Adam Pelner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received his Masters in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before attending UCLA, Adam worked at a Residential Treatment Center conducting Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for those struggling with OCD and related disorders. Adam has also received training in third wave behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and is interested in exploring how various psychological processes such as language, metacognition and narrative play a role in a person’s quality of life. Adam’s foundation lies in implementing both acceptance and change strategies to address problematic behaviors that adversely impact quality of life. He also has experience running DBT, ACT and CBT groups for those struggling with emotional regulation issues, anxiety disorders, depression and co-occurring addiction. His approach is directive with a focus on skills for managing symptoms. Above all, Adam believes in empowering clients who may have lost hope in themselves.