Francesca Lo Russo, MFA
Francesca Lo Russo, MFA, is currently an advanced graduate student of Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College and on her clinical internship. Francesca’s style is warm, collaborative, and supportive and is based on the specific needs of each patient. Francesca employs a psychodynamic approach and believes that the patient is capable of change and greater fulfillment when they become able to develop an awareness of their behavioral, emotional, and thought patterns.
Francesca is dedicated to helping adults and couples learn to work through unintegrated feelings and internalized stories so that they may cultivate kindness and curiosity toward themselves. Her areas of interest include: Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Cross Cultural Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Loneliness, Personal Growth, Life Transitions, Bereavement, Relationship Issues, Open Relationships, Divorce, Geriatric Concerns, Substance Abuse, and Social Anxiety.
Francesca's clinical training took place doing vocational rehabilitation at EPRA in midtown Manhattan. Her background as an educator, artist and student of mindfulness meditation also help to inform her work with patients. Francesca received her Masters in Fine Arts in Painting at Yale University and her BA in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, where she focused on philosophy and literature. Francesca currently works as an drawing instructor and uses mindfulness as a way to engage her students powerfully in the here and now.