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Luke Adams, MFT
- Marriage and Family Therapist | Frank Luke Adams CA 104800
- | (if applicable)
- Mail: 520 Frederick St, Unit One San Francisco, California 94117
- Nob Hill, Hyde St., Downtown Berkeley, Oakland Pill Hill
- (415) 484-9378
About Luke Adams MFT
- ACA/Codependency, Alternative Sexuality & Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Depression, Fetishism, Grief & Loss, HIV/AIDS, LGBQIA, Men's Concerns, Polyamory & Alt. Relationship Configurations, Sexual Dysfunction, Spirituality, Substance Use/Abuse/Addiction, Trauma/PTSD
- ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee
- CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Family Therapy, Feminist, Group Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Sex Therapy
- I do not work on insurance panels
- Cisgender Male
- White/European American
Luke Adams: Author, Educator, Activist, Counselor
Luke Adams (Frank Luke Adams, Jr.) offers exclusive individual and relationship sessions from offices in San Francisco and the East Bay, and will additionally provide confidential video conference appointments. Luke is a psychotherapist offering one-to-one psychotherapy for adults, relationships, and groups in both brief and long-term therapeutic modalities. Luke’s therapeutic approach is intersubjective in nature, drawing from various schools of philosophy which have all had a role in the formation of his somatic, environmental, and transpersonal theoretical orientation. Luke also works closely with other practitioners where proper medication or other techniques may be helpful.
Luke Adams believes that you have expertise in you, and seeks to meet you where you arrive and accompany you on the path to where you want to be. He brings to the table his own expertise in approaches and tools, and a style that is both caring and rigorous. Together, sometimes holding mindful space and sometimes directing the efforts, Luke works with you to help you reach your goals.
This kind of work together can involve coaching, homework assignments, fantasy and dream exploration, archetypal or spiritual work, behavior evaluation, risk and harm assessments, working on the stages of change and reduction of risk and harm, recovery work, and/or the more traditional, exploratory aspects of talk therapy. When appropriate, a therapist doing this work may recommend medical advice, acupuncture, yoga, massage, bodywork practitioners, or surrogates.
Luke Adams earned his Master of Arts degree in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology from Saybrook University in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Sexologist, and has certificates in several other areas, including substance use disorders and trauma-informed care. He is a lifetime member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.
A longtime progressive community activist, policy organizer, and health care advocate, Adams earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from Adlai E. Stevenson College of the University of California at Santa Cruz. He also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive think-tank in Washington, DC. From IPS, he launched—at the height of the AIDS Crisis in America—an initiative for models of training for young Queer and Trans organizers and activists.
In addition to this very Western, very scientific construct, Adams has studied and worked in several areas of Energy Medicine, including hypnotherapy, sex education, Asian Bodywork Therapies, herbalism and homeopathy, nutrition, and the Usui School of Natural Healing. He became a Reiki Master practitioner with Jon Coleman in 2004, tracing his lineage to Dr. Mikao Usui. A medium by heredity, Adams also studied the writings of Carl G. Jung and of Joseph Campbell, spiritualist sources, and ancient rites and myths to receive his master’s degree for ordained ministry, and was granted an honorary doctorate, with the Nazoreans of Mount Carmel (a group of gnostic essenes).
Adams is a ministerial member of the International Spiritualist Federation, as well as a member of Americans for the Separation of Church and State. He was ordained to the gnostic priesthood in 2007 at All Saints Episcopal Church in San Francisco by three bishops (Neil Christensen, Kenneth Babauta, and Lou Anthony Bordisso) from several historic lineages of the apostolic succession—both “standard” and gnostic. Adams carries out this worker-priesthood within the “circle of the heart” of Bishop Rosamonde Ikshvãku Miller (Hiérophante de la Voir du Magdalene d’Aix-en-Provence, et Marashin de l’Ordre de Marie de Magdala) of the Gnostic Sanctuary (Redwood City).
Luke Adams is cofounder with Chad Tynan of the not-for-profit organization, Emerge™ —The Adams-Tynan Clinical Foundation. He conducted his psychotherapy internships in integrated medical settings with Tenderloin Health (a past Center of Excellence for impoverished people living with HIV and co-occurring issues), Bayside Marin (a multi-diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation center), San Francisco City Clinic through the Minority AIDS Initiative Targeted Capacity Expansion.