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Asa Russell,


Therapy & Consulting

Set a trajectory toward your
own definition of success.
Concrete Wall



I help beginning, exiting, and mid-career academics navigate the often complex internal processes that accompany life in higher education and its job market. We can do this working from a coaching model with one of the Acing Academia packages. Or, depending on your needs, you may decide to follow a more traditional therapy approach with me. My familiarity with the  structures, challenges, and emotional topography  of the academic world means that we can focus on you and your needs.


Whether you are working toward

a particular goal or engaging

in a broader process of self discovery, it is my job to facilitate, engage, and empower.


encourage clients to draw on their own internal assets while building skills and strengthening resources. It is the client and counselor together, who set the tone for sessions and determine the course of therapeutic work.


I offer presentations, guest lectures, short courses, and consultation to medical providers and educators who want to improve services for members of the transgender community. We can explore pedagogical strategies, curriculum design, and how to foster a welcoming environment from intake through effective service provision. Addressing health disparities through education and advocacy is a priority of my work, which has been presented locally, and at national and international conferences.


About Me

Asa Russell, PLMHP, LCPCC

I offer teletherapy services to help you engage life with agency and authenticity. 

After graduating with my MS in Counseling in 2011, I worked as a therapist in school settings, higher education, and private practice. I have also had the great fortune to collaborate on research, presentations, and health equity projects with my partner, Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L. My favorite of these being a short course presentation on providing services for transgender clients at the national conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2019.

As is often the case in real life, my professional life has been profoundly impacted by my personal experiences. I understand what it is to wrestle with identity and the challenge of simultaneously negotiating our internal and external worlds. Sitting on the other side of the clipboard, I experienced both poor and excellent therapy services first hand, and this drove me to invest the time, energy, and resources required to become a professional counselor and to further my understanding of the true complexity and simplicity of what it is to "be" human.



Contact Me

(402) 207-5942

Omaha, NE // Maine, USA

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