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Margaret Russ

I provide a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere for you to speak freely about yourself and your life experiences. I provide feedback that will give you insight into what is troubling you. My modality of treatment is primarily person-centered, and solution-focused. My aim is to equip you with the tools you need to solve your current problems/issues, and be better able to solve future ones independently as well. I also incorporate cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, relaxation and stress reduction into my sessions for clients who want to work on replacing negative thoughts and behaviors with more positive approaches for managing what is troubling them.

Margaret Russ


Margaret Russ is a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and specializing in Reproductive Health.
Anxiety, Depression, Conflict, separation and divorce, motivation, blended family challenges
Separation and divorce counselling can follow the decision by one or both partners to end a relationship.
Couples counselling, also known as marriage guidance, differs from separation and divorce counselling.

Psychotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

Psychotherapy, or “Therapy” can be of benefit for virtually anyone that is suffering from emotional stress, unwanted thoughts, relationship issues and/or wants to improve their overall emotional well- being.

No. People choose therapy when are interested in their personal and emotional growth and when they wish to better understand the world around them. Many people may feel anxious, angry, lonely, or depressed. Margaret Russ is a trained professional who can help explore alternative coping strategies and healthy, drug-free ways of dealing with themselves and both their internal and external environment.

The purpose of a therapist is not to solve your problems for you. Rather, he or she helps you clarify mental health issues so you can solve problems on your own with their guidance, support and expertise. The goal of therapy is to make you more self-sufficient.

Therapy is a partnership between an individual and a licenced professional such as Margaret Russ who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behavior. Why do people choose therapy?

they feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness
stress makes it hard for them to function day to day
they feel their actions are harmful to themselves or others
they are troubled by emotional issues facing family members or close friends
they need someone to talk to

Margaret Russ will meet with you for approximately 50 minutes. At this first session you will be asked questions so she can understand your mental health history and current issues you are concerned with. She will then discuss treatment options with you.

When you begin therapy, it is important that you set goals with Margaret Russ. What would you like therapy to assist you with? Maybe you want to overcome feelings of hopelessness or assistance with feelings of depression. Perhaps you would like to better control any fears that may interrupt your daily life.

Due to this, you may feel a wide range of emotions during therapy. This can especially occur when you discuss particularly painful and/or troubling experiences. This response is normal and when this occurs, it can actually be a positive sign that you are beginning to better understand the deep-rooted reasons as to why you are feeling the way you are. Once this begins to happen, you can start the journey of creating a path of emotional healing.

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