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Maria Russo, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, I am prepared to guide and direct you on your path to wholeness and well-being in your quest to live to your fullest potential. My expertise comes from an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work as well as from my life experiences in transcending my own childhood trauma, and the many clients over the last 22 years who have taught me much about the regeneration of the human spirit. I have spent decades in self-exploration and immersing myself in the work of many Masters. I have worked with clients with such problems as depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, grief, communication problems, relationship problems and addictions.

As a therapist specializing in Childhood Trauma, my goal is to inspire you to awaken to the possibilities for growth in your own experience and to help you identify and develop the strengths that will carry you forward from “surviving to thriving – from victim consciousness to living a more victorious life." My passion is to work with individuals who want more of life – more love, more peace, more joy, more authenticity, and more meaningful relationships with themselves and their loved ones. As a result of traumas suffered – often as children – we tend to react to life in unhealthy ways. My intention is to help you find what is keeping you stuck and contributing to unhealthy choices often made from anger, depression, anxiety, unresolved grief or addictions to such things as drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex, and shopping.

In working with me you will be guided to awaken to possibilities for growth, identify your strengths, develop your deepest spiritually, increase coping and problem solving skills to create change, learn to live more fully in the present moment and discover the innate goodness and beauty within you.

I believe "people are not bad, just wounded." I believe it is our life purpose to explore our painful experiences and integrate them into the healthier parts of ourselves so we can shift to who we really came here to be. There is nothing to find looking outside of ourselves. Everything we need is within and it is through our wounds that we find healing.

I would be honored to accompany you on your journey.

Clinical Approaches:
Existential Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Client-Centered Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Narrative Therapy
Radical Non-Judgment
Family and/or Couples Therapy

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CO LCSW CSW.00000833