individual THERAPY Services

 

 

  • Have you wondered about your adoption journey and how it’s impacted your identity and interpersonal relationships?

  • Are you curious about exploring your adoption story, and/or are you preparing for a birth family search and/or reunion, or return to your birth country and feeling overwhelmed with mixed feelings and emotions?

  • Are you feeling disconnected from your adoptive family and/or birth family and questioning how you fit in?

  • How do you navigate and integrate your diverse identities as a individual of a certain racial/ethnic identity adopted into a family of a different race/ethnicity (i.e. transracial) and/or international (i.e. transnational, inter-country) adoptee within your families, personal/professional life, communities, and the world?

  • Have you felt overwhelmed and flooded by your emotions and confused by what you are experiencing?

  • Are you finding perfectionism, people pleasing, and conflict avoidant behavior patterns as common ways you try to protect yourself from hurt, disappointment, fears of rejection and abandonment?

  • Does the thought of saying no, expressing your thoughts and feelings, and having someone upset with you create intense feelings of anxiety?

  • Do you find yourself re-playing social interactions with others, worrying about what you said or how you behaved in social situations, rewriting and rereading text messages and emails to others because you fear others will judge you negatively or that you will look foolish?

  • Have you found yourself struggling with creating intimate connections and secure attachments with people in your life?

  • Is it difficult for you to figure out what makes self-compassion and self-care important, and how to make it a priority in your life?

What would it be like to explore some of these themes and concerns through a lens that acknowledges the ambiguous grief, loss, and trauma that is integral to the adoptee experience?

Adoptee Connections seeks to work with adoptees through an adoption-informed and adoption-competent practice.

 


next steps....

  • Schedule a brief initial online consultation appointment to discuss your primary reasons for seeking therapy. This appointment is also a chance for you to ask me any questions about my practice and work.

  • If we both think it is a fit as far as your goals for therapy and the services I offer in my practice, we will schedule an in-office intake appointment. Saturday intake appointments available only.

    • Adult intake 50 minutes = $135

    • Adolescent intake 50 minutes = $135

      • Parent(s)/legal guardian(s) will meet with me and the adolescent client for 5-10 minutes of the intake appointment to review confidentiality and answer any questions

      • Adolescent clients must be at least 15 years old

    • At the intake appointment, we will review the intake paperwork, spend time getting information about the primary reasons for seeking services, history, and talk about your goals for therapy.

  • Once an intake appointment is scheduled, you will receive an intake packet via email at least 24 hours prior to your intake appointment to complete and submit online via the secure client portal or you may complete the intake packet, print it out, and bring to the appointment.

  • An email and text reminder will be sent out prior to your appointment. Please make sure you cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance to avoid any late cancellation or no show fees. Late cancellation and no show fee is $95 for all appointments with the exception of the initial complimentary brief consultation appointment.

  • Payment for the intake appointment can be paid either cash or check at the time of your intake appointment. If you wish to pay by credit card, you will be receiving an online invoice within a day of the appointment and you may pay the invoice online at this time and within 7 days using your credit card.

  • Upon request, a superbill can be provided to you at the end of the month of your intake appointment which you may submit on your own to your insurance to try to seek out-of-network reimbursement for services OR you may use Better https://getbetter.co/ which is a service that helps individuals with their out-of-network services.

after the intake appointment...

  • ongoing therapy appointments are 50 minute length sessions @ $95/session

  • An email and text reminder will be sent out prior to your appointment. Please make sure you cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance to avoid any late cancellation or no show fees. Late cancellation and no show fee is $95 for all appointments with the exception of the initial complimentary brief consultation appointment.

  • Payment for the appointment can be paid either cash or check at the time of your intake appointment. If you wish to pay by credit card, you will be receiving an online invoice within a day of the appointment and you may pay the invoice online at this time and within 7 days using your credit card.

  • Upon request, a superbill can be provided to you at the end of the month of your appointment(s) which you may submit on your own to your insurance to try to seek out-of-network reimbursement for services OR you may use Better https://getbetter.co/ which is a service that helps individuals with their out-of-network services.

Updated 01/05/19