Adoptee anxiety is not a disorder.

Anxiety, especially in adoptees, can be crippling, with daily tasks feeling like mountains. Doctors and therapists often suggest medication or positive thinking, placing the blame on the individual. It’s a never-ending cycle.

At Adoptee Alliance, we understand the paralyzing nature of anxiety and believe it’s not your fault. Social and environmental factors are primary contributors. Many with anxiety disorders are experiencing complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).

Complex trauma profoundly affects your nervous system, brain development, and overall well-being, leading to heightened arousal and fear. It impairs healthy brain development and shapes belief systems and self-perception, contributing to anxiety.

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Our adoptee-tailored approach can help.

To treat anxiety resulting from complex trauma, our NARM therapy focuses on understanding and healing underlying issues. It integrates body sensations, emotions, and thoughts, addressing adoption’s impact on relationships and emotional regulation.

At Adoptee Alliance, Certified NARM Therapists collaborate with you to identify and process survival strategies developed during relinquishment and adoption. These strategies, like dissociation or hyperarousal, once helpful, can now contribute to anxiety.

NARM helps build awareness of these patterns in daily life, allowing you to disengage from them. The therapy values a secure therapist-client relationship, providing a safe space for emotional expression and healing.

NARM therapy at Adoptee Alliance offers a holistic approach to resolve adoption trauma and reduce anxiety, promoting self-reclamation, healing, and healthier coping mechanisms.

For more information about how psychotherapy can help reduce symptoms of anxiety in adoptees, visit our FAQ’s or Contact Us

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Even if previous treatment attempts have failed, we want you to know that you are not alone; there are countless others who have faced similar challenges and found their way to healing and peace. You have the capacity to overcome anxiety, and with time, patience, and perseverance, you will find a path forward. Adoptee Alliance is here for you; brighter days are right around the corner.