Meet Our Team

The Outside the Wire team consists of licensed psychologists and social workers. In addition, we offer a training program to doctoral level psychology trainees and MSW students who specialize in military social work.

All clinicians have received extensive training in military life, culture, and transitional issues that can arise for service members and veterans. Additionally, some of our clinicians are veterans themselves.

Todd Adamson

Todd Adamson

Clinical Director

Dr. Todd Adamson is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Director of U.S.VETS Outside the Wire, an early-intervention and prevention program providing mental health counseling at local community colleges to veterans and their family members free of cost.

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Dr. Adamson received his B.A. from the University of Georgia, and his M.A. and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Adamson specializes in assessing and treating trauma and PTSD in military services members and veterans. His clinical approach is integrative and incorporates evidence-based practices along with family-systems and mindfulness-based interventions.

Dr. Adamson also provides clinical consultation and expertise to Veteran programs in the community and trains clinicians in evidenced-based treatments for PTSD.

Dr. Adamson is an Adjunct Lecturer at the USC School of Social Work and Antioch University. Dr. Adamson also serves as a research associate at the Long Beach VA Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center treating PTSD in OIF/OEF veterans with Virtual Reality-based Prolonged Exposure Therapy.

Miatta Snetter

Miatta Snetter

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Miatta R. Snetter is a California licensed Clinical Psychologist, professionally skilled to provide a wide range of mental health services, to culturally and ethnically diverse communities.

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Dr. Snetter earned both her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from Pepperdine University, where she gained the educational tools to become a life-changing psychotherapist, consultant, guest speaker, and educator.

For the last 13-years, Dr. Snetter has enjoyed her primary clinical focus with combat and non-combat veterans of various combat eras.  She provides both individual and group therapies for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and other clinical diagnoses frequently experienced by veterans.  She has also been trained to provide Military Sexual Trauma (MST) treatment to male and female veterans; and she is often asked to provide clinical consultation to Veteran’s programs.

Dr. Snetter is honored to work with veterans because of her belief that, “Veterans generally find it easy to serve and to give; but they frequently struggle with then BEING served and given to.”

Helen Yum

Helen Yum

Clinical Consultant

Helen Yum has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York and completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley.

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Helen has been a mental health provider since 2001 and has worked specifically with veterans since 2011.  Before joining the Outside the Wire team as a Clinical Consultant, she served as Program Coordinator for a transitional housing program for homeless female veterans at U.S.VETS – Long Beach.