Mercy Burton Russell

Mercy Burton Russell


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical Master of Social Work, MSW Doctor of Education, Ed.D Clinical Social Worker Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Arizona, Vermont Accepting Online
Updated February 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Dating


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)


Mercy Russell is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $195 (57min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed


Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7 am - 2 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wed 7 am - 2 pm
  • Thu 7 am - 6 pm
  • Fri 7 am - 12 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Vermont)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am - 4 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 8 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 8 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 2 pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 39 years

Private Practice, Burlington VT and Scottsdale, AZ, Psychotherapist, Consultant and Educator, 1986 - Present
Programs in Bowen Theory, Sebastopol, CA, Educator, 2016 - Present
Soberman's Estate, Cave Creek, Arizona, Primary Addictions Therapist and Family Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Vermont Center for the Study of the Family, Burlington, VT, Founding President and Educator, 1998 - 2015
University of Vermont, Burlington , VT, Teaching and Research Assistant, 2008 - 2014
Workplace Solutions, Burlington, VT, Psychotherapist and Consultant, 1991 - 2014
Leadership Coaching, Rochester, NY, Leadership Coach, 2006 - 2007
Emerson Falls Headworks, St. Johnsbury, VT, Principal, EAP Services consultation, 1991 - 1996
Personal Performance Consultants, Colchester, VT, EAP Staff Therapist, 1992 - 1995
Social Rehabilitation Services, State of Vermont, St. Johnsbury, VT, Consultant, 1991 - 1995
Resolutions Program, Montpelier, VT, Sex Offender and Family Therapist, 1991 - 1993
Founders Hall, St. Johnsbury, VT, Addictions Therapist, 1988 - 1991
Del Amo Hospital, Torrance, CA, Group and Family Therapist, 1985 - 1988

EMDRIA, EMDR Therapist (In Process of Certification), 2024
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, E.D.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2016
Stens Corporation and Association for Applied Psychophysiology, Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, 1998
Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington, D.C., Family Systems Therapist and Consultant, 1997
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, M.S.W., 1985
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, A.B. English , 1974


Arizona: 19550

Vermont: 089.0000212