Martie Adams, LISW

Martie Adams is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works with individuals and couples who want to live full, responsible, wholehearted lives. Martie relates to clients from many backgrounds and is able to assess and work with a variety of issues. Her approach is eclectic. She relies on the work and research of Dr. Brené Brown and is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF.) She uses experiential methods as well as Terrence Real’s Relational Life Therapy™. Her areas of specialization include relationship issues and recovery from addiction, codependency, and trauma, as well as living with and managing anxiety, depression, and ordinary challenges of life.

Martie helps her clients to explore what stands in the way of having the lives they want. She teaches them skills and new ways of thinking that help them achieve greater satisfaction in life and in relationships. She is respectful and direct in naming what needs to be addressed.

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph. D, LMSW. Brené has spent the past 12 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. The primary focus of the work is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

Relational Life Therapy™ highlights a couple’s dysfunctions and teaches skills for repair and reconnection. Respectful communication helps couples to be more honest and authentic: there is nothing that cannot be said in a respectful way.

Martie is also certified as a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP) of psychodrama and as a trainer and practitioner of Psychodramatic Bodywork®. She is certified at the Masters Level in Terrence Real’s model of Relational Life Therapy™. Martie’s work is informed by her education, her training, her professional experience, including her work at Hazelden in New York City, and by her own life experiences.

Martie graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in English and from Columbia University School with a Masters of Science in Social Work.

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