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Adoption is a wonderful process that brings children and parents together…children who need parents and parents who long for a child.  This sounds like a match made in heaven.  Most adoptions just have the usual difficulties that come with children growing up.  Others have more difficult times.  There can be any number of reasons for the difficulty and the therapist is professionally trained to help in those situations.  Therapy will give the family the support and guidance needed to work through the issues.

Hours of Operation:
Daytime - Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Evening - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
until 9 p.m.

Counseling Fees:
Although our customary fees for professional counseling are $125 an hour, we offer reduced fees based on a sliding scale, taking into consideration family income. Our fees run from $30 to $125 an hour. We do accept some insurance plans.

 

To make an appointment or to talk to one of our licensed counselors, call

Parenting Issues
Adoption can present a different perspective to parenting.  Yes, there is much in common to parenting biological children.  However, there are also issues unique to adoption that only adopted children experience.  Sometimes it will take a specially trained and experienced therapist to understand these distinctions to help the parents care for the child in the best way possible.

Proper Knowledge to Be Able to Help
Being adopted has its unique experiences and issues.  There are several core areas to adoption adjustment.  A breakdown in any of those areas can lead to problems.  The need to accept the differences between adoption and biological parenting is the first step in dealing with any issues that may be arising.  The world can be harsh and distort the proper understanding of adoption.  Professional help to support all that is involved can give the family what it needs to rise above the world.

 


Our Director of Counseling

John M. McLain, LMFT, is our Director of Counseling and our main therapist.  He has many years of experience and has helped many individuals and families.  He is an “Approved Supervisor” by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, helping other therapists.  He is a certified facilitator for the “Prepare-Enrich” pre-marital assessment.  He is married and has six children, three of which are adopted.  John has had a wide variety of personal experiences, including being in foster care as a child.  He understands how difficult life can be at times.

 

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