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Parenting Counselling

Despite all of the planning and up front work you have done to prepare for your adopted child's arrival, things may be tougher than expected now that he or she is home.  Children often experience a tremendous transition as they are moving from foster home or orphanage to your home and their all encompassing fear can result in behaviour that is very challenging for parents. 

You may have already read books, gone to workshops, and attended support groups, but sometimes a personal, one-on-one approach is also needed to help you achieve the changes you are looking for. 

Lori draws on her decades of experience within the adoption field along with extensive knowledge in leading adoption research to successfully help adoptive parents through the tougher moments. 

Counselling services can be received through in person office visits and/or by our virtual session options, whichever you prefer.  All modes of counselling can be very helpful and Lori is happy to structure a counselling program that will most benefit you. 

Counselling Options

We live in a world with seemingly endless opportunities for convenient communication. No doubt, there are differences between communicating in person versus through technology, however, we have found that for the purpose of parenting counselling sessions by telephone and / or email can be very effective.

Some advantages of remote sessions are:

  • No travel time (especially helpful in bad weather).
  • Remain in the comfort of your own space.
  • Do not have to be located in Ottawa.
  • Both parents (if applicable) can be in different locations and connected via conference calling. 
  • Counselling time can be divided into shorter length sessions.
  • The email option provides written records of the session that can be reviewed again at a later date.
  • Email sessions allow for long periods of time to reflect on responses which is often very helpful.  
  • Writing is also a proven beneficial process as it can be cathartic and therapeutic allowing you to clarify your thoughts.

How It Works

Please use the form on the right to send us a request for a counselling session.  We will respond within 1 business day to your request by email or by phone (whichever is your preference) and send you available time slots for your first session.  

All sessions are booked 1 hour at a time regardless of the method you prefer (e.g. in person, by phone, by email, etc.).  For session cost information, please click here.

For all methods of counselling our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST (subject to Lori's availability).  Email sessions are "as received" and guaranteed responded to within 1 business day.

Have more questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here if you wish to receive more information on our counselling services. 

Session Request Form

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