Dr. Alyssa Adams
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I believe that there are events in life that create a clear “before” and “after.”

Think about your life. What events have occurred that you were never really the same after?

I believe that we can create transformation for ourselves.

I’ve had a few points in my life where transformation was the result of a painful situation. But, I STRONGLY believe that we don’t have to hit a point of crisis before we commit to real change in our lives.

During my senior year of college, my best friend (and ex-boyfriend) died unexpectedly.

I’ve had significant health issues that landed me in the hospital — twice. Once, I was told I may only have a few years to live.

I’ve worked so hard in certain professional roles that I felt I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I felt like I couldn’t leave or it would all fall apart. I worked tirelessly and ended up quite sick as a result.

I’ve been in romantic relationships where I allowed my partner to change how I viewed myself — and not for the better.

Each time, there was a powerful - and sometimes painful - personal transformation that occurred.


Because there are things that shake your foundation in a way that provide you with two options — spiral down into hopelessness or relentlessly pursue a personal evolution.

I challenged myself to transform. To transform what I knew to be true, my assumptions, my beliefs, my expectations, how I cared for myself, how I viewed myself, and I demanded that only those things that upheld my standards were allowed to stay in my life.

I’m holding you to the transformation that you say you want – this is what I do and this is my calling.

We will build self-confidence and self-worth. These are the cornerstones of building a healthy relationship with yourself and need to be present to reach any goal. Us high achievers tend to have a STRONG inner critic. It can unravel our self-confidence if we let it. We will address this head on - and learn to change how we think about ourselves.

We will fundamentally change your beliefs about yourself and your relationships. We will question everything. We will unravel your fears and create beliefs that support the life you want.

We will date smarter by getting really, really clear on what you want (and don’t want) in a partner. This will allow you to date smarter, assert yourself, and focus your precious time and energy more efficiently.

We will revolutionize your relationship potential.

I know you’ve had a lot of success in life — successful career, great friends, lots of interests that you love — that is AWESOME.

Even us high achievers can have moments - lots of them - where we don’t feel like we’re worth it. Or that maybe the romantic relationship that we want can’t happen to us for some reason. We’re scared that maybe there is something flawed in us? Maybe we’re just not right for anyone? Maybe we don’t trust ourselves to choose the right person? Maybe it’s too late?

Maybe we’re too afraid to move forward, but we KNOW you have unfulfilled potential. We know you’d love to be in a healthy, loving, committed relationship.

Let’s partner to do just that.

I challenge you to think about — what is the cost of NOT taking action?

I’m here to walk with you on this journey.

  • Enrolled in the ICF-accredited, Advanced Certified Personal & Executive Coach Program at the College of Executive Coaching - expected completion in 2019

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD

  • APA-approved internship and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical and research neuropsychology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • PsyD and MA in Clinical Psychology from Maywood University in Scranton, PA

  • BS in Psychology from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University

  • Training in positive psychology, hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming, personal & executive coaching, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), and various integrative health modalities, such as mindfulness and meditation

  • Credentials:

    • Clinical Psychologist (licensed in District of Columbia & Virginia)

    • Personal Coach: Relationship & Life

    • Executive Coach

    • Certified Nutrition Specialist provider (CNS)

More About Me

I love traveling and exploring new cities, and I currently live in Washington, DC. I have a love-hate relationship with coffee/caffeine (mostly love). I like hiking, yoga, reading more than a normal amount of self-help books, dog training, music, and stand-up comedy. I’m always working toward being more efficient and making life easier and more organized. I love digging into the psychology research to learn more about relationships - especially for the highly sensitive person and the Type A, high achiever. I find consciousness and empathy research fascinating!

I’m 50% practical and 50% imagination. I love my coaching clients and I “tough love” them fiercely too. I help you think about what is really possible for you. You can count on me to bring out the humor and lightness in our conversations. There is no reason that introspection and inner work needs to be dull or sad. We can keep it light, playful, and meaningful. My clients describe me as no-nonsense, straightforward, kind, and funny. Our work together begins with a strong commitment to change. I hold you to that commitment and it is at the center of our coaching work. I am just as invested and will walk with you toward your goals towards creating a relationship you are passionate about. It’s time to really commit to getting what you want. I’d love to talk with you!


Meet James

James is my 2.5-year old English Bulldog, who is quirky, stubborn, and quite the stud. He loves all food (especially green beans, sweat potatoes, bananas, sardines, and peanut butter), belly rubs, and being dramatic. He hates boxes, rain, my Instant Pot, and people who don't pet him. He lives in Washington, DC and likes tapas restaurants.

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