My areas of interest are (but not limited to):

  • Trauma and it's impact on the mind and body 
    • sexual trauma
    • developmental trauma
    • attachment trauma
    • emotional trauma
    • trauma of the human condition...
  • Sexuality and gender identity
  • Chronic pain
  • Disembodiment and Dissociation
  • Spirituality and Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Depression

Compassionate Counseling

As a licensed independent social worker, a mindfulness practitioner, a dancer, a yoga teacher, and a student of various mind-body and somatic approaches to movement, I bring a variety of perspectives and unique techniques to my work.  

In counseling together, we will take your lead.  We'll explore mind-body connections, practice embodiment and interoception (feeling the body from the inside out), and develop your personal empowerment and creative tools to weather life's ups and downs.   

I am open to exploring all of life's challenges-- it's important to note that I am trauma-informed and that I encourage (but never force!) movement and mindfulness.  I am comfortable and enjoy working with people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, straight, monogamous, open, curious, questioning, asexual, polyamorous, as well as other gender and sexual identities.  I am very open to using the terms that feel most comfortable to you.

Call or email me for a free, informal discussion to see if we would be a good fit!

Emily Megas-Russell, LICSW


~ with great heart  ~
I aspire to approach each experience with great heart filled with compassion for all beings and to support you in approaching your life and life cycle events with great heart filled with compassion.