In practice since 1990, Dr. Adams has triple board certifications in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry and Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. With a broad range of experience, Dr. Adams has worked extensively with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, older children, adolescents, and their families as well as young adults, expectant parents through older adults. Developmental perspective informs her understanding throughout the lifespan.
Academic experiences have included Clinical Assistant Professorship at University of Maryland Medical Center giving individual supervision and classroom presentations both as part of the curriculum to psychiatrists and behavioral pediatricians in training as well as at the American Academy of Pediatrics to practicing pediatricians. She has taught in a Master's degree program in acupuncture and complementary healing arts about physical and emotional aspects of pediatric populations. She has co-authored a published paper Death of a Parent andbeen an invited guest expert on child development on a radio show "Parents' Perspective".
Some of her varied clinical experiences include supporting healthy attachments in foster care and through foster care and private adoptions; as well as working in school systems to address developmental, educational, and social difficulties in average classrooms, private school settings, and in dedicated special education schools. She has worked with young people of all ages with learning differences, spectrum of autism, significant trauma and neglect, mood dysfunction, and a wide variety of anxiety from mild to severe in all these areas. Her experience as a parent herself also infuses her work.
Because her practice includes psychotherapy as well as integrating medications when needed, she is able to know your situation more thoroughly.
This information is provided in the hope of being able to offer a service to individuals and families in the community.