Counselor / Therapist in Largo, FL
Jemie Russell, PhD, LMHC, CAP, CEAP, SAP | Counselor / Therapist photo
Jemie Russell, PhD, LMHC, CAP, CEAP, SAP
Balance Your Life
10823 Seminole Blvd,   
Suite B1   
LargoFL 33778
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Practice Information:
Individuals, couples, and family therapy. I help with mood disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, post traumatic stress, sexual abuse, sexual disorders, lesbian and gay issues, eating disorders, relationship issues, dissociative disorders,addictions and personality disorders, life stressors, relationship issues, women's issues, men's issues, grief and loss, stress management, as well as self esteem issues. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, hypnosis, rational emotive, short term solution focused therapy depending on the clients needs and goals, and rapid trauma resolution. I am also a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and accept EAP referrals. I prefer to work as a team with the psychiatrist or M.D. of the client in cases of mood disorder, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress and other diagnoses which may necessitate medication. I also can administer tests for personality disorders using the MMPI 2 which will be interpreted by a psychologist, and administer and interpret career inventories for those wishing to change career paths. I also do SAP evaluations for DOT personnel/companies, with appropriate, recommendations. The therapy I provide is interactive, solution-focused, and my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feeback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues.
Bio:
I was born in Japan and raised overseas in countries such as Turkey, Korea, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Italy and Japan which has provided me with a deep understanding of various cultures, ways of life, people, and a rich education and knowledge which cannot be acquired from books. Upon returning to the USA I went on to get my Masters in Counseling, then the PhD in Clinical Sexology, and furthered my education as described below. I continue to travel to the Orient and Europe regularly as it is a second home to me. I always tell my clients in advance when I will be away and try not to be absent for more than one week to ten days at a time, yearly. I attend conferences regularly pertaining to my practice and this necessitates my being away for anywhere from two to four days at a time, a couple of times a year. Continuing education is important to me and I look for ways to increase my knowledge and experience with new research and practices which will help my clients.
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Hypnotherapy
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CCBT)
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
 Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT)
 Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
 Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)
Education:
I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ with an M.A. in addictions counseling, and proceeded to get licensed in FL as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been in the counseling field for 14 years. I received a PhD in Clinical Sexology from Dr Granzig at Maimonides University, and extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Dr Arthur Freeman at the College of Osteophathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Practitioner, as well as a Certified Addictions Professional, Substance Abuse Professional for the Dept of Transportation, and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. I am a certified hypnotherapist and am trained in rapid trauma resolution.
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check, credit cards, all insurance
Hours:
Mon through Sat 1pm to 7 pm
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