President & CEO
Adam Russo is the Chairman & CEO of Lifestance Health. 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.
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. He was a speaker at TEDx Naperville on The Importance of Failure, and wrote a book called Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child into a Successful Adult that is available on iBooks and Amazon.
Adam served as Chairman of the Board of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (2016-17), and is a member of many committees in the area with a focus on helping kids grow into adaptive and independent adults, including the Council for College and Career Readiness in Naperville District 203. He also serves as a Mentor in the INCubatorEDU class at Naperville Central High School, where students learn how to start their own, real companies from scratch.
Adam has led Edgewood to exponential growth over the past twelve years. Edgewood has over fifty clinicians with various clinical specialties and now has four locations locally (North Naperville, South Naperville, Lisle, and Plainfield). Edgewood offers counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as medication management (through an MD), group therapy, psychological assessments, workshops, anger management assessments and counseling, substance abuse assessments and counseling, and Continuing Education for mental health professionals.
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