Mariel Adams, LICSW
Ms. Adams obtained her Bachelors in Psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst specializing in Clinical and Child/Adolescent Psychology. Following this, Ms. Adams completed her education and training at Simmons University where she obtained a Master’s in Clinical Social Work with a dual licensure in School Adjustment Counseling. She has experience providing individual counseling to clients ranging from toddlers to young adults, as well as counseling and coaching support to parents and families.
Ms. Adams has provided therapy for clients with a range of needs such as early developmental delays and specialized learning/communication needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Bipolar, PTSD, Brief and Chronic Psychotic disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other clinical needs.
Ms. Adams has worked in both public and residential schools providing individual and group therapy, early intervention services, in-home individual and family therapy, and clinical research settings. Her key clinical experience has been working individually with children and adolescents to help nurture and support their psychosocial development through psychoeducation, experiential skill building, and empirically based therapeutic methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, attachment based therapy, mindfulness, strengths-based and solution focused therapy, communication and social thinking skill building. In addition this, Ms. Adams utilizes movement, play, music, and art as well as group-based social and life skill building and practice. Clinical modalities are flexible and often used based on the individual, clinical needs, and goals.
Ms. Adams has experience working with clients who identify as neurodivergent, LGBTQIA, and holds a culturally inclusive and responsive practice providing a non-judgmental and accepting stance.