Melissa Russiano, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Russiano, LCSW

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I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as Certified Daring Way Facilitator, working VIRTUALLY before, during and after the pandemic.

My passion is to empower busy professionals, helping professionals, and perfectionists. I want to help them achieve the balance that can be found in the sweet spot by creating a positive work-life balance so they can THRIVE without burnout or stress.

A therapist by degree and experience, but a coach at heart and practice. With her unique blend of candor and quirky sense of humor, her clients find themselves stepping out of perfectionistic prisons and into the life you have always dreamed of.

You may be able to relate to the struggle with perfectionism, burnout and stress, imposter syndrome and overall exhaustion living in the merry go round of your life. You want to show up and just be perfectly imperfect. The fear of being truly known is overwhelming and keeps you stuck exactly where you do not want to be. You are living in their own shadow of perfectionism while fearing they will be found out as an imposter or fraud, all the while trying to avoid the looming burnout. My ideal client is aware intellectually of the pattern, but feels emotionally stuck. My ideal client is self aware enough that despite the symptoms, behaviors and challenges, they WANT to change to be able to find peace. They just do not know where to start.

We are all imposters in one way, but do not need to feel like a fraud.
Perfectionism is a way to avoid feeling and/or gain control of feeling like an imposter.
Living in the shadow of perfectionism and imposter syndrome will ultimately lead to burnout.

Life is meant to be lived with fierce curiosity and a sense of adventure. My mission is to inspire fierce curiosity, discover the amazing individual you are at the core so that you can live your life being the perfectly imperfect being that you are.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Career
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • Single Parents

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Certification(s)
The Daring Way Certified Facilitator
Dr. Brene Brown / The Daring Way
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Azusa Pacific University
Florida State University