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David Russell, Ph.D.

West Hartford, Connecticut, Hartford

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* Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Anger & Relationship Problems
* Get to the Root & Core
* Achieve Up to 3 Months Worth of Therapy in Each Session
* Find & Fix Hot-Buttons, Trigger Points & Emotional Baggage

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30 March 2021

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24 June 2018

Dr. Russell helped me to completely change my life. I had been to other places for therapy, but things never changed. My life never changed; I never changed. The other places did "surface" treatment and none of it was effective. I knew that there was "something," but didn't know exactly what that "something" was. From working with Dr. Russell, we were able to get at the root of my problem. I was drugged and raped when I was a teenager. I never told anyone and thought that I was okay. But, I was wrong. Unknown to me, this experience set into motion subconscious behavior and fears that controlled my entire life - for decades. I was actually suffering from PTSD on a subconscious level. Dr. Russell helped me to free myself by eliminating the pain from this memory that I didn't consciously know existed. It is amazing to me to have this new life. More...

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30 June 2017

I knew I wanted to be free from being ambushed by the past, but it never got completely addressed and worked through in 45-55 minute sessions with other doctors during years of therapy. Dr Russell is thorough and patient, as my mind did what it knew best to survive... avoid painful experiences. His determination to address every aspect of my needs paid off. I was actually able to see how my brain has learned this habitual response to triggers and avoidance. Past traumatic events surfaced, and with Dr R's process, I was able to visit them as my current self, with my strengths and my heart. This helped to resolve buried feelings, fears, and most importantly to me, how I react to my current life experiences. My relationships changed in positive ways and I no longer feel that my past traumatic events rule my life. I am enjoying feeling strong as a person, with the power to respond to life, instead of automatically reacting based on my past. More...

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One of the things that I like most about doing the type of intensive work that we do is that I get to see people come in with painful experiences and emotional baggage that has crippled them for years or decades and see them go from a ’10' all the way down to a ‘0' in just a few sessions,. This is great and fantastic and it makes it really easy to get up and go to work in the morning. I look forward to being the baggage handler who specializes in helping you lose your baggage. You know how some McDonald’s restaurants have a sign outside showing how many billions of burgers have been sold. I have a McDonald’s counter in my head that counts the amount of baggage that I help people lose. This is how I measure my success and the success of my practice. This is my true bottom line, if we have gotten rid of a lot of baggage and moved the McDonald’s counter a lot in a week, then we had a good week.

Years ago, I went through a career crisis. I had become a psychologist so that I could help people make life altering changes – but I wasn’t seeing those kind of changes in my clients or in my supervisor’s clients. I gave myself 2 years to find what really worked or I was going to have to find another field of work.

I traveled across the country, getting different trainings and looking at different models. I took the most effective therapies and blended them together to get to the core in a fast and focused way, to resolve problems at the root instead of just putting a bandaid on them.

At first, I tried to squeeze everything into standard 45-minute sessions. That worked for some clients but many were still stuck. I started scheduling my clients who weren’t making real progress at the end of the day so that we could go over if needed. I found that just about all of my previously stuck clients started making real progress with 90-minute or 3-hour sessions.

So I reorganized the practice into what it is today – 90-minute sessions where we help you achieve up to a month’s worth of counseling in each session, 3-hour sessions where we help you achieve up to 3 month’s of counseling and ‘mental health days’ (a 3-hour session in the morning and another 3-hour session in the afternoon) where you can achieve up to 6 months of counseling in a single day.

I am here to do whatever-it-takes to help you to get get rid of your emotional baggage and to get you to the other side of your problems as quickly as humanly possible.

* Double major in math and psychology, Swarthmore College
* Masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Rutgers University
* Fellowship, Yale University

* Graduated with distinction in psychology
* Highest score in state on licensing exam for psychologists

* Director of outpatient counseling, Klingberg Family Centers
* Clinical instructor, Yale School of Medicine