Psychotherapy is a therapeutic relationship. It may be a few sessions, a few months and longer, depending on your needs.
Our lives are a collection of stories. How we narrate our own lives, our words reflect meaning. This is particularly salient for adoptees and parents who can’t access their basic life facts and demographics.
“I have no idea what’s going on with her?” “I don’t know how to help.” “Why is he doing this?” As an adoptive parent, there’s so much to worry about! You not only have garden-variety parent stresses but you have the added layer of adoption. It’s painful to see your child struggling and as his or her parent, you want to do everything you can! I see adopted children and teens who are struggling in a myriad of ways. For some, the problems are new, for others, ongoing.
Some adoptees are generally thriving and have hit an emotional snag that should be addressed. For others, every day is a struggle.
Useful for adult adoptees working on issues including:
- Navigating important life transitions
- Navigating close relationships
- Navigating search and/or reunion
- Navigating issues of racial identity
I listen for themes, patterns and aspects of life that are moving forward and which aren’t.