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Change Talk will be Closed: 11/23, 12/25, 01/01, 05/27, 06/18-06/26/2024, 07/04, 09/02





Change Talk LLC is a counseling practice owned and operated by Dr. Adam Russo, EdD, 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). Dr. Russo possesses advanced doctoral training in Learning, Anxiety, Crisis Management, Neurodevelopmental, Systemic, and PTSD interventions. The learning designation is especially important in counseling since interventions and concepts are only effective if you understanding their purpose, value, and consequently incorporate them into your life. Adam also has separate degrees in criminal justice, public safety administration, professional counseling, and has an advanced community counseling and traumatology degree. Adam has active certifications in treating trauma and ADHD symptomatology. This all coming from a provider you can trust with a psychotherapist who has previously held a top secret security clearance and has experienced professionally virtually the entire gambit from standard outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, and inpatient services. 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!

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

  • 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 Connecticut towns:

Middlesex County

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

New London County

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

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