Therapy can take many different forms, yet at its heart there lies a personal relationship between 2 individuals; one with a wish to connect and the other a wish to be known. I work with people seeking a gentler & less critical way of being with themselves. Some have survived abuse or trauma, while others struggle with addiction or depression. Still others search to quiet anxiety, insecurities or negative thoughts.


Many of my clients describe feeling a 'dis-connect' from themselves and/or from others. They may have unkind inner thoughts & feelings about how they are or who they think they should be.  It is within this space that we work to temper judgment, allay suffering & in doing so, make room for a gentle compassion & re-discover your true self.


My approach is direct (I tend to get right to the heart of the matter), yet with gentleness & a bit of humor I strive to bring a sense of balance to the work we do together. I believe that psychotherapy is a calling ~ something you feel compelled to do. There honestly isn't anything else I'd rather be doing. It is always an honor and a privilege to be invited into my clients’ very personal world, share in their experiences, ease their struggles and help in their growth.



University of Rhode Island - BA Psychology    1993
Rhode Island College - MA Counseling     1996
Virginia Commonwealth University - MS Criminology   2002
Rhode Island College - CAGS     2009
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) MHC00427     2009
National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) #269483    2010
American Psychotherapy Association    2010
American Mental Health Counselor’s Association    2009
Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association    2009

kelly k adams, lmhc, ncc 426 scrabbletown rd. north kingstown, ri 02852 (401) 864-3311