HomeServicesAboutSpeakingContact / DirectionsAdoption Articles

Marie Dolfi, LCSW                                            
Specializing in Adoption Counseling, Home Studies and Education        518-281-8884     
Marie Dolfi, LCSW ® Western Avenue, Albany, NY
The private practice of Marie Dolfi, LCSW specializes in providing counseling to adoptees (children teens & adults), adoptive families, adoptive parents, birth parents, and prospective adoptive parents. Knowing that adoption issues are unique, and can impact adoption triad members in a variety of ways over a lifetime, Marie has participated in extensive adoption education to become an adoption competent therapist. Some topics that clients have discussed in therapy sessions include: loss, search and reunion, identity issues, improving attachments, managing open adoption relationships, transracial adoption issues, and how to explain difficult histories to adopted children. Services to prospective adoptive parents include: how to adopt a child informational sessionshome studies, and post placement reports. Visit the services page of this website to learn more about adoption counseling and educational services provided by Marie. To learn more information on Marie's education and training visit the About section of this website.  

In addition to adoption counseling and trainings, Marie enjoys advocating on adoption issues. To read more about Marie’s advocacy efforts visit her Adoption Articles page of this website.




Website Designed by Marie Dolfi, LCSW © 2014 at Homestead™
Marie's office is located on Colvin Avenue in Albany allowing her to conveniently serve clients in the greater Capital Region - Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Washington and Warren Counties.

To learn more about services provided by Marie or to schedule an appointment call Marie at 518-281-8884.
Upcoming Programs

Helpful Hints from Adopted Teens for their Parents
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7-8:30 pm
Guilderland Public Library
Workshop flyer
Event is free. 
Sponsored by the Adoptive Families of the Capital Region

AFCR Adopted Teen
Discussion Group
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Guilderland Public Library
Registration is requested 
$2 donation requested to cover the cost of
 snacks & drinks
Meeting Flyer
Sponsored by the
Adoptive Families of the Capital Region​​

Adoption Webinar Series
Sponsored by 
NYS National Association of 
Social Workers
Mondays, 12 pm-1:30 pm

October 30, 2017
 Core Issues of Adoption

November 6,  2017
Identity Development for Adoption Triad Members

November 13, 2017
Group Work With Adoption Triad Members

Adoption & the Schools
November 20, 2017

Course description & registration information
CEUs  available

Adoption: Where Do I Start?Adoptive Families of The Capital Region
Annual Adoption Fair
Saturday, November 4
10:15 am
Guilderland Public Library
For more information visit
AFCR's webpage & Facebook