Dr. Kathleen Adams

Psychologist , PhD , CGP

(361) 596-3981
Pain exists to make us pay attention. Trying desperately not to hurt, we compromise our integrity, our hearts and our sense of self, on some misguided mission to be invulnerable, to please, to care-take, or just to belong...Somewhere along the way, our vision of ourselves loses focus. Therapy can help create a new template for living. Research shows us that the brain can actually re-wire itself in the context of a secure relationship, developing new capacities for self-soothing, obtaining perspective, and being intimate. I believe that all suffering bears embedded gifts, if we look hard enough.
A clinical child psychologist, I love working with pre-teen and adolescent girls who are struggling to establish a sense of self. I also work with Asperger's youngsters 8 and above. I provide support for parents of RAD children, and do long term group and individual therapy with adults.
My adult long term psychotherapy groups specialize in chronic shock and are particularly helpful (1, Monday nights) to people who don't exactly know what they are feeling or (2, Tuesday nights) to people who are overwhelmed with too many feelings.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Dr. Kathleen Adams now - (361) 596-3981

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 1976
  • License No. and State: 21596 Texas

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Dr. Kathleen Adams's groups

I don't know what I feel

A group designed to teach self-awareness and learning about feeling. Many members of this group communicate best with art and find putting feelings into words difficult. Members typically stay for at least several years in their quest to know themselves better and develop intimacy in their lives.

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I feel too much

Most members of this group are overwhelmed by feelings and have a deep commitment to personal growth. Deprivation and/or trauma characterizes their backgrounds. Exploring the meaning of sadness and anxiety is an important focus, as is developing self-awareness about self-sabotaging patterns. Members typically stay in this group 5-7 years or more as they continue to grow.

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Lessons from pandora's box

A personal/professional growth environment for therapists that meets 8 mo a year; we read exciting articles and work deeply on our therapy skills. We have been together for about 8 years but welcome new members as old ones graduate and start their own growth groups for therapists.

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Location

3355 Bee Caves Rd
Apt. 611
AustinTexas 78746
(361) 596-3981
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Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD

Issues:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues

Mental Health:

  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age:

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 10 Jan 2013