Therapeutic Services Program

ACI now offers adoption-competent therapy and therapeutic services to those impacted by adoption.

Adoption is a lifelong journey with its share of joys and challenges. The ACI Therapeutic Services Program is designed to enhance the support systems offered to our adoption community. As an adoption agency, we possess a valuable understanding of the complete adoption process, equipping us to provide a holistic perspective.

Available Therapeutic Services

  • Therapy for Adults and Couples
  • Therapy for Children (ages 3+)
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy, Clinically Focused Workshops, Support Groups

Note: We do not provide psychological assessments, psychiatric services, or educational testing


ACI’s Therapeutic Services Program is available to anyone impacted by adoption. Please note, as this is a newly launched program, our therapist has limited availability. Potential clients will be evaluated on an individual basis.

For expectant parents considering adoption for their child, you can go here for more information and support: Expectant Parent Counseling.

Insurance and Fees

We are currently in-network with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. Please contact your insurance to verify eligibility and cost.
If not covered by BCBS, you may self-pay. Self-pay fees: Initial Session: $160 / Ongoing Sessions: $150


Claire Dixon, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services
Feel free to contact Claire by email or phone to discuss if this program is a good fit for you and your family.
Phone: 773-321-0309

Meet our Therapist

Claire Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. She completed the Training for Adoption Competency program through CASE (Center for Adoption Support and Education). She has training in trauma-informed therapy, attachment-focused therapy, play therapy and adoption-competent therapy.

Prior to joining ACI full-time, Claire worked as a Trauma Therapist at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, providing therapy to survivors of sexual violence and their families. Claire joined ACI as a Home Study Worker in April 2018. In October 2021, Claire began working full-time at ACI as an Adoption Specialist, overseeing the international home study program, and continuing to provide home study services. In her current role Claire is the Clinical Director and Therapist of ACI’s Therapeutic Services Program and oversees the international home study program. Adoption has been an important part of Claire’s life, as her younger sister was adopted from China as an infant.