Jessica Adam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Somerville, MA who works primarily with couples and young adults in their 20s and 30s. She welcomes clients who are exploring their sexuality, individuals experiencing perfectionism getting in the way of the life they want to lead, and couples looking to create effective communication in their relationship with each other.
Jessica enjoys helping the individuals and couples 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 at Harvard and MIT, and utilizes the principles from these practices in her private sessions.
Jessica 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.
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Antioch University Los Angeles, MA, 2015
Duke University, BA, 2009