"Through my own experiences in therapy, I kept finding myself having to educate my therapists about the issues adoptees commonly face. I saw a need for people who inherently understand adoptees, which led me to become a therapist who specializes in working with other adoptees. It also led me to this group, first as a seeker of support from others who’d gone before me, and then as a helper to those who followed. I believe strongly in the power for adoptees and other members of the adoption constellation to bear witness to, and be witnessed by, others whose stories so closely resemble their own, which is just one of the valuable benefits that members of this community receive."
Kathy is an adoptee and therapist who founded Adoptee Therapy, LLC, to specialize in working with adoptees and their families. Her mission is to increase adoptive and prospective adoptive parents’ understanding of, and compassion for, adopted children’s behaviors in order to provide the nurturing, yet structured, parenting these children need.