Regan Russo, MS, LPC, CSAT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Sex Addiction Counselor.
Regan is trained to work with adults and adolescents and does so in individual and group modalities. Her clinical interest areas include helping people cope with life’s difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sex addiction, and technology addiction. She enjoys working with teens who are struggling to find their way through their fast and digitally-paced lives. Additionally, as an accomplished athlete herself, Regan has a passion with helping individuals be on their best game in sports endeavors.
Regan uses an integrative approach to help guide clients through their own process. This includes narrative, solution-focused, experiential and systemic therapies. She uses Dr. Patrick Carnes 30-Task Model in group therapy as members navigate at their own pace to help create and establish connections with each other. She is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). This approach is an evidence-based treatment that helps resolve trauma and other mental health problems more rapidly so that the trauma or unmanageable life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or reactions.
Before joining Relationship Recovery Center in 2015, Regan was employed at DeKalb Medical Center Emergency Department where she worked with individuals and family members for depression, anxiety, sexual and physical assault, bereavement, and palliative care. Previously, she worked with individuals and groups at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) addressing such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, body image, teen and young adult life stage issues. Her work at ACE included working with the patients directly as well as family members of the patients.
Regan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master of Science degree in Community Counseling at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Regan is a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy.