PhD, LPC, LMFT
BRCCC Founding Director 1991-2021
Certified EFT Therapist
- Do you long for emotional connection with your spouse?
- Is communication the issue? Tired of the same old fight over and over?
- Do you love your spouse, just not “in love”? Do you have arguments too often?
- Want a counselor who says more than “And how does that make you feel?”
I can help you sort out your issues and help you make changes to have a more satisfying and meaningful life. My aim is to be a vehicle for God’s healing in people’s lives and relationships.
In my counseling career of over 36 years, I have done over 26,000 hours of therapy and have counseled over 2,500 clients (a couple or family is equal to one client).
My therapy is solution-oriented as I help both women and men struggling with:
- Couple and Marriage Counseling
- EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)
- Relationship issues
- Communication problems
- Inhibited, low or no sex drive
- Affair recovery
My 3 degrees in marriage and family studies are from Ohio State, Michigan State and I received my doctorate from Florida State University in 1982. I have been on the faculty of both LSU and Louisiana Tech teaching marriage & child development classes. Also I am licensed as an:
- LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
- LMFT – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
- Certified in EFT – Emotionally Focused Therapy
I was the founding Director of Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center, serving in that capacity for exactly 30 years (1991-2021). I have been married for over 42 year to a wonderful man, Pete Adams, and together we co-lead a workshop for couples, “Created for Connection”. I became a Christian in Pittsburgh in 1967 through Young Life. Since 1980 my husband and I have been members of the Chapel on the Campus, a nondenominational church on LSU’s campus.
Cost per Session:
- $200 Initial Evaluation of 60 minutes
- $180 – 45-50 minute session
- $ 270 – 75 minute session
Dee accepts cash, checks, and credit card payments.
Dr Adams does not take insurance but can provide a receipt with a diagnosis for you to file with your insurance company for “out of network benefits” for reimbursement
EXISTING CLIENTS: Click here to go to Dr. Adams’ new scheduling portal. New software started June 15, 2022 so you may need to call the office at 387-2287 or email Dee@brchristiancounseling.com to get a “portal invite” to change your username and password.
NEW CLIENT IMPORTANT DETAILED INFORMATION Click here for all you need to set up a first time appointment with Dr. Adams
EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) In 2008 Dr. Adams started her training in EFT with an Externship in San Diego with the founder of EFT, Dr. Sue Johnson. In 2011, Dee became the first certified EFT Therapist in Louisiana.
What IS Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)? The message of EFT is simple: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOND. EFT gets to the root of the problem and helps couples reconnect after arguments or tensions.
NEW DEEPER & DIFFERENT EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES
UNDERSTAND ARGUMENT CYCLE, HOW TO STOP IT, HOW TO RECOVER FROM IT
- Understand your negative cycle; where and how you lose each other
- See HOW you impact and trigger each other
- See your usual move (action tendency) and your part in the cycle
- See how YOUR protection/block triggers your spouse
- Be able to understand/articulate what your spouse does in the cycle and why it makes sense
- Know how to de-escalate and stop your cycle
- Know how to re-connect
EFT has an astounding success rate and results have been shown to last, even in the face of significant stress. Research shows approximately 70-90% of couples show significant improvements. In comparison, usual couples counseling is proven to be only about 20-35% effective.
Forget about learning how to argue better,
analyzing your early childhood, or
making grand romantic gestures.
Instead, recognize and admit that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner (or want that safe haven) in much the same way that a child is bonded to a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection.
EFT focuses on creating and strengthening this emotional bond by identifying and transforming the key moments that foster an adult loving relationship.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOND AND KNOWING HOW TO BE ATTACHED, NOT BREAK THE BOND, AND QUICKLY REPAIR IT WHEN DISTRESS OCCURS.
Stops the patterns paralyzing most couples:
EFT doesn’t take years of therapy, like other couples counseling.
EFT is a 9 STEP, short term (can be just 12-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated by Dr. Sue Johnson.
EFT is recognized by the American Psychological Association as empirically proven. It really works.
Please click to read about Dr. Susan Johnson’s EFT book for couples “Hold Me Tight”: http://www.holdmetight.net/
Click HERE to access the website for “Created for Connection” – a weekend workshop for couples.