Lisa Knakal, MFT | Malibu, Calabasas Therapist Specializing in Individual, Couples Therapy | Adoption Therapist
"I did not make you in my own image, I created you from the imagery of my heart."

~ Nancy McGuire Roche

Adoption As a Lifelong Process

For many, the decision to adopt a child is one part of an ongoing journey to build our family. We can feel tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed, especially if the decision to the decision to adopt follows or is in conjunction with infertility treatments. 

Whether you're in the beginning stages of considering adoption, are in the midst of the adoption process or have been a family for a number of years, my adoption counseling helps you:

  • Receive the support you need during the home study and matching process
  • Process your feelings around contact with birthparents
  • Gain understanding of what is involved in building your family through adoption or third party options
  • Explore personal, social, family and life cycle issues for you and your family
  • Discuss how to speak with your child about his or her adoption story
  • Process grief and establishing a recovery plan for a failed adoption
  • Ease the bonding process with other children in your home, or extended family who may not understand your process

Your Next Step for Adoption Counseling

I invite you to take a look at my Adoption Resources to learn more about the process and how I can be of help to you. Call me today at (818) 297-4444 to schedule a brief consultation; I look forward to being of service to you during this time

I provide individual therapy, couples counseling, and child and family therapy for the greater San Fernando Valley area, including Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Encino, Tarzana, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Malibu.

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