About Kitty

Psychotherapy is a second career for me, though I have always been motivated to help others.  My past career in nursing has helped  me to gain knowledge and many valuable experiences that have contributed towards this transition. As a psychotherapist I have specialized training in working with mothers, parents, domestic violence survivors, and children.  I frequently work with people having difficulty with panic attacks, depression, and anxiety driven issues.  I use evidenced-based approaches in my therapy to help you more effectively address personal life challenges, and my clients find good success in relieving those issues.

As a nurse I understand the stress that illness can bring to you and your family.  I have  worked with individuals with chronic pain issues such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  On a personal level, I relocated numerous times throughout the country and understand the difficulty that it brings.  And my experience raising a family helps me understand parents and children’s issues in a personal way.

Counseling provides a safe environment to explore thoughts and feelings in a nonjudgmental and nurturing space.  I’d love to work with you, helping you to discover and understand what is keeping you stuck or contributing to your struggles.  We will work towards finding your inner resources and building on your strengths so that you foster change and live a calm, happier, fulfilling life.

Education:
BA in Biology from the University of Missouri
RN from University of Missouri
Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from California State U.

Post degree training: 
Maternal Mental Health Certification of Completion from PSI (Postpartum Support International)
Domestic Violence Training/Certification
Domestic Violence Advocate Training/Certification
Edu-Play training/certification, Reflective Parenting Level 1.
PCIT  training
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

Professional Affiliations:
California Marriage and Family Therapy Association:  Long Beach-South Bay
California Marriage and Family Therapy Association:  Orange County
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Kitty Cleary Adamovic MS, RN
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
MFC53576