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Doctorate in Counseling Psychology Student 
Teen and Millennial Therapist
Under the supervision of Marline Francois, LCSW

My name is LaShawn Adams. I identify as a cis-gender Black woman from Newark, New Jersey. My pronouns are she/her/hers.  I have a strong
background in clinical mental health practices where I previously worked at Jersey City Medical Center with individuals who were infected with HIV and their partners. My background also includes individual one on one counseling sessions, case management, and family and group counseling specifically focusing on mindfulness, intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression,  perfectionism, LGBTQ
awareness, HIV awareness, sexual health, and risk reduction practices. By adopting an intersectional theoretical framework, I work to emphasize
and acknowledge all facets of an individual’s identity and also examine counseling relationships and dynamics from various perspectives. I am passionate about social justice advocacy and
creating safe and brave spaces where BIPOC individuals can feel a
sense of belonging.

Call us today to schedule an appointment at 862-206-7232

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About LaShawn Adams

LaShawn Adams is a second year doctoral student and research fellow in Montclair State University's Counseling program. She is the president of the Chi Sigma Iota chapter counseling honor society at her institution. She is currently a Licensed Associate Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She is a former recipient of the NBCC Minority Fellowship program where she conducted psychoeducational groups on sexual health and HIV awareness for transitional age Black and Latinx females. In addition to being a counselor and doctoral student, she also serve as a professor teaching core counseling courses to Master’s counseling
students at Montclair State University.  She is heavily involved in research as a member of two research teams: the Transracial Adoption
team and the Black Counselor’s Decision Making team. LaShawn's own research
interest predominantly focuses on the Black experience in America.

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