Adam Ouanes, LSW (he/him) is a psychotherapist with a background in acting having received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts. After graduating with his BFA, Adam embarked on the path to become a therapist graduating from Bryn Mawr College with a Master’s in Social Service.
His approach to therapy is through a relational lens and is influenced by a myriad of perspectives including, but not limited to Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness-based skills.
Adam has worked as a peer counselor, providing support to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, he has worked as a hospice volunteer, helping patients and their families process the end of life experience and at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania helping patients grapple with the long arduous journey of the organ transplant process.
Most recently, he worked as a psychotherapist at the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, PA providing individual therapy for members of the LGBTQ+ community and co-facilitating groups for the center’s drug and alcohol intensive outpatient program.
Adam has acquired a great deal of experience and passion for working with LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as those who struggle with behavioral issues. He has a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ people who struggle with behavioral issues. Adam also has experience and interest in working with emerging adults, and in grief work.
“I’ve found that acting training goes hand in hand with therapy. Study of human behavior, motivation, action, the gravity of circumstance, and the importance of being present in any given moment – each of these skills are invaluable – and should be shared with everyone, not just actors.”
“I believe therapy is an artistic practice. There is nothing more beautiful or empowering than helping someone discover who they are by unlocking how to tell one’s own story.”