Post-Adoption Services

Adoption Focused Mental Health

The Adoption Focused Mental Health Program provides services for children and youth who may be struggling with issues associated with being adopted or being in foster care. We provide counseling that celebrates strengths and is sensitive to the unique challenges of adoption.

This counseling can help children and families explore issues such as:

  • Identity
  • Loss
  • Attachment
  • Culture
  • Past Trauma
  • Past abuse or neglect
  • Fitting in
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Family

There is no cost to families (living in St. Louis County) for these services. Mental health counseling for children and their families is provided by a licensed professional, specially trained in children’s therapy (including play therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Children and families can be seen on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.

Contact us by email or call 314-787-5100 or 866-326-LFCS (5327) to learn more or set up an appointment.

Our Partnering Agency

We partner with Children’s Home Society of Missouri (CHS) to offer specialized services to adoptive and foster families. CHS has been providing adoption and foster care services since 1891. They offer similar supportive and clinically based services. This partnership includes referral privileges, professional team training, quality improvement efforts which lead to best practices and innovation.

Other Services

Other services offered at LFCS or through referral with our partnering agency include:

  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment

To start services call 314-787-5100.