Melissa Russiano


Melissa Russiano is an LCSW in practice that has organically developed into a specialty working with helping professionals deal with burnout

Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania

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About My Clients

My clinical practice is focused on working with high-achieving women who live through the lens of imposter syndrome, hustle to prove their worth, and fear failure more than anything. My focus in partnering with women is to address issues of shame that holds them back, finding their true passion in life so they can embrace resiliency and authenticity without any hesitation. I feel that too many women settle in relationships, careers, and overall in life thinking that they do not deserve better.

My Background and Approach

Anyone else overloaded because your work is just decent? I hear you, you are exhausted, stressed and totally overwhelmed. EXHAUSTED because you feel you cannot measure up, be enough or struggle with feeling like a complete fraud. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? All you want to do is cry but any expression of emotion is unacceptable and makes you feel weak. And the LAST thing you ever want to feel is weak. Your strength is what keeps you moving because you are a rockstar at what you do. Self-sabotage IS your middle name. I get it and my approach working with helping professionals is to be direct, hold you accountable, and call you out on saying what you think NEEDS to be said instead of what you really feel. My goal is to create a space for you to be authentic, vulnerable, and weak all while giving you the respect as a professional you deserve. My goal is to empower you to authentically be the rock star clinician you were created to be. Human first, Therapist second

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My personal beliefs are to practice what I teach. Do I succeed at that all the time? Absolutely not - I am human too. But I am committed to decreasing the shame connected with helping professionals needing help themselves. Asking for help is hard and I strive to create a space that is ok to be human and still be an amazing clinician. I believe that we all have a purpose in our life but also that many of us settle for what is "good" instead of what is "amazing" so you can thrive and live your dream. No matter what your background is. No matter what your current circumstances are - you be the person, clinician, and rock star that you have always wanted to become. You just need someone to empower you, hold you accountable, and give you a not so gentle nudge when needed. Mark Twain said, "The two more important days are the day you were born and the day you find out why." I am committed to helping you find your WHY - are you?

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 25 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session

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