At a minimum, therapy needs to be a place where you feel encouraged to express an honest range of emotions and feelings. Therapy is an experience with the potential to also encourage dialogue of and exploration around thoughts and beliefs that are limiting for our lives, whether that be preventing us from making a decision and taking action we want, or changing a behavioral pattern or relationship dynamic that is no longer working the same way it used to.

During our time together, I can listen with empathy and compassion, or provide feedback and suggestions. If you are seeking specific tools and strategies, we can problem-solve together what might benefit you. If you aren’t sure what to talk about or where to start, I can help us get started with topics and questions for you to reflect on. Therapy may or may not feel straightforward, and part of my role is to help you navigate the process as it unfolds.

I frame all of psychotherapy within a broader sociopolitical context; systemic oppression means some people and identities are marginalized by how resources in society are structured, which undoubtedly has significant impact on mental and physical health. People with intersecting marginalized identities are the most impacted by systemic oppression. Psychotherapy has roots in white supremacy and patriarchical values; the frame within which I view the work I do is a feminist, experiential and psychodynamic lens that takes history into account.

Specialties for individuals 12+:

-LGBTQIA+ identities, including exploring sexual identity and identity politics

-LGBTQIA+ teenagers and coming out

-Eating disorders and disordered eating (binge-eating, restriction, binge / purge cycles)
-Trauma and Complex (childhood) trauma
-Emotion Regulation
-Body Acceptance and Fat Positivity  
-Anti-diet culture

1424 NE 155th St. #202

Shoreline, WA 98155



Sessions are being conducted virtually due to pandemic, through the rest of 2020.

I am usually able to respond to messages within 48 hours, Monday through Friday.

Location & Contact

Office hours

Monday: 1 - 6pm

Tuesday: 1 - 6pm

Wednesday: 1pm - 8pm

​​Thursday: 1 - 8pm

​Friday: 1pm - 5 pm

©2019 by Andrea J. Adams