Kimberly Chu, LCSW, DCSW

Adoption Therapist

Kimberly Chu, LCSW, DCSW is a psychotherapist who has worked for twenty years with adults, children and adolescents who have been adopted or in foster care. She works from the perspective that, although there may be similarities in adoption stories, each adoptee and each family is unique and, therefore, bring an individual mix of emotions, ideas and concerns.

Although adoption may be a central issue in an adult or child's life, it is not the only issue. An experienced therapist will be able to assist a person in sorting through and understanding the many aspects of the concerns. An experienced adoption therapist will have an in depth knowledge of the often complex issues related to adoption and be able to help a person and family better comprehend how an adoption history influences emotional life and the challenges encountered today.


Ms. Chu's extensive training and experience enable her to work in greater depth on the issues of those who seek her assistance. She has run post-adoption groups in agency settings, provided parent guidance and psychoeducation, and worked for nearly a decade in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has been an educator on diversity issues and is particularly experienced in working with non-traditional families and interracial adoptions. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and has worked with many families who struggle with communication and cultural challenges. She prioritizes beginning where the individual or family is ready to begin and supporting the development of understanding and change as it naturally occurs. Her approach is collaborative and comprehensive, with a focus on respect for the individual and family, in all its configurations.


What is child psychotherapy?
Selecting An Adoption Therapist:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_therapist.pdf
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