Education & Academic Accomplishments
Undergraduate: Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida
Graduate: Master’s of Science in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Master’s of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida
Pre-doctoral Internship: McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Post-doctoral Fellowship: OCD Institute for Children and Adolescents at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Research: 30 peer-reviewed research publications, 10 book chapters, and over 75 conference presentations or posters to date on OCD treatment effectiveness and underuse of exposure therapy
Awards: 2017 Marquis Who’s Who in American Psychology; 2016 American Psychological Association’s Most Distinguished Psychology Graduate Student in America; University of Florida I3 Graduate Student Mentoring Award; University of Florida Clinical & Health Psychology Nathan Perry Scientist-Practitioner Award; University of Florida Clinical & Health Psychology Jenny Sivinski Memorial Award for Community Service
Clinical Training & Interests
Adam’s interest in OCD and anxiety treatment stems back to the third day of his undergraduate training when he joined UF’s Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders then run by Dr. Eric Storch. Over the next 9 years, Adam would go from a clinical volunteer to the lead graduate student director of the clinical research lab. Adam’s love for the creativity and effectiveness of exposure therapy drove his passion, yet he recognized many therapists around the United States do not engage in exposure therapy and that despite being highly effective, some do not fully see a reduction in symptoms during exposure therapy. This led Adam to dedicate his academic and clinical career to understanding how to continue to increase access to and effectiveness of OCD and anxiety treatment. This led to him seeking training at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School to learn various modalities and strategies that can be used to increase treatment outcomes, such as integration Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He co-founded CBTeam in order to provide effective outpatient care for those across the lifespan struggling with OCD and anxiety and create an atmosphere of collaboration and multimodality care so that providers and clients alike have the best chance at success and growth.
His graduate training involved extensive practice with cognitive testing, early childhood interventions, and training new therapists which continue to be passions for Adam. Adam’s approach to therapy is to provide cutting-edge evidence-based treatments in a style that echoes his genuine compassion, warmth, and an easy-going manner. Beyond his clinical skill, he is known for his ability to connect with children and adolescents who are struggling with confidence, bravery, and social acceptance, which Adam believes is the result of never losing his “inner child.”
Getting to Know Adam
Adam is a Floridian at heart and spent most of his early years enjoying hurricane days off from school, eating southern fried chicken, and cheering on the Florida Gators. After his graduate training brought him to the Northeast, he has fallen in love with real seasons, outdoor activities like hiking and snowboarding, as well as eating his way around Boston (feel free to ask for recommendations!). Nothing makes him happier than traveling the world with his wife comparing coffee, mountain views, and culture.
“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask ‘what if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” -Erin Hanson