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Adam Smith, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Click here to make an appointment with Adam
Adam @forSelfActualization.com
708-529-8485

Accepting New Clients

Daytime, Evening Availability & Video Counseling

  • Sliding Scale: starting at $60 per session 

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO 

  • Blue Choice PPO, Traditional Blue, or Basic Blue.

  • Out of Network

Adam Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Counseling Psychology
Degree from Trinity Christian College. Adam focuses on empowering his clients by helping
them discover the reasoning behind their thought patterns and emotions, therefore helping the
client’s mind work for them and not against them. Adam specializes in work with clients
struggling with addictions, families, couples, and child/adolescents.

“Hello, and welcome to my profile! If you are looking for some tools to use to assist in the
challenges that life throws at you, or need a listening ear to help you work through a difficult
situation, I am here for you. My goal as a therapist is to provide a space for you to confront
challenges that normally seem insurmountable, as I view that therapy should be ‘the most
comfortable place face uncomfortable challenges in.’ I will work with you to make that mountain
feel like a molehill, and help you take pride in your accomplishments when you summit it!

I also specialize in helping clients make their emotions and their thoughts work for them; to
make emotions not something that you feel you have to fight or suppress, but tools to use to
achieve your goals and solve your problems! I have experience in helping individuals dealing
with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, grieving, low confidence, and communication
issues. I look forward to having the chance to meet with you and assist in your journey towards
achieving self-actualization and the place in life that you want your mind to be in! If in our work
together you feel I am not a good fit, I will happily assist in helping find the options you need to
take to get the mental healthcare you deserve!”

Top Specialties

  • Identity/Self-Discovery

  • Depression

  • Interpersonal Issues

  • Struggling with Addictions

  • Emotional Management

 

Participants

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families

Client Focus Age

  • Preteen

  • Teen

  • Adults

  • Elders (65+)

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Committal Therapy (ACT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Systems Therapy Approach

Communities

  • Gay Allied

  • Lesbian Allied

  • Bisexual Allied

  • Transgender Allied

Expertise

  • Addictions

  • Behavioral Management

  • Coping Skills

  • Crisis Management

  • Emotional Management

  • Family Counseling

  • Grief

  • Men’s Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma and PTSD

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