Welcome and congratulations in taking the first step in the journey towards growth and empowerment for you and your family. My name is Justine Adelman, LMFT, and I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Whether you or your family member is struggling with anxiety, trauma, child-parent relational issues, anger management, behavior issues, parenting struggles, grief/loss, autism, ADHD, OCD or postpartum depression to name a few, we are in this together.
My passion is in helping children, adolescents and families. I believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and I would love to be part of your village. I use a family-systems approach in which I help you and your child work together to better communicate. I utilize evidenced-based practices such as Play Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Parenting Practices and Infant Massage. I love to support people with building on their own strengths.
I earned my Master of Science degree from California State University, Los Angeles, where I double majored in Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling. I have worked in elementary, middle and high school settings, in non-profit mental health clinics and residential treatment centers. I have worked with children as young as a few days old as well as teenagers and parents. I would love to work together to support you and your family, too.