Teshera Russell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined Greenwich House’s Center for Resilience and Wellness in May 2021. Ms. Russell provides psychotherapy to adults and seniors who are experiencing challenges related to aging, illnesses, grief, trauma, life transitions, and substance use.
Through a trauma-informed, strength-based lens, she utilizes a number of treatment modalities, including motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, solution-focused, and psychodynamic theory. Working with CRW clients allows Ms. Russell to use a long-term, holistic approach in order to enhance clients’ overall well-being.
Prior to joining at Greenwich House, Ms. Russell was an inpatient Medicine Surgery Social Worker at Mount Sinai Hospital for four years. During her tenure, she often worked with children and adults who were coping with mental and physical illnesses, psychosocial stressors, and trauma.
Ms. Russell obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Social Work degree from New York University. She is also certified in Trauma-informed Child and Adolescent treatment from the National Institute of the Psychotherapies. In her free time, Ms.Russell enjoys pottery, crocheting, painting, and spending time with her cat, Bella Rose.