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.
My Goal of the Day: To be a channel of wisdom and love
My Thought of the Day: Come from love and not fear
My Action of the Day: The next indicated thing
My Pic of the Day:
A Day in My Life:
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.