Adoption Therapy

Bridgepointe Therapy provides individual and family therapy to adoptive families (international, domestic, and foster), pre-adopt families, and foster or kinship families. Concerns that are commonly addressed include the following:

Children and Teens (8 years+):

  • family relationship issues
  • procesing difficult information  about child’s history or birth family
  • peer relationship issues and poor social skills
  • anxiety or excessive worrying
  • depression and suicidal thoughts
  • anger or aggression
  • self-esteem and identity
  • trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • grief and loss related to adoption, and losses of people or pets
  • school difficulties
  • transracial adoption issues
  • preparing to adopt or adjustment to adoption
  • adoption search and reunion with birth family

Adoptive Parents:

  • sharing difficult information with your child about adoption history or birth parents
  • coaching on using therapeutic parenting strategies
  • support bonding and addressing difficult feelings toward adopted child
  • guidance navigating birth family relationships
  • education on developmental trauma and impact of adoption on child

Adult Adoptees:

  • processing adoption history
  • preparing for birth family search and reunion
  • support navigating birth family relationships
  • identity and self-esteem
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • grief and loss
  • trauma

In addition to in person sessions at her Charleston area offices, Emily offers ongoing video sessions and one-time video consultations for teens and adults who reside in Greenville, Columbia, Rock Hill, Hilton Head and throughout South Carolina.

Contact Emily to learn more about how she addresses adoption-related topics.