Suzanne Russell, LPC Clinical Director

Suzanne Russell, LPC

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” ~ Max Depree

Suzanne B. Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor; Clinical Director, and owner of mindCARES

Your journey to a healthier life begins when you have the courage to change. It is a myth that people cannot change. Change happens when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. With warmth, acceptance, and genuine concern, I can help you identify what is causing you to feel overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, angry, irritable, anxious, depressed, exhausted, hopeless, and/or unable to concentrate or focus. I will collaborate with you to create a personalized plan using your unique strengths to empower you to change your life. With compassion, I can help you to become the person you were meant to be. While counseling is work and sometimes difficult, it is an investment in your future.

Areas of Expertise for Suzanne B. Russell, LPC

  • Screening/assessment of ADHD for children, teens, and adults
  • Life coaching for children, teens, and adults with ADHD (help with prioritization, organization, task completion, time management, attainment of short and long term goals, study skills, and test taking skills)
  • Career coaching
  • Recovery from emotional abuse*
  • Development of healthy boundaries; effective communciation skills
  • Anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder
  • Codependency Issues in teens and adults
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling for children and teens
  • Family therapy/therapy for blended families
  • Behavioral issues of children, teens
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in children and teens

*See “The Emotionally Abusive Relationship” by Suzanne B. Russell, LPC in Metro Christian Living; April 2013; under Publications.

Professional Experience of Suzanne B. Russell, LPC

  • Founder of mindCARES in 2009; began private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in 2007
  • Internship and employed as an LPC with St. Dominic’s Counseling Center
  • Parent Education Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness in MS
  • School based therapist for Jackson Public Schools
  • Instructor of psychology (college level), psychometrist, administrator, curriculum coordinator, director of Title IV-C remedial reading programs, teacher of gifted and talented, and classroom teacher. 

Educational Background of Suzanne B. Russell, LPC

  • 21 post graduate hours in psychology/counseling at Mississippi College
  • Master’s in Psychology and Psychometry; Mississippi State Univeristy
  • Master’s in Reading Disorders; University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Arts in English; Mississippi College