Jessica  Adam

Jessica Adam

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts, MA
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Somerville Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • College mental health
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • LGBTQIA+ topics

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

The decision to come to therapy is a powerful one. Much of our culture speaks to our individuality and our ability to handle things on our own. I believe we are relational beings, always living our lives within some sort of relationship.

I am believer in the idea that “The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.”  I support individuals in facilitating conversations that help them separate and see themselves separate from the problems and obstacles they are up against, giving space for different narratives and possibilities.  With this, I am here to listen about what got you here and support you in going where you want to go.

With the current conditions of COVID, we’ve been faced with unusual living conditions that were not meant to completely adapt to- less social connection, overload of screen time, and loss of large social gatherings.  And, we all are experiencing this time together. I’m passionate about being a part of conversations with individuals to help be creative and learn the resources that can help individuals connect with their inherent resilience and commitments- to step into their preferred narrative for during this time. I am in solidarity with the BLM and racial justice movements, and encourage conversations around all of the societal stressors currently occurring in society.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

Somerville practice
53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

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


Languages

English