We offer a wide range of specialties with many years of experience.
ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE
For Parents: We provide answers
to questions about considering
adoption or fostering, how to be an effective parent, how to talk with
your child/teen/adult about their
adoption and/or foster care story.
For Adoptees/FosterAlum and
Families of Origin: We provide psychotherapy to help process their history, manage trauma,
relationships, grief, and loss.
FAMILY PRESERVATION & REUNIFICATION
We provide family preservation and reunification therapy to help
reintegrate children/teens with
estranged family members, by
creating a "step by step"
reunification plan with all family
members involved while following
the child's lead emotionally and psychologically.
ATTACHMENT & BONDING
KIDS / ADULTS
We provide attachment focused family therapy to facilitate
secure attachments, help you understand your child's history, build trust, attune to your child/teens' underlying needs and teach you effective
trauma-informed parenting tools that support you
and your child.
PLAY, ART, SAND, SENSORY INTEGRATION THERAPY
Our play therapy room provides a
safe space for children/teens to feel heard, seen and received which allows them to learn strategies to cope, integrate
self-regulation, become more respectful and compassionate
while learning new ways of being in challenging situations and environments.
TRAUMA INFORMED PSYCHO-EDUCATION COACHING
Trauma-informed therapy is
centered on the understanding
of the emotional, neurological, psychological, social, and biological effects of trauma. Trauma when experienced young affects the mental well-being of individuals throughout life. If you are wondering, "is trauma-informed therapy right for me?" and you have experienced trauma in your life,
the answer is yes.
Body-Mind Therapy is a somatic-cognitive approach to therapy that incorporates elements of understanding the mind-body connection, identifying states of arousal and calm, learning ways to self-regulate and utilizing tools of centering to create the feeling of relief. Through the use of tools such as mindfulness, embodiment, and the resilient toolkit. Body Mind Therapy helps people get in touch with their bodily experiences in order to enrich overall health.
GRIEF & LOSS COUNSELING
We gently facilitate the expression of grief, often expressed as sad, anxious, angry, lonely, guilty, relieved, isolated, confused, or numb. We provide a safe space, to allow mourning to unfold naturally related to the
loss of someone or
something you have
formed an attachment too.
We support the process of finding new meaning,
thinking creatively about the challenges that follow loss, and practicing coping skills that sustain roots of self-compassion and well
OPEN ADOPTION FACILITATION
We educate about the
efficacy of open adoption today, the manageable steps taken to maintain connections with birth families and/or re-establish contact, how to create a child focused open adoption plan with the goal of building healthy and stable relationships, as well as coaching and supporting all adults involved to focus on the best interest of the child. Children thrive knowing their birth family and when done well creates greater outcomes for children.