Raechel Russo discusses her approach to mental health counseling with adolescents and adults in the video below.
Learn more about how Raechel works with couples in counseling by clicking on the video below:
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Whether it be uncontrollable worry, feeling anxious or on edge, feeling down, not feeling good enough no matter what you do, or always worrying about what others think. Or maybe you are getting frustrated easily, experiencing difficulty setting boundaries with others, or having arguments with your partner that never feel resolved. In the midst of the struggle, it can be difficult to give yourself the compassion you deserve and it can be easy to get discouraged. The emotional rollercoaster that life often puts us through can be exhausting and cause us to question our own purpose.
I work with couples, families, adolescents, and adults to help them navigate these challenges. I believe that every couple, family, and individual that I work with has unique strengths that can help them through all the ups and downs of life. While going through all of the challenges it can be difficult to see those strengths, and that’s where I come in. My goal is to help you realize the positive qualities you possess and your own unique purpose so that you can live a joyful and fulfilling life. I will teach you skills that will help you be kinder to yourself, recognize and meet your own needs and help you find fulfillment. I help couples learn to tune in to each other’s emotions and needs, communicate more effectively, and learn to build a foundation of friendship and kindness in their relationship. As we go through counseling, you will learn to be kinder to yourself and you will be able to give that same kindness to others so you can have a better relationship with your spouse, your children, your friends, and your co-workers. You’ll feel less bullied by the problems and insecurities that keep you stuck and have more confidence to tackle challenges. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, validating environment that helps those I work with feel heard and comfortable talking about some of the most difficult topics and experiences so that they can move towards healing and reconnecting with who they are and those who are important to them.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I will help you see the answers that you already had inside of you that you may have had a difficult time seeing. Throughout therapy, I work diligently to understand your unique perspective and circumstances. I will collaborate with you to ensure that our work together is meeting your own unique needs and effectively helping you work toward your goals. I use techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work.
With your expertise and mine, we can work together to help get your life and/or your relationships back to a place where it feels fulfilling and joyful – where you actually LIKE your people and WANT to spend time with them again. I want to help you love yourself and your relationships again! Take the first step and call for a free 30-minute consultation or intake appointment.
About Raechel Russo, LMFT-C
Raechel is originally from Arizona and lived in Utah as she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies at Brigham Young University and her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Utah State University. She has been living in Oklahoma for about a year. She is so happy to be here and loves the greenery and all of the great people she has met.
Raechel has experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and groups in community mental health, private practice, and school settings. She has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and has completed level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is passionate about spreading mental health awareness and provides mental health literacy training to adults and youth in the community.
She has completed her licensing exam and is currently completing her supervised clinical hours required to be independently licensed. Her primary supervisor is Kim Hamilton, LMFT-S and her secondary supervisors are Christina Parks, LPC-S, and Dr. Melissa Leedy, Ph.D. at Legacy Counseling Services, PLLC.