Dr. Adam Stoker obtained his PhD in Clinical psychology with a health emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He completed his APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Providence Saint Johns Child and Family Development Center. Previously, he earned two Masters degrees- one in Applied Psychology (child and adolescent psychology emphasis), and one in Clinical Psychology (health emphasis), as well as a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Dr. Stoker is a Psychological Associate working under the supervision of Dr. Katrina Rydzewski.
Dr. Stoker has conducted therapy and psychological assessment with clients across the lifespan. Throughout his training and professional experience, he has worked in home-based, school-based, private practice, outpatient, intensive outpatient, hospital, and residential settings. Additionally, Dr. Stoker is certified in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and is trained in eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Furthermore, Dr. Stoker is an AFFIRM Youth Group facilitator- an evidence-based group therapy intervention for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Dr. Stoker uses humor and warmth to create a safe and therapeutic environment, wherein he utilizes a strengths-based, integrative approach to care. Through integrating his training in various treatment modalities, he works collaboratively with clients to decrease behavioral and emotional problems that are impacting their current functioning, while increasing insight and appreciation for the complex factors (e.g. family distress, problematic coping, interpersonal conflict) that have contributed to the development of those problems. He is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma, and he has a passion for working with LGBTQIA+ youth and their families, especially when they are experiencing difficulties related to their sexual or gender identity.