WHY AMR THERAPY?
AMR Therapy was created with you in mind. But there are so many types of “you’s" and all with vastly different needs. Which is why we have a diverse group of providers that reflect the people we serve. With our collective experience spanning over six decades, we understand the common and not-so-common challenges of receiving mental health care that works for every individual. We work hard to decrease those barriers and strive to offer first-class, affordable, and accessible mental health care to all members of our community. We’ve got almost anything you might need, including psychotherapy, counseling, peer support, groups and many other mental health services which come fully equipped with licensed and certified mental health providers. Thanks to our high standards of treatment, we’ve maintained a superior success rate of people completing treatment and improving themselves for the better. This is a direct result of our holistic approach which includes diligent care, detailed treatment plans, unparalleled expertise, and our singular ability to focus on care with you, our client. AMR Therapy doesn’t cut corners. We only use evidence-based practices, and we stringently follow all ethical and legal guidelines with your personal well-being and safety in mind at all times.
To provide effective, affordable and accessible evidence-based mental health care to anyone who has experienced barriers in the past, no matter how big or small. We welcome all people, partnerships and families with open arms.
We follow all legal and ethical guidelines in the practice of mental health care and psychotherapy. All of our clients are treated professionally and respectfully with discrete consideration for your personal information foremost in our mind. Your mental health needs, goals, and concerns are always the focus of our care . In the unlikely event that AMR Therapy is not the optimal fit for you, we will graciously refer you to a provider that’s more suitable for you. We care about you and your mental health above all else.
Best therapist I’ve ever had!! Thank you!!
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January 2, 2021
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December 31, 2020
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December 9, 2020
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November 3, 2020
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November 3, 2020
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Ann Russo, LCSW, MA.TH Article Quotes
I DO NOT agree with all view points stated in these articles. I do agree with creating dialogue, promoting awareness, exploring various perspectives, and ending stigmas about mental health.
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.
I had the privilege of earning my MSW alongside Ann at CSULB. Her warmth and passion for connecting with people and helping them is infectious. She was at the top of our class, innovative and ever ready to learn.
- I met Ann through a mutual friend and even though we live worlds away now, she has made a lasting impact on my life. Ann is an extremely insightful and compassionate person. Along with her ability to speak clearly and concisely her thoughts, she has the uncanny ability to listen to people and hear beyond what is being said. This is a valuable trait when it comes to teaching and counseling others as she is able to help people see the unseen and know the unknown about themselves and the world around them. This brings me to my final point about Ann. Ann is firm, resolute, committed and hold true to her beliefs, both logically and ethically. Ann would be a valuable asset to any team she is a part of.
Ann is energetic and has a great personality. She is someone I feel comfortable around and want to tell my problems to. She helped me thru my time of need and I can't thank her enough.Ann is highly recommended in my books.
I have known Ann for nearly three years. I have heard first hand from her clients how well she has supported and facilitated growth through her therapeutic practice. Ann develops a healthy therapeutic relationship with her clients and takes an individualized approach to helping them discover their path to personal development.
I am always impressed with Ann's thoughtfulness and compassion. Ann is able to utilize her intelligence to think deeply about the issues that we face in the social work field. When combined with her compassion and dedication to working with and empowering others it is a powerful combination which allows her to work with people in a meaningful and effective way. In Addition, Ann brings a willingness to work with difficult situations and populations. She is not afraid to address clinical or ethical issues. These qualities come together to make Ann a fantastic social worker and someone whom I am proud to say is part of my profession.
Ann was a very engaged, curious, and resourceful student who fully participated and contributed to the professional development and support process of the applied learning in seminar. She was a joy to have in class. She demonstrated a rich respect for learning while she expanded on the real world knowledge that she brought with her to graduate school. I highly recommend Ann as a very competent, skillful, and astute social worker who uses her abilities to the fullest!
I've known Ann for 3 years now and know her to be an engaging, and thoughtful individual. She is very skilled in her trade, but possesses the intellectual wherewithal to succeed in many roles, whether administrative, therapeutic, or even as an entrepreneur. She's wonderful to work with as well.
Ann is a professional, knowledgeable, and caring therapist dedicated to helping the LGBTQIA community. She has a big heart and gives her all to her clients who are struggling being who they are in society.
Ann is a thoughtful, compassionate, highly competent therapist who offers pragmatic advice and direction you can use in the moment, as well as helpful, truly therapeutic space for clients to express themselves and talk through issues, as well as ask questions. I recommend Ann as a therapist to anyone who could use a mix of therapy with practical coaching and problem solving to get through both difficult and complicated times. Her talent lies in being able to hold space for the delicacy of the moment while guiding clients to see the big picture and what they can do in the meantime simultaneously.