Steve Adelman, MD
Psychotherapy & Executive Coaching
Consultations in Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine
Many accomplished people are not as satisfied as they could be. I relish the collaborative process of defining the problem and designing actionable solutions.
About Steve Adelman, MD
I am an energetic psychiatrist, therapist and executive coach, and I delight in partnering with my clients. I attended Harvard College (summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa), UPenn’s Medical School, and Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital (chief resident).
I am triple board-certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, and executive coaching.
I understand the corporate world of executives, Wall Street types, and management consultants. Also, I have directly assisted more than a thousand physicians and healthcare leaders in the past decade.
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My deep experience has taught me to define each new engagement as evaluative. I size up the complex challenges and interpersonal friction points that impede well-being. The actionable solutions I recommend include tailored therapies, coaching, psychoeducational and medical interventions. My goal is to ‘get it right’ on your behalf in a way that is collaborative, warm, and respectful. I aim to put people at ease, and I encourage my clients to give me feedback along the way. I try to model an empathic, relational approach that you may adapt and utilize in your most important and challenging personal and professional relationships.
Please contact me to schedule a free and confidential introductory phone meeting or videoconference that lasts 20-30 minutes. Let’s see if we’re a fit. Most of my clients are dedicated and accomplished professionals or leaders with a desire to enhance their relationships, overall well-being, and their personal and professional satisfaction. To get started, we’ll schedule a few consultative sessions to drill down on the particulars; then we’ll decide together what services and approaches are best for you. The possibilities include: tailored psychotherapy; coaching; a ‘mash-up’ of psychotherapy and coaching; addiction/recovery coaching; supervision; and, pharmacotherapy. Even when it seems like we’re a good fit for one another, we will discuss other viable alternatives and approaches. What’s most important is to get it right on your behalf. I schedule at least 20 minutes of reflection time between all appointments to stay fully focused on you and your agenda. My hourly fee is $400.
Physicians and other high-performers often benefit from coaching interventions. Here’s a clip from a longer presentation I was invited to give to the Society of Consulting Psychology in 2017.
Couples | Families
I am available to assist couples and families with any of the following concerns:
- Substance use disorders, and/or other addictive behavior (including workaholism) of spouses, older adolescents, and adult children
- The impact of the mental illness of a loved one on marital and family life
- The impact of work-life imbalance and/or professional burnout on marital and family life
Teams | Leaders
I have experience helping teams and leaders contend with and manage the behavioral, interpersonal, or performance challenges of specific employees, including problematic managers and executives. I have worked with academic departments; corporate teams and divisions; corporate leaders and boards; HR departments, legal departments, and concerned regulatory agencies.