Mariana Adame, MA, LPC
Hi! My name is Mariana Adame and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelors degree in Psychology and continued training at Texas State University where I earned a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Connecting with individuals throughout very tender and fragile parts of their lives has been an incredible privilege that I do not take for granted.
Therapy with my clients focuses on exploring factors, that may have contributed to our current issues, such as emotional hardships and trauma, change or transitions, not having a space to talk about feelings, family of origin issues, or childhood hardships. However, therapy does not always focus on “the bad”. There are also many strengths, values, and beliefs within my clients that are important to highlight and use throughout the therapy journey.
During sessions, my goal is that my clients have a corrective emotional experience by discussing whatever has occurred in their life, that got us to where they are today. My ultimate hope is that my clients leave session knowing that we can discuss hard topics, that we can practice vulnerability with ourselves and others, and know that someone is on their side, cheering them on, unconditionally.
The primary populations I work with are teens and adults surrounding issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, stress, and grief and loss. Other work has included volunteering with UT and Harvard where I oversaw the successful treatment of OCD via the LEAP Lab/FIRST Child Study and volunteering in a grief and loss children's camp via Hope Hospice in New Braunfels, Texas.