Irina Adams (Veteran)

LCSW

Irina Adams (Veteran)
Call Me Call 210-452-3373

Irina Adams (Veteran)

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 66151
Secondary Credential: LCSW - C001024
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Fees: Session fee range: $80 - $140
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Garden Ridge, Texas 78266

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My Approach to Helping

You witnessed and felt injustice and pain from an early age and dreamed of a knight in shining armor coming to the rescue. You learned quickly that the world is an unpredictable and unsafe place. As a result, you wanted nothing more but make it better and be that knight in shining armor. If not you, who will?

Through life, you found yourself feeling most alive and good about yourself serving others, in the heat of the battle and in the eye of a crisis. You are an expert in knowing how to be and what to do in the midst of a crisis; rescuing victims, healing the wounded and sheltering the innocent. Your deep empathy for others and strong need to rescue and shield others is inseparable from who you are; it is the only way you've ever known to connect with the world. You also find yourself in relationships with people that need "rescuing." You're compelled to help and serve.

But as your body and mind keep score of all the things you've felt and witnessed, your armor starts weighing heavy on you. When things are quiet and there are no battles to fight or innocents to rescue, heavy memories creep in. The pain you felt and saw resurfaces seemingly out of nowhere and floods your mind and hijacks your body. Nightmares steal your sleep and connecting with family and friends gets more and more difficult because they won't understand. To deal with this you keep distant, ever-vigilant and restless, using work or an occasional drink to numb yourself and stay exhausted so you don't have to have to think and feel.

Are you that fierce warrior or selfless healer who saves and serves others, but feels your own needs can always wait, and everyone deserves help but you? If you find yourself struggling and exhausted, hiding your pain and feeling alone, WITH ME YOU WILL FIND HELP.

For the last ten years I’ve helped people whose lives were hijacked by trauma to regain a sense of safety and joy of living. An Air Force veteran and trauma clinician, I’m keenly attuned to the unique needs of military members, first responders, survivors, helping-professionals and their families, and how exposure to trauma (personal or secondary) can affect their well-being. To help people reclaim their lives from the grips of trauma, and find balance and self-compassion, I use therapy approaches that best address their unique needs. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (a fancy term for therapy that’s known as one of the most effective trauma treatments with an 80% success rate) psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Are you ready to find ways to feel connected, important, understood, and cared for by others without neglecting your own needs? Give me a call today or visit my website to begin Your Life on a Higher Path…

More Info About My Practice

Life tends to get overwhelming and busy, with many things standing on the way of giving yourself the gift of self-compassion - therapy. With multiple pressing and competing life responsibilities, we often feel that therapy is not an option and we don't have a choice but to put it off. That's why I provide individual and couples' therapy, pre-marital counseling, as well as parenting and assertiveness skills training in-person & ONLINE (video) therapy.

ONLINE therapy (also called internet counseling, e-counseling, tele-medicine, telehealth or video counseling) offers you the CHOICE, FLEXIBILITY and CONVENIENCE without spreading yourself thin, fighting busy traffic and the hassle of trying to fit it into your schedule. My goal is to ensure that depending on your current life circumstances and schedule YOU HAVE A CHOICE and the opportunity to GET HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT. Whether you choose to meet with me in person or online in the comfort of your own home or office, I will literally meet you where are. If you have questions or not sure if online therapy is right for you, please feel free to get in touch with me for a quick consultation.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • Russian

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults and specialize in treating invisible wounds resulting from a wide range of traumatic experiences, including combat stress, war trauma, compassion burnout, sexual assault, developmental trauma, childhood abuse, family and community violence. An experienced US Air Force clinician and veteran, I am deeply aware of the professional riggers of military members and first responders, as well as to the challenges related to combat stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, post-deployment reintegration and survivor guilt. Unaddressed, trauma can cause chronic fatigue, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, addiction, and contribute to low self-esteem and relationship issues. Whether your challenges are recent or longstanding, whether you are seeking to improve your mood, relationships, or ability to cope with difficult emotions, seeking help is a difficult yet courageous choice. Together we will create a safe place where you can focus on your individual needs while rediscovering your strengths and regaining your footing in life. I would be honored to walk with you in this journey of healing and growth, supporting you as you explore restorative paths toward hope and wellbeing; In other words, Your Life on a Higher Path…

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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