Linda Russell, Ed.D., LPC
Linda has an earned doctorate in education including a second master’s degree in Human Relations with a counseling emphasis. She uses her counseling expertise to assist children and families in adjusting to the circumstances of life including trauma from divorce and adoption.
Linda Russell is a licensed professional counselor in 4 states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. She holds the national board of counseling certification, certified clinical forensic counselor, and distance counseling certification. Dr. Russell’s public school certification and endorsements are still current in Oklahoma. Dr. Russell served as an expert witness in Orange County, California and Rogers County, Oklahoma testifying to adoption trauma cases. She has experience in submitting amici brief for other court cases. Linda’s background and education include training to administer psychological assessments, interpret and write reports for the purposes of court orders, fit for duty, and child custody.
Linda works with other therapists to enhance EMDR therapy skills particularly in the areas of sexual abuse and adoption. Linda served as a child development research assistant and received ongoing child specialist training in EMDR therapy for children with complex trauma as well as training in dissociation. She provides individual, group, and EMDR consultation. Her mental health counseling practice focuses on the treatment of trauma of adults, adolescents and children with complex trauma, secondary trauma, dissociative disorders as well as depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.
Linda is a therapist, speaker, author, and the owner and Clinical Director of Breakthrough Counseling in the greater Tulsa, Oklahoma area. She uses her EMDR certification and consultant skills to enhance the growth and development of EMDR therapists in the community through training, consultation, and education. She is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR Trainer for Roy Kiessling’s EMDR Consulting.