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Katherine Russin, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a master's level Clinical Social Worker licensed in the State of Maine. I have been working as an outpatient psychotherapist since 1996. Since 2007, I have been working with veterans of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to 2007, I worked in a community mental health agency. I have specialized experience and training providing treatment for trauma and abuse related disorders, depression and anxiety. I have a proven track record of helping clients who have struggled with long-standing problems with relationships, family of origin issues and difficulties coping with the stressors involved in daily living.

My counseling style is warm and positive. I am endlessly hopeful that we all have the capacity to experience change and growth. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with people, not labels or diagnoses. While my baseline clinical approach is based on cognitive-behavioral theories, I am comfortable drawing on a wide range of evidence based strategies. My treatment interventions are based on the unique needs and goals of my clients. I believe therapy clients deserve to be informed about the treatment they are receiving. I see myself as a fellow traveler rather than as an expert on people's lives.

My greatest joy has been the opportunity to see the transformations that take place for my clients. Every single individual I have worked with has shown me the depth of courage, wisdom and strength that are built into the human creation. It is an honor to do this work and would be an honor to do the work of therapy with you.

Professional experience

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Katherine Russin. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Kathy did a great job of listening to me regarding a lot of difficult things that I’ve dealt with in my life. She gave me a safe space to open up and we are at a point of learning how to deal with specific situations that are stressful to me. Kathy gives me great advice and tools to help in those stressful situations. I look forward to implementing those tools into my life and it’s helping me dramatically. I look forward to sharing my accomplishments each week and I walk around now with confidence to respond the right way. The best part is because I’m changing my ways, the people around me are naturally changing for the better too. Thank you Kathy for listening to me and understanding me.

Written on Feb 06, 2024 after therapy with Katherine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Katherine is great therapist and helps me get through my issues and what’s in my head in a positive manner

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is the best and has helped me so much !!

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coaching

Katherine is very good. She listens to me and hears me. I welcome her advice and she has a lot of experience in trauma. I enjoy our sessions.

Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Katherine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Kathy is attentive and so kind. She has helped me in understanding myself and my relationships, while establishing strategies to cope with different personalities in my life. Kathy also provided insightful worksheets and book recommendations when I was interested in deeper exploration. Highly recommend Kathy, she feels like an old friend!

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Katherine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes