Adrienne Lafever Pittman, LISW-CP
Adrienne's methods are guided by her strongly held belief that connection is the most integral piece in facilitating growth and healing.
Adrienne joined Pathways in 2022. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2006) and a Masters of Social Work at the University of South Carolina (2013).
Adrienne has over 15 years of experience working in mental health and has provided support to children, adolescents, and families within two residential treatment facilities, client’s homes, and at an outpatient pediatric medical practice. Providing therapeutic services in these varied settings has given her an opportunity to work with children from all walks of life.
Adrienne utilizes an individualized approach that is tailored to the needs of each client and includes art and play therapy methods, cognitive behavioral therapy (including trauma-focused CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) interventions and skills training. Although she has a firm foundation in behavior modification, Adrienne now approaches much of her work from a neurodevelopmental and trauma-informed lens. Instead of just focusing on the problematic behavior, Adrienne helps families understand how their children’s brains work and the importance of positive parenting approaches to establish a secure attachment with their children.
She specializes in working with children and families that are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and other behavioral and emotional difficulties. Treatment focuses on enhancing individual strengths while acquiring the necessary skills to improve emotional regulation, communication, and family dynamics.
Adrienne is married with two young children. She and her family are active in their church and enjoy hiking, playing outside, and watching football.