Parenting Support

As a therapist and adoptive parent, Kristy understands the need for appropriate and supportive attachment and trauma-informed interventions for foster, adoptive, and kinship families.

Kristy provides a wide variety of support for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Parents at all points on their journey. Her approach combines evidence-based approaches rooted in trauma therapy, grief and loss, neurobiology, and attachment.

Beyond individual therapy sessions, Kristy also provides the Thriving Families Support Group for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents.

Parents can expect warm, caring, non-judgmental trauma-informed professional support for counselling that could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support through any stage of the adoption application and/or process
  • Support for placement breakdown/disruption   
  • Emotional regulation and co-regulation strategies
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & secondary trauma 
  • Post-adoption depression
  • Managing triggers related to attachment
  • Promoting healing in the face of trauma
  • Navigating connections through changes in family dynamics
  • Hope in the face of complex trauma
  • Exploring biological family connections
  • Developing rituals to address grief and loss
  • Balancing family needs with self-care
  • Relationship challenges
  • Managing stressful life events or anniversaries
  • Therapeutic parenting support
  • Developing a parenting community and reducing isolation
  • Navigating systems to empower yourself and your family
  • General anxiety and depression
  • Managing grief, loss, and trauma through transitions
  • Building bridges with professionals  
  • Meaning-making and legacy building
  • Grief and Loss throughout the lifespan
  • Finding the fluidity of hope along your journey
  • Navigating additional issues unique to each family situation

Kristy Brosz, MSW, RCSW resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband and adopted daughter. Kristy is a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Kristy is the author of a trauma-focused therapeutic parenting book and has presented her work provincially and nationally. Kristy’s approach to counselling foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and caregivers includes combining evidence-based approaches rooted in trauma therapy, attachment, neurobiology, and grief and loss.

For more information on Kristy’s training and background please visit here.