Adam Russo is the Chairman & CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services. Adam earned his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Social Work from Smith College. Adam formerly served as an administrator at a local behavioral health facility, and subsequently founded Edgewood Clinical Services in 2004.
During Adam’s 15 years of post-Masters experience, he has provided clinical services to all populations in the inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. He is skilled at connecting with young people in individual sessions, encouraging them to take an active role in their own treatment. Adam has worked with youth facing many difficulties, including mood instability, acting out behaviors, adjustment disorders, family conflict, symptoms of post-traumatic stress, legal issues and social withdrawal.
He works with adults to name the current issues that are limiting their ability to be successful and then identifies ways to improve their situation. In his work with couples, he is able to clearly define the barriers that are affecting the relationship and set a clear plan for the future. Adam has extensive training and knowledge in the area of family therapy and he uses this mode of treatment to benefit not only the child but the extended family as well.
Over the past several years, Adam has spoken hundreds of times to many organizations (including the school districts of Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Lisle, Wheaton, IL) and the Illinois Association of School Workers about how to best motivate, discipline, and challenge young people so they may thrive in their adult life. Adam has also hosted his own Radio Show ‘Living on the Edge’, that was broadcast on 560AM Chicago, and continues to educate parents and professionals about how to push young people to succeed in the areas that will really matter.