Genna Risucci

(LMHC, MCAP, ICADC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 5 years of experience working in the substance abuse/addiction field and in private practice. Currently I am the Clinical Director of a substance abuse facility, and operate a small private practice. I have helped clients with a variety of issues including substance abuse, trauma, process/cross addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, relationship and family issues, stress, phase of life issues, low self-esteem, and personality disorders. I have also had a lot of experience working with many different cultures and pride myself on being highly culturally sensitive and knowledgeable.

My approach to therapy is warm yet direct. I enjoy encouraging and empowering my clients to make positive changes in their lives. I provide a non-bias, non-judgmental atmosphere, and supportive atmosphere. I utilize a variety of different theories and techniques including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, Rapid Trauma Resolution, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology, family and couples counseling, and more. I maintain several certifications and have been trained in specific therapies including: Mastered Certified Addiction Professional; Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist; Rapid Trauma Resolution w/Clinical Hypnosis; Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 1 Certified; DBT skills, and EMDR.

I commend anyone who is looking to better themselves. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15192 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

Other #NJDCATEMP-005335 (Expires: 2020-10-09)

Other #WVTEMP000 (Expires: 2020-10-01)

Other #CV19-224 (Expires: 2020-10-01)

Other #11741217-6016 (Expires: 2020-10-17)

Other #EL01067 (Expires: 2020-10-01)

Other #18676 - 875 (Expires: 2020-10-01)


Reviews

Written by T.O. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

To this point, very happy with Genna as we seem to be pulling back the layers in the right cadence. Lots of work to do yet but I’m very happy to have her on my team!

Written by J.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Genna has been incredible to work with. She has prioritized my needs, scheduled times to speak with me and has kept up with my issues as they are unfolding in a way that makes me feel heard. I feel my time with Genna has been successful and have continued my membership just for her.

Written by L.I. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

I’ve been using BetterHelp for awhile now and able to tell that it’s been helping. My counselor has been really helpful with me and giving me the right tools to move forward. I trust her and she’s there to listen and that right there means a lot to me

Written by A.L. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

i havent had many sessions yet but i feel pretty comfortable with her

Written by C.O. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is useful in asking important questions and listening. We are in different time zones so response time is sometimes hard, but overall this is useful for me.

Written by T.W. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Since I started therapy Genna has been so supportive. She has helped me work through so many issues. I wasn’t sure if I would like therapy but signing up and getting her as a therapist has made me so glad I did take the step. It was terrifying at first but she has continued to make me feel comfortable

Written by J.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Genna is kind, understanding and non-judgemental. She listens to my situation, helps me implement positive coping strategies, and helps me work through anything in life that's holding me back. She also responds quickly, keeps everything confidential, and works around my schedule. I always feel comfortable opening up to Genna. I highly recommend Genna!

Written by K.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I think this format has been more helpful than any other format that I've tried. I like the ability to maintain a connection inbetween video calls. I use the messaging like a journal, it allows me to write what I'm feeling when I'm feeling it.

Written by M.A. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve really appreciated Genna’s help and she hears my concerns and offers valid solutions.

Written by M.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Genna is fantastic! I have been struggling a bit through Covid and she has helped me to find strength and hope through these challenging times. She is amazing!!

Written by C.H. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I think she's a great resource, and I'm glad that she's still listening.

Written by A.N. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She has helped me so far. I look forward to getting further help.

Written by E.L. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Genna is a wonderful counselor who takes time to listen and reply to your concerns and problems. She is supportive and very easy to open up to.

Written by K.H. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Genna is a great counsellor. She quickly understood my problems even though I came from an entirely different culture so I was worried if my BetterHelp counsellor will be able to get me or not, let alone give me therapy. But thankfully she has been so understanding that now I’m extremely comfortable sharing anything with her. She has some wonderful insights & makes me see my problems with another point of view which makes me so calm. She’s so disciplined, organized & so caring. I’m grateful to both Genna & BetterHelp!

Written by R.E. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Genna is amazing, I couldn’t have picked a better counselor, she always helps and gives me the best advice, and a solution that I didn’t think of before, and she’s very understanding and respectful, and I’m grateful.

Written by D.E. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Genna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I like Genna and am glad I was able to get her back. Feels good to know I have someone to talk to about things that are going on. I always look forward to her responses.

Written by R.E. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Genna has been such a gift! I am so grateful to be working with her. She has developed incredible insight into me in such a short period of time, and provided critical support in very trying times. I appreciate her approach and kindness, the validation she gives me, thoughtfulness in her written responses, and how she makes herself easily available, especially in times of greater need.

Written by A.A. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Genna gets down to your core fears and addresses them in an understanding, empathetic manner. She has helped me through a very difficult time and has given very valuable, practical advice time and time again. What I like about Genna is that she participates and helps you think of different solutions.

Written by A.L. on May 08, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Genna has been a great help to me thus far. She is very understanding, supportive, and offers great insight. I would recommend Genna to any of my friends and family!

Written by D.E. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Genna is very attentive and helps me to be more forgiving. I think I have stuck with BetterHelp for longer than intended because of Genna.

Written by S.A. on Mar 29, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Genna came at the right time! She is amazing, caring, and honest. I have struggled with many things throughout my life but she has been the best help anyone could hope for! I don’t know what I would do without her advice. Seriously, she’s amazing.

Written by M.I. on Mar 26, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Beat counselor I've ever had. Really takes the time to understand and talk to her patients. Gives an at-home feeling when talking and had great understanding and therapeutic advice.

Written by M.Ó. on Mar 03, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She listens. When everyone else in the world stopped listening to me. She listens. She doesn't judge at all and she's understanding. Thank you for helping me and continuing to help me.

Written by C.A. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

I cannot say enough good things about Genna Risucci. She answers me daily and always gives me feedback on what I shared. Her counsel has given me so much understanding about me and my situation. I have grown so much in such a short time and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Genna.

Written by O.A. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Genna Risucci is very quick in responding. Able to show me different perspectives by sending me worksheets and advice that I haven’t thought about. She’s very kind, open and very personable when it comes to discussing issues I’m dealing with. I’m able to connect with her and feel she truly understands what I’m going through and guide me. Thank you Genna, for your patience during my struggles, and for your guidance.

Written by C.A. on Jan 27, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Gene is honest, thorough, and insightful. I could not ask for more.

Written by J.A. on Jan 16, 2019 after counseling with Genna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Genna is great

Written by E.N. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She made me feel very safe and heard

Written by D.R. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Fantastic and very understanding.

Written by A.N. on Oct 28, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is so great and she helps me with everything and also finds solutions to my problems.

Written by C.A. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and bipolar disorder

I feel so fortunate to have found Genna. She includes a variety of counseling techniques in our discussions and is very welcoming. She responds very quickly and is always willing to lend a helping hand if I'm having a difficult time. I highly recommend her!

Written by C.H. on Oct 14, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Genna is wonderful, she makes you feel like an equal and doesn't allow you to feel like you are over dramatizing your situation. She's been a wonderful help and I'm so grateful to have had someone like her to talk to.

Written by C.O. on Oct 04, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Genna has been patient, considerate and understanding of my issues and takes the time to really listen, read what I'm saying, and respond in ways that nurture and calm me down. I am very grateful to have been paired with her and I wish to continue my services with her in the future.

Written by S.Y. on Oct 02, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

I started using the BetterHelp application at a very low point for me. I was matched with Genna and she was very professional, calm, friendly and she provided me with great help and advice. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is having trouble.

Written by V.I. on Sep 28, 2018 after counseling with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Genna is a great person to confide in. She writes back quick and the questions she ask always assures me that she is actually listening. I wouldn't want any other therapist. She's the one for me.