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Enliven Psychotherapy
970 Raymond Ave. Suite 102
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Adam is a licensed psychotherapist, and co-owner of Enliven Psychotherapy. Adam is currently full-time in private practice at Enliven Psychotherapy, working with individuals and families utilizing an attachment, trauma-informed lens.

He has a special interest in working clinically with culturally diverse families. His caseloads have recently included individuals from Chinese, Russian, African American, Ethiopian, and Jewish cultures.

Adam frequently serves as a consultant and speaker on areas related to adolescent development, creating safe and supportive school environments, and the integration of the arts and mental health.

He served as Executive Artistic Director of blank slate theatre for over 10 years, collaborating with culturally and ability diverse youth to produce theatre pieces focusing on themes of mental health and social change. While at blank slate theatre, Adam conceived and oversaw the award-winning, youth-written, and youth-performed play, Disordered [thy name is teenager], and also served as Conference Chair of “Safe Schools, Safe Students Conference” in Bloomington, MN.

When not at Enliven, Adam enjoys practicing yoga, watching Pixar movies, and eating Thai food.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, graduating PACC Co-hort 2015

Practice Focus:
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Adoption Identity
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Sexual Abuse (Perpetrator)

Treatment Modalities:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Circle of Security
Play Therapy

Conducts professional Chemical Health Assessments



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