As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Adam Clark provides a safe space to support patients dealing with hardship and life transitions. Adam has experience working with a diverse population with a variety of mental health needs. He specializes in anxiety, depression, insomnia, grief, self-esteem, relationship concerns, personality issues, life transitions, and trauma experiences, knowing that life can sometimes feel overwhelming.
“Life is a series of constant changes and transitions. Being a mental health provider allows me to walk alongside people during difficult and challenging times. Supporting them and reminding them of their own intrinsic value and worth is what gets me up in the morning,” he says.
Adam has specialized training in trauma-informed care, delivering services through that lens. “It takes time and a safe place to explore the hardest moments of our lives. But there is hope, and you can move through your most difficult emotions and experiences.”
Adam’s expertise and experience are wide-ranging. Prior to working at Coquille Valley Hospital Clinic, Adam worked for the St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, founding the Insomnia Program at the Bend Sleep Clinic. Before moving to Oregon, he held positions in Denver, Colorado, as a: Pediatric Trauma Social Worker at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Medical Social Worker within Hospice, a Veterinary Social Work Specialist and was also a Crisis Clinician at Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners.
In addition to his behavioral health practice, Adam has taught more than 700 graduate and undergraduate social work students as an Adjunct Professor at three universities since 2016. Within this role, Adam has taught 22 different courses with a primary clinical social work focus. Currently, Adam is honored to be an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. He and has held adjunct positions at both Portland State University’s School of Social Work and The College of Saint Rose’s School of Social Work.
Adam currently is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, working to receive his Doctorate in Advanced Clinical Social Work (DSW) in 2024. He also writes about the bonds between humans and animals as a contributor for Psychology Today, a publication with a readership of almost 2 million.
Helping people thrive is at the core of his work. “I want patients to feel empowered to bring their full selves, explore patterns and be supported in making positive changes,” he says.
In his personal time, he likes to hike, camp, kayak and spend time with friends and family. He also enjoys fostering four-legged friends through community animal rescue.
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