|Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 16160|
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My specialty is in providing counseling to members of the adoption circle, and I have worked extensively with adult adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents.
Every adopted person has his/her own unique feelings about being adopted. For some, these feelings may generally be "back burner", yet for others those feelings may be more complex or dominant. I provide counseling to adoptees at different life stages as they explore how adoption may affect identity, evaluate loss and intimacy issues, examine relationships with family and friends, and navigate the complexities of the search and reunion process.
For adoptive parents, counseling may focus on issues including: exploring how adoption may affect family dynamics, evaluating whether a child's challenges are adoption-related or part of typical development, exploring how to best talk to children about adoption and help them understand their unique adoption stories, strengthening relationships in adoptive families, and navigating the complexities of relationships in open adoption or after a search and reunion.
I also provide counseling to individuals who have placed a child -at any point in their lives- in exploring how placement of a child affected them, and/or in navigating the complex issues associated with reuniting with a birth child.
Email or Call Varda Makovsky at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13969
More Info About My Practice
My office is conveniently located in Bethesda within walking distance the Bethesda Metro Station. I also see clients at our Falls Church location. Please feel free to contact me for a complementary brief telephone consultation.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Adult Adopted Persons, Adoptive Parents , Birth Parents
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