Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Ann Adams is a counselor who believes in the ability of the mind to understand and change behaviors, and in each person’s power to create the life they want. She helps clients and counselors start something new every day at Beginnings Counseling & Consulting, www.stephanieadamslpc.com.

  • Innovative Therapy

    Jul 14, 2011
    These last two weeks I’ve realized something: You don’t hear the words “innovate” and “therapy practice” together all that often. Yet the idea of being innovative is in all the marketing books, and most therapists tell me they are desperate to improve their marketing more effectively. Why, then, is it so hard for us to marry those two words?
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  • Termination

    May 03, 2011
    I’m moving in a month. My husband, a former Texas Aggie, is returning to the homeland to attend medical school. Which means I will be closing the door…leaving…terminating… the clients I have worked with at the Family Counseling Center.
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  • Extraneous Information Syndrome

    Mar 31, 2011
    I’m in a session with a client, and I’m gritting my teeth. It is becoming a familiar reaction to an ever more common problem: TMI. No, I’m not talking about hearing something awkward, although certainly that happens too. It’s not that the information is too much because it’s uncomfortable to hear; it’s too much because it’s just too much. I don’t need to know the backstory of how you obtained the family dog in order to understand that the kids aren’t taking responsibility for it. I don’t need to know what you ate at Thanksgiving dinner if the problem is that your ex-husband showed up uninvited. It’s just unnecessary.
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  • Fighting Death

    Feb 28, 2011
    Death is on the brain lately. Sounds cheerful, right? Makes you really want to keep reading, doesn’t it? It should. It happens to all of us. I was really lucky. My first experience with death, the one where I really got it, happened when I was 23. I had that many good years before putting together the reality that sometimes people we love leave us and never come back. It seems to have accelerated somewhat since then.
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  • Why Are We Not Returning Phone Calls?

    Feb 07, 2011
    Today North Texas has been declared an inclement weather zone. I called my clients yesterday to cancel, but some I emailed today to double-check. One of those I emailed I was slightly concerned about, because she seemed especially vulnerable to perceived rejection. On our very first session, she had confessed to being afraid I wasn’t interested in talking to her.
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