Specialty Areas: For the past 25 years my work has focused on the consequences of loss and trauma. I also work with issues of relationship addiction, co-dependency, aloneness, and spirituality. I offer EMDR, Internal Family Systems and meditation as components of therapy to enhance healing and transformation.
Education/Experience: Master’s degree in 1988: Human Resources Development, Master’s degree in 1995: Counseling Psychology, Private practice therapist since 1991. Level II EMDR certification, Two year training in Spiritual Guidance, Advanced Training in Internal Family Systems, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
Treatment Philosophy: My work is influenced by almost 40 years of study of Eastern thought and meditation practice. I see therapy as a collaborative process designed to create change through awareness. The task is to create a trusting relationship that allows for greater empowerment and deeper self-responsibility. My approach is to assess for strengths and cultivate those while diminishing maladaptive patterns of thought and behavior.
*Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross/Blue Shield**, MESSA**, Beech Street, EBS, IBA/UMR, Magelian (State of Michigan), PPOM (Under MAPS), Priority Health, Value Options (BCN), VO (Kellogg & Railroad).
*Plans may change at any time. Please call your insurance company for eligibility, deductions, co-pays and pre-certification. Out of state plans often vary, please check with your insurance company.
**Please note that Blue Cross/Blue Shield** and MESSA will reimburse under on-site supervision of David Russell, Ed.D. Please call the office with any questions at (269) 327-1438.
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