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Adam Hamilton, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC

Counseling | Professional

414 S. Main Street 201 Rochester MI, 48307

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As a licensed psychotherapist, Adam Hamilton has experience working with a variety of issues. His specialties include self-harming and suicidal behaviors, behavior change, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and couples & family therapy. Adam has been trained in evidenced-based therapies to address self-harm/suicidal behavior, PTSD, OCD, and substance use disorders.

In Adam's practice, he emphasizes the use of treatments that are extensively researched and proven to be effective. For example, when it is appropriate, Adam utilizes treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Exposure & Response/Ritual Prevention, and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in resolving their symptoms.

 

Adam Hamilton uses a comprehensive assessment process to precisely to identify a patients' presenting problems. This helps to ensure that each patient can be offered the treatment that best meets their needs. 

Education and Training

Oakland University MA 2008

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Adam Hamilton, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC's Expert Contributions
  • Why does my sister get so angry at times?

    Without more information it would be impossible to know why your sister is struggling with anger. I would recommend that she consider meeting with a counselor/therapist/psychologist if she is interested in developing an understanding of this for herself. Family therapy may also be useful. READ MORE

  • What is generalized anxiety disorder?

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (often abbreviated 'GAD') involves an individual experiencing several symptoms of anxiety for more days than not over a 6 month (or greater) period of time. These symptoms include: feeling nervous/keyed up; tension; worry that is difficult to control; problems with concentration; sleep disturbance; and fatigue. These symptoms can also co-occur with depression. I recommend meeting with a mental health professional for a more comprehensive assessment. SSRIs and similar antidepressants along with psychotherapy are common treatments. READ MORE

  • How well does exposure therapy work for OCD?

    Exposure and Response/Ritual Prevention is the gold-standard treatment for OCD, in my opinion. The research supports this. A good outcome depends on the skill of the clinician AND the patient's willingness to complete exposures in session and outside of session (independent of the therapist) as homework. READ MORE

  • What are the guidelines for recommending psychiatric medication?

    It would be best to consult a psychiatrist who can conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms to determine if medication will help you. READ MORE

  • Should my friend go to therapy after father's death?

    The passage of time per se is not always sufficient when it comes to resolving the grieving process. I usually recommend counseling when someone presents as 'stuck' in grief and they are finding it difficult to actually process the loss, related thoughts and feelings, and the loss is monopolizing an inordinate amount of their time and energy. If someone is working through the grieving process, even if it is taking a long time, I expect to see a general trend of one's focus gradually returning to typical activities. READ MORE

  • Do couples who undergo behavior therapy stay together?

    It may! Behaviorally-oriented couples counseling can be helpful if both members of the couple are willing and active participants in the treatment and are willing to try new approaches to engaging with one another outside of the counseling sessions. READ MORE

  • Should we go to counseling before getting divorced?

    If both you and your husband are willing to engage in the counseling, it certainly can be fruitful. Even if you divorce, counseling can help couples sort out unresolved matters and things such as co-parenting issues. READ MORE

  • Should my child attend our divorce counseling sessions?

    It may be helpful, though it would depend on the circumstances. Your counselor will likely be able to guide you through the pros and cons of bringing your child in and help you to decide on a good time to do so. READ MORE

  • What can I do for my child with suicidal thoughts?

    I recommend seeking the professional advice of a mental health clinician who knows your daughter. We certainly want to take all suicidal thoughts and behaviors very seriously and a well-trained clinician can likely work with your daughter and your family to develop a plan to keep her safe. If that is not possible, then hospitalization may be necessary. READ MORE

  • Is talk therapy effective for geriatric depression?

    I would recommend discussing the depression symptoms with your grandmother's primary care physician. In older adults, some medical conditions may get mistaken as depression. That said, if it is the primary care physician's opinion that the symptoms are not caused by another medical condition and likely attributable to depression, psychotherapy can certainly be helpful in multiple ways. READ MORE

  • What can I do for social anxiety?

    I recommend finding a cognitive behavioral therapist who can work with you to address your social anxiety. The intervention of choice would be a formal exposure protocol that increasingly helps you to confront rather than avoid social situations. It is likely a pervasive pattern of avoidance that has led to your social anxiety worsening; exposure helps to break the pattern of avoidance and retrain the brain to understand that social situations are not inherently dangerous. READ MORE

  • Should I go to my school's counseling center?

    It sounds like a useful resource. If you think it could be helpful, you should certainly go. READ MORE

  • Do you have to be married for couples therapy?

    No! In fact, I think that couples who are considering getting married can really benefit from couples counseling. Additionally, non-married couples can still share many of the same struggles that married couples have. READ MORE

  • What is family-based therapy like for eating disorders?

    Family therapy can certainly be a tremendous asset in the treatment of eating disorders. In some instances, the individual suffering from the eating disorder may also want to have their own individual therapist where issues can be addressed openly without the presence of others. In situations such as this, family therapy can be an ancillary treatment to primary individual therapy. In situations where individual therapy is not desired (or no therapy is desired), family therapy can certainly be effective and is far, far better than no therapy at all. Please note: Family therapy is not the family observing the 'identified patient' as they undergo treatment. Family therapy will address problems in the family system that are contributing to the struggles that the identified patient is having. Therefore, all participant in family therapy should be prepared to participate in own some responsibility for the problems at hand. READ MORE

  • What can I do to help me overcome depression?

    Finding a skilled therapist is going to be very helpful in addressing your depression. I generally recommend that someone seek a therapist who utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to start. Once symptoms lessen, a more supportive, less structured type of therapy may be useful. READ MORE

  • Do my partner and I need relationship counseling?

    It is likely that you and your partner could benefit from relationship counseling. It's often the case there are problematic patterns of interaction that plague couples; however, these patterns can be very difficult to recognize when you're part of the couple. A skilled marriage therapist can help couples understand what these patterns are and how can be changed. READ MORE

  • How can I overcome manic depression?

    Definitely. Talk therapy can be very helpful; however, for most folks, the combination of medication and therapy is the most effective approach. READ MORE

  • How do I prepare to speak to a psychologist about my depression?

    It might be helpful to start tracking your symptoms - make notes or keep a journal about how your feeling each day for several days prior to the appointment. Note any fluctuations in mood, energy level, sleep regularity, and appetite. Pay special attention to any particular thoughts that seem to be more prevalent since you started feeling depressed. And get ready to work! Therapy is most effective when the patient takes an active role. READ MORE

  • Are there dating groups for people with anxiety?

    I do not know about dating groups for individuals with anxiety. That said, a good cognitive-behavioral therapist can certainly help address social anxiety by helping a patient 'practice' being in social situations that are safe without avoiding. When we avoid things that actually aren't dangerous, our brain still responds as though we are in danger. Breaking this pattern of avoidance to non-dangerous situations is key. READ MORE

  • Can my teenager benefit from therapy?

    Yes - there are many behavioral interventions that can assist individuals with AD/HD. READ MORE

  • How Can I Finally Overcome my Pain Medication Addiction?

    My recommendation is that you seek a pain management specialist who also works closely with a behavioral health professional. There are cognitive-behavioral treatments for pain; however, you will likely require the care of a physician to monitor your headaches. Medication-assisted addiction treatment may also be helpful. READ MORE

  • My daughter's friend is abused by her parents. What should I do?

    If you have concerns about the safety and welfare of a vulnerable person (child/adult/elderly person/disabled person), the best thing to do is to call Protective Services. A quick Google search should help you find the phone number to Protective Services in your area. READ MORE

  • How can I get over my husband's death?

    I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I would recommend that you consider seeking support from a support group, pastoral counseling (often free through one's religious institution), or contacting a local university to see if you might be able to receive free counseling from a graduate student. The tendency with grief is to try to push it away. Anything that you can do to help you actively process the grief-related thoughts and emotions will help in the long term. READ MORE

  • What is the treatment for sex addiction?

    There are therapists who specialize in treating sex addiction. I recommend that you do an online search for a "Certified Sex Addiction Therapist" in your area. READ MORE

  • Why am I so scared of the dark?

    My guess is that you haven't gotten over the fear because you actually avoid being in the dark. When we avoid non-dangerous situations, we train our brain to see danger even when we are safe. Consult with a reputable cognitive-behavioral therapist for assistance in developing a good treatment plan to help you overcome this fear. READ MORE

  • How successful is marriage counseling?

    Success rates vary so it's difficult to say. What I can tell you is that if you and your husband are both committed to making the marriage work, a good marriage therapist is likely going to be able to help you. READ MORE

  • How effective is marriage counseling?

    Marriage therapy does really work. Unfortunately, people will often wait too long to pursue treatment at which point the work can be very difficult. Marriage therapy does not work when only one member of the couple wants to work on the marriage. READ MORE

  • Is Talkspace actually effective?

    I don't think that the efficacy of treatment depends exclusively on the format through which the treatment is delivered. If you can find a competent therapist whom your trust on TalkSpace, I suspect that it can work. READ MORE

  • My mother has dementia, and is starting to forget my daughter. How can I explain this to my daughter?

    Discussing these matters with children is a tricky matter that most parents will face. My recommendation is that we avoid being dishonest or giving children a false sense that things will eventually go back to "normal" when, in reality, they will not. This will only temporarily provide relief and will ultimately cause more confusion and pain while potentially damaging trust and a child's sense of safety. I believe that the best course of action is to explain that the loved one is sick and that the sickness has caused certain changes in the loved one. Perhaps letting your daughter know that grandma is sick and that part of her condition is that she will lose her ability to remember things including people who she loves. Additionally, dementia patients may have some good days and some bad days, and ultimately, they will always struggle with their memory and the struggle may get worse over time. Most importantly, let your daughter know that it makes perfect sense that she would be sad about this and that it is best to talk about this sadness at times. Avoidance of the feelings and talking about changes in grandma will likely delay and complicate the inevitability of your daughter having to grieve the loss of grandma as she has known her. Counseling for her (perhaps with your involvement) could be extremely helpful in supporting a healthy grieving process. Best wishes, Adam READ MORE

  • Does my child require counseling after the death of her grandmother?

    Hi, Great question. I think that the simple answer is that counseling could certainly assist your daughter with the grieving process. (For what it's worth, it could also assist you!) The other thing that a good counselor/therapist can do is further evaluate your daughter to determine if the distress she may be currently experiencing is the expected grief-response or if something else might be going on. Given that it sounds like your mother's passing was quite difficult, your daughter may have found aspects of it to be somewhat traumatic. A competent counselor/therapist would be able to help her in either event. I'm very sorry for your loss and I'm hopeful that you are also taking good care of yourself at this time as well. In addition to counseling, this is another gift that you can give your daughter. Take care! Adam Hamilton READ MORE

Professional Memberships

  • Board Certified Counselor - National Board for Certified Counselors  

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Love of the field, realized as he grew up how much work and help is needed in so many areas of psychotherapy. He wants his patients and their families to get better and healthier and lead happier lives.

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