Areinia Adams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working within the mental health field since 2009. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2013 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The City College of New York. Areinia is a candidate for AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervision.
Areinia has extensive experience working with adults, children, and families providing therapy in homes, in communities, and in outpatient agencies through community-based services. She has experience conducting clinical assessments and group therapy and is experienced treating anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, marital and family issues, self-esteem issues, schizophrenia, Borderline personality disorder, substance use, self-harm, and behavioral disorders.
Areinia believes that therapy should be non-judgmental and person-centered. She believes it should be a place where the client/families and the therapist can work together to identify triggers, understand what has or what has not worked in the past, and find new solutions for solving issues they experience. She uses Solution Focused Therapy and has experience using modalities such as Illness Management Recovery, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She works with the client/families to decrease or eliminate damaging behaviors that may create a barrier to recovery, and she seeks to distinguish strengths and weaknesses as a part of the recovery process. She believes that individuals are impacted by the people they interact with on a daily basis, and she uses a family therapy systemic approach.
In addition to outpatient therapeutic services, Areinia is a counselor with the Life Care Team at her church and is a facilitator of the Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) assessment providing premarital classes and counseling.
Areinia likes to laugh and have fun and is known to always find something positive in every situation. She enjoys watching others appreciate life and has been known to take the party with her everywhere she goes. She has been told by others that she is trustworthy, empathetic, positive, honest, encouraging and genuine. Areinia loves baking and decorating cakes, spending time with her family, singing, dancing and traveling.
Areinia was born in Queens, New York and moved to England at 6 months old where she was raised for the next 4 years then moved to Sacramento, California until age 6 when the family moved back to New York City where she spent the next 20 years. Throughout those years she met her high school sweetheart who was also a childhood friend, and they moved to Raleigh, North Carolina and were married in 2005. She and her husband have 2 daughters and 2 dogs. Areinia loves what she does and has a passion for helping people live life to their fullest potential.
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