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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.




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Marie's office is located on Western 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

AFCR Adopted Teen Discussion Group
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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

AFCR Adopted Teen Discussion Group
Monday, January 23, 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

Identity Issues for Adopted Persons, Adoptive Parents & Birth Parents
University at Albany School of Social Welfare Continuing Education Workshop
Friday, February 10, 2017
1-4 pm

Core Issues of Adoption as a Normative Response
American Adoption Congress
38th Annual Conference
April 5-8, 2016
Atlanta, GA