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Meet Rebecca Adams, MA, LMFT

Rebecca believes that therapy does not always have to be serious and negative. She enjoys laughing in sessions and helping you connect with what gives you life and meaning. She’s not one to focus on all of the things that could be wrong with you, but is more interested in what is right with you, what strengths that you have that will help you overcome the difficulties that you are faced with.

Rebecca’s therapeutic super power is validation. She believes that your emotions and experiences are valid, whatever they are.  Rebecca’s philosophy is that your story matters, and you matter. She can dive into reflection and processing or she can wade with you from the shallow end so you can get a feel for what therapy is all about.

Rebecca’s hope is that when you finish therapy, you will have more self-compassion, more self-awareness, and new skills to help you cope with whatever challenges you are facing. Rebecca helps you make peace with your past so that painful memories or triggers don’t derail you.

Rebecca has a relaxed, gentle, creative approach. She doesn’t believe in “one-size-fits-all” therapy approaches. Rebecca has training in various evidence based therapeutic approaches, but does not want to stick to a method or protocol if it’s not working for you. Rebecca invites feedback and collaboration at every stage of the process.

Rebecca founded Elevate Counseling Center, LLC in 2017 after working in the mental health field since 2005. When not at work, Rebecca keeps busy with her husband and three children. She enjoys writing, reading, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and finding ways to be creative and active.

Services provided

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EMDR for trauma and anxiety

Adult ADHD Therapy

Anxiety/ Depression Counseling

Couples Counseling

Individual Counseling for Relationship Concerns

Clinical Supervision (for LMFT track therapists)

Education and License
Professional Training
Career Overview
Insurance Accepted

2005 Bachelors of Science Psychology/Minor Sociology | Iowa State University

2009 Masters of Arts Marriage and Family Therapy | Argosy University, MN

2015 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | State of MN

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses and Traumatic Memory (2016, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Individuals and Groups (2016, DBT Associates)

Childhood Trauma and Attachment (2014, Daniel Hughes)

Bridging the Couples Chasm (2015, Gottman Institute)

Solution Focused Brief Couples Therapy (2014, AAMFT)

Discernment Counseling: Couples on the Brink, Basic Training (2017, Doherty)

Adult ADHD Focused Couples Therapy (2017, Pera & Robin)

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (2020, Midwest Center for EMDR)

Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (2020, MN Center for EFT)

Adaptive Internal Relational Network (AIR Network) for Complex trauma and dissociation (2021)

The Flash Technique for intense traumatic memories (2022)

2005 Youth Counselor for Children at a Residential Treatment Center

2006 Residential Counselor for Teens at a Chemical Health Residential Facility

2007 Behavior Therapist for preschoolers with Autism

2008 Graduate Intern therapist at an Adolescent Day Treatment

2009-2011 Mental Health Practitioner for Young Adults in a Housing and Employment Program

2011-2015 Individual, family and marriage counselor at an outpatient clinic. Led skills groups at schools and in clinic.

2015-2016 Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for a residential treatment center for teenagers experiencing suicidal thoughts, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and family conflict.

2017: Founded Elevate Counseling Center


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