Many people who are adopted are mistakenly told that their adoption experience is no different from a traditionally born and raised child. However, as adult adoptees enter into adulthood, they may find themselves dealing with the direct mental and emotional effects of being adopted. For adults who were adopted, there can be a number of issues to deal with including conflict within personal relationships, learning problems, and attachment issues. To help deal with these issues and develop skills to overcome them, counseling for adoptees is available and successful at Yellowbrick. Find out if this type of counseling and assistance is right for you or an adult adoptee in your life.
There are some things that can help adult adoptees understand if counseling for adoptees may be helpful. Some of these signs can include:
While being adopted is not something that is wrong and can be a beautiful thing, it doesn’t mean that adult adoptees shouldn’t think about where they come from. And, it doesn’t mean that the adoption experience can’t bring about negative feelings, thoughts, or behaviors. People who are adopted are commonly told that they should be grateful for their experience, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with wondering where you come from. Or, wanting to reach out to your biological family in order to better understand who you are. Counseling for adopted adults can help adopted individuals understand the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that come about due to an adoption experience. And, identify coping strategies in order to manage these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Traditionally, therapists aren’t trained to address the adoption experience. However, there are counselors who are specifically qualified to address the experience of adoption and the effects it can have on a person’s life. When adult adoptees utilize this type of therapy, they can experience a therapeutic setting that addresses:
Here at Yellowbrick, we offer counseling that specifically helps to address the issues that adult adoptees face. This counseling gives individuals who have been impacted by adoption the tools needed to explore the fears and emotions they face due to their adoption experience. Plus, helps to determine any developmental and relationship issues that may have been developed as the result of adoption. And, gives these individuals the tools they need to manage emotional trauma, developmental issues, and relationship problems.
Learn more about our adult adoptee counseling available at our mental health treatment facility to find out if you’re a good candidate for this program on our website today.
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People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
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