Parenting Counselor for Adoptive Parents
Deborah practices a unique kind of therapy for adoptive families. She considers herself the parenting counselor for adoptive parents, while the parents are the primary therapists for their adopted children. Therapy will consist of getting a complete history of the child, issues and family, and use that as a foundation to suggest parenting interventions that might be more useful than some of those the parent/s are currently using. Adoptive parent counseling sessions are initially weekly. Deborah and the parents will discuss the issues the child is presenting. Deborah and the adoptive parent(s) will discuss how to help the child heal from that behavior. As the parents are able to adapt in positive ways to their children’s behaviors, the sessions become further apart.
Deborah’s rates are $150 per hour in her private counseling practice. This fee also applies to phone, email and Skype consults.