Adoptee-Therapist Directory

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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This directory includes licensed U.S. mental health professionals who identify as adoptees and work with adoptees / adoptive families in a variety of public and private settings. Only providers who have voluntarily submitted their information have been listed.

To search for providers internationally, visit ICAV's Post-Adoption Support page.

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WASHINGTON, DC (DC)


DC – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Victoria Alves, LICSW
Barker Adoption Foundation ~ (301) 664-9664/ valves@barkerfoundation.org

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International
Client Population: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary-Age, Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties: LGBTQIA+ youth & families, Trauma-informed, Adoption-competent, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Neurodivergence


DC – Virtual Sessions Statewide

Caela Day, PsyD
(720) 295-0454 / drcaela@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International, In-Reunion
Client Population: Middle School-Age, High School-Age, Adults, Couples, Families
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, EMDR, Racial/Ethnic Identity Development, Attachment Issues


DC - Virtual Sessions Statewide

Liz Lucchese, PsyD
Arrow Psychological Services
(847) 220-4355 / DrLu@arrowpsych.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International
Client Population: High School-Age, Adults
Specialties: LGBTQ+, Forensic Populations, Adopted Individuals


DC - Virtual Sessions Statewide

Jadah Petty, PhD
Therapy to Connect Psychological Services ~ (323) 484-3510 / dr.petty.j@gmail.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International
Client Population: Adults
Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Race-based traumatic stress


DC - Virtual Sessions Statewide

Chaitra Wirta-Leiker, PsyD
Beyond Words Psychological Services LLC (303) 522-3184 / info@growbeyondwords.com

Personal Adoption Status: Transracial, International
Client Population: High School-Age, Adults, Families
Specialties: Social justice-oriented therapy, Transracial adoption, Racial identity development, Trauma, EMDR, Brainspotting, Attachment, Adoptive parent education


DC – Washington, DC

Julie Lopez, MSW, PhD 
The Viva Center ~ 1731 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 345-7177 / julie@vivapartnership.com

Personal Adoption Status: Same-Race, Domestic, In Reunion
Client Population: Adults, Couples
Specialties: Trauma, Addiction, Implicit memory, Adoption triad

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