David F. Adams is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University's APA-accredited psychology program, with an emphasis in couples and family counseling. He also completed an APPIC-accredited Pre-doctoral Internship in Psychology at the University of Iowa's University Counseling Service (UCS). David also earned his Master's in Community Counseling from Ball State University's CACREP-accredited counseling program, as well as his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Theology from St. Ambrose University. Most recently, David worked at the UCS where he directed the counseling and support services for dental students and postgraduate residents at the College of Dentistry.
David is passionate about counseling and has years of experience providing individual therapy, couples therapy, clinical assessments, psychological testing, and group therapy within community and collegiate counseling settings. He primarily identifies as an integrative therapist, bringing together elements of interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, feminist principles, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices. David is certified in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and has received advanced training in Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). David's areas of clinical expertise include men's issues, gender and sexuality, LGBT support, family and relational concerns, couples and group counseling, multicultural issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, and distress tolerance.
David works collaboratively with clients to create a safe and supportive environment that is focused on growth and empowerment. He is committed to promoting the health and wellness of those he serves. Additionally, David values inclusiveness and acceptance, and he adopts a holistic perspective to meet the needs of a diverse population. In his graduate training and professional career, David has been committed to social justice and multicultural initiatives, and has served as a leader on various committees to address LGBT advocacy, diversity concerns, and sexual assault.
Professionally, David has also served as a clinical supervisor, undergraduate instructor, graduate teaching assistant, academic advisor, and psychological researcher. These various roles have helped to enhance the clinical work that David provides. As a clinical supervisor, he has overseen the work of graduate students, master's- and doctoral-level clinicians, and pre-doctoral psychology interns. As an instructor, David has taught courses in human relationship development and counseling skills, and has served as a teaching assistant for several master's-level counseling courses.
David is committed to evidence-based practice and the integration of relevant clinical research into the therapy process to better serve his clients. David has also published several articles in refereed journals addressing students with disabilities, the psychological and physiological correlates of romantic relationship satisfaction, and the impact of male gender role conflict on coping and psychological help-seeking. Recently, he has directed several research initiatives investigating body image concerns for undergraduate women as well as an embedded counseling model of counseling services within a university setting.
In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with this family and friends, reading, hiking, running, and being outdoors.