CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bernadette Russo, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
9180 Estero Park Commons, Suite 2
Estero, FL 33928

Phone: 239-495-7773
Fax:     239-495-7772

Email: CLICK HERE

Appointment Hours:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-5pm, with evening sessions offered via telehealth. Appointments can be scheduled by phone or email.

Billing Rates - $80-$100 per 50 minute therapy session. (Insurance not eligible.)


Bernadette’s mission in treatment is to create a genuine and safe atmosphere for her clients to tackle any of the challenges they are facing in life. Research has shown, the biggest predictor for clients in successfully reaching their therapeutic goals is the client-therapist relationship, so trust and communication are her priorities. At times, she may challenge her clients, but at the same time, she gives her clients tools, provides support, offers warmth and a sense of humor. The treatment plan will be tailored to the client's unique needs and abilities. She specializes in providing research-proven cognitive-behavioral approaches in the treatment of Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and many other Mood Disorders, including Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Bernadette has experience in a variety of settings including inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, group private practice, Christian, and in-home settings. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Franciscan University, a CACREP accredited program.

Education:

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Franciscan University
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Ave Maria University

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