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Teen Identity Support Group

November 3, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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Calling all parents of teen adoptees in Northern region of Virginia or Maryland!

Register Now for the FREE 6-week Teen Identity Support Group, led by C.A.S.E. Adoption Competent Therapists Brooke Petersen, LCSW-C and Regi Corbie, LGMFT.

Adolescence is a tumultuous time; being adopted add another layer of complexity. NPAC and the post-adoption program in Maryland are pleased to offer a FREE 6-week group for teen adoptees in  8th-12th grades who reside in Northern region of Virginia or Maryland to focus on promoting identification with other adopted teens, providing a safe space to share feelings and thoughts about their adoption experience and supporting their exploration of identity.

The Teen Identity Support Group will meet on Thursdays (Nov. 3rd, Nov. 10th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 1st, Dec. 8th, Dec. 15th) from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Registration is limited and will close on Thursday, October 13, 2022. 

Group Leaders

Brooke PetersenBrooke has over 10 years of clinical experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to youth and their pre and post adoptive/kinship families. She has worked with children, teens, and adults within the school, community, and outpatient settings. Brooke’s experience also includes providing clinical and administrative supervision to a team of Adoption Support Therapists and facilitating case conferences as a Provider Partner for the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Brooke specializes in complicated grief and loss, complex trauma, and attachment. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, collaborative, and holistic with a strong emphasis on client empowerment. She has extensive training in several evidenced-based practices and modalities such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She often uses creative and expressive therapeutic interventions such as music, art, sand tray, and play therapy.

Regi Corbie, LGMFT serves clients via telehealth throughout the state of Maryland. Regi received his undergraduate degree in Electronic Media & Film from Towson University. He earned his master’s degree in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Regi has provided individual, couple, and family therapy to youth and adults. Regi’s experience includes working with clients of varying family and couple relationship structures, and he specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ youth and adults. Maintaining a culturally competent and trauma-informed lens is imperative to Regi’s work with his clients, as he believes the intersectionality of our identities can play a significant role in our experiences and view of self. Regi works collaboratively with his clients and uses a strength-based approach.

Contact: Tamara Burke,