Rev. Tres Adames, MDiv, BCPC, CPT
Director, Pastoral Counselor, Personal Trainer
Hi, my name is Tres Adames and I am a Master's-level Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC #0791) and the Director of Prism Counseling. I specialize in working with adults, teens, and couples wanting to improve their emotional, physical, and spiritual health. I have over 10 years of experience working with all kinds of people dealing with difficult problems and relationships. I addition to counseling, I also providing personal training and lifestyle coaching for those wanting to work on their health inside and out.
I want you to feel comfortable opening up about anything you are going through. I seek to be nonjudgmental and unshockable as a counselor. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and complex situations including grief, depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship problems with special insight on how these issues intersect with one's faith and spiritual perspective. I also work with those who are wrestling with their faith, whether they have experienced church hurt, trauma, or are seeking to reconcile parts of themselves (like their sexuality) with their personal faith journey.
I have a passion to help others through the angst, struggle, and confusion that often comes with life. I'm excited to be on this journey and am passionate about helping you weave a transformative story of your own.
I felt the call to ministry when I was 23 years old. Soon after, I went to seminary to become a pastor, but slowly felt called toward the work of pastoral counseling. Rather than leading a congregation in a brick-and-mortar church, I fell in love with the process of working with people one-on-one, helping them individually navigate their unique journey. My faith and relationship with God is something I treasure very deeply. Though my background and approach is centered on integrating spirituality with overall wellbeing, I welcome people from all faith (and non-faith) backgrounds and have experience working with people of all beliefs.
My Qualifications, Work, and Experience
I received my Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Wesley Biblical Seminary, and Bachelor of Arts from Asbury University. I am a very active member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and am a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC #0791), certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) and the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. I am ordained as a Commissioned Minister through the Federation of Christian Ministries. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
I also train other clergy in pastoral counseling and mental health first aid through the ACPE Pastoral Care Specialist continuing education program. I have also been a contributing writer and developer of the program since its inception. The program was developed by fellow colleagues of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), which has now consolidated with ACPE. I have hosted and produced a podcast called Ask a Christian Counselor for the past 10 years. I am also the host and producer of Spiritual Care Today, the official podcast of The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling.
I previously served as a Commissioner on the ACPE Psychotherapy Commission for 2020 and 2021 and served as Board Secretary of the Pacific Region of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) from 2017-2019. In the past, I have been on staff as a pastoral counselor for Life Changers Christian Counseling (2013-2019) and Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries (2013-2017). I was also previously on faculty in a teaching assistantship at the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University (2012-2014). Additionally, I have over twenty years of pastoral and lay leadership experience in the Free Methodist Church, the Church of the Nazarene, and the United Methodist Church.
I can meet with clients online via telehealth or in-person at my office in Peoria (9299 W Olive Ave Ste 212 Peoria AZ 85345) or Phoenix (7901 N Central Ave Phoenix AZ 85020)