Jessica  Adam
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Jessica Adam

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Portland Accepting In-person
Updated January 24, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQIA+ topics
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Identity development
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Jess Adam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist who works primarily with individuals and families. She welcomes clients who are exploring their sexuality, individuals experiencing perfectionism getting in the way of the life they want to lead, and couples and families looking to create effective communication in their relationship with each other. Jess strives to create an anti-opressive, intersectional and trans-affirming environment for all clients during therapy, and is actively learning and striving to deconstruct those barriers.

Jess enjoys helping the clients she works with establish and develop their sense of purpose in life, both in their professional and relational trajectory and their everyday actions. She is skilled in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which she uses to help clients foster acceptance of difficult situations and learn to tolerate distress. In addition to her private practice, Jessica also teaches yoga and mindfulness classes and utilizes the principles from these practices in her private sessions.

Jess is dedicated to ensuring her clients see progress during their time in treatment, and continually checks in to set goals and determine ways to work towards them. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I consult and work with individuals and couples who are wanting to make changes in their lives. I understand how change works – it takes time, commitment, and uncomfortable conversations to lean towards that which one hopes for, values, and wants to commit to. My style is direct; therapy with me isn’t going to always be comfortable. And yet, it will be less uncomfortable than what led you to start therapy.

I pull from a narrative approach. This lens acknowledges each of us has innate resources, but these strengths may, at times, be discounted or overlooked in favor of dominant story lines that have taken precedent. I support individuals in facilitating conversations that help them see themselves as separate from the problems and obstacles they are up against, giving space for different narratives and possibilities. In other words, I am here to listen about what got you here and support you in going where you want to go.

​I like to say that my job is to work myself out of job. Clients who seek out working with me are ones who, again, have a part of them who are looking to make changes and experience life differently in some way, to get to know themselves differently in some type of way, in the midst of being uncertain with what that looks like.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

LGBTQIA+ topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11-6pm
  • Tue 11-6pm
  • Wed 10-4pm
  • Thu 8-2pm
  • Fri 10-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Portland practice
Portland , Portland, Maine 04101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Antioch University Los Angeles, MA, 2015
Duke University, BA, 2009


Licensure

Massachusetts: 11362

Maine: MF6889

Massachusetts: 1765


Languages

English


Publications