Adele Somma, LPCC
When we first come to therapy, oftentimes we are feeling disconnected from ourselves. Whether the conflict resides in an outside situation or inside our own mind and heart, whether short term or a long-time struggle, we may feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do next. A therapist can be a valuable companion on this journey.
My goal in therapy is to reconnect clients with their inner gifts and strengths. Rather than viewing ourselves as a set of problems to be “fixed,” we learn to regard ourselves as a whole person, capable of growth and change. Rather than looking outside for answers, we learn to uncover our essential wisdom from within. Regarding ourselves in this way is the foundation for genuine and lasting self-esteem.
I use a variety of evidenced based practices and tailor treatment to meet the individual needs of each client. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, as well as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I deeply believe in the importance of developing self-compassion for our past and present selves and using humor in the therapeutic process when appropriate.
Education and Professional Highlights:
Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health & Counseling from Villanova University, 2012
Licensed Professional Counselor in both New Mexico and Pennsylvania.
Issues and Therapy Types:
Extensive professional experience in working with adults struggling with addiction, codependency issues, compulsive behaviors, depression, anxiety, Coping Skills, Grief/Loss, Relationships, Self-Esteem / empowerment, Stress Management, Women’s Issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), LGBTQ+ Affirming, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Non-Religious, Spiritually-oriented