Support Resources

Therapeutic / Attachment Assistance

Los Angeles, California (and various cities throughout CA)
Research Clinic UCLA
Research specialist in attachment related interventions. Dr. Daniel Siegel’s clinic has therapists who work with attachment disorders and families are referred to them on an individual basis.
Sacramento/Placerville, California
Diana Fischer, MFT681 Main Street, Suite 201
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 227-6390

Debbie McJimsey

The Attach Place information

San Francisco / Oakland, California
Audrey Bethke, PhD
The International Adoption Clinic
Oakland’s Children’s Hospital
Post-Adoption Neuropsychological Assessment
Phone: (415) 218-9437
Fresno, California
Bonnie Ness, LCSW Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work
Counseling Services
Phone: (559) 439-0762

San Luis Obispo, California
Kimberly Boroczi, LMFT
Adoption Social Worker & Therapist
1411 Marsh Street, Suite 108
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 235-5039
National Youth Network
Specialize in working with parents whose children have significant attachment issues.
Programs Include: Wilderness Programs, Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Outpatient & Day Treatment, Summer Camps.

Help Guide
A trusted non-profit resource designed to assist families with creating secure infant attachment and understanding of attachment and reactive attachment disorders.

UC Davis Mind Institute
This is an excellent resource used by therapists and adoptive families to help with the assessment of developmental and emotional delays/disabilities as well as appropriate measures needed to make changes for the benefit of the child and family.

Books/Online Classes
Tapestry Books specializes in a variety of adoption resources and books, including domestic and international adoption, transracial adoption and more.
Adoption Learning Partners offers online courses and resources to help families, adopted individuals, birth parents and professionals the challenges and joys of the adoption process.