Families built through adoption can encounter pre and post-adoption challenges. When this happens, they may choose to explore counselling. Adoptive parents may have questions about parenting and relationship struggles, adoptees or birth parents might wish to resolve losses, and couples may desire additional support in coming to terms with infertility, making choices around building their future family through adoption, or exploring and strengthening their relationship.
Formal counselling is one avenue many people choose to gain support when faced with challenging issues. You don’t need to be in a crisis or having great difficulties to benefit from counselling (although counselling will help people through more challenging times as well). Counselling provides a safe, supportive time and place for you to discuss and work through stressful life events, receive assistance with problem-solving in various areas of your life, and to explore areas of personal development. We strongly believe that support counselling is a good option to optimize your well-being and prevent symptoms from developing by providing you with tools to manage life’s transitions and struggles in a confidential, respectful setting.
Counselling provides a therapeutic process to facilitate change, healing, and growth. A counsellor/therapist can work with you collaboratively to create action-focused strategies to help you reach your desired goals. To help with healing, your therapist can use insight-oriented techniques to help you cultivate a new relationship toward yourself, your past, and your struggles. For growth, your therapist can help you understand and develop your strengths to lead a fuller, more enriching life.
If you are a professional with adoption related counselling training and would like to be placed on our services providers list please call us at 306-665-7272 or send us an email with a brief description of your adoption specific training.
We can provide you with suggestions of qualified practitioners. Contact us for more information.