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Arleta M. James, LPCC, Founder and Director
Arleta James
Arleta M. James, LPCC has been an adoption professional for 20 years. She spent 15 years providing adoption-attachment-trauma informed therapies at the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio. She also spent several years as a caseworker for the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption Network placing foster children with adoptive families. She then served as the statewide Matching Specialist.

Her book, Welcoming a New Brother or Sister by Adoption: From Navigating New Relationships to Loving Families, is based on her experience helping typical children cope and thrive post-adoption.

She received her BA in Sociology from Marywood University, and her MS in Counseling from the University of Scranton.

Arleta plans and co-facilitates our children’s groups, Learning from Frogs…Let’s be “Mindful” Every Day!, “I am a quality kid”: Facilitating Self-Esteem in Traumatized Adoptees, The Feelings Express: A Group about Identifying and Articulating Emotions,  Learning to Make Friends and Play Nicely: Helping Traumatized Adoptees Develop Social Skills, and “Help! My Family Adopted”: Seeing to It that Brothers and Sisters Flourish and Thrive Post-Adoption.

Arleta has written over 100 articles about attachment, trauma, managing troubling behaviors, parental self-care, taking care of brothers and sisters in adoptive families, etc. These articles are all available on this website.

Arleta was the honored as the 1999 Pennsylvania Adoption Professional of the Year.

Arleta conducts an array of adoption and attachment related trainings locally and nationally.

She is a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, Ohio Counseling Association and the North American Council on Adoptable Children.




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Arleta M. James, LPCC
Adoption & Attachment Therapy Partners LLC
3501 E Royalton Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147