Author, speaker, & consultant
Adena Bank Lees is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, providing a fresh and important look at traumatic stress, addiction treatment and recovery. She has been providing premiere services around the globe for over 25 years. Adena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama. She is the author of Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse, A Story of Hope and Healing, as well as 12 Healing Steps for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse; A Practical Guide. Her passion is to utilize action methods in both client treatment and professional training to optimize laughter while learning.Adena is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, providing a fresh and important look at traumatic stress, addiction treatment and recovery. She has been providing premiere services around the globe for over 25 years.
To be a channel of wisdom and love
Come from love and not fear
The next indicated thing
What do you love most about Your City?
The five mountain ranges that surround the city and the warm sunshine 360+ days per year!
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
I don’t like breakfast, so I would say, chicken salad on a toasted gluten-free bagel at the Commack Diner, Long Island, New York.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – waking up and getting ready for my 7am Pilates class.
10:00 AM – facilitating a consultation group, psychodrama group therapy or rubbing my kitty’s belly, depending on the day of the week.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Salad and soup at Sweet Tomatoes Salad Bar restaurant.
7:00 PM – Sitting at the kitchen table, gazing into my wife’s eyes while we catch up on each other’s day.
11:00 PM – Fast dead asleep.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I need my Dunkin Donut’s decaf large coffee with two pumps of cream and two sweet’n lows to get through the day. At night, a cup of decaf chai tea hits the spot.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I have to admit I am addicted to Facebook. I do not even know how to use Instagram.
What should everyone try at least once?
Traveling to experience a different culture and landscape.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
On any beach in the world.