Melissa Russiano


Melissa Russiano



Melissa Russiano (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who most recently worked in the university setting before joining Gather Behavioral Health. Her career has included private practice, teaching, clinical supervision, administration, and program development. However, her focus has always been working with individuals to overcome their barriers to live the life they dream about. Melissa is committed to partnering with individuals to manage perfectionism, imposter syndrome, anxiety, and life challenges in a way that is healthy, healing, and overall balanced. 

To achieve this goal, Melissa uses a range of therapeutic approaches including CBT, CBT-E, DBT, and Systems theories. She is an active Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she had a clinical focus on Crisis Intervention.

Melissa lives in Nashville, Tennessee but prefers the lakes instead of the tourist experience! She often can be found working by the beach to embrace her love of anything ocean-related.

Ready to live the life that you have always imagined? Together we can make that happen.