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groups and workshops

 

You deserve to be seen and heard.

 I host groups with gentle structure and warm-hearted support. We maintain these principles in group:

Privacy :: We commit to keeping the content of group member stories private. We won’t re-share what’s shared.

Sacred space :: We allow group members’ stories & feelings to be their own. We honor their voice and avoid advice giving. All feelings and fears are welcome. We are strong enough to hold them when we join together.

Compassion :: We value each group member’s path in making meaning of their experience. We withhold judgment.

We're here for YOU!

 

DROP-IN Groups

Twice a month, I host small drop-in groups of adoptive parents for conversation and shared support. 

1st Wednesday Night, 6:30-8pm, SW Portland -or- 3rd Friday Morning, 10am-12noon, SE Portland

To learn more and sign up for the email list, click here.

COMMITTED Groups

A few times a year, I host small committed groups of adopted people, birth parents, or adoptive parents to focus on special topics.

Parenting Adopted Teens :: 4-week group for parents raising kids 12-17, adopted at any age

Adoption Across the Lifespan :: 8- to 12-week group open to adopted adults and/or birth parents, by request. Topics include: search & reunion, identity & belonging, sharing your story

Hand in Hand Parenting :: 6-week group for parents seeking insight on attachment patterns, managing meltdowns, and decoding the needs behind kids’ off-track behavior. Hand in Hand is an attachment & trauma-savvy approach that responds to kids’ emotions and helps strengthen your connection with your kids. It’s great for managing aggression, tantrums, fears, trouble with transitions, and setting limits.

To learn more and sign up for the email list, click here.

 
 

 

Season Pass to Adoption Support!

Love the idea of growing your support system? Let us see you through an entire season! 

Join us for any 4 gatherings; prepaid pass gets you $10 OFF per group session. Save your spot here.

 

Private Sessions

Seeking tips on school advocacy & getting an assessment? 

Need help navigating your open adoption? 

Fed up with difficult behaviors?

I offer private sessions with families who want focused support. We'll start with a 90-min parent consult, creating a game plan and prioritizing the changes you'd most like to see in your family. We'll decide together whether parent coaching, family counseling, group support, or child therapy are the best fit.

I love connecting families with my favorite books, resources & podcasts on adoption and parenting!