My Approach to Helping
I want to help you live beyond that situation that feels so overwhelming right now. I have worked with both children and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues since 1995. I listen empathetically and with unconditional acceptance to assist you in working through life difficulties based on your own values and belief system.
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Although initially created as a trauma therapy, this therapy is also helpful in overcoming depression, addiction, anxiety, performance anxiety for test and presentations, and fears and phobias.
Mental health and substance abuse recovery are my passion. I count it an honor and privilege to assist my clients in regaining control of their life. Unlike many therapists, I remember your name and your story between sessions.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
My greatest reward is helping people live their best life. I have helped many people extend their capacity to find strengths they never knew existed within them. Below are testimonials from two of my clients.
"The first time I walked into Renee Adam's office, I was twenty-one, living at my parent's home, and struggling with anxiety so intense I could no longer hold a job or drive a car. Actions as simple as going to the grocery store were enough to send me into full-blown panic attacks, and financial worries consumed every waking hour. I felt hopeless, self-destructive, and ashamed of myself for not being as strong as I felt people my age were supposed to be.
Over the course of the next two years, Renee worked patiently with me toward rehabilitation. She helped me to see I was my own worst critic and gave me the tools I needed to treat myself with greater self-compassion. Her constant encouragement and feedback also helped me to challenge myself instead of taking the easy way out. Above all else, her willingness to accept me as I was gave me the support I needed to become the person I'd always wanted to be, even if that meant drastically changing some of the most fundamental aspects of my life. "
"Overall, working with Renee has been one of the most positive, catalytic experiences in my life. She helped me to see the strengths I already had, and to build a solid foundation for the life I wanted to live with those strengths. It is very difficult to imagine I could've gotten to the place where I currently am? studying English literature on a full-ride scholarship at a world-class university without her help. Even though it's been four years since I first started seeing her, I still use the guidance she gave me in managing my mental health on a daily basis. "
"You changed me and my life incredibly You are the only person I've ever talked to that I felt really cared. You really listened, and I talked a lot. You have been tough at the right times and helped me figure things out and make decisions for myself. You are a blessing in my life sent at the right time from heaven. I thank God I met you."