Meet the Co-Founders/Counselors
Audra Coons, LCSW
Audra found her true passion when she began working in the adoption field, mostly with expectant/birth mothers and adoptive families. She has management, counseling, and outreach experience working for a national, private non-profit adoption agency specializing in open adoption and domestic placements. Audra is excited to focus her career on services for the adoption community where there is a strong need for education, counseling, and skilled clinicians serving all members of the adoption triad: birthparents, adoptive parents, and adopted children.
Katherine Roth, LCSW
Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW#13287) in the state of Florida and is Certified as an Adoption Competent Therapist by Florida's Department of Children and Families. Kathy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with an Additional Major in Psychology from Michigan State University. In addition, Kathy obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on children, youth and families from the University of Michigan. Kathy is a Notary Public in Florida.
Kathy has a strong passion for family building and strengthening. She believes those pursuing the adoption process/making an adoption plan deserve to be given equal opportunities, choices, education, and support to ensure a positive experience and future. Kathy has a vast amount experience and expertise in working with the adoption triad at various stages of the process as well as an array of settings. Kathy began working as a counselor with families and children at risk for child abuse/neglect and/or involved in the foster care system. Kathy continued her career in the adoption field while working as a counselor and coordinator at a national, private non-profit adoption agency specializing in open adoption and domestic placements. Over the years, she has provided a variety of services to birth and adoptive parents such as the home study process, facilitation of educational workshops and seminars, support groups, and counseling as an adoption professional. Kathy strives to provide ethical, comprehensive services and is eager to share her passion and expertise with others in the adoption community.
Kathy specializes in counseling for adoption, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, life changes/transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem/self-confidence, sexual violence, trauma, and women's issues. Kathy believes it is important when working with clients to create a comfortable, safe space and to develop an individualized treatment approach based on the client's identified needs and goals. Kathy has been trained to use evidenced-based interventions including Attachment-Focused Therapy, Therapeutic Parenting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered, Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.
Kathy has worked extensively with adults, adolescents/children, and families in a range of settings including outpatient counseling centers and home/community based services. She has worked with women and children impacted by domestic violence and sexual/physical/emotional abuse, family building and parenting education programs, and as a behavioral health case manager and counselor assisting clients with mental health issues.
Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), Attachment and Trauma Network (ATN), and National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).