Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+
Mary D’Adam, LPC, CADC uses a non-judgmental, strengths-based approach in her work with all clients. Mary believes that an authentic, therapist-client relationship is vital to the success of the therapeutic change process and is diligent in creating an atmosphere that facilitates this connection in her therapy room.
Mary received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Illinois State University, an Associate’s degree in Addiction Studies from Moraine Valley Community College and her graduate degree in Clinical Counseling from Governors State University. Mary has worked in residential treatment programs for adolescents struggling with addiction and involved in the criminal justice system as well as youth at risk of homelessness. Mary has also worked in community mental health providing services to adults. Mary has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults, individuals struggling with substance use disorders and survivors of traumatic experiences.
In therapy, Mary utilizes a client centered, attachment-based approach. She maintains a trauma-informed lens and a holistic mindset when conceptualizing client needs. Mary is committed to collaboration between herself and her clients, genuinely believing that they are the experts on their own lives. Mary integrates a variety of techniques from ACT, DBT, REBT, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, reality therapy and systems theory to guide clients towards better understanding themselves and their capacity for change.