Susan  Adams
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Susan Adams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Arizona Accepting Online
Updated November 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Susan Adams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Arizona. Susan works individually with adults of all ages who are looking for support and guidance in their personal, professional, relational, or spiritual growth. Clients often find themselves lost under the pressures of daily life and may be seeking a better approach to understanding their own strengths, needs, and desires. Susan’s grounded, compassionate and explorative approach provides a gentle, yet direct presence, creating a sense of calmness and security as clients find a deeper connection to self, others, and their environment.

Having an extensive background working in the field of mental health, Susan began her journey working with students in the field of special services, then spent years working in the field of addiction. Learning from her clients, Susan became curious about how a person’s early traumatic experiences affected that person’s adult life. This curiosity began a lifelong dedication to helping others find their true path in life. Beginning with more traditional CBT, DBT, and EMDR training, Susan then explored the realm of higher consciousness through yoga training and meditation practices. Bringing these mind-body-spiritual practices to everyday life has been the greatest gift to Susan’s clients. As a result, Susan offers the treasures of some of the most advanced and well researched transformational therapies, such as IFS and AEDP.

Understanding the benefits of traditional, complimentary, or alternative methods of healing allow for flexibility and creativity within the therapeutic process and treatment outcome. This approach goes beyond the standard evidence-based theoretical models and provides an integrative, holistic healing modality that offers a caring and supportive environment for lasting change and transformation.

At this time, Susan is offering remote therapy only.


Message to clients

My approach is collaborative and holistic. I provide the space for you to share, reflect, and evaluate the changes that you wish to make in your life. My role in the therapeutic process is to hold you in the highest regard, offer the tools to allow change to happen, and to witness your journey in a very profound way. At times, it may seem repetitious and boring. Other times will seem magical and awe-inspiring. But, whatever the method, the goal is to have the outcome that is best suited for you, and to give you the experience of transformation that feels natural and loving.

One of the reasons I knew that I was taking the right path in a helping profession, was because of how the Social Work profession believes that life's experiences are just as important (and maybe even more important) as achieving a higher education or completing professional training. The decision to work on yourself may feel scary. Perhaps there are many obstacles and challenges to overcome. But having real-life challenges, or taking a less-traveled path, can provide you with the sometimes painful but necessary opportunities to learn experientially. I am happy to provide the support and guidance as you begin your journey into the unknown!


Specialties

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Susan Adams is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (60min)
  • Initial session: $155 (60min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

There is a $5.00 Discount if you pay by Zelle or ApplePay.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2008 - Present
Marc Community Center, Clinical, 2007 - 2008
Phoenix Interfaith Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2003 - 2007
Treatment Assessment Screening Center, Clinician & Admin Support, 2002 - 2003
Southwest Behavioral Health, Clinician, 2000 - 2002

International Association of Yoga Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist, 2017
UC San Diego School of Medicine, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Training (MBCT), 2017
Chopra Center for Well Being , Certified Vedic Educator, 2013
EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, EMDR Part II Certificate of Completion , 2006
Arizona State University School of Social Work, Clinical Social Work (MSW), 2000


Licensure

Arizona: LCSW11766

Colorado: CSW.09925303

Texas: LCSW69299

Oregon: L12824


Languages

English