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June 21, 2019

Caregiver Support Counseling

Choosing to become a caregiver, through pregnancy, foster care, adoption, or an unforeseen situation with a friend or relative is a pivotal event in life. There […]
May 29, 2019

Traveling with an Emotional Support Animal

Traveling can be a stressful thing, just the thought of traveling can trigger anxiety. For emotional support animal owners, anxiety while flying is often a thing […]
May 17, 2019

Values of AMR Mental Health Therapy

The following broad ethical principles are based on social work’s core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, […]
May 10, 2019

How to Boost Self-Worth

Self-worth is recognizing the value in oneself. It is loving and accepting yourself outside of external situations and experiences. Events, like breaking up with a partner […]
May 8, 2019

How to Find the Right Therapist?

It can sometimes be difficult to choose the right therapist, there are various specialties, treatments, and licensures.  Here are a few key points to consider when […]
May 1, 2019

What are Coping Skills?

If you have ever been through a difficult situation, such as moving, job changes, relationship challenges, or breakups then you used some form of coping to […]


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Online Therapy Can Be Cost Effective & Convenient, But Users Say It Might Not Be For Everyone

“If someone is having anxiety symptoms or needs positive coping skills to deal with difficulties in life, or maybe someone just needs an hour or two of time to decompress, [online therapy] can be very helpful,” Russo tells Bustle.

7 Shocking Ways Stress Can Physically Change Your Brain

There is good news, though, in that studies have also shown how you view and handle stress can change the impact it has on your brain, Russo says. "It’s important to try and reassess the situation in a more positive light," she says. "It can be hard, but if you are telling yourself that you are constantly stressed, you are feeding the stress."

8 Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty About Everything and Move On

Repeatedly telling yourself to stop feeling guilty won’t work. In fact, it’ll probably just make you dwell on the situation even more. “The goal is to redirect your actions and behaviors. If you’re guilty about something, engage in positive thoughts and actions,” recommends therapist Ann Russo, LCSW.

7 Decluttering Tips For Hoarders

Hoarding signs include a “collection of unusual and useless items, magazines, rotten food, hair, fingernails – at times pets can be hoarded and neglected,” says Ann Russo, a psychotherapist and founder of AMR Mental Health Therapy.

7 Habits Psychopaths Have That Are More Common Than You Think

"Traits of antisocial personality disorder can often be seen in most adults," therapist Ann Russo, MA.TH, LCSW, tells Bustle. "The distinguishable and diagnosable difference is that the traits impact levels of functioning in the world.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

“Kids generally don’t have a position about same-sex relationships until they are told to have one by society and culture,” licensed clinical social worker Ann Russo tells SheKnows. Russo recommends simply sharing about romantic love and attraction rather than focusing on sexual orientation.

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Of course, this type of change doesn’t set in immediately. Ann Russo, a therapist who worked with survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting right after it happened, recalls that few people wanted to talk about it right away, and that the support group she started remained mostly unattended for weeks.