Dr. Adkins completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Georgetown University then obtained her doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision and Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University.
Dissertation Title: Cultural, Religious, and Transgression-Related Predictors of Forgiveness Among African Americans. Methodology of my dissertation: mixed methods research design using a survey. A multiple regression (quantitative) and Nvivo software (qualitative) were used to analyze the data.
Research Interests: Spirituality, Religiosity, Forgiveness, DBT & adolescents, multicultural considerations in the counseling, supervision, and teaching.
Dr. Adkins has presented at several conferences including EBA-ACA 2012, VACES 2013, ACES 2013, EBA-ACA 2014, SACES 2014, ACA 2014, VCA 2014, SACES 2016, ACA 2016, and ACA 2017, ABPsi 2019, and VCA 2019.
Dr. Adkins has completed extensive training in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which she applies to her clinical work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families at her private practice.