Irina Adams, LCSW
About Irina Adams
I am a licensed therapist and for the last ten years I’ve helped people regain a sense of safety and joy after their lives were hijacked by disturbing life experiences, such as war trauma, combat stress, grief and loss, sexual assault, developmental trauma, childhood abuse, and domestic/family/community violence. I provide in-person and online (video) individual psychotherapy, couples’ therapy, pre-marital counseling as well as assertiveness training and career coaching. Depression, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, grief/loss, parental skills, relationship and marital discord, military/veterans and women’s issues are some of the problems I specialize in my practice. My treatment style is rooted in psychodynamic and client-centered approaches with a focus on building trust and authentic rapport and addressing my client’s unique concerns.
To help people find balance, self-compassion and reclaim their lives from the grips of trauma I use therapy approaches that best address their unique needs. These include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (a fancy term for a highly effective trauma treatments with an 80% success rate), psychodynamic, CBT, CPT, and Gottman Couples Therapy. I am a certified and registered Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provider (EMDRIA Member ID 430818230) and am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the state of Texas and in the state of North Carolina. An experiences US Air Force clinician and veteran, I’m keenly attuned to the unique needs of military members, veterans, first responders and helping-professionals, and how issues related to military trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, survivor guilt and family reintegration can affect their well-being.
Our life tends to get busy and overwhelming, with many things standing on the way of giving yourself the gift of self-compassion - therapy. With multiple pressing priorities and competing responsibilities, we often feel that we don’t have a choice but to put it off. That's why I provide individual couples’ therapy, pre-marital counseling as well as assertiveness training and career coaching in person and ONLINE. ONLINE therapy (also called internet counseling, e-counseling, tele-medicine, telehealth or video counseling) offers you the CHOICE, FLEXIBILITY and CONVENIENCE without spreading yourself thin, fighting busy traffic and the hassle of trying to fit it into your schedule. My goal is to ensure that depending on your current life circumstances YOU HAVE THE CHOICE and the opportunity to get help WHEN YOU NEED IT. Whether you choose to meet with me in person or online in the comfort of your own home or office, I will meet you where you are. If you have questions or are not sure if online therapy is right for you, please feel free to get in touch with me and I will be glad to answer your questions.
Whether your challenges are recent or longstanding, whether you are seeking to improve your mood, relationships, or ability to cope with difficult emotions, seeking help is a difficult yet courageous choice. If your lifepath has brought you to a crossroad, or into uncharted territory that makes it hard to move forward or find a new direction, effective therapy can help you regain hope and restore your quality of life. Together we will create a safe place where you can focus on your individual needs while rediscovering your strengths and regaining your footing in life. I would be honored to walk with you in this journey of healing and growth, supporting you as you explore restorative paths toward hope and wellbeing; In other words, Your Life on a Higher Path…
SpecialtiesMilitary, Relationship Issues, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdults, Seniors
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Gottman Method, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused
IssuesAnger Management, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Infidelity, Introversion, Marital / Premarital, Military, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues