Olivia Russak is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working in Los Angeles. She completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California in 2021. Olivia is working under the supervision of licensed psychologist Dr. Katrina Rydzewski (PSY30831).
Olivia works with children, teens, adults (18-65+), romantic partners, and families. She utilizes trauma-informed and attachment-focused perspectives, while working from an anti-racist framework. Olivia is queer-and non-monogamy-affirming.
During her undergraduate years at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Olivia worked in a research lab investigating early interventions for youth at high risk for psychosis. After graduating cum laude in Psychology in 2015, she continued working in research in a large scale depression study at UCLA for four years. During that time, Olivia completed clinical and cognitive assessments, as well as getting trained in suicide risk assessment.
As a graduate student, Olivia worked with high school students at Counseling Partners of Los Angeles, as well as seeing adults at Pelican Cove Counseling Center. After completing her graduate level work in 2021, Olivia worked in community mental health intensive services for a year at The Guidance Center in Long Beach, California. During that time, Olivia treated children, teens, and adults experiencing high emotion dysregulation, chronic suicidality and self-harm, and acute and complex trauma.
Olivia utilizes a warm, person-centered style, while personalizing treatment to each client's individual needs.