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Anaya Adams

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.
” – Michelle Obama


Currently in school at Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore – M.S. in Clinical Professional Counseling – Projected Graduation: May 2025

Currently accepting new clients!

Why work with a clinician in training?

What’s therapy with me like? I focus on anxiety, depression, and BIPOC trauma related to race, sexuality, identity, and religion, using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also incorporate elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and existential therapy in my practice.

I love that with CBT, we work with the client to help them identify the issues and how we can change them, because for some it can be difficult to even realize what the issues are. For some people, making that realization can be hard to do alone. Helping them get through that step can be the biggest hurdle, and I want to help my clients get to that point!

I like asking clients specifically on their experience or perception on what happened. Especially in intakes, I love asking what else they think would be beneficial for me to know or what they would like to share or ask that I did not bring up already. Some questions I often ask clients include: What do you want your life to look like a year from now? What do you think your life would be life if you weren’t experiencing/struggling with what brought you to therapy? How do you want to change your life and why? What do you envision that change to be?

How I’ve kept learning… Through my graduate school classes at Loyola.

Who do I work with? I work with adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and the elderly (ages 12-35 and 50+).

My impacting identities are… I am a Black woman who values all forms of diversity, feminism, support of the LGBTQ+ community, and the neurodivergent community!

I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… Black/BIPOC community, LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent community, feminist community.

I am the best fit for a client who… wants to explore their identities or understand how they impacts and intersect with their everyday life.

I am not a good fit for a client who… are not willing to work hard to incite the change they wish to see in their lives.

What makes me unique? Our identities impact our lives and who we are in many ways and should be acknowledge and celebrated, especially in therapy! I want to make all my clients feel unconditionally supported and uplifted in all the things that make them who they are. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable being their authentic selves despite the things they may be going through in life, and my goal is to do that with the people I work with.


The Practical Stuff

What insurances do I accept? As a pre-licensed clinician, I am currently not in network with any insurance. However, my rates are on a sliding scale between $0-70, based on what the client can afford. Find more details about my out-of-network rates here.

Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? No preference! I enjoy hybrid therapy and can be flexible for what best suits clients.

Am I taking on new clients? I am accepting new individual clients for my waitlist!


The Fun Stuff

Did you know… I used to be in Scrabble Club in middle and high school and it is one of my favorite games to play!

Any pets? My cat’s name is Misha and he is 7!

What I’ve Learned Lately

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I’d love to hear from you!

The best way to contact me is by email at

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