About Marcella Adamski, Ph.D.
Marcella Adamski, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist serving San Francisco, California, and surrounding cities. She has been in private practice since 1980 treating adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Her expertise also includes teaching psychology, directing organizations, and serving as a consultant to law firms, corporations and hospitals.
As a Clinical Psychologist Dr. Adamski
» Provides a wide range of psychotherapy and counseling services for individuals, couples, elders and the LGBT community to improve emotional, social and mental well-being.
» Offers private consultations and coaching to professionals to gain psychological insights and skills in mastering work place dynamics, career choices and life-work balance.
» Brings a cross-cultural understanding to her practice derived from her experiences as a consultant to international projects and work with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Areas of Special Expertise: Dr. Adamski served as a transfer trauma specialist for convalescent hoospitals and law firms in treating older adults dealing with mass relocations. She was an expert witness in a transfer trauma case under AARP (American Association of Retired People). She was a founding member of the Shanti Project which provides counseling to terminally people and their families. She opened and directed Surviors International in SF and provided therapy for victims of torture suffering PTSD. She coordinated medical and social care for Vietnamese youngsters who were brought to the US for physical and pyschological treatment of war injuries under the Committee of Responsibility.
Cross Cultural Experience and Projects
For over thirty years Dr. Adamski has served international organizations travelling to 22 countries for various projects and exploration. At the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, she initiated the Tibet Oral History Project which has videotaped the life stories of 278 Tibetan elders living in exile and has sent their transcripts and DVD's to the US Library of Congress for archiving. With a Tibet Justice Center team of lawyers and psychologists she participated in investigations for UN reports regarding conditions of women and children in Chinese occuppied Tibet. Under the International Rescue Committee she held therapy groups for traumatized refugee women from Bosnia.
Teaching Background Dr. Adamski has taught at a many colleges and universities in the SF Bay Area and has been the guest speaker at various agencies and organizations as well as on radio and television programs. She has provided informative psychologiy based lectures to medical staffs, law firms and nursing home coporations on her areas of expertise. They include communication skills, conflict resolution, transfer trauma of elders, treating torture survivors and counseling the terminally ill.
Dr. Adamski will work with you in an engaged and interactive manner bringing both competency and compassion to the therapeutic relationship.
If you would like to learn more about her services or would like to schedule a therapy session, please contact Dr. Adamski.