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Laura Adams

Laura Adams

Educator, Marriage and Family Therapist, Nonprofit Professional

Moss Beach (SF Bay Area), CA





Innovative education, mental health and wellness, nutrition and physical fitness, youth development, and creating a kinder, more peaceful community.

Working at a recently launched startup to create web and mobile applications that enhance social-emotional learning.
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Youth Service Bureaus of the YMCA

Youth and Family Therapist

• Managed a caseload of youth and adults being seen for variety of clinical issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma-related disorders.
• Organized and facilitated social skills, anger management, and other therapeutic groups as needed in school and clinic settings.


Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Program Manager

• Recruited and screened prospective SOLVE speakers and supported them throughout their involvement with the program
• Oversaw the day to day operations of SOLVE Peer Educator Program, including arranging presentations across San Francisco to nonprofits, corporations, schools, churches, and other community groups.
• Analyzed data and presented case for additional funding which resulted in gaining necessary funds for the upcoming fiscal year

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San Francisco Unified School District

Learning Support Professional

• Developed curriculum to assist school students and faculty around social and emotional learning to improve school climate
• Counseled students (grades K-8) on a variety of clinical issues, including depression and anxiety, suicidal ideation, and learning disorders.
• Ran therapy/support groups with a focus on adjustment to middle school, anger management, stress management, and improving interpersonal relationships.


California Pacific Medical Center

Group Facilitator

• Scheduled and facilitated chronic illness support groups for children and their parents.


Research/Development Intern

• Maintained funding partnerships and drafted grant proposals to funding sources.

UCLA Healthcare

Staff Research Associate

• Collected and entered public health project data using Access, SPSS & SAS systems

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

University of San Francisco

Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology