Hello! My name is Susan Adams, and I am licensed by the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners to practice psychotherapy as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I hold licenses to practice psychotherapy in the States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Texas. This allows me to offer online sessions for those individuals who reside in these states. I also hold certifications from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, as well as certification as a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). These trainings support a more holistic and somatic method to self awareness and self discovery.
My philosophy is to offer a variety of methods, geared specifically to your needs, and to create a therapeutic relationship that focuses on your dreams, goals and unique potential as a human being; while using your qualities, strengths and abilities to find balance and growth in everyday life. Therapy is about changing old habits, beliefs, patterns that no longer work, and exploring new ideas, philosophies, experiences, and awareness to what will work in your present day relationships and daily life experiences.
I basically help individuals to identify and understand their fundamental instinctive reaction to their environment (people, places & things), through mindful awareness of emotions (mood & affect), thoughts (beliefs, images & memories), behaviors (what you say & do), and physiological factors (how your body responds). There are many models of therapy that can be utilized in the therapeutic process, and I find that incorporating Mindfulness as a Core Skill has been undeniably the best foundation for all therapeutic practices. Being present, in the moment, with non judgmental awareness creates a natural-occurring process to creating new experiences and interaction within your environment, which lays the groundwork to create life-long change and personal transformation.
My training background and education supports a holistic treatment philosophy and my approach to therapy is integrative and collaborative, where client and therapist work together, using the strengths and experience of both to provide the necessary tools and skills for emotional health and relational wellbeing. Please join me as we work together to find your unique potential in life, career and relationship matters. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you while you redesign your life!