Counseling Services

Deaconess Adoption Counseling Services – CONNECT

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CONNECT is a counseling center at Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption designed exclusively for people touched by foster care and adoption.

Therapists in our Counseling Center are adoption-competent and have:

  • Professional education and licensure;
  • Family-focused, strengths-based, culturally-competent approaches;
  • Clinical skills and expertise in treating individuals with a history of abuse, neglect and/or trauma;
  • A comprehensive understanding of development, separation, loss and attachment; and
  • Familiarity with all types of adoption:  infant, transracial, international, foster-adopt, step-parent and kinship;
  • Understanding of foster care and the unique challenges that this journey entails.

Reasons to Seek Counseling:

  • Your child’s birth mother had a challenging pregnancy
  • Your child had a difficult birth or an early hospitalization
  • Your child was prenatally exposed to substances
  • Your child has experienced abuse, neglect or trauma
  • You are noticing an increase in acting out, defiance or controlling behaviors
  • You are struggling to attach to your child
  • You are feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do
  • You made an adoption plan for your child and are struggling emotionally to move on
  • You are an adult adoptee and considering reuniting with your birth family

Who We Serve:

Anyone who has been touched by foster care or adoption.  Counseling is offered to individuals, families, and couples.

Cost:

The initial assessment is free and the base fee for counseling services per 60 minute session is $75. A generous sliding scale fee structure is available upon request.  We do not accept SoonerCare or private insurance.

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Our Facility

Trust-Based Relational Intervention

When post-adoption counseling may be necessary.