Infertility therapists in Sterling, Virginia VA
Counselor/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, LPC
Often, adopted children have thoughts, fears, confusion and questions over their life span. Many of these children have also suffered from early abuse and or neglect as well. When attachment to a primary caregiver does not develop, or is interrupted, there are actual changes in the brain. A competent therapist must be able to build emotionally connected relationships, have and be able to teach about the brain connection, and apply good interventions specific to each child’s history. Parents must be fully involved with treatment and are a life-long leading treatment team member for their child. Kathianne Smith, adoption specialist at Across Counseling, is an Adoption-Competent Therapist and also a TAC graduate. TAC is the prestigious Training for Adoption Competency program that trains mental health therapists nationwide. This certifies that Kathianne has the specialized skills to address the unique needs of adoptive, kinship and foster families. Over the last 30 years Kathianne has had extensive experience working with children and families. She is also trained in formal Attachment Assessments & Theraplay interventions and is a Certified Competent Trauma Professional. Kathianne Says, “Having worked with children and their families for over thirty years I have and continue to obtain cutting edge training for the best outcomes for my Clients. I would be happy to work with you to come up with loving interventions for your child and family.”
22 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
We offer therapeutic and clinical trauma-informed services that promote healthy interactions, bonding and relationship among adoptive children and families. We also work with those who are in the pre-adoptive phase.
17 Years Experience
I provide support during the ups and downs of infertility, when facing painful or intrusive medical treatments, and during times of high distress, such when a treatment fails or after a miscarriage. I will help you work through feelings of stress, grief, fear, and other emotions you might be experiencing. We will also work together to help you strengthen the coping skills you already have, develop new coping skills, and more clearly communicate your needs to others.
15 Years Experience
Therapist, M.A., LMFT
We understand that dealing with infertility can be traumatizing and a struggle, both personally and relationally. We work with people to better understand how to cope with their struggles and losses. We also work with those who have adopted or are adopted and understand the attachment issues that may arise and how to work to build safety and stability for your family.
25 Years Experience
Infertility is a really difficult issue. You might feel it is hard to discuss this issue with family, friends, and others close to you, especially when it is a private matter and you might feel no one can relate to you. I provide a safe, comfortable place to discuss this matter.
10 Years Experience