Dr. Adam Frankel is a psychologist at the Center for Optimal Living, where he specializes in treating individuals who deal with substance misuse and co-occurring anxiety and mood challenges. Adam integrates insight-oriented, mindfulness, motivational, and cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches. Adam has a particular interest in group psychotherapy and its relationship to the improved capacity for managing difficult emotional states, interpersonal intimacy, and personal creativity. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. He completed his internship at Mt Sinai Medical Center and his post-doctoral fellowship at the Addiction Institute of New York at Mt. Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital. Adam presents nationally and internationally on integrated therapeutic treatment modalities and is a clinical supervisor and teacher to advanced Ph.D. students in psychology and social work throughout the New York Metropolitan Area.