Dr. Adam McTighe


About Me

I believe in the power of resilience and self-empowerment; however, for those times when that isn't working or a little more is needed, I am here for support. You are the expert on you; I am here to get you back to where want to be or help move you to where you want to go. Overall, I have 17-years' experience in nearly every setting ranging from adult and pediatric hospitals to outpatient/community work and school settings. During this time, I have interfaced with a diverse range of patient populations and cultures along with variety of psychiatric and psychological issues and disorders (anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, sexual issues). While my professional practice has mostly been with acuity and symptomology characterized as moderate to severe, I believe telehealth can be used effectively to address and treat a wide combination of presenting problems and experiences. Please note, I do not accept patients currently in acute crisis or needing daily feedback/support. In those situations, I believe in-person intervention is most appropriate. If you are unsure, I am happy to meet and assess what modality would suit you best and assist in the transition to a different Better Help provider.

My doctorate and primary orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral; I also have a masters in psychodynamic and pull from other evidenced-based practices as well. I am credentialed as a National Health Service Psychologist, so my practice is comprehensive and incorporates more than just thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Currently, I conduct forensic evaluations providing expert opinions to State and Superior Courts on the serious and persistently mentally ill. However, I also have a depth and breadth of experience with children and adolescents with assessment, intervention (individual, family, and group), consultation (to physicians, attorneys, teachers), and supervision of other clinicians . Lastly, I teach, research (empathy, interpersonal skills, patient experience, and medical school curriculum), and consult to businesses.

This modality offers flexibility and different options of communication. The chat window is always there along with the option to use voice chats (through FireFox or Chrome or the mobile/tablet app). I never have your number or contact and everything is done through a secure third party.

The basic gist is:
a) this modality is not for crisis or immediate care/intervention.
b) limits of confidentiality at the same as in person treatment (harm to self, children, elders) or an identified intended victim (only for CA residents)
c) I do not know your subscription, any concerns there are handled through better help customer service (they are responsive, and I'm happy to help)
d) We have the option of text, voice, and video chat- all occur through here. I do not have any contact information of yours, only your first name, age and state of residence.
e) If you feel you need more than one video or voice regularly, I may not be the provider for you. That's ok and I am happy to help. Our chat window, however, is always here and I try to respond within a few hours, certainly within 24-48 hours.
f) Telehealth is an exciting new frontier, however, it does not provide instant fixes or immediate results. Work can be accomplished rather quick, depending on the presenting issue though, but working with patience, respect, and motivation to explore whatever it is that brought you here will be our best collective assets as we move ahead.

***Note: I have transitioned to mainly text and worksheet counseling. I do not have video slots, but have occasional voice sessions. However, the times are changing and likely not available weekly. If you are looking for video sessions or regular voice sessions, I am not the counselor for you and encourage you to transition to someone who can better meet your needs. My services are geared for new clients or those wanting to learn more about processes.

Any questions? Do you agree to these conditions?


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat


Psychologist #4000 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

Psychologist #27783 (Expires: 2023-01-31)

Psychologist #PS018918 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Adam McTighe. 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.

Written by F.I. on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Adam for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. McTighe is a wonderful therapist. He’s kind, understanding, and pragmatic in a way that felt very calming and relatable to me. His constant support over the years has led me to a much better quality of life, primarily in the areas of work and interpersonal relationships. I highly recommend him as a therapist and as an individual.

Written by T.A. on Aug 22, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. McTighe is a good listener and he really knows his stuff.

Written by D.I. on Jul 20, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 6 months

Adam is a a strong, positive influence. He’s a great listener and problem solver, but still gives you the freedom to grow on your own. He’s never been negative or critical and always tries to find a good resolution

Written by J.A. on Jun 01, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Dr. McTighe is compassionate, and easy to chat with. He offers sound advice and I appreciate having him to talk with.

Written by B.R. on May 06, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and anger

He's awesome. Very patient. Seems to understand me very well, sticks up for me. He reaches out when I go MIA. He's great.

Written by M.A. on Apr 25, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 4 months

Dr. McTighe is very supportive and helpful. He is also very upfront and offers great guidance.

Written by M.A. on Apr 12, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

He’s amazing, punctual, caring, effective.

Written by A.P. on Feb 13, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I was skeptical about an online solution for emotional and mental well being, but working with Adam McTighe I am a believer! After working with Adam for even a matter of weeks now, I feel so much better and I can see a path to recovery that I could not see until I joined BetterHelp and was matched with Adam. He is smart, insightful, caring, and professional. I appreciate phone and video sessions but I am also thrilled that I am sent the right reading materials and even personalized worksheets that allow me to take an even more proactive role in my own healing. I'm grateful that I found BetterHelp and that I was matched with Adam. I highly recommend his professional services!

Written by M.A. on Jan 06, 2018 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. McTighe has given me extremely helpful coping techniques that I have used to significantly improved my daily mental health and wellbeing overall. I have found him to be thoughtful and understanding. I feel like he thoroughly reads my entries and gives insightful and effective responses. Very happy with this counselor.

Written by S.T. on Dec 13, 2017 after therapy with Adam for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Dr. McTighe is great! He's caring and understanding and really works with you to develop healthy rhythms and goals. He's great at helping you work through things with great resources. He's knowledgeable and respects going at your own pace. It's been a great experience with Dr. McTighe so far!

Written by S.T. on Nov 12, 2017 after therapy with Adam for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Adam is caring!

Written by C.A. on Sep 04, 2017 after therapy with Adam for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

Dr. McTighe is the best, he really listens and gives me tons of solutions. He is a great listener and I feel is genuinely concerned about my well-being. He is helping me deal with my life and come out from this time a healthier person

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