After 40 years as an Occupational Therapist, raising an adopted daughter  and accompanying her on her birth search journey to Russia, I decided to write “The Adopted Teen Workbook and help teens with their feelings of abandonment and search for identity


Our service includes a comprehensive consult to identify in what area’s  the parent, teen or child needs help that might include sensory processing, executive functioning, and social emotional issues.  We create  strategies and an action plan tailored to the teen or the family that can be implemented immediately.  Short or long term coaching is available.


Parenting is just plain hard, and being an adoptee or an adoptive parent brings its own set of challenges and joys. Children and teens who have experienced adoption, foster care or guardianship and have sensory,  trauma and attachment issues, have a unique set of needs.  My skills as an Occupational Therapist, an adoptive parent, a trauma survivor, practitioner of Mind Body studies and yoga brings a multifaceted holistic approach to the problem.  I embrace  a trauma informed, evidence based approach that incorporates meditation, finding joy, physical movement, creative endeavors, time in nature, faith,  community, healthy eating and positive thinking.  These  evidence based strategies work for the adoptee or family. They can help your brain to manage emotions, heal grief, self regulate and right yourself for the path to grow and thrive at your own pace.