Paul  Russomanno

Paul Russomanno

He/Him/His

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Paul specializes in helping clients deal with arguments, disagreements, and miscommunications in a healthy, productive way. Whether they’re experiencing interpersonal challenges at work or at home, Paul’s clients can expect to gain a new perspective on conflict and learn practical communication skills for reaching a resolution.

Paul’s approach is rooted in CBT, which focuses on addressing the beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors preventing clients from feeling truly confident and in control. When it comes to handling disagreements, Paul uses CBT to unpack clients’ unconscious patterns around conflict, which are often formed throughout childhood.

He also works with clients to confront these patterns and construct new ones. Through this process, clients respond to conflicts more effectively, enhance their relationships, and improve their quality of life.


Message to clients

Disputes. Disconnection. Disagreement. Whatever you want to call it, conflict is a reality of every relationship. It’s impossible for people to agree on everything, so we all eventually find ourselves in situations where our needs, values, and perspectives differ from the people in our lives.

Some of us shy away from difficult conversations, while others are quick to become aggressive or escalate the situation. If it isn’t handled in a healthy way, conflict can rupture bonds. My practice focuses on empowering people to work through conflict constructively using a practical approach emphasizing healthy interpersonal connection.

Instead of distancing ourselves, we can create opportunities to grow and establish more trusting, satisfying relationships.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

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

Work and Education

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - Present


Licensure

New Jersey: 37AC0053390


Languages

English