Benjamin Adamson, MA

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree:

  • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy – Richmont Graduate University
  • BS in Psychology – University of Georgia

License:

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist- GA- #000539
  • Associate Professional Counselor – GA-#006034

Specialized Training:

  • PREPARE/ENRICH®

 

In life, I try to be genuine and practical. I bring this same approach to the counseling office. Calm and steady seems to be the best posture in the face of crisis. Reducing distressing symptoms is necessary and helpful in counseling; however, my goal is to help clients identify and address the deeper desires and fears that are fueling those symptoms.

When it comes to relationships, and especially marriage, sometimes our expectations are different than the reality we experience. Often, we don’t realize we have expectations until we feel disappointment. How you navigate these disappointments can have a significant impact on the relationship. Do you let bitterness and resentment take over? Or choose hope and put in the effort to work through the disappointment?

Most of my clients are couples who are experiencing some level of disappointment in the marriage. What I have noticed is that no two couples experience or deal with disappointment in the same way. Each relationship is unique. However, one thing that is common to all is that they realize they want things to be different. Some of the issues that I work the most with include: affairs, communication difficulties, perpetual conflict, and pre-marital or newlywed counseling.

Counseling is highly relational. I believe that one of the most important factors in having a successful outcome in counseling, is the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client. I realize I am not the counselor for everyone, if it doesn’t feel like a good fit I will help you find someone who is.

As a Georgia Bulldog, I earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Georgia. I went on to earn a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Richmont Graduate University and then join the team at Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. as an Associate Therapist. I practice under the direction and supervision of Michael Sytsma (PhD, LPC, CST, CSAS, CPCS).

Outside of the counseling office, I enjoy going on adventures with my wife Sarah, and browsing the aisles of any sporting goods store.