In Eastern Time
- Specializing in: Depression, Anxiety, Loss/Grief, Self-Esteem, Narcissism
- Fee: $120 per video session
- 9 years of experience
We have all had unique life experiences and therapists are no different. I think it is important not to just nod and listen but come from a more humanistic approach. Within the therapeutic relationship, you will find safety in knowing that I too have also had both beautiful and traumatic life experiences. I want to normalize my client's emotions, feelings and thoughts while being empathetic to their unique stories. This is just one chapter of our life story and I hope you will feel this is a safe place to share memories, tears, fears and vulnerabilities on this therapeutic voyage. Who knows, we may just share a laugh or two.
Trust and non-judgement are key components to a healthy and successful therapeutic relationship. Often, when we begin therapy, we often feel skeptical, apprehensive and even scared. It is important to normalize and validate these feelings. I mean, come on, we are bringing our deepest thoughts, experiences, insecurities and vulnerabilities to the table. Therapy is not easy and I hope to bring humility, warmth, knowledge and trust to the therapeutic relationship. We are on this journey together. The road may have many twists and turns along the way, but I am here and present to walk with you.
I have learned that being humble is a strength and asking questions is imperative. From the University of Colorado Hospital to the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, I have learned to listen, ask questions and understand that one size does not fit all. We are all human and our life experiences can take us down unexpected paths. For example I have found that it is important to step back and realize that where Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is great for some, others may thrive under different therapeutic interventions. I have made sure to train in various evidenced based models so I am prepared to be flexible and tailor my approach to the client's specific needs. The point is, it is important to listen closely to clients, their needs, what is working or what is not working and be flexible with the therapeutic approach.
Adria received her bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and completed her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Denver. She completed her practicum at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Psychiatry Clinic. Throughout the course of her time at UCH, she did comprehensive diagnostic assessments, presented cases to a team of mental health professionals, built a solid caseload of individual therapy cases and successfully engaged clients in the therapeutic process. Adria also facilitated a weekly psychotherapy group, attended group supervision, grand rounds and weekly classes with residents to further enhance learning and growth. Adria is a licensed LCSW in four states and has 10 years of clinical experience serving diverse populations in various treatment settings. She specializes in working with adults and utilizes a broad range of therapeutic modalities such as but not limited to motivational interviewing, psycho-education, CBT, strengths-based approach, DBT, grief work, and mindfulness techniques. Adria attended an intensive CBT training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where the founder of Cognitive Therapy, Aaron Beck, led a forum. She also applies a holistic therapeutic approach for the purpose of encouraging clients to understand the connection between the mind and body. She is passionate about working and helping professionals in the health care industry experiencing “burnout” related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before working in the private practice setting, Adria was a clinical therapist for The Eight Northern Indian Councils to serve the Native American population. This work nurtured an appreciation for different cultures and customs; ultimately allowing her to tailor her communication approach to each unique situation. While working on the pueblos, she provided mental health therapeutic services to families, children and adults. Additionally, Adria directed a group at New Moon Lodge–an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility for Native American males. Adria has also worked at a group private practice, Lutheran Social Services and at the Catholic Charities Kinship Program where she facilitated and lead adult, teen and child support groups encompassing a diverse cultural and socio-economic population. Her duties included providing assessments and case management services to individuals and families. In her twenties, Adria was published as a food and travel writer for various local publications in San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, writing, reading and escaping to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She looks forward to continuing to serve, develop and nurture clients within the therapeutic relationship.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
CBT, EFT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness
MI, LCSW, 6801108687
NM, LCSW, C-09489
CO, LCSW, CSW.09926343
SD, LCSW, 3613
MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of Denver
Telehealth, Ann Arbor, 48105, MI