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At Next Place Therapy, our skilled therapists provide a kind, understanding, non-judgmental approach in working with you to reach your best results. Next Place Therapy is currently offering virtual sessions only. We work with clients 2-16 years old and their families/caregivers.

We offer ongoing groups for children, adolescents and preteens, and adults, as well as groups for parent support, adult adoptees, social skills and skill-based training.

Next Place Therapy Services provides Clinical supervision ( DC, MD and VA) for licensure and Play Therapy Supervision for RPT Process.

We accept Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield, DC Amerihealth and Self Pay For Services.

Our Services

The Adoptee's Therapist

I am a Transracial adoptee and adoptive mom.  I work with adoptees of all ages to support them in their adoption journey. Adoption comes with mix of many emotions and thoughts, that are unique for each adoptee.  Learn More...

Teens & Adults

We offer attachment based therapy to work adoptive and foster families. Learn More...


Therapy for Children Ages 2-16

We offer play therapy, sandtray therapy, and expressive therapy. Learn More...

Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C,LCSW, RPT-S,M. Ed  - Speaker & Author

Unchain-My-Legacy-Author.pngSabra was adopted as infant in a closed adoption. Growing up in a transracial family in the Midwest had many joys and challenges. Sabra and her family experienced racism and discrimination as a transracial family. Sabra learned to persevere and be a strong advocate for herself. And at a young age, she knew she wanted to help others. She is an adoptive mother of two sons.

She provides adoption counseling using attachment-based therapies connected with expressive therapies. She facilitates a  monthly foster and adoptive support group, and 'Love and Logic' parenting workshops.

As an expert adoption therapist for the past 23 years, she has the personal experience and professional training to work with families who have been touched by adoption and foster care. She is a strong advocate for children who are in care to have permanency or reunify with their birth families.

Learn More - View My Speaker Sheet

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UnChain My Legacy

Pain. Denial. Struggle. Poverty. Disappointment. We all make choices, and sometimes we immediately see the results or consequences; some good… some not so good. And, some have a devastating effect on those we love for generations to come. 

What do we do about those? 

In Unchain My Legacy, each author exposes the truth of their stories; revealing the decisions that have threatened to shackle them, along with the future of their children and their children’s children in a never-ending chain of bondage…

It’s time to break the links; to look our choices in the face and say, No more. 

Sabra Starnes - Lights, Camera, Action
Sabra Starnes - Panelist
Sabra Starnes - Keynote Speaker

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