Adrienne Graham is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and groups. Her specialty areas include working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and college students.
Adrienne holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Psychology in and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of North Georgia. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Georgia. Her view of counseling is to collaborate with clients and highlight strengths in the therapeutic process. Adrienne is passionate about research, specifically improving prevention and education efforts around intimate partner violence and sexual violence. She views research as a catalyst to change within communities and an important part of advocating for her clients in and out of sessions. The topic for her dissertation will enhance services for all survivors, while specifically addressing gaps where LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence are historically understudied and excluded.
Adrienne’s expertise in working with clients with past trauma stems from working with the Cottage, a non-profit sexual assault and child advocacy center, for over 5 years in various roles. Adrienne interned as a family advocate, worked as an accompaniment advocate, and worked as a CSEC hotline advocate. Adrienne also worked at Project Safe, inc, a non-profit domestic violence agency, as an advocate and statewide crisis textline manager. She educated others in the community and around the state of Georgia about dynamics of dating violence, managed a crisis text line for the state of Georgia, and accompanied survivors and their families as an advocate. She has also served as a member of the local domestic violence and human trafficking task forces. Within her doctoral program, she has volunteered her time teaching others about dating violence, sexual violence, and working with survivors. Adrienne has presented her research on improving programming and services for sexual assault survivors at the local and national level. Adrienne further educates counselors in training on counseling survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Adrienne also enjoys career counseling and has worked as a Teaching Assistant at UGA for a career and academic planning class. She holds a position as a Graduate Assistant at the UGA Career Center working with recent graduates. She is passionate about empowering clients and students and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota (counseling honor society), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and multiple subdivisions of the ACA (SAIGE, ACCA, AARC, ACES, SACES, and CSJ).
Adrienne’s goal as a clinician is to empower clients through collaboration and exploring their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Adrienne utilizes an eclectic approach that incorporates mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Feminist therapy, and is an EMDRIA certified EMDR counselor in training. Her specializations include working with sexual assault survivors, domestic violence survivors, and college students.
Adrienne is a long-time Athens area resident. She lives with her husband and dog. She enjoys listening to podcasts, Pure Barre, traveling, and being in nature.
Adrienne's Rate: $95 for individuals & $105 for couples per 1-hour session, please see our Rates & Insurance page for more details
Please note: due to Adrienne working towards her full LPC counseling licensure and completing her LAPC supervision time, she is legally unable to accept any form of insurance. Her LAPC license allows her to work with Victims' Comp clientele & couples looking to complete premarital counseling requirements for the state of GA.