At some point in our lives each of us faces obstacles or barriers we can't seem to overcome on our own. It's part of the human condition. Fortunately, professional counseling and psychotherapy can help you develop ways of moving forward through the places where you feel stuck. The empathic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship I offer can help you discover, or rediscover, your own strengths to heal, thrive, and create the relationships and life you desire.
In everyone's lives there are times of difficulty, life transitions, unwanted change, loss, and fears. Talking to someone who can assist you in sorting out your thoughts and feelings about these challenges can be very helpful. If you are feeling trapped in unhealthy patterns that are keeping you stuck or making you feel badly about yourself, I can help you identify them and how to change them to feel more empowered and fulfilled. If you are experiencing stress, we can work together to identify and address its causes and develop multiple tools to manage and decrease it.
Are you in transition? Struggling with anxiety, depression, self-criticism or low self-esteem? Wanting to feel more empowered in your life, relationships and work? Tired of simply surviving? Are you seeking a warm and caring therapist who will listen and help support you to create a life that truly reflects and supports your aspirations and dreams? Who is devoted to your well-being and can offer both the practical help and emotional support to help you to thrive? If so, I'd like to help. Situated in comfortable office in Concord, I offer affordable day and evening appointments.
I am a LMFT who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I am well versed in providing treatment for anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, as well as, every day concerns. As a therapist, it is my role to create a safe and comfortable environment for you and your current journey. Together, we will address your needs and work on specific goals to help you get to where you want to be. My therapeutic approach uses cognitive behavioral techniques that are goal oriented and solution focused. I help my clients learn and implement new coping skills, problem solve, and change behavior patterns to help with symptom relief.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards wellness! My practice is two-fold: I have a lot of experience working with couples in conflict and I also work with individuals who suffer from depression and PTSD. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is most helpful in collaboration. I enjoy working with both couples and individuals to face life transitions and difficulties with a direct and empathetic approach.
I work with a large number of presenting issues including managing depression, anxiety and stress, improving communication in primary relationships, improved self care and self soothing, healing from addictions and codependency and trauma; dealing with grief and loss, including pet loss. I can assist you in how to self assert in a healthy and productive manner. I work with adult individuals and couples. I am 12 step supportive, work with relapse prevention and people wanting to intensify their recovery work. I am trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. Please see my website: www.adrianarussell.com
Quality psychotherapy can be life-altering, especially when one is motivated and open to the process necessary for change. I enjoy working with individuals who are looking to develop a more grounded sense of self; seeking meaning and direction in work and/or in personal relationships. Adults of all ages come to my practice to improve and enrich their relationships with partners, children, family members, friends and colleagues. Couples look to deepen their connection, learn new communication skills, and resolve and heal from repetitive conflicts so they can cultivate a resilient and joyful partnership with one another.
Are you feeling caught between contradictory feelings of hope and despair? Finding a space where we can feel deeply understood is important to developing a secure sense of self. Psychotherapy offers a reflective space to explore the wordless thoughts, the nameless pain or the inner conflicts that may inhibit us. Through therapy a greater sense of integrity and meaning in life is possible. When we respond with genuine understanding and acceptance, hope may be restored and joy found. I listen to clients with openness and intuition. I encourage those I work with to begin to trust their own inner resources and find their own resilience.
My orientation is cognitive and behavioral (CBT). I'm a caring compassionate listener and also actively engage with clients to elicit thoughts, feelings, and strategies for healing. My specialties include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, couples, family issues, parenting, and teens. My therapy approach is directive and problem-solving while encouraging self-acceptance and compassion. I believe that everyone is capable of change at his or her own rate and comfort level. I help my clients eliminate self-critical thinking that too often sabotages their happiness and their relationships.
I work with people who are feeling dissatisfied, unhappy, restless and bored. Whether the issue is related to anxiety, depression, relationships, low self esteem, grief, loss or life transitions, I can help you alleviate your emotional pain. Together in therapy we will rediscover your strengths and work toward restoring your happiness and increasing your sense of well being.
It takes courage and awareness to seek therapy. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, difficult relationships (past or present) or going through a life transition I may be able to help. Together we will work to determine whether this will be short-term solution focused treatment or more long-term, deeper work. We will build a safe place for you to experience yourself and help you to identify your strengths as well as areas of challenge. A place that is yours to receive the care you need.
Having worked in mental health and substance use for 8 years, treating these issues both independently and in a co-occurring modality, I know the first challenge is reaching out and asking for help. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and other issues affecting wellness and hope commonly leads to the ineffective use of substances. I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic#110007) and Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor certified by CCAPP, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders in youths, adults, couples, and families utilizing strength-based therapy.
My services provide a safe space to explore and empower yourself and learn to overcome obstacles getting in the way of living your most fulfilling life. Clients come to me for treatment of a wide range of symptoms and disorders, including stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, performance psychology, concussion recovery, and executive coaching. Whether you are seeking targeted coaching on work performance or exploration of your past and current life circumstances, I offer a compassionate but focused approach to increasing fulfillment and success.
Do you take care of everyone and everything around you and still feel empty inside? Are you always striving for perfection but never feel good enough? Does your perception of yourself negatively impact your work or your relationships? I can help break unhealthy patterns and we will work collaboratively to discover the best version of yourself.
The interface between contemporary psychology and the wisdom of contemplative practice spirituality is central to my work with individuals and couples and to my general approach to therapy. With the use of MINDFULNESS based therapy and a non-judgmental and non-pathological approach I create a healing and supportive environment were growth and transformation can take place through our in depth process of exploration. From this general holistic and contemplative perspective I address a variety of issues of emotional, existential and relational nature with both individuals and couples and would be very happy to help you as well!
Couples/Relationship Counseling. LGBTQ, Poly, & Kink friendly. Clients that like my style seek therapy mostly for anxiety or depression that comes from the feeling that life lacks purpose, feels stuck, or stale; especially during times of heartache, misunderstanding, break-ups, or even death. Many useful moments, crucial moments, can arise at the end of something - unresolved past hurts, spiritual dilemmas, a sudden urgency and passion for figuring out "why we're here" - understanding them and integrating them is what I offer. Closing the old stuff up well means new, exciting beginnings are possible...often in the same relationship!
As I am aware that the process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I would like to commend you for taking this first step. You will find that I provide a warm, respectful environment which will make it more comfortable for you to engage in the process of understanding yourself and your relationships more deeply and fully. I believe that each person is unique, and, together, with genuine curiosity and a safe atmosphere, we will uncover your individual needs.
Over the past 25+ years its been my privilege to assist individuals and couples work through obstacles that have prevented them from experiencing meaningful and peaceful lives and relationships. My clients are coping with the everyday stress of marriage and family concerns, parenting, aging, health issues, career and financial challenges, loss or other critical and stressful situations. With those stressors often come depression, anxiety and a whole host of other symptoms.
Our mission is to master the art and science of engaging the innate human capacity for healing. We help you to remove all the unnecessary and painful layers you have accumulated during your life time, so you can clearly see all of your strengths and the true purpose of your life. Those unnecessary layers are then replaced with more peace of mind, confidence, and joy. Our group sessions also offer the people in our community an opportunity to connect with one another in a supportive and positive environment.
I primarily work with adolescents and adults, specializing in anxiety & anger management techniques, psychosis, and psychedelic & mystical experience integration. By tending to your individual inner landscape, we can create and widen the capacity to extend your gifts into the landscape of the collective. As we work together, we will also be trusting and relying on your inner guide - the part of you that has the wisdom to facilitate your healing process. Let’s partner in this journey together and uncover the ways life can begin to provide you with pleasure, meaning, and flow.