Blake Russell, MA, LPC

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Blake Russell, MA, LPC

Areas of Expertise: depression, anxiety, life transitions,  trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, men's issues, LGBTQ concerns

Treatments Provided: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Motivational Interviewing (MI)Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT),  Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy

Certifications: DBT Core Certified by DBTmo (MO Department of Mental Health, 2021)

Education: MA Counseling (Lindenwood University, 2016); BS Elementary Education, Psychology Minor (Lincoln University, 2012)

Accepted Insurance Plans: In-Network with Cigna, UHC/Optum, and Anthem BCBS. Out-of-Network with all other insurance panels (superbill can be provided).
Private pay fee: $120 per individual session (sliding scale sometimes offered)

Blake Russell, LPC (he/him) is one of our therapists here at Upaya Counseling, LLC. In 2013, while working in Los Angeles at a private school for teenagers with emotional disturbances, he discovered his passion for helping others navigate the complexities of being human. Since 2014, Blake has been in the St. Louis area working in various roles within the fields of education and mental health. Blake utilizes various treatment approaches to fit the needs of each individual client. He understands the notion that seeking therapy services can be a daunting task which is why he stresses the importance of the therapeutic relationship. 

Blake's services are provided exclusively via our virtual, secure, telehealth platform: Simple Practice. Blake works with adults and older adults; he provides individual therapy only. He is skilled in working with women regarding various concerns, and he finds a particular fulfillment in working with men given that societal pressures indirectly teach men to suppress their feelings. In addition, helping individuals explore their gender identity and/or sexual orientation in a safe and nonjudgmental environment is a treatment area Blake finds very rewarding.

In his free time, Blake enjoys various forms of exercise, trying new foods, listening to podcasts, traveling, playing video games, and engaging in home improvement projects. Please reach out if you are interested in doing therapy with Blake by contacting us below or calling 314-252-0675.

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