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Adam Colson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management Depression
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About me

I am a licensed therapist in California with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, dating and relationships, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

You are being very brave and strong to face and share your issues and to seek help. If you were to not do this, your problems may not improve. Seeking therapy gives you a good chance to succeed and move past your current challenges.

Now a little bit about the therapy we can do together: I have an eclectic approach. That is, I utilizes different modalities with different clients, depending on what is best for them personally. Often I use what's called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Briefly, this is identifying how your distressing thoughts create the troubling feelings you are feeling which lead to the behaviors you are probably doing. We will start by listing your goals for therapy, and there will also be homework such as journaling and graphing. I have used these methods to overcome my own problems, so I know they work.

Finally, here's a little bit more about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed to work as a mental health therapist in California. I am a slightly older therapist (59-years-old); in other words, I've lived long enough to help many people and to see a lot of what life can offer us, both positive and negative. I am a straight man, married, and have over 10 years of clinical social work and therapy experience. As both a social worker and therapist, I am qualified to work using a large variety of modalities (techniques) and to address a variety of issues. I hope to hear back from you and begin working with you soon. And, of course, please remember that if for any reason you don't feel comfortable working with me, it's easy to switch therapists, and BetterHelp has a large number of therapists from which you can choose.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LCSW 21017


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Adam Colson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Adam is great and very accommodating with his time with our time zone difference
Unpacks a lot of information to give actionable goals.
A great listener and gives good advice using personal experiences in creating a new perspective.
Would definitely recommend

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Adam is an active listener and is very responsive

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes