We exclusively work with people connected to adoption and our team of therapists understand the complexities adoption brings throughout different life stages. You can find comfort and support in our consultation and therapy services when the need arises. Individuals, couples, and families are welcome!
We offer virtual therapy and consultations! Our goal is to make our support services as convenient as possible; we offer virtual sessions, as well as, in-person sessions to meet your needs.
Spence-Chapin is now offering our virtual therapy to New Jersey families as well as New York families, where we will aim to create a non-judgmental space for individuals, couples, children, and families to feel heard and supported.
Consultations are short-term and flexible support. They can offer you guidance and individual support when facing a particular challenge such as navigating open adoption, search and reunion, and more. Any issues or experience in adoption can be explored in a consultation. Consultations are available for prospective adoptive parents just starting their adoption journey or for adoptive parents, adult adoptees, and birth parents that would like to explore a specific topic. We provide a safe space for you to talk to a professional in the adoption field who can help guide you to the answers you are looking to resolve.
If you feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by your current situation? Are you having challenges with relationships or want to improve your family’s interactions? Therapy can help you. At Spence-Chapin, we provide a non-judgmental space for individuals, couples, children, and families to feel heard and supported. We tailor our approach to meet your needs, providing a blend of behavioral and relational therapy to best support you and affect positive change.
Seeking out therapy is not always easy. The search for finding a therapist can be hard. Putting aside the time and financial resources for therapy can also be a challenge. At Spence-Chapin, our therapists know that many people may have reason, both from the outside world and from inside themselves, that make them hesitant to take that first step to meet with a therapist. That’s why we have put together a Welcome Letter for our clients to provide them with an idea of what to expect when starting therapy for the first time or returning after a break. We want all of our clients to know that awaits you in therapy is the space to seek out understanding and healing, at a pace that feels right, and with a competent counselor to guide you through.
Clara Hobson | LMSW
Clara has worked with children, young adults, individuals, and families overcoming complex trauma and PTSD. Always incorporating an empathetic and holistic lens, Clara works with her clients to help them navigate their lived experiences and achieve self-guided goals. She holds expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, discussions of race and discrimination, and transracial adoption.
Gladys Ramos | LMSW
Gladys has worked with adolescents, adults and families. Her areas of expertise include complex trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety related disorders. As a change agent, Gladys understands the complexities of family dynamics and provides a warm, empathetic space for clients to explore new narratives for their lives that lead to positive outcomes.
Amy Silverman | LMSW
Amy has been a social worker for 30 years, including 13 years at Spence-Chapin, working with birth parents and boarding families. She brings a strengths-based perspective to her work with clients addressing a variety of concerns including trauma, grief and loss, and parenting.
Christine Tangel | LCSW
Christine has more than 10 years of experience as a therapist, coach and trainer. She specializes in providing emotional and educational support to all members of the adoption community. She incorporates attachment and trauma-informed approaches with her clients.
We are here to help you and offer affordable professional services. We are on the following insurance panels: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna and assist with out-of-network reimbursements.* We offer limited financial aid.
*Our ability to schedule you with a therapist on a certain panel is based on their individual availability; insurance billing is available for therapy services and is not available for consultations which are not considered a clinical service.