MA M.Div LPC
Hello, I'm Adam. I appreciate your taking the time to explore this site and to invest in your healing. You have heard the (often painful and difficult) wake up call from your innermost wisdom to embrace your gifts and live more fully than you are right now. My role in this process is to act as a guide, a support and a conduit for the healing energy you need to make this journey. To learn more about me click below.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Everyone experiences difficult events in their life. Sometimes these events are so overwhelming that it overloads our capacity to process them. When this happens there can be debilitating residual effects such as anxiety, depression, feeling out of control, flashbacks and negative beliefs about oneself and the safety of one's world. These symptoms of trauma can be healed through the therapeutic process.
Often there is such a stigma attached to addiction that it can be difficult to reach out for help. I see addiction not as a moral failing, but as a genuine but misdirected attempt to manage the pain and chaos of one's internal world. I offer strategies not only focused on curbing use, but also in treating the underlying emotional pain which fuels any addiction.
Spiritual emergence is widely misunderstood in western society. When a person starts having visions, hearing voices, or experiencing unexplained psychic phenomena there can be a rush to pathologize and medicate these symptoms. Although these experiences can be frightening, sometimes they are part of a person's natural spiritual development and, if integrated with knowledgeable support, can be an indication of exceptional healing gifts and potential.