Bernadette Russo, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
9210 Estero Park Commons, Suite 7
Estero, FL 33928

Phone: 239-495-7773
Fax:     239-495-7772


Appointment Hours:  All sessions offered via telehealth. Bernadette has openings for new clients on Saturday's. Appointments can be scheduled by phone or email.

Billing Rates - $120-$150 per 50 minute therapy session. (Insurance not eligible.)

What keeps you up at night? What keeps you from being successful? Bernadette specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, OCD, panic, phobias, and more. Her expertise in this area allows her to provide evidence-based treatments addressing underlying causes to promote long-term recovery.

Bernadette is known for creating a genuine and safe atmosphere for her clients to finally address their challenges, where they can openly voice their thoughts, fears, and experiences. At times, she may challenge her clients, but at the same time, she gives her clients tools, provides support, offers warmth and a sense of humor.

She combines her extensive knowledge of exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) with various evidence-based modalities such as cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to provide a comprehensive and holistic treatment approach. Bernadette has counseled in many settings, including inpatient, intensive outpatient, group private practice, Christian practices, and in clients' homes.


  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Franciscan University
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Ave Maria University

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