About Adam

Adam A. Neal, M.A., AMFT (Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #108784) has worked in the community agency setting as well as the educational setting, providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults managing issues ranging from depression and anxiety to sexual abuse and spiritual crises. Most recently, he served California Lutheran University's Community Counseling Services as a full-time clinician, educational presenter, and outreach coordinator through a grant from the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts. He provided individual and conjoint psychotherapy to those impacted by the Thomas or Woolsey wildfires of 2017-2018, including trauma assessment and processing. As an educational presenter, he had the honor to present on mental health topics such as mindfulness, mental health first aid, trauma, and secondary trauma to such organizations as 2-1-1, Interface Children & Family Services, Jewish Family Services, the LA Woolsey Long-term Recovery Group, the Ventura Long-term Recovery Group, Ventura Unified School District, the Coalition for Family Harmony, the Conejo Coalition for Youth & Families, and Oxnard Family Circle.

 

Adam previously served as a mental health clinician for the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, working with the post-incarceration population as a psychotherapist and case manager. Adam completed his master of arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology at Sofia University (f/k/a The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in Palo Alto, CA, with an additional certificate in Creative Expression, and he currently serves as adjunct faculty, teaching courses such as Human Sexuality, Systems Theory and Application, Transpersonal Theory & Literature, and Critical Thinking & Scholarly Writing.

 

Adam is a magna cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, having earned his B.A. in both English and Theatre. He has contributed writing to The Therapist (July/August 2019), Connections (San Fernando Valley CAMFT newsletter), the AAMFT-CA newsletter, Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, TravelLady.com, and AssociatedContent.com. In addition, he has sold creative writing for multiple greeting cards to American Greetings and has contributed writing for use in statewide standardized tests through Inksplash, an educational publishing company based in New York City. Adam served as the associate editor of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine and managing director of the Alternative Therapists Directory (now the Wellness Providers Network), both founded by psychotherapist, author, and educator Stanley Siegel

 

Adam has been the editor of four books, including a compilation of essays by mental health professionals regarding sexuality, How Sex Heals, as well as the final edition of the TOOLBOX Primer by Dovetail Learning, an educational company based in Sebastopol, CA. He has also served as editor of several master's theses and doctoral dissertations, mainly in the areas of psychology and business administration. Adam is passionate about supporting individuals in their growth, especially in the areas of sexuality and spirituality.

  • Depression, Anxiety, and Panic Disorders

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Sexual Counseling, Kink Positivity & Support

  • Separation, Divorce, and Family Cohesion

  • Sexual Abuse & Self-empowerment

  • Spiritual Growth & Support

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Esteem Building & Exploration

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Counseling

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBTQIA Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement 

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