Dr. Adkins specializes in cognitive behavioral counseling. He believes that this modality of counseling offers patients the opportunity to get to the root of their issues through a series of techniques and assessments. Cognitive behavioral therapy deals with your thoughts, beliefs, and your actions. Identifying and changing beliefs that cause you problems changes your actions. For instance, forgiving people gives you the freedom to change your behavior towards others. Among our approaches are problem-solving strategies, learning to control your mind, learning to deeply relax. and mindfulness.
In addition to the cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Adkins also uses systems theory to guide the therapy. We learn to be people and we develop our beliefs as we grow up in our family. It is important to look at what we learned as as we grew up. As we grow up in our families we may be exposed to traumatic events such as serious car accidents, serious illnesses such as cancer or other traumatic events such as physical, mental, or sexual abuse. These traumas can have a huge effect on how we live our lives and the beliefs you have now that guide your thinking, feeling and actions. Through therapy we can identify beliefs that are not working well for you and change those beliefs to something that will work well for you.