Counseling Services


Most of us want to grow and change, but often we don’t know where to begin.

It’s easy to feel “stuck” when it comes to knowing how to deal with our anxiety, depression, self-doubt, self-loathing, poor relationships, traumatic experiences, and death or loss.

Sometimes our path forward seems dark, confusing, or even impassible. We may find ourselves held back through repetitive and self-defeating patterns of thoughts and behaviors.  Instead of climbing over the mountains, we keep painfully circling the same territory again and again.

If you can relate,

I can guide you over your “mountains,” break those old patterns, and develop new, healthier ones. As a “mental health Sherpa” I can show you how.

As you become healthier, your relationships will improve, you will feel better emotionally, and will make the world around you a better place. Schedule a free phone consultation with me today to discuss the possibility of “trekking together” for a while.

Together, we can find your way.

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Michael Russo, MA, LMHC, NCC

Welcome! I’m sure you are here because you are looking for guidance or help. I use the phrase “mental health Sherpa” because I help people navigate the tough mountainous parts of their life’s journey. Long before I ever became a licensed counselor, it seemed people just naturally came to me for help with their problems. I believe it’s just who I am.

I’ve been described as warm and easy to talk to, and I usually make people laugh. Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of people find their way out of life’s difficult situations and become healthier versions of themselves.


Client Focus: Adults, 18 and older

• Anxiety and Stress
• Assertiveness and Boundaries
• Coping Skills
• Death, grief, and loss
• Depression
• Emotional disturbance
• Family of Origin and Attachment
• Life Transition
• Obsessive/Compulsive (OCD)
• Relationships
• Self-Worth
• Sexual Abuse
• Spiritual Abuse and Church PTSD
• Trauma and PTSD

Types of Therapy:

  • Schema Therapy (attachment based)

  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

  • Companioning Model (for Grief & Loss)

  • Cognitive Therapies (CBT and REBT)

  • Person-centered

  • Trauma Processing

• Individual counseling