Therapist Profile

Name:
Ariel Lexina Adams, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1265-B Hopkins Street Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone:
(510) 841-1020
License Number
LMFT29451
Practicing Since:
1994
Additional Licenses:
MFT-California

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
At our core is a loving, creative genius. What keeps us from having wonderful lives is our conditioned thoughts and feelings, which form a sort of lens through which we perceive the world. They cause low self-esteem, creative blocks, relationship problems, midlife alienation, anxiety, depression, or just confusion about our lives.

In a safe, nurturing, even fun process, I help you unlearn your self-defeating patterns and return to your true nature, which is joyful, wise, and strong. You can move forward, reclaiming all the magic of your life.

Couples: learn how to get free from frustrating struggles and nurture the precious flower of your love. Individuals: learn to stop sabotaging yourself and reclaim your power, confidence, spiritual aliveness, and capacity for deep, loving connections.

I use cognitive, Gestalt, and creative arts therapy; emotional clearing; focusing; the Enneagram; meditation; inner child work; and guided visualization to empower you to create the life you want.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual and Couples Therapy Empowerment Through Drama Workshop Realizing Your Vision group
Insurance
Blue Shield, Cigna, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling, Calif. State University, Hawyard M.A., English, Cornell University B.A., Literature, Reed College

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Assertiveness Training
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
EMDR
Expressive Art Therapies
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Sand Tray Therapy
Terminally Ill
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
No Listing
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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