Adele holds a Master’s in Social Work, with a specialization in mental health treatment, from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. Adele is certified clinical supervisor for the state of Virginia. She has extensive history, and the honor, of working with unique populations to include trauma survivors, the incarcerated, the LGBTQ+ community, the oncology community, and couples with intimacy challenges. She is a sought after public speaker and writer on topics such as trauma, attachment, intimacy, and mindfulness. Adele seeks to be creative in her practice and speaking engagements by sharing practical examples and tangible skills to utilize. She attempts to meet others where they are and journey with them as they recognize their own potential. Adele strongly believes an important part of her job is to help people heal and empower them to have healthy relationships with others, themselves, and the Divine. She is a brain science nerd and whole-person healing enthusiast.
Learning to claim sanctuary is something I started practicing very young, like age six. Today, it is my deep honor not only to teach my clients how to claim their own sanctuary but to hold prepared space for their healing. I want my client's to know that they are held dear. That FAITH in their journey entered their healing space before the voice of pain and oppression ever had a chance to steal it. That I will partner with them. Trust them. Will offer them space to claim sanctuary, even if only for 50 minutes. And maybe, it will become familiar and begin to invade other minutes of their day, their life. Their hope.
Peace - Joy - Clarity
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