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Change Talk will be Closed: 05/29, 06/19-06/27, 08/04, 11/23, 12/25, 01/01

See Closing/Vacation Protocols on FAQ Page




Change Talk LLC is a counseling practice owned and operated by Adam Russo, MS, LPC located at 251 Essex Plaza, Essex CT. Change Talk is a practice that has a tremendous amount of professional experience treating individuals and their families and is dedicated to quality of service offering both teletherapy and in-person options to 95% of our adult populations (intake is in-person only).  Adam possesses advanced doctoral training in Education, Anxiety, Crisis Management, Neurodevelopmental, Systemic, and PTSD interventions. Adam also has separate degrees in criminal justice, public safety administration, professional counseling, and is completing (doctoral candidate with final 4.0 GPA) his community counseling and traumatology degree. Adam has active certifications in treating trauma and ADHD symptomatology. Therapy should be discussed with your doctor as a FIRST choice option, since psychotherapy and not medication can actually rewire your brain through neuroplasticity that is generally permanent, typically having no long-term side-effects or negative health consequences. Check out our "more info" subfolders such as our FAQ page for much more information including your clinician's background and how we do things!


Current accepted insurance:

Services Provided for Adolescence and Adults:


  • Individual Counseling

  • College Guidance

  • Psychotherapist Consulting and Supervision

  • First Responder and Military Specialization

  • Accelerated Rehabilitation

  • Assertiveness and Social Skills Training

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Family Therapy (not couples counseling)

  • Parent Coaching

  • Case Management ​

  • Career Coaching

  • Psychological Assessment

  • Hospice Counseling

  • Active Duty Family Support

  • Theological Coaching

  • Rehabilitation Counseling

  • Crisis Counseling

Proudly serving some of the following towns:

Middlesex County

Centerbrook, Chester, Clinton, Cobalt, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Higganum, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Middle Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Moodus, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rockfall, and Westbrook, CT

New London County

Baltic, Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Gales Ferry, Gilman, Groton, Hadlyme, Hanover, Jewett City, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lyme, Mashantucket, Montville, Mystic, New London, Niantic, North Franklin, North Stonington, Norwich, Oakdale, Old Lyme, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck, Preston, Quaker Hill, Salem, South Lyme, Stonington, Taftville, Uncasville, Versailles, Voluntown, Waterford, West Mystic,  and Yantic, CT

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