November 2020 Update:

  • I am not taking new clients at this time, but will continue to update this site as often as possible to reflect the latest changes.

  • In the interest of public health and the safety of all my clients, my physical office at 572 Rio Lindo Avenue remains closed until further notice. All appointments will be conducted via tele-therapy.

  • I will be out of the office and unavailable the week of November 22 through the 29, 2020.  

  • Existing patients: Your HIPAA compliant tele-therapy will be at your regularly scheduled appointment time. Please contact me with any questions.

  • I hope that you are all healthy, well and safe.

-Adam​​

 

ABOUT

A NOTE ABOUT TELE-THERAPY

What is tele-therapy? Tele-therapy is basically video conferencing like FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. However, I use a proprietary system called Simple Practice that is specifically designed for therapists. This system is HIPAA complaint, secure and very easy for you to use. It does not require you to have an account and it works on phones, tablets and desktop/laptop computers. 

ABOUT ME

I've been practicing therapy for a little over seven years and practicing at being a human for many many more. I'm originally from New Jersey, but moved to San Francisco in my 20s and Los Angeles in my 30s. My wife and I moved to Chico CA after a short spell in Utah and are now very happy to call this town home. 

Previous to becoming a therapist I spent roughly 20 years as a professional musician and toured all over the world playing drums in a number of bands. I've often joked that I have many years of experience working with anxiety, depression, addiction, and narcissism....and then I left the music business. I believe that my unique life experience has helped me to become a better therapist and genuinely appreciate the lives and struggles of my patients. 

 

EXPERIENCE

Before going into private practice I spent 2 plus years working with Dr. Stephen Diggs and the incredible staff at Nysa Therapy learning and practicing Dr. Diggs's unique integrated method for treating personality disorders also called Nysa Therapy. Previous to that I worked in public mental health for Butte County Behavioral Health in Oroville, CA and Weber Human Services in Ogden, UT. 

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Utah State University, Logan UT

    • Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy: 2014

  • William Paterson University, Wayne NJ

    • Bachelors of Arts in Communication: 1989​

  • California License #: LMFT 102162 

  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Member of Chico Chapter of CAMFT

SPECIALTIES
  • Trained in EMDR

  • Adults, Young Adults, & Adolescents

  • Individuals, Couples, & Families

  • Personality Disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Life Transitions

Press
  • From the July 2020 edition of Chico News & Review, I discuss how the coronavirus has moved therapy from the office to the computer and the unique challenges that that presents.

  • Check it out here.

 

CONTACT

I appreciate how difficult it can be to reach out for help. Get in touch and I'll do my best to make this first step is as painless as possible.

PHONE

530-570-1452

E-MAIL

ADDRESS

572 Rio Lindo Avenue, 104C

Chico, CA 95926

 

PAYMENTS & INSURANCE

  • I accept California Health & Wellness (in Butte County only) and most major insurance providers. Call and I will have my billing specialist check for co-pay, deductibles, etc..

  • I also accept all major credit cards.  

Adam Aaronson, 572 Rio Lindo Avenue, 104C, Chico CA 95926