About Me

Psychotheraphist in NYC - Russell Saunders, LCSW

Therapy Areas of Specialty

Experience

I have an eclectic practice that reflects my interest in working with a wide range of people from different social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. I value the variety of my clinical work and how it motivates me to keep developing professionally and personally. Over the course of my career, I have worked in inpatient psychiatry, as a child therapist – and later clinical supervisor – in an urban mental health clinic, as a therapeutic consultant to a foster care agency, and in private practice. I am affiliated with The Fostering Connection, a non-profit organization that provides free therapy to youth and young adults affected by the foster care system, and I served as the Clinical Director of the program for the last three years. I have advanced training in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy and couples therapy, and I am an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist.

Education

1997 Master of Social Work (MSW), New York University

Advanced Training

Certified Sex Therapist, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Sexual Health Certificate Program (Sex Therapy Concentration), University of Michigan School of Social Work

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

Licensure

New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)# R056113

Association Memberships

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

National Association of Social Workers

International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy