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Alma is a Spanish/English Bilingual* Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with families and individuals in various settings. She has worked in hospitals, medical/community outpatient settings and in the home. As a therapist, she specializes in helping build self-awareness, compassion, understanding, respect, empathy, acceptance toward self and others, improving relationships, and restoring optimal functioning. ... See MoreSee Less
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Rocio has brought her extensive expertise in mental health to school social work as she works with students in middle school and high school who are at risk of school failure due to social, behavioral and emotional challenges. Rocio also brings her expertise of working with a diverse population to academia as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Human Services at CSU, Dominguez Hills by preparing and promoting success for future helping professionals. #teens #kids #love #teenagers #children #teen #youth #girls #Fashion #family #parenting #beauty #smile #adults #fun #parents #cute #Jesus #friends #teenager #follow #instagood #moms #mentalhealth #photography #model #school #like #memes #bhfyp ... See MoreSee Less
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March 22, 2021

Intuitive and Instrumental Grief

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Feeling All the Feels

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The Gift of Therapy

Whether you’ve taken the risk to provide yourself the space to process and grow in therapy over the past few years or have yet to begin […]
March 22, 2021

Routines, Sleep and Mental Health

While insomnia or sleep challenges have been part of our lives, the stress of the pandemic has increased these issues tremendously.  Isolation and the multiple lockdowns […]
February 20, 2021

Therapy Truth

For anyone who has not attended therapy before, it can seem intimidating, especially with all the misinformation out there.  People often associate therapy with mental illness, […]
February 20, 2021

Got Questions

We humans are a complicated and curious bunch. When we are young, many of us try to conform.  As we get older, we search out and […]

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.
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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.

  • 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.
    Kiri Cohu
    Social Worker
  • 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. 
    Abe Madyun
    IT Security Generalist and Consultant
  • 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.
    Kenny Hsi
    CEO for Advanced Creative Gaming
  • 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.
    KC West
    Owner at A Balanced You Wellness Center, Owner/LCSW at Clinical Counseling Services
  • 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.
    Andrea Sanserino
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor
  • 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!
    Fredrick "Mike" Foster
    Emeriti Field Education Consultant, California State University Long Beach School of Social Work
  • 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.
    EJ Rudy
    Founder at Sequential Tech and Design
  • 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.
    Nadia J. Charles
    I build business hubs on New Google Sites | Business Systems Strategist | Efficiency Nerd | G Suite Expert
  • 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.
    Ellie Tumbuan
    Equity, diversity, and inclusion leader building up others and their teams for a better workplace and a better world.
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