Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Brooke Randolph, LMHC. Brooke shares the wisdom gained in her years of working with adoptive families as well as her personal experience of being an adoptive parent. In this interview she and Laura talk about many of the ways children and families can be affected by transracial and international adoption, and what therapists, families and adoptees need to know. Brooke also discusses her use of Brainspotting in her work.
Laura shares a reader’s message about their reaction to Episode 304 with Amy Sugeno on attachment and adoption.
Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is founder and director of Counseling at The Green House, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her specialties are Adoption Therapy & developmental trauma, Brainspotting, and relationships. She is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant & Speciality Trainer, Coordinator of Brainspotting Indy, and Member of the Midwest Brainspotting Institute. Brooke is also a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.
She is the author of The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies (2016), The Loss Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Loss (2017), The Choice Book: A Workbook for Kids Making Choices (2019), a contributing author to Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues (2014), and the organizing editor of It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption (2017). She has also authored adoption education materials for parents and therapists.
Brooke adopted an older child internationally as a single woman through a pilot program, which she considers one of the most difficult and most rewarding things she has ever done. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America on a variety of topics. Brooke is passionate about promoting excellence in therapy and helping to encourage, equip, and empower individuals and couples toward more whole-hearted living and conscious relationships.
Brooke’s practice website: https://brooke-randolph.com/
Find Brooke’s books here: https://brooke-randolph.com/author-brooke/
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