My name is Brian Combs and I am a licensed therapist in Washington State.  I am launching this blog as part of updating my web site and practice.  This is a place for me to present ideas, opinions, thoughts, dreams, rants, and maybe some useful information about adoption and therapy.

I am the father of two wonderful daughters that my wife of 33 years and I adopted from China.  We adopted through Faith International Adoptions.  Shortly after adopting Ellie, John Meske, the founder and director of Faith, asked if I would start doing home studies.  That was the beginning of providing the service to families in Washington State and many families living around the world.

As a therapist I have worked with individuals, families and children.  I am certified in Children’s Mental Health and in Clinical Hypnotherapy.  Although I am licensed in Washington I am available for online therapy sessions via email and Skype (IM, voice and video).

I love riding horses, woodworking, scuba diving, skiing, and walking in the woods with my family.  My current horse, Bear, is a 10 year old Shire Thoroughbred cross that is the most willing of any horse that I have ever ridden.  We are doing well in dressage and eventing.

I look forward to meeting with you again soon.