The following counsellors are recommended by Origins Canada as knowledgeable in adoption issues. Location may not be an issue. Check with your preferred counsellor to see if they accommodate virtual appointments.
BARBARA ANSCHUETZ, EDD, RP, CTTS
Barbara Anschuetz received her doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1990. She is also certified as a Trauma Specialist, Clinical Traumatologist, Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and EMDR Therapist. She has over twenty-five years of experience in trauma response, therapy and consulting. Dr. Anschuetz presents locally, nationally and internationally on issues related to trauma and grief, and understands the issues of adoption for natural mothers and adopted persons.
Sharon, Ontario (404 at Green Lane)
Phone: (905) 478-8826
ELIZABETH BROWNLIE, RP, PhD
East End Therapy
115 Danforth Avenue, Ste. 203 (at Broadview Station)
Elizabeth is an adoptee and a Registered Psychotherapist who trained at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. She practices relational psychotherapy with an intersectional, anti-oppression lens. Virtual appointments available.
Dianne Mathes and Dawn Tracz are Registered Social Workers and reunited adoptees. Virtual appointments available.
4907 Dundas St. West, Ste. A
Phone: (416) 318-8338
GRAIG MORIARTY is an adoptee with both personal and professional interests and experience with adoption issues.
Graig is a Gestalt Therapist, an Associate of The Gestalt Institute of Toronto and a Certified/Licensed in psychotherapeutic bodywork (Postural Integration) with a private practice in Toronto.
Because of his commitment to adoption work, Graig offers a sliding scale fee structure to all those affected by adoption.
Phone: (416) 966-3729
HEATHER MORTON, HBA, MSW, RSW
Counselling, Coaching & Consulting Centre
80 Birmingham St.
Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 3W6
Phone: (647) 221-0827
LESLIE WAGNER, RSSW and Gestalt Psychotherapist
Phone: (416) 301-3405
COLLEEN CLARK, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker
Colleen has been in clinical private practice since 1994. She is Board Certified in Bereavement Trauma and a Diplomat with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Colleen works with those suffering from PTSD, Depression and Anxiety due to adoption related issues among other life events.
Phone: (403) 984.2620
Celine Consulting Inc. Founder of the Canadian Institute of Psycho-geneology for counselling, research, and trans-generational education.
Certified Metaphysician/Relationship Counsellor. Workshop facilitator with 30 years experience.
Celine is an adoption activist and advocate of open adoption records across Canada. Sharing her personal experience, Celine participated in the Senate Committee on the Postwar Adoption Mandate held in 2018. Over the years, Celine has facilitated numerous adoption reunions and continues to assist individuals and families through the ongoing challenges of the adoption journey.
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