Hello and thank you for exploring our website. I am the owner here at Lakeside and we are pleased to help you meet your goals and live your best life.
I am originally from New York, having lived on Long Island and in various areas of upstate New York as well. I married and raised my children while attending graduate school part time to earn my master’s degree.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2005 at the age of 39. I opened my private practice in 2015 and I saw that most of the emotional problems that people face seem to be connected to a traumatic event at some point in the past. I became very interested in how our brains work to process and store information and memories, especially traumatic memories, and how we can update the way memories are stored, which then changes the way we feel about them.
My clinical work is limited to short term (2-6), intensive sessions using Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is an evidence-based form of therapy that is effective for traumatic responses such as PTSD or acute distress, anxiety and grief. It helps to update the way your brain stores the memory and visually sees the event, and this significantly decreases the emotional responses to the event. It is a relatively pain free method that makes positive changes in as little as one session. You can learn more about ART here- https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/what-is-art/
As I do not see people for long term or weekly sessions, many of the people I see have other therapists they work with on a regular basis and see me if they feel “stuck” in an emotional state as a result of an event in their lives. Sessions with me tend to run 90 minutes- 2 ½ hours long. Before scheduling an appointment, let’s chat a bit and make sure this type of therapy is a good fit for you. Please call me at 386-333-9717, ext 501.
State University of New York at Albany, Master of Social Welfare, Clinical Concentration
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida (SW9333), Qualified Supervisor for Social Workers seeking licensure in Florida
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, (NBCCH #3758)
Master Level- Accelerated Resolution Therapy Clinician
Please ask about Patricia Adams’ availability when you contact the office for an appointment.