Adam Kaluzshner completed his masters degree in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Adam completed his doctoral internship at Chestnut Hill College’s Psychological Services Clinic and Northeast Treatment Centers. Adam’s doctoral dissertation focuses on self-care for doctoral interns in clinical psychology and its impact on their work with clients. He defended his dissertation in the fall of 2019 and graduated with his Psy.D. with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.
In the ten years from his undergraduate senior seminar to his doctoral internship, Adam worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. He has treated people of all ages in community-based mental health and intensive outpatient settings. Adam’s training is in Psychodynamic and Family Systems theories. Adam believes that people develop mental health symptoms when they are disconnected from their genuine self and from those around them. Adam’s calm and thoughtful approach helps clients feel safe to openly share their stories and concerns, and process their thoughts and feelings.
Adam believes that people naturally seek to give and receive love and kindness, but obstacles such as life circumstances, relationships, and experiences may get in the way. He helps clients address those obstacles in order to develop a healthy relationship to themselves and others. Adam’s work as a music teacher, songwriter, and performer informs his clinical work by helping clients with self-expression, creative solutions, connections with others self-care, and self-awareness.