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  Foster Parent Therapy

Chelsea McGowan LCSW

Helping You Grow, As They Grow

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Being a Foster or Adoptive Parent isn't easy - 

Finding a therapist that understands can be one more hurdle in an already difficult journey. 

Explaining what it means to foster or adopt a child from the California foster care system can be exhausting, and I want to take that burden off of your shoulders.

By joining my practice as a client, you will have access to ten years of experience with foster care and adoption, and expertise in parenting non-biological children and how to maintain your mental health along your journey.

I'm here for you, so you can be there for them.

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Therapy for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Guiding You On The Parenting Path Less Traveled

My therapeutic practice is based in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment-based interventions. My approach is to consider the whole person, in their environment, and having walked their whole life in their own shoes.

I emphatically welcome kinship and relative foster and adoptive parents, and I warmly welcome diverse family constellations - all children need a family, and families are all unique.

My practice focuses on the unique challenges of public foster care and adoption in California, and helping parents create and maintain safe and nurturing spaces for their children without losing themselves in the process. I specialize in parenting and co-parenting issues, coping with stress, trauma-informed parenting, anxiety, and depression.

My practice is based in California, and I serve California clients. I am currently serving clients entirely online, via video telehealth.

Please see the FAQ page one the menu at the top of the screen for common questions. Scholarship Program requests are addressed during the no-fee consultation that you can book easily below!

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