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What Makes Change Talk LLC Different?
"We are a practice that changes with you." - Adam Russo, MS, LPC
This means that we are constantly asking our clients for feedback and adjust our curriculum, marketing, and treatment strategies accordingly.
Individual therapy is great for people that are new to therapy services, or for people that like privacy since group psychotherapy can never be guaranteed as being completely confidential considering it's transient members. The focus on most individual sessions usually includes communication skills, increasing awareness of your triggers and reactions, clinical assessment, motivational interviewing for change, symptom management, self-control strategies, refraining your current situations, case management, accurate use of empathy, crisis counseling, self-compassion training, first responder vicarious trauma work, and general psychoeducation on various mental health conditions and associated treatments.
Insurances Currently Accepted
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticare, Cigna, UnitedHealthCare, Husky (Medicaid), Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim, Out of Network.
Adam has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Existentialism, and Solutions Focused Brief Therapy. He has been exclusively trained in the Boystown Psycho-educational Model of Treatment, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Yale University's Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), ADHD Certified Clinician Service Provider (ADHD-CCSP), CT Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, and worked with highest risk populations at a local hospital psychiatric ward with training from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Adam has degrees in criminal justice, public safety administration, professional counseling-mental health, and Adam is currently completing an advanced doctoral educational program for community counseling and traumatology (4.0 final GPA). Adam has vocational training in automotive, electrical, AC/DC circuitry, information technology, metal work, photography, plumbing, and carpentry.
Adam has a very broad range of experience treating adults, adolescents, and the whole spectrum of mental health disorders. This includes adults and adolescents with a history of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity/Inattentive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, Conduct Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Social, Grief, High Functioning (Verbal) Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mild Intellectual Disability, various Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Substance Misuse, Anger Management, Accelerated Rehabilitation, and many other populations that were excluded elsewhere. He also has advanced training in vocational counseling, sleep hygiene, crisis counseling, natural disaster, veteran, and working with traumatized populations.