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About Michael Adelman, M.D.

Dr. Michael Adelman has been devoted to the care of children and adolescents struggling with behavioral health issues for most of his clinical life. Dr. Adelman is drawn to this field due to the striking real-world nature of his everyday work existence. Working in behavioral health emphasizes the humanity behind our existence, both individually and communally. Rather than the “traditional” doctor-patient relationship of expert and patient, the behavioral health perspective must recognize the importance of collaboration. Dr. Adelman’s true passion lies within assisting patients and families in identifying their own internal power and resiliency factors in treatment and gradually moving to a place of greater self-respect and self-efficacy in the context of the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Adelman is unique in the breadth of his experience within pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. This “triple board” training provides a unique development and an excellent framework to understand fully the benefits and limitations of behavioral health work in children and adolescents leading to improved partnerships with families and more wholistic treatment planning. Dr. Adelman brings a level of genuine care and humility to his work along with a profound respect for the unique journey and perspectives of each of his patients and families.  

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depression with Psychosis
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Developmental Disability / Autism
  • Drug Use
  • Eating Disorder
  • Functional Neurological Disorders
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
  • Irritability
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
  • Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective
  • Severe Bipolar with Psychosis
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • Pain Disorder
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna NC
  • BCBS NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Tricare NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • Medicare NC
  • UBH NC

Reviews

CO

November 12, 2021

He really took the time to get to know my child and showed her appreciation for her differences. She felt confident after our visit.

ZB

November 2, 2021

He was very calm, understanding, supportive and welcoming to my daughter. When we got off the car, my daughter said he was the best. She felt comfortable sharing with him and that is huge!

JS

October 27, 2021

Dr. Adelman did an excellent job answering all of my questions. He also takes a collaborative approach, willing to speak with Jasper's therapist ongoing throughout the treatment. He is inclusive to both us parents and Jasper in the process. He seems well structured to handle parents with different viewpoints. I am excited to have him treat Jasper.

BM

October 27, 2021

Dr. Adelman, is just a super nice person. He s very understanding and compassionate. This is very rare.

JH

October 15, 2021

Michael was great to talk to. My son was pleased to have the appointment. Michael was very understanding.

JR

October 6, 2021

The entire appointment was very helpful and my son was pleased with the connection he felt with Dr Adelman. Thanks for a great first session. Looking forward to the next one.

JC

September 21, 2021

He is very relatable and my daughter feels very comfortable.

LV

September 20, 2021

Dr. Adelman was patient with my son and actually asked him questions that provoked thoughtful responses from him.

KS

September 15, 2021

Dr. Adelman was great!

AT

August 27, 2021

We have been trying to find some help for our daughter for a long time. We have met and worked with numerous professionals, and no one has been as warm and friendly and been so knowledgeable as Dr. Adelman.

AS

August 20, 2021

Great doctor! He has helped my son tremendously.

TB

August 9, 2021

Dr. Adelman was kind, patient, and worked very well with my daughter. She became very comfortable with him and was able to open up more than she normally does. I m happy that there are options to get help for your child quickly and virtually. Thank you.

EL

August 7, 2021

Passion about helping. Excited to take this journey with a provider who is passionate about helping.

DG

July 21, 2021

Dr. Adelman was very kind and competent and connected well with my teenage son.

GD

July 9, 2021

Dr. Adelman was attentive and personable. He seemed genuinely interested in the best outcome

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.