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  • Adoptee Identity
    Adoptee psychotherapy and counselling

    Navigating Identity and Belonging: The Role of Psychotherapy in Adoptee Experiences

    Adoption is a unique experience that can present challenges when it comes to identity and belonging. For adoptees, questions around their sense of self can be pervasive and complex. However, psychotherapy offers adoptees a safe space to explore these feelings without judgment. Therapists help clients construct a more cohesive identity that encompasses their background and experiences. With the use of various therapeutic techniques like narrative therapy, attachment work, and identity development models, adoptees can gain agency over their story. The strong, trusting relationship between the therapist and client provides a stable foundation for exploration, leading to a stronger, more integrated sense of identity and a deeper feeling of belonging.