
Marlou Russell CA http://www.marlourussellphd.com/


Edited Sept 15th 2010:

I've been hearing some very troubling things about Joe Soll especially from adoptees. So I'm not going to endorse or recommend him. Just be aware he exists and tread warily with him if you use him:
Joe Soll NYhttp://www.adoptioncrossroads.org/psychoth.shtml

by on Feb. 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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rach1217
by Member on Feb. 1, 2008 at 4:35 PM
Patricia Dorner (I believe she also does phone counseling-- she's awesome)

dorneradoptiontraining.com


To Forget One's Ancestors

Is to be

A Brooke without Source

A Tree without Root.

 --chinse proverb

rach1217
by Member on Feb. 1, 2008 at 4:58 PM

Quoting rach1217:

Patricia Dorner (I believe she also does phone counseling-- she's awesome)

dorneradoptiontraining.com



Sorry-- this might help:

She practices in TX

http://www.dorneradoptiontraining.com/

To Forget One's Ancestors

Is to be

A Brooke without Source

A Tree without Root.

 --chinse proverb

Southernroots
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:42 AM

In Georgia, (Atlanta area)  Leslie Pate MacKinnon (a birth mother)
http://lesliepatemackinnon.com/


In Los Angeles -  Eileen Beirich
http://www.psychotherapist.net/elieen-beirich/adoption.htm
(Don't know her - found her on the Internet)

onethentwins
by Group Owner on Feb. 5, 2008 at 5:40 PM
Marlou sent me this:

Another great adoption professional is Joyce Maguire Pavao PhD who runs the Center for Family Connections in Cambridge,MA:
 
 
Center For Family Connections - 350 Cambridge Street - Cambridge, MA 02141 - Tel: 617-547-0909 / (800) KINNECT - Fax: 617-497-5952 - E-mail: cffc@kinnect.org  Website: www.kinnect.org
 
 
Marlou Russell, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist/MFT
Author of ADOPTION WISDOM
marlourussell@hotmail.com
www.marlourussellphd.com
Owner of Adoption Reunion group. http://www.cafemom.com/group/14715
ajunell
by on Feb. 13, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Gloria Gylense- ID

She doesn't necessarily specialize in adoption, but is an excellent counselor.  She does however specialize in grieving and has worked with many birth moms and mom's who have lost their kids to death or a kidnapping.

She's great! 
But I think I'm the only one on here from Idaho.

Group Owner of Adoption Triad Support Group- A Safe Place

http://www.cafemom.com/group/adoptiontriadhome

 

 

summermarie
by on Feb. 23, 2008 at 12:10 PM
Susan Stacy 214-98-1961

Jinna Russell www.consciouscrossings.com

Both are in Dallas.  Neither really specialize in adoption but both have worked very well with me and my adoption issues.
Southernroots
by Bronze Member on May. 10, 2008 at 2:25 AM
Another addition -  Mary O'Leary Wiley.

http://www.taplink.org/blairwil.htm
Mary O'Leary Wiley Ph.D.  
Therapist:

Mary O’Leary Wiley Ph.D.

  
Address:

3701 Burgoon Road
Altoona , PA 16602

  
Hours:

Mon – Fri. 9am – 2pm

  
Contacts:

Tel: (814) 942-4045

  
Specialties:

Adoptees, Adoptive Parents and Birth Parents

Gracie06
by on May. 22, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Quoting onethentwins:

Marlou sent me this:

Another great adoption professional is Joyce Maguire Pavao PhD who runs the Center for Family Connections in Cambridge,MA:
 
 
Center For Family Connections - 350 Cambridge Street - Cambridge, MA 02141 - Tel: 617-547-0909 / (800) KINNECT - Fax: 617-497-5952 - E-mail: cffc@kinnect.org  Website: www.kinnect.org
 
 
Marlou Russell, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist/MFT
Author of ADOPTION WISDOM
marlourussell@hotmail.com
www.marlourussellphd.com

I know Joyce . I had therapy with her many moons ago and is a lovely person....she is an adoptee and was reunited many yrs. ago with her family. I actually went to school wiht her daughter when I was much younger. I posted this info. in my group...her name and one of her~Joyce's books~ and her assistant is sending me more recommended reading . I will forward it to you~ This makes me smile to see her name and info. here. I lived in Cambridge as a teenager and know it well and think highly of Joyce.
Cheers~Hannah
Owner Mom's Touched by Adoption http://www.cafemom.com/group/touchedbyadoption
peach0604
by on Jan. 5, 2009 at 7:22 PM

I am an adoptee and a clinical social worker.  Regina Faridnia, MSW, LCSW.  My email is: peach0604@aol.com

Southernroots
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2009 at 9:24 PM


Quoting peach0604:

I am an adoptee and a clinical social worker.  Regina Faridnia, MSW, LCSW.  My email is: peach0604@aol.com


Can you tell us where you practice if we need to make a referral to you?

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