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Services At Adoption & Attachment Therapy Partners therapies are adoption-attachment-trauma informed. There is focus on facilitating strong connections between adoptive parents and their adopted sons and daughters. By re-working the early traumatic life experiences, children learn to accept and trust their adoptive parents. The Attachment Therapy includes trauma informed parenting strategies to help reduce/cease undesired behaviors and cultivate social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Services are available via teletherapy for Ohio residents. Treatment models are available for those residing outside of Ohio.

Ohio families — international and domestic —are eligible for PASSS funds to cover the cost of services (most counties participate in PASSS) at our office. If you are not familiar with this wonderful benefit to Ohio families, please contact our office for information at 330.813.2525.

Application Packet/Assessment

Attachment Therapy services are initiated with the completion of an application packet. A thorough evaluation requires information. The packet ensures that your services at Adoption & Attachment Therapy Partners, LLC are initiated with an in-depth understanding of your unique situation. Once your complete packet is received, you are contacted by Arleta James, LPCC — within 24-hours — to review your packet and schedule your assessment.

You can download the Full Application Packet here. We appreciate the submission of packets via regular mail.

Each family that participates in an assessment receives a courtesy copy of The Science of Parenting Adopted Children: A Brain-Based, Trauma-Informed Approach to Cultivating Your Child’s Social, Emotional and Moral Development.

Cost Family and Child Assessment: The cost of the assessment is $325.00. (In the case of multiple children, the first child is $325.00. Each additional child is $250.00.)

Attachment-Focused Therapy

Treatment for attachment issues can range from our bi-weekly model (90-minute appointments every two weeks) to a one-week intensive out-patient program (followed by our bi-weekly model.) Intensive out-patient programs are conducted up to 5 consecutive business days. Intensive services are 3 hours per day.

A weekend intensive out-patient model is designed for those families traveling from states outside of Ohio. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (excludes holiday weekends) option makes receiving services at our office feasible to families all over the country. Please contact Arleta M. James, LPCC at 330.813.2525 for more information about the content of this service.

Cost Bi-Weekly Model: $260.00 per 90-minute appointment.

Cost Intensive Out-Patient Services: $375.00 per day. (3 hours x $125.00 per hour. Multiple children please add 90 minutes per day, per child.)

Neurofeedback/Neurotherapy

Early childhood trauma impairs the development of the brain. The traumatized adoptee presents with emotional dysregulation, academic difficulties, lack of executive functions (i.e., planning, organizing, initiating and stopping actions, anticipating outcomes of actions, forming concepts, planning future behavior, being goal-directed, managing time and space, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, ability to cope with changes in routine, ability to cope with unstructured time, ability to follow-through and complete tasks, etc.) Neurofeedback is a computerized therapeutic intervention designed to help "train" the brain to function in a calmer manner with increased attention, focus and reasoning skills. Please visit aboutneurofeedback.com for more information about this neurotherapy.

Neurofeedback is a therapy that parents can learn to administer at home. The treatment model supported by Attachment & Adoption Therapy Partners is an in-home model of neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback services are initiated with a QEEG. The QEEG is akin to a "GPS" navigation system. It helps identify how brain areas “talk” to one another. Trauma lends to creating brain sites that communicate by talking over one another, or that communicate by not talking enough with one another. Trauma also affects the energy distribution within the brain. Some areas possess excess energy, while other areas operate with too little energy. The QEEG charts the processing speed of the brain. Processing speed is the rate at which an individual can take in a bit of new information, reach some judgment on it and then formulate a response — with reasonable accuracy. Youngsters with an early history of trauma frequently process information with immature processing speed. A QEEG charts the route to recovery. Neurofeedback is made more efficacious and cost-effective when the QEEG steers the service from the start.

Cost In-Home Neurofeedback: To receive the cost list for the in-home neurofeedback, please contact Arleta James, LPCC at 330.813.2525.

Sibling Group Assessment

When faced with the decision to place siblings together or separately in foster and adoptive homes, agencies can benefit from Adoption & Attachment Therapy Partners professional evaluations and knowledge of adoption, attachment, and trauma issues — lending to placements that are in the best interest of the children involved.

Cost Sibling Group Assessment: Calculated on a case-by-case basis depending on the number of siblings to be assessed. Please contact Arleta James, LPCC at 330.813.2525 for a cost estimate of your unique case.

Sharing Birth Parent Information

Adoptive parents are often privy to sensitive birth family information. It is difficult to share these details with adopted children. We can help present this information truthfully and sensitively. Depending on the nature of this information, we will conduct bi-weekly 45-minute or 90-minute appointments.

Cost for Sharing Birth Parent Information: $130.00 (45-minute appointments) or $260.00 (90-minute appointments).