My name is Anthony Russo. I am a licensed professional counselor and a board certified addiction specialist. My specialities are working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety and addictions. My theoretical orientation is a solution focused based premise; that is, everyone has been successful at some point in their lives, whereby addiction, depression and/or anxiety was not a condition in their lives. I am interested in locating exceptions in one's life, to which one can point to as having some sense of self-efficacy. I believe that we often under-estimate our own abilities and strengths; therefore , we never realize our full potential. Let me help you to be the best you can be and reach your full potential!
Therapy takes time, effort and a refocus of our energies to more productive goals. One or two sessions will yield minimal, if any, results. Consistency, like in anything else, will yield optimal results. Have you ever focused on aspects of your life that never materialized any return or benefit? I want to help you refocus your energy to what will yield the maximum result for you. That is, less wasted energy and more goal-directed focus. Bring an open mind and willingness to embark on a new journey with me!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling)
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Anthony is a Very down to earth therapist who is extremely easy to talk with. My week is noticeably reset in a positive light after each session.
Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
Anthony helped me through a very trying time in my life. He offered concrete suggestions and techniques to deal with difficult situations in my day to day, and helped me so through some ongoing mental blocks and other challenges. He was key in helping me work through situations of social isolation.
He was gentle and encouraging with me, but also firm and unflinching about my weaknesses in a way that was useful and helpful, without being judgmental or overbearing.
Anthony has a very kind voice and affect, which puts you immediately at ease, and invites you to unburden yourself when you have to. I felt very comfortable in our sessions, and looked forward to them through many hard months.
I've come out on the other side of these sessions more confident and much more at ease in my own skin. My level of social comfort has improved drastically, and isolation has become vastly less of an issue. Anthony was very key in that transformation. I highly recommend Anthony to anyone struggling with a variety of mental challenges, particularly social isolation. I particularly recommend him as a therapist for men.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Anthony has been able to provide me a refreshing new perspective on my issues and help me to work through them in a healthy way.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
Anthony is very understanding and offers several thoughtful insights. He is always supportive and listens.
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 6 months on issues concerning addictions
We have made progress where others have not. Insightful and honest and pleasant
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 4 months
Anthony Russo helped me to work through the deeper hurts and hang-ups in my life. Until I began working with Anthony these unhealthy ideologues and habits often held me back. Anthony helped me to identify these and walked with me through the process of change. He is compassionate and a good listener. Two of my favorite things about Anthony are the practical action steps he challanged me to work on in between therapy sessions, and the recaps he provided after each one. This experience of working with Anthony has taught me a lot about myself & life. In working with Anthony, I developed more compassion for myself and others. I am also more hopeful in life. I strongly recommend Anthony Russo as your top pick for Therapists!
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month