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PsyD, LCPC, LCADC Dr. Teresa Russell

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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Teresa Russell is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: PsyD, LCPC, LCADC
Years in Practice: 16


My name is Dr. Teresa Russell and I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor, Maryland Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Supervisor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I received my PsyD. through CalSouthern University and a Master's of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Community Counseling. I am also an honorably discharged United States Army Veteran.

I have over fifteen years of experience in providing counseling to adults, adolescents, teens, couples, family, veterans, severely mentally ill, addicted, dual-diagnosed, LGBT, and many other populations. My approach is authentic and caring. I use psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered, solution-focused, and a variety of other modalities to help you achieve your goals. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I was stationed in Hawaii through the Army and stayed there for another 7 years after being honorably discharged for completing my term of service. I learned to appreciate the calmness and serenity that living in Hawaii provides. Through authentic caring with pure Aloha, I am available to help you on your journey.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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29 Reviews
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She is caring and stays in touch.

K.A.·Jul 28, 2021


Every week, Dr. Russell, checks in on me. I feel she cares about me. That's a great feeling.

K.A.·Mar 22, 2021


Dr. Russell helped me navigate many life crises. She also motivated me to accomplish what was most important. Life is not easy, but I find it more satisfying after talking with Dr. Russell.

B.R.·Mar 01, 2021


I really appreciate Dr. Russell. She has always reminded me that I’m worthy let’s me talk about anything. I feel like my anxiety has improved a lot over the past couple of months and I’m thankful for the refocusing techniques she has shared with me.

B.R.·Nov 03, 2020


She’s literally there when I need her the most she’s also consistent and offers good advise.

M.E.·Sep 18, 2020


Terrific listening skills and suggested strategies. I am so grateful for the chance to work with her

J.E.·Jul 11, 2020


I'm still at the start of therapy with Dr. Russell, but I'm very happy with how it's going!

M.A.·May 18, 2020


Dr. Russell understood the stressors in my current situation and appropriately cautioned me to take care of myself, to take time to process all of the changes. She provided me exercises and worksheets to help manage my issues. Finally, Dr. Russell provided me a safe environment to vent my feelings and concerns.

B.R.·Apr 24, 2020


I have felt very supported in my path to a healthy me. I feel like I can openly express how I feel without feel exposed. Dr.Russell has made me feel like she only wants me to become my best self.

A.N.·Apr 20, 2020


I like her

A.N.·Apr 01, 2020


Dr. Russell is supportive, attentive, and relaxed. She lets me talk but asks clarifying questions. I feel that she is genuinely interested in me and my situation and expect that she will help me focus on my priorities.

B.R.·Dec 19, 2019


Teresa's awesome! Very easy to talk to and gives great advice! Highly recommend.

M.M.·Jul 23, 2019


I was really overwhelmed when I reached out to Teresa the first time. She was really able to focus in on the roots of what was causing me so much anxiety and helped me talk through them over the course of days. This allowed me to really think about what she was asking and how I really felt. I don’t know how I would have gotten through that initial panic if she hadn’t been there. I am so thankful for her insight and perspective.

J.E.·Jun 07, 2019


Teresa is very reassuring, sensitive, and understanding anout anxiety related issues. She helped me get through some periods of debilitating anxiety.

R.Y.·Jun 04, 2019


Teresa is really understanding.

L.I.·May 16, 2019


She is very personal and transparent. Very affirming.

N.Y.·Dec 06, 2018


Dear Teressa thank you for sharing my pain, anger and sadness. Sometimes all we need is another human to make it ok to have feelings, right or wrong. And help them move forward. You connecting with me and giving your honest point of view helped both me and somebody that I love respect and adore see things in a new light. You are amazing. Thank you.

A.N.·Nov 13, 2018


She is real good and listens to you and your problems.

F.A.·Oct 10, 2018


Teresa is as knowledgeable in psychology as she is knowledgeable in life. I owe her.

J.A.·Feb 13, 2018


Teresa is great! Always checks in and responds to messages. Very kind and has a real talent for her work. Would recommend to anyone including people who have found other therapists unhelpful.

L.A.·Jan 05, 2018


Teresa has been awesome! She chats with me just like a good friend would, and I'm super comfortable with her. I would recommend her to anyone.

S.Y.·Dec 14, 2017


Teresa is very compassionate and very responsive. Even if I have not sent her a message in awhile, she still checks on me. I feel she has the perfect balance of attentiveness and patience needed to do online therapy like this. I already feel more hopeful only a few weeks in.

J.A.·Nov 22, 2017


Teresa is awesome and goes out of her way to make sure that I'm doing okay.

M.A.·Nov 07, 2017


She's amazing! The first time I've felt hopeful.

J.E.·Oct 23, 2017


So good. Please look for help here - you matter.

S.T.·Oct 16, 2017


She is kind and helpful.

P.R.·Sep 19, 2017


Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! Working with Teresa Russell has been the best thing I've ever done for myself! I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to use this service. Teresa sent we a couple of quick "worksheets" to help me identify my own goals and challenges. She has stuck with me patiently and with cheer and professionalism, through fits and starts, while I decided if she actually was going to be the best match for what, and how, I wanted to proceed. Exceptionally responsive at all hours! Who wouldn't want to recommend that level of commitment, courtesy, and, now, camaraderie.

M.A.·Jul 19, 2017


Teresa has changed my life a lot already within a few weeks. I am going through a hard time but she is very prompt in replying and keeping my mind on the right track.

L.E.·Jun 10, 2017


Teresa is a caring therapist who actually listens to your situation and creates a solution based on the details. I have never had a better therapist honestly and my psychiatrist is totally on board with BetterHelp now as a result of my progress with Teresa! Thank you so much for a chance to take back my life I will recommend this app and service for sure!

J.E.·Apr 20, 2017


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