Allyse Russell, LCSW

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ABOUT ME

My passion as a therapist is working with preteens, adolescents, and adults to develop strategies and the skills to make sustainable progress toward living a full and rewarding life. I am intensively trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and I specialize in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and the effects of traumatic experiences. I am also particularly well-suited to work with clients who are transitioning back into their home and community following hospitalization and/or longer-term care for psychiatric stabilization. My clients describe me as warm, nonjudgmental, relatable, and unafraid to help them grapple with the most difficult of topics. 

SPECIALTIES
  • Preteens, Teens, and Adults

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress and Trauma

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Suicide Ideation and Self-Harm

EXPERIENCE

Before and during the early stages of my career as a therapist, which began in 2015, I gained a wide range of mental health experience pertaining to children, teens, young adults, and their families. This experience includes working with victims of abuse through my roles at Child Protective Services and a non-profit focused on supporting domestic violence survivors, providing mental health services to teens at a residential treatment facility in Atlanta (Hillside), and supporting children and their families as a school social worker at Forsyth County Public Schools.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
  • Basic Training in Eye Movement Reprocessing & Desensitization (EMDR), EMDR Institute, 2021

  • Core Clinical Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Treatment Implementation Collaborative, 2015

  • Kennesaw State University, Master of Social Work, 2014

  • Georgia Southern University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2012

  • Georgia Southern University, Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, 2012