Mark Adams, MA, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various community mental health settings since 1994. Mark has extensive experience working with issues of domestic disputes and high conflict. He has worked with adults to repair the damage and undo legacies of harmful behavior. Within the context of that work, Mark developed and co-facilitated a unique group for men dealing with issues of both abusive behavior and substance abuse. He also developed and implemented a specialized group for fathers that addressed the impact of adult domestic violence on children. Mark has also worked with survivors of violence to address trauma and to help them reclaim both autonomy and agency.
Mark’s approach to therapy is based upon a cognitive-behavioral foundation in which one attempts to understand how thinking impacts mood and behavior. From that foundation, Mark incorporates mindfulness-based interventions, self-compassion work, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – all tailored to fit the needs of each individual client. He is currently accepting new clients at our Poulsbo office location.