ABOUT Dr Russell
Dr. Russell has been in private practice since 2009 helping children and families through coaching, consulting, education, and training. She is dedicated to helping children mature successfully while receiving a good education and foundation for the future. Dr. Russell’s core practice values are psychological well-being, education, and family.
Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Russell worked at a variety of well-known non-profit agencies, including the YWCA of the City of New York, the Tampa Y, The Ophelia Project and Boys Initiative of Tampa Bay, and Girls Circle. She created and directed a number of programs designed to help youth develop social and emotional skills and build leadership skills and help families and communities find way to support the healthy development of youth.
Dr. Russell’s background also includes extensive experience in education. She consults with and trains at both public and private schools across the Tampa Bay area. Additionally, she has taught psychology and education courses at Sweet Briar College, University of Minnesota-Morris, and a number of other colleges.
Dr. Russell brings a unique blend of knowledge and skills in the areas of child development, the unique needs of girls and boys, education, special needs children, and positive parenting philosophies, all of which she uses to help families grow and thrive.