Paul RussomannoLicensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Clinically Supervised

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
SaturdayNot Available
SundayNot Available

Under Clinical Supervision

Paul Russomanno, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, 37AC005333900 is practicing under the supervision of Ashley Appleton (New Jersey, LPC, 37pc00685500) at Resilience Lab.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to help people, but I wasn’t clear on how I could turn that into a career. That changed after I spent one month working one-on-one with students in China. While I learned about myself and the world, I had the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives. I saw the psychological, emotional, and spiritual impact I could have working with others, so I pursued therapy to be an agent of change in the world.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Disputes. Disconnection. Disagreement. Whatever you want to call it, conflict is a reality of every relationship. It’s impossible for people to agree on everything, so we all eventually find ourselves in situations where our needs, values, and perspectives differ from the people in our lives. Some of us shy away from difficult conversations, while others are quick to become aggressive or escalate the situation. If it isn’t handled in a healthy way, conflict can rupture bonds. My practice focuses on empowering people to work through conflict constructively using a practical approach emphasizing healthy interpersonal connection. Instead of distancing ourselves, we can create opportunities to grow and establish more trusting, satisfying relationships.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

My down-to-earth approach helps my clients express their thoughts and feelings with ease. I have a calm demeanor that makes clients feel comfortable during our sessions, allowing us to connect on a deeper level during the therapeutic process. I provide a safe environment where clients can be authentic and vulnerable. My goal is to make clients feel like they’re talking to a friend as we’re working together. Even though I take a laid-back approach, I’m not afraid to push back if I hear them say something counterproductive. By confronting these thoughts and behaviors, my clients establish healthier behaviors.

Specialties

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Academic challenges

Communication issues

Life transitions

General Expertise

Depression

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Social Anxiety

Family issues

Parenting issues

Performance anxiety

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

All Savers Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Optum

Oxford Health Plans

UMR

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Coaching

Narrative Therapy

Education

Masters, Pillar College

Work History

I worked in the public and private school systems in New Jersey and Florida before becoming an assistant teacher/aid to students with behavior disorders and learning dissablilites. I worked as a direct support professional, while interning at Hackensack Meridian Health’s behavior center located in Neptune, New Jersey. I ran and co led groups with my supervisor with children and teens ages 5-17. I also saw clients individually on a part time basis, while working with students at public schools accumulating 1000 internship hours. I began working at a private practice located in Eatontown, New Jersey in October of 2021 seeing individuals, couples, families and children with age ranges of 7-58 years old. I have received weekly supervision towards licensure to be a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey accumulating nearly 2,000 of the 4,500 required hours for the LPC. I hope to one day be able to supervise and assist other therapists to continue to help grow an organization that is dedicated to the health and well-being of others.

Location

Newark, 7102, NJ