Range of Services

We offer counseling for children, adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and families whose ties are through foster care, adoption or assisted reproduction.  

 

For those who wish to search or engage in reunion, we can provide guidance and emotional support. 

 

We can provide home studies to prospective adoptive parents and assistance in exploring options, making a plan, and preparing for the future.  

 

A range of services are available to counties, courts and agencies, including diagnostic evaluations, short- and long-term counseling, case coordination within multiple systems, as well as ongoing expert training and supervision.

 

If desired, psychotherapy can also include adjunctive work on mindfulness, wellness and natural medicine. 

 

For people who are too far away to meet face-to face in Rochester, we can provide coaching via the phone or internet. 

Pre-Adoption Consultation

Thinking about adoption? It is an amazing journey with immeasurable rewards and unexpected challenges. We will walk you through the adoption from first thoughts to finalization. This includes making informed choices about the type of adoption to pursue--domestic private, waiting child, international--and the level of openness. (In general, except in rare circumstances, we believe the child is best supported by some connection to their original family).  

 

Evaluations

Mental health evaluations 

Case evaluations and recommendations

Subsidy evaluations

Independent evaluations for court

Expert witness 

Home studies for adoption and assisted reproduction

 

Training

Now offering NASW credit-bearing trainings in collaboration with Fostering Change for Children, an organization devoted to making life better for youth in foster care and the adults in their lives. Visit www.fosteringchangeforchildren.org for the 2016 Training Schedule.

 

As experienced trainers, we can provide parent groups, agencies and organizations with educational workshops to meet your specific needs. Topics of interest include, among others, attachment, trauma, executive function, abuse, neglect, parenting, search and reunion, managing mutiple systems, diagnosis in complex cases, and the history of adoption.

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