Therapist Profile

Name:
Laura Adams, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
26151 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone:
(949) 452-4475
License Number
LMFT40884
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am Laura Adams, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and I work with individuals, couples and families who want to address long term problems and patterns. It is through this kind of personal exploration that a deeper understanding can be attained and the sense of self can be strengthened. A psychodynamic approach can go below the surface to address difficult emotional problems, improve personal relationships, and stop self- destructive patterns of behavior. So often, our pasts can interfere with our lives in the present and we find ourselves suffering through the same ongoing pain. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can bring about more permanent results whereas many other forms of treatment tend to provide only a temporary fix. The therapy experience takes place in the context of a consistent, supportive relationship that provides the starting place for this kind of depth work. I am nearing the end of a psychoanalytic Doctorate Program where I have gained invaluable insight, knowledge, and experience extending beyond that of the typical counselor.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Day and night hours, Monday - Friday
Services
Psychoanalytic, Psychotherapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology Emphasis: Marriage & Family Therapy Pepperdine University, July 2000

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Chronically Mentally Ill
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
Certificate in Dynamic Psychotherapy, Newport Psychoanalytic 2002
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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