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Adam Kaufman(He/Him/His)

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New YorkCalifornia
Anxiety - Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- Relationship issues-Mind-body connection-Life purpose & meaning-

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Professional statement

Adam Kaufman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working remotely in California and New York. Adam is passionate about helping individuals and couples from the Millennial and Gen X age groups. Many of Adam’s clients feel overwhelmed when they’re trying to find a sense of well-being while juggling their careers, partners, children, and more. They feel like their attention is getting pulled in every direction, leaving them physically and emotionally exhausted. This might leave them in an existential crisis, or numb to their emotions through addictions or unhealthy behaviors. Turning to therapy, they seek a feeling of purpose and a way to live a healthier life.

Adam’s approach to working with clients is active and empathetic. He helps clients learn how to rewrite the patterns that hold them back from feeling present with themselves or connected to others. Adam practices mindfulness-based therapy combined with Internal Family Systems Therapy. Clients also learn more about what’s important to them through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which emphasizes the role of values in a person’s life, steering them toward their own unique north star.

Adam earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and has over 10 years of experience working as a clinician. His own journey of growth/development allows him to connect with others who seek fulfillment and peace in their lives.


Message to clients

I’ve been a psychotherapist for over ten years. I was trained in a variety of techniques while doing graduate work at NYU, and I draw upon my knowledge of psychology, life coaching, and meditation traditions to help people move forward on their unique life paths. Unlike the stereotypical therapist who only listens and nods his head while you tell him about your childhood, my style is engaged and focused on what you need now. We may do some analysis of what’s happened to you in the past, but more often we focus more on present problems, solutions, and goals.

While working with me, people experience both internal and external shifts. I offer a safe space for you to be yourself; it is from that place that healing and growth can best happen. We’ll stay focused on what you need.

Whether we’re working on decreasing your anxiety, improving your romantic life, or helping you make a major life change like quitting your job, our work together will help you build confidence and start trusting your own intuition more.

My varied experiences (from my NYC birthplace to Peace Corps in Bangladesh to adventures at Burning Man) have shown me how human beings struggle and thrive. Along the way, I’ve had many teachers who have supported me on my personal growth journey. I hope to be a positive influence on your path as well.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years


New York University, Master of Social Work, 2010

Licensure

California: 66398 - New York: 082935

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in CA)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in CA)
  • All Savers Insurance Company (in-network in CA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim (in-network in CA)
  • Health Plans Inc. (in-network in CA)
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in CA)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources) (in-network in CA)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in CA)
  • Optum (in-network in CA)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in CA)
  • Surest (formerly Bind) (in-network in CA)
  • UMR (in-network in CA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in CA)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in CA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in CA)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna) (in-network in CA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $250
  • Couples sessions:$275 (50min)

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