Joe Soll  조살, L.C.S.W., DAPA, CCTP

Psychotherapist, Author, Adoption Educator

NY State Licensed Psychotherapist

Approved Adoption Counselor: United Kingdom Dept. of Health
International Association of Trauma Professionals

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Diplomate:  American Psychotherapy Association (retired)

Fellow:   American Orthopsychiatric Association

Biography      Curriculum Vitae

Joe Soll 조 살the author of "Adoption Healing... a path to recovery" (4 versions plus one in German and one in Chinese and one in Korean), Perilous Passage, co-author of "Evil Exchange" and "Fatal Flight", is a  reunited adoptee, psychotherapist and lecturer internationally recognized as an expert in adoption related issues. He is director and co-founder of Adoption Crossroads, an international, non-profit organization consisting of over 470 adoption agencies, mental health institutions and adoption search and support groups in 8 countries, representing over 500,000 individuals whose lives have been affected by adoption. Adoption Crossroads is dedicated to educating the public about adoption issues and reforming current adoption practices.js

The director and founder of the Adoption Counseling Center in New York City, Mr. Soll is also co-organizer and co-chair of the NY State Adoption Agency Task Force; a member of Matilda Cuomo's 1993 Advisory Council on the "Adoption Option"; past exec. board member of the Amer. Adoption Congress and a former trustee of the International Soundex Reunion Registry.

Since 1989, Mr. Soll has organized and coordinated ten international mental health conferences on adoption attended by mental health professionals.

He has been an expert witness in court (in two states) about mother child bonding and has lectured widely at adoption agencies, social work schools, mental health facilities and mental health conferences in the U.S. and Canada.

Mr. Soll has appeared on Radio and Television over 300 times, given over 150 lectures on adoption related issues and has been acknowledged, quoted or featured in over four dozen newspapers, books and magazines.

He has been interviewed on televisions as an expert in adoption issues in Australia and the United Kingdom

He played himself in the HBO Special "Reno Finds Her Mom", was featured in the 2000 Global Japan award winning documentary,  "Adoption Therapist: Joe Soll" and in the MediaStorm 2011 documentary "Broken Lines" as well as profiled in the International Museum of Women.

His latest book is his autobiography,  Braverman

The original Adoption Healing is available in German.
His Adoption Healing book for mothers is  available in Korean
His Adoption Healing book for adoptees is available in Chinese

Updated January 2024