Hello, my name is Adam Antone and I am a Mental Health Counselor Associate. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University and my Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Marian University here in Indianapolis. While attending Marian, I was in seminary formation discerning a call to ordained ministry in the Catholic Church. Although I eventually discerned that I was not called to priestly ministry, the formation I received and experiences I had provided countless opportunities to encounter people in a wide variety of circumstances, from the nursing homes to the Indiana State Prison.
There are moments when life can feel overwhelming, times when the world is experienced as painful, divisive, and confusing. What draws me to the work of counseling is a desire to enter into these moments with people, help them to know they are not alone, and provide a space/opportunity for healing to take place. Ultimately, counseling is not meant to “gloss over” suffering, but instead is intended to help suffering not have the last word in people’s lives.
My theoretical orientation has its foundations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, though I also draw on the tenets of Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy. For clients with a desire to integrate spirituality in their therapeutic experience, I will often incorporate scriptural imagery and the prayerful insights of figures like Ignatius of Loyola and his “Discernment of Spirits.” While I primarily work in the area of individual therapy with clients age 18+, I have experience working with married couples with the Gottman Method. My clinical areas of focus center on Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Men’s issues, Communication, Life-Transitions, Faith/Spirituality.
Valparaiso University: Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Marian University: Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Licensed Mental Health Counselor