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Emily Russell


Reflections on Nanette: A Time of Deconstructing

By | August 6, 2018

Similar to many people on social media, I loved the Netflix stand-up special Nanette, performed by Hannah Gadsby. Her performance, a beautiful audio/visual of art, reminded me of deconstructing a system, uneasy in its place. We have many systems within ourselves, within society, within culture. Whether we are deconstructing the…

How to Treat Anxiety with Improv Comedy

By | April 21, 2017

There is a concept in improvisational (“improv”) comedy called “yes, and.” Basically, you immediately accept any statement or thought that comes your way (“Yes”) and then you add something new (“and”). On stage it would sound like this: Actor A: “I love your new big red and white shoes!” Actor…


By | April 10, 2017

Welcome to Well Acquainted … a weekly series dedicated to the amazing clinicians at Well Clinic This week, we’re featuring a Q&A session with Emily Russell – a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Well Clinic.   Where did you grow up? I grew up one town south of Portland,…



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