• Blue Cross/Blue Shield
(No longer accepting State employees)
I have a passion to help others be all they can be.
Masters in Counseling (UMSL)
Obtained 3,000 counseling hours
under licensed therapist
(Licensed Professional Counselor)
Moved to Southern Illinois
(Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)
Fully licensed to do counseling in Illinois.
Personal InformationI have enjoyed working as a partner in mental health and wellness for over 12 years. I adhere to the highest standard of ethics.
Everything in counseling is held to strict confidence. There are various counseling methods and I use cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for many issues. CBT has been researched to be the most effective type of therapy with positive outcomes. I also use many other therapy methods based on client’s needs.
I was married for 36 years. We had two beautiful daughters, Brittney and Kerry. In 2006, we decided to move to closer to Brittney and our son-in-law, Josh Franklin, as they were expanding their family.
A year later, my husband died. I now have three awesome grandchildren: Noah, Tyler and Natalie.
I am privileged to walk with you through your healing process.
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
contact Kristie Russell:
By Appointment Only
M.Ed., L.C.P.C., N.C.C.
Services provided for the following issues:
• Grief or Loss
• Life Coaching
• Coping Skills
• Suicide Ideation
Nestled in a tranquil, and serene setting, the office is located within my home inside the main door. My clients love the privacy that this beautiful location provides.