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Adriana Popescu

Adriana Popescu, PhD

Clinical Director

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and transformational life coach with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. After majoring in psychology at Dartmouth College, she received her MA and PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, a program that takes a holistic approach to the training of psychotherapists, teaching them how to help participants self-actualize and reach their highest human potential. In addition, she completed a year of studies at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy, where she was first introduced to alternative forms of healing and the idea that any problem or illness has physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components that all need to be addressed in order to facilitate healing.

Adriana is a certified hypnotherapist, Access ConsciousnessĀ® Facilitator, and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner. She has found that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress. She has many years of experience with and is a designated trainer of BSFF (Be Set Free Fast), having written her dissertation on this modality and worked closely with its creator. She discovered all these methods through her own quest for health and wellness, suffering with Lyme disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 17 years before healing herself and becoming symptom-free.

Adriana developed her specialty in treating addictions and co-occurring disorders over 15 years at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, where she managed the Adult Substance Abuse Program, as director of outpatient services at Marin Services for Women, and director of outpatient services at Alta Mira Recovery Programs. She has also been a consultant and facilitated groups for a number of programs in the Bay Area. She loves bringing the most innovative and effective tools to her work with participants and programs.

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