Miriam Adams LICSW, BCD
I treat anxiety disorders and OCD, including perinatal (pregnancy-related and post-partum) anxiety and OCD, both in-office and by video telehealth. I provide supervision to psychology and social work interns, training with Boston Behavioral Medicine in Brookline, MA, and consultation in OCD assessment and treatment to independently licensed clinicians. Approximately 50% of my clients carry a diagnosis of OCD. I am particularly adept at working longterm with clients who have had intensive ERP and ACT treatment in a residential or intensive outpatient program, and then need ongoing or intermittent outpatient therapy to maintain their high level of functioning.
I treat co-occurring depression and anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, simple phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. I use ERP and ACT approaches to focus on reducing compulsions or safety behaviors that are part of OCD and the co-occurring anxiety disorders. I may use behavioral medicine, polyvagal approaches, motivational interviewing and behavioral activation to address depression and anxiety. I collaborate with my client to decide where to begin focusing treatment, though typically depressive symptoms need to be addressed to some extent before client’s can engage well in ERP treatment for OCD.
I have been treating anxiety disorders and depression in my private practice since 2005, and OCD using ERP since 2016. I received behavioral medicine training in mind-body approaches for treating stress and anxiety, with Boston Behavioral Medicine, in 2008-09. In 2016 I attended the BTTI trainings in ERP treatment for OCD through the IOCDF. In 2020 I worked with the telemental health company NOCD where I trained in using telehealth approaches in the assessment and treatment of OCD. In 2019 I took a 30 hour training in ACT, and I take 30 hours of CEU training annually in OCD-related approaches.
My private practice is LGBTQIA+ affirming. Approximately 25% of my clients identify as such. I welcome clients of diverse racial, ethnic, national, cultural, religious, and spiritual backgrounds and beliefs.