ADAM WADE-GARRETT, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, Contracted
Adam graduated from Western Seminary’s Portland Campus in Fall of 2020, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and received specialized training in working with issues relating to faith and spirituality.
Since graduating, Adam has been employed with Columbia River Mental Health Services (CRMHS) where he has worked with individuals experiencing a great diversity of therapy needs, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, career indecision, identity development and spiritual issues. He has also received specialized training in working with ADHD, which he has utilized to notable success in the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder during his time at Columbia River.
Adam works with individuals ages 13 and older and prefers to take a brain-based, friendly and light-hearted approach to counseling.
He is just as likely to tell someone that their low self-esteem comes from “chronic disruptions to 5-HTP utilization in the anterior cingulate gyrus” as he is to tell them that their view of themselves is “broken like a McDonald’s ice cream machine.” He particularly enjoys working with individuals who are actively seeking after a sense of meaning or purpose and there’s nothing in counseling that lights him up quite like watching someone discover and embrace “that thing” they were built to do.
Forever a card-carrying geek (he actually does have a card, you should ask him to show it to you sometime), Adam prefers to spend his free time playing Magic: The Gathering or Dungeons & Dragons when he isn’t sampling his partner’s latest Keto concoction or overusing his toddler’s name to make up for the fact that he spent the first 11 months of his life jokingly calling him “Poopy Budrickson” and now he won’t respond to his actual name.
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