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!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH15192 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Other #NJDCATEMP-005335 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Other #WVTEMP000 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Other #18676 - 875 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Hi Genna was great. I found that she was an active listener and enjoyed our sessions, but I think I need to find someone black to fit my needs.
Genna is great! This is my first experience with a counselor so she's extremely supportive and I really enjoy my time with her.
I’ve been working with Genna for 5 months now and she has been amazing. She has been helping me work through my grief and other issues in my life and always listens and provides a new perspective on looking at things.
Genna has truly been a huge support in my life throughout the last 6 months. She listens, shows concern, and responds in a timely manner.
Genna is easy to talk to and validates my experiences. She has helped me to understand and describe things that I was unable to put into words. I greatly appreciate her work as my counselor.
Genna has been an amazing therapist, and supported me to transform my life. I had worked with a few therapists before her and struggled to find a something that worked for me. Genna, kind, caring attitude combined with a straightforwardness, really supported me to help me reflect on parts of my life that needed to change, and I felt she was forward enough to address certain behaviors that I didn't really want to acknowledge myself. I have never worked with someone who was so easy to talk to, if your thinking about finding a counselor who's responsive, caring, and professional, Genna is #1. Thanks Genna for helping me to change my life!
I personally would like to thank Genna for a her help during my difficult time. She is very understanding and says the truth with a loving Demeanor. She’s checks up me when at times I haven’t replied back. Thank you so ever much for everything. She’s simply amazing!
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!
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.
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
i havent had many sessions yet but i feel pretty comfortable with her
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.
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
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!
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.
I’ve really appreciated Genna’s help and she hears my concerns and offers valid solutions.
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!!
I think she's a great resource, and I'm glad that she's still listening.
She has helped me so far. I look forward to getting further help.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gene is honest, thorough, and insightful. I could not ask for more.
Genna is great
She made me feel very safe and heard
Fantastic and very understanding.
She is so great and she helps me with everything and also finds solutions to my problems.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.