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Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell


15 years of experience

I am a licensed, independent clinical social worker that has more than 18 years in the field of helping others. I have worked with clients of all ages from "the littles" at two years old with Autism to those 90+ and above who are coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis. I specialize in working with women, men, and all included in the LGBTQIA+ population. My clinicial work has included hospice work, school social work, in home therapy and outpatient clinical work. I love helping people live their calmest and most productive life possible and I truly believe in a positive growth mindset- we are all operating at our best capacity we are capable of at any given moment! As a therapist, I am currently accepting patients who are struggling with depression, anxiety or mood or attention problems. I practice from an existential point of view and believe that my clients are the best experts in their life so I look to our relationship as a partnership of work together moving forward while healing past traumas and experiences that might be holding you back. You have amazing potential- you just need to unleash it and realize the strength that you have within! I look forward to being a guest on your journey to inner peace and strength and look forward to empowering you to take back control in your life to be the best YOU possible! As I am assessing whether we are a good "fit" (as I hope you do as well), there are instances that, professionally, I might not feel that I can adequately be the therapist YOU need in the telehealth realm. The scariest part of therapy is taking that first leap- let me hold your hand so you can be the safest and healthiest possible!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first session is the time for us to get to know each other! I will ask you about your counseling history, what brings you to counseling and what you hope to get out of our work together and we will set some goals and timelines for our work together. I will also share with you my philosophy as a therapist and what you can expect with me as a therapist. At the end of the session, we will decided whether a next appointment should be scheduled.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (connecting your thoughts to your actions) as well as using existential and trauma therapy. While we get to know each other as therapist/client, I might have you complete some "assignments" between sessions as I use an integrative approach that will assist with your growth such as journaling, prompts, grounding exercises and mindfulness/meditation exercises.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a working mother of three myself, I find myself specializing in working with women who are struggling to "balance it all"- an often unrealistic goal we put on ourselves due to society's pressure of us. As a therapist, I work to empower my clients through creating a supportive environment where my clients walk away from session feeling more positive, more in control and more empowered than when we first began talking.

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