"I sought Adriene's psycho-spiritual therapy sessions after attending a Spiritual Seekers meeting in her home.  Her warmth and empathic insight was obvious from the get-go.  I immediately knew that I would feel comfortable sharing what I needed in order to dig into some deeply rooted issues, so I contacted her afterwards to begin therapy.  Through our therapy sessions I was able to seek and find Truth, as well as a much deeper understanding of myself and what I needed in my life.  She also helped me understand my nature, recognize my underlying gifts, and gave me tools to help continue the personal growth on my own.  She is a kind, beautiful, and amazing woman who has found a way to help people in an area that most would find daunting... discovering self and the Divine.  Adriene and her work are a gift."  ~ Sarah Giorgio 

" My experience with Adriene was extremely helpful during a challenging time in my life. Adriene is empathetic with the ability to listen keenly, and therefore gently poise intuitive, effective, and challenging questions that helped me consider other angles and perspectives on various life issues. Her genuine character and professional nature helped me quickly for a trusting relationship with her, which in turn allowed me to receive and consider the wisdom she had to share freely. The fact that she was also open to a spiritual conversation was a combination that I valued highly and a skill that she has also developed beautifully. Her willingness to conduct our sessions online was also very helpful to me due to the distance between us. I highly recommend her services to anyone interested." - Sharon. C.

"If not for the peace blooming in a loved one, I might never have consulted Adriene. I'd had some unpleasant experiences with mental health professionals in the past that caused me to eschew any sort of services, and due to emotional trauma from my religious upbringing, I was wary of anyone offering spiritual guidance of any kind. Yet, the peace I saw in my loved one was unquestionable.
I went to my first session with Adriene with an open mind and became a regular client that day. Through guided meditations, sessions centered around those meditations, and homework I which was always in insightful and help me focused on what i needed to work through), Adriene helped set me on a path to healing and living my truth. Like my loved one, I'm a calmer, more peaceful person, and the lessons I learned through Adriene continue to guide me and my healing process. Thanks, Adriene!" 💗 D.M.

 "Adriene is an extremely accomplistd counselor. Her guided visualizations opened up wonderful pathways to joy and helped ith closure of past experiences. I have felt so much lighter and happier." - JAC

"It was through a Penn State program more than a decade ago that I first started working with Adriene and I can say without hesitation that her wisdom and guidance and the tools that she has given me have helped bring about a significant positive transformation in my life. When we first started working together in a group session I knew that I was stressed and unhappy and wanted to change my life but didn't know exactly how.  Adriene's guidance has not only helped me to figure out where I want to be, but has also given me the courage and wisdom to head out and keep moving on that path. She's helped me to identify old patterns and come up with ways to avoid falling back into them. Through Adriene I've come to fully understand the importance of not only finding, but also honoring and strengthening and protecting my true self and she has provided me with many vital tools to accomplish each aspect.Although we've been working together a long time, I continue to learn each session."  Robin B.

"After multiple attempts at traditional therapy over several years, I became aware that something was always lacking. The counseling felt like a quick fix for the current circumstances but never seemed to get to the root of the problem. I began to understand that there was deeper work to be done, but I couldn't seem to get there on my own. Since meeting Adriene, it is clear to me that incorporating spirituality is essential to my healing. She has been able to help me recognize and understand why I might be experiencing certain patterns of thought, feeling, and behaviors, as well as helped me to access the parts of myself that need healing. Of course I still have work to do, but with Adriene's help I am developing the tools that are helping me to heal, to be at peace, and to be my best self. I couldn't have come this far without her and I am so very grateful!"  💗 -AK 

"Adriene's group has really helped me to change my perspective on the world and life in general, and to better understand my own emotions and behavior as well as those of others. The group setting is less intense than private sessions because you are only the on the 'hotseat' part of the time, and hearing about other people's situations and issues, along with their thoughts on them provides concrete exampes that help me to see the bigger picture more objectively. Also this group is extremely supportive, and the other members' thoughts and suggestions on my own situation and issues have been not only helpful in a practical sense, but also reassuring and validating for me emotionally. I nearly always leave the session feeling upbeat, empowered, and inspired."   Cathy

"I started seeing Adriene when I was a senior in high school and I thought going to see someone was admitting defeat and weird. After a few sessions with her, I looked forward to seeing her each week. Having someone on your side with a non biased opinion on your situation while also just letting you talk, yell, and cry is so comforting and such a relief. I went to her energy class just to learn and she provided me with so many useful tools and tricks to make it through the day without feeling drained. Her intuition, knowledge, and spirituality gives her this ability to share in your experiences and have so much compassion for your situation." - Katherine C. 

"Adriene is a very intuitive, astute, and compassionate therapist. She is especially gifted when it comes to exploring childhood traumas. The 'inner child' work that Adriene and I delved into led to profound insights and healing. I was able to dissolve old patterns of thought and behavior that I no longer needed. I recommend Adriene's services - her therapeutic exercises are incredibly healing, and her insights invaluable for creating lasting change and strengthening one's resiliency."  Tehmina M. 

"Adriene helped me work through a really dark time in my life after losing a dear friend. I have become more spiritual and in tune with how important love and positive intentions are in my daily life. She is an accomplished psychotherapist and her insights to my thought processes were always spot on." - Sarah

"I was going through a hard time in my life emotionally and spiritually. My sister recommended that I set up an appointment with Adriene and I did. I was blown away with the results. Adriene was able to get to the center of my issues and really put me on the path to healing."  JN

 "Adriene's classes and one-on-one sessions have been truly amazing! Through her work and counseling, she has helped me to find peace, contentment, and happiness during some very turbulent and painful times. After years of traditional therapy, I continued to feel that something was missing and was searching for another way to effectively face and overcome life's challenges. I was fortunate enough to meet Adriene through her work with Penn State HRDC courses and then continue our work on an individual basis. Through her sessions I have learned extremely valuable tools to navigate and manage life's ups and downs, to heal myself, and to grow spiritually." ~Christine

Regarding Understanding and Managing Your Energy Field

"As an empathic person pursuing a career in the medical field, I have always struggled to balance my calling to help and care for others with the often draining emotional burden that goes along with this career path. Coming face to face with suffering, sickness, hardship, and even death, on a daily basis really began to chip away at my emotional strength and well-being. Most days, I would come home feeling so numb, so emotionally and physically depleted, that I could barely bring myself to interact with family or do anything else besides sleep. I didn't think that there was any way to stop feeling like this, until taking Adriene's class. Through the self reflection and tangible skills offered through this workshop, I have learned how to manage the way that other people's energy and emotions affect me, instead of just passively absorbing them and letting them define how I feel. Now, even after consoling a crying family or caring for someone who is suffering, I can walk out of the room with a clear head, and focus of helping others without harming myself." - AH, medical student

Regarding Other Workshops, Groups, and PSU Health Matters Classes

"Adriene taught me some effective techniques to slow down my light speed thinking and all the noise in my brain so that my soul could regain its rightful control over my life." ~Michele

"I have known Adriene for less than 4 years, but we came together at a point in both of our lives when we were ready to heal and grow spiritually. I was drawn to her because of her openness and self-awareness. She then led a small group of spiritual travelers with the study and application of the principles for the book, " The Pathwork of Self-Transformation" by Eva Pierrakos. Her skill in helping each of us uncover and face our deepest fears was very helpful for both me and my wife. I recommend her to anyone who is ready to heal and grow spiritually."   - Jack Lee-Civalier   Rensselaer, NY   

" I attended a class led by Adriene on the principles of the book, "The Pathwork of Self-Transformation" by Eva Peirrakos.  Throuhg her soul searching techniques she helped me to recognize and unblock one of the issues I have had for over 20 years, resentment.  Since doing so, I am so much happier. I no longer hold onto old resentments that kept me from enjoying everyday life, for that I will be forever grateful. Thank you Adriene!! " - Carolyn

"My first encounter with Adriene was through a Penn State HRDC course - Discover the Relaxation Within. At that time, I didn't have a firm grasp on the amount of stress I had in my life and how it was impacting my physical, mental and spiritual self. Since then, through meditation, Adriene has helped me find my center and clarify my being. I can't describe in words the feeling of well-being that envelopes me during and after our meetings. I hope to continue my connection with Adriene, not only in the present, but well into the future . . . no matter our physical location."  - Shelly

"When I started this class (Daily Steps to Mindfulness- Health Matters PSU), I felt like a mess, like I had no control over my life. I was struggling with the aftereffects of Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and needed to find a way to cope. The class reinforced some principles I was already familiar with from practicing yoga, taught me new principles, and provided a space where I could explore mindfulness without feeling judged. Everyone in the class was open-minded and just inherently kind; I felt comfortable, which is not something I can say about a lot of group settings. I loved this class and the people in it, and plan to continue participating as long as I can; it has made such a difference for my stress, spirituality, and sense of community. Would recommend forever." - Jen Kach

Regarding Journaling: A Path to Transformation and Growth

" Not at all what I expected and worth every minute of my time." -Anonymous

"This workshop was helpful in getting me past whatever it has been that has kept me from journaling and I really appreciate it." -Anonymous

" I found the workshop to be extremely beneficial in breaking through writing blocks. Adriene was warm and helpful." -A.T.

" The journaling workshop was helpful in returning me to the effect that writing can be another vehicle to access thoughts to be able to work on them." - C.B.

" The journaling workshop was very helpful in sorting out and understanding issues that hold you back. It gave me the confidence to trust myself and express my feelings in writing." - Linda