Irina Adams

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello, I am a licensed therapist and have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for over six years. My services include individual and couples’ therapy, pre-marital counseling, assertiveness and career couching. To that end, depression, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, grief/loss, parental skills, relationship improvement, veteran and women’s issues are some of the problems I address in my practice. My treatment style is rooted in psychodynamic and client-centered approaches that focus on building trust and authentic rapport and addressing my client’s unique concerns.
I specialize in treating conditions resulting from a wide range of traumatic experiences, including combat stress, sexual assault, developmental trauma, childhood abuse, domestic/family/community violence and grief. Unaddressed, trauma can cause chronic stress, anger, depression, anxiety, fatigue, addiction, low self-esteem and relationship issues. An experienced US Air Force clinician and veteran, I’m also keenly attuned to the unique needs of military members, first responders and their families, in addition to issues related to combat stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, survivor guilt and family reintegration.
My professional calling to support persons in times of crisis found its expression in my professional training and tenure as an Air Force Officer-Clinician, serving our military personnel, and culminated in my current private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kaplan University (now Perdue Global University), with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California (USC), with a concentration in Mental Health Services for Military Members and Families. I am a certified and registered Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provider (EMDRIA Member ID 430818230) and am licensed to practice in the state of Texas (license # 66151) and in the state of North Carolina (license #C011024).
Life is an exciting journey. Yet at times its path brings us to a crossroad, or into uncharted territory that makes it hard to move forward or find new direction. Whether your challenges are recent or longstanding, whether you are seeking to improve your mood, relationships, or the ability to cope with difficult emotions, seeking help is a difficult yet courageous choice. I would be honored to walk with you on this healing journey, supporting you as you explore restorative paths toward hope and wellbeing. Hope to work with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Russian


Licensing

LCSW #66151 (Expires: 2020-05-31)

LCSW #C011024 (Expires: 2019-06-30)