Although adopted adolescents and adults are identified as our primary clientele since we are attempting to fill a large gap in mental health services, Northstar Consulting affiliates are also highly qualified and experienced in providing services to birth parents or other birth family members, and to adoptive parents and siblings.
With a different psychotherapist (trained in the Psychology of Adoption), with the understanding that the therapists will collaborate in the treatment of adopted adolescents, we believe that the parents, and sometimes other family members, are an important part of the overall treatment plan. We recommend that when the adopted adolescent (especially age 13-17) is being treated, it is usually a good plan for their parents to have regular/intermittent clinical consultations with a different psychotherapist, with the understanding that the therapists will collaborate.
A Note to Hospitals and Residential Treatment Programs: When an adopted person is hospitalized or admitted to residential care, and the family is in the metropolitan NY area, we believe that a Northstar affiliate would be a most suitable resource for consultation and treatment for the family. Northstar affiliates collaborate closely with treatment staff of all facilities.
The way adopted people report their experience with previous therapists.