Therapeutic and Consulting Services
Adam provides therapeutic and consulting services to various organizations, groups and hospitals. In addition, he will provide supervision and consultation to counselors in training or those who feel ill equipped to deal with mental health related issues.
- Supervision> Whether its individual supervision to fulfill your state licensure or if you need help with a challenging case, family member or friend, Adam’s engaging style, high level of expertise and countless real life examples, makes him the ideal supervisor. He will spend the time needed to help you learn at your own pace.
- ER consultation> Did you know that the world health organization predicts that suicide is going to be the 2nd leading cause of death by 2020 worldwide? » A study by investigators affiliated with the Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-Up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) project found that emergency departments are failing to conduct suicide screenings for many patients who exhibit characteristics associated with a high risk of suicide (such as psychiatric complaints or a history of substance abuse).* Like many others in his field, Adam is concerned about how hospitals, physicians and emergency rooms are conducing suicide assessments. Too often, attending physicians and the nursing staff are missing key indicators of someone’s suicidality or current mental health related problems. In addition, evidence overwhelmingly indicates that discharge plans are usually not sufficient possibly making the organization liable if something was to happen. Adam will review your policy’s and assist you in making the process from admittance to discharge either home or to a state facility smoother, evidence based, safer and more cost effective.
Consultation services include:
- Consulting from a highly skilled and trained professional
- Up to date and evidence based risk assessments
- Current Data and Statistics
- Cost analysis
* Ting, S. A., Sullivan, A. F., Millar, I., Espinola, J. A., Allen, M. H., Camargo, C. A., & Boudraux, E. D. (2012). Multicenter study of predictors of suicide screening in emergency departments. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19, 239-243.
Adam is trained in many theories including but not limited to:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapy. The structured protocols are designed to maximize treatment effects. Numerous controlled studies have supported EMDR’s effectiveness in the treatment of trauma and PTSD across the lifespan.
- Reality Therapy was developed by William Glasser in 1965 and is based on choice theory. This theory assigns a great deal of responsibility on the client for his/her actions and choices. Treatment episodes are quick and effective and revolve around the clients’ main unmet need.
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term or “brief” approach.
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that was originally developed by Marsha Linehan to treat people with borderline personality disorder; it is now used to treat a variety of disorders including substance abuse and anxiety.
- Motivational Interviewing is a method that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behavior.