Jessica Adam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Somerville, MA who works primarily with young adults in their 20s and 30s. She welcomes clients who are experiencing anxiety around their transition in or out of college; those who are grappling with chronic or recent relationship issues; and individuals whose low sense of self-worth might be standing in the way of the life they want to lead.
Jessica enjoys helping her clients establish and develop their sense of purpose in life, both in their professional 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); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
College 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
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Yoga - Utilizing specific movements, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to promote health, relaxation, and healing
LGBTQIA+ topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Antioch University Los Angeles, MA, 2015
Duke University, BA, 2009