Dr. Katherine Russell is a Clinical Psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Salem, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, spiritual concerns, existential issues, and life transitions. She especially enjoys working with clients who are interested in integrating the more holistic components of health and wellness into their overall treatment.
Dr. Russell’s approach to treatment is integrative, often incorporating elements of relational therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She also recommends mindfulness tools for clients to utilize both in sessions and outside their time together. When working with clients for trauma, her approach is informed by narrative therapy and EMDR to assist clients along their path to empowerment in reclaiming their lives after the event(s).
Dr. Russell cares deeply about helping clients process organically, and strives to help them reach a point of transformation and reconnection with their authentic selves. She looks forward to working with you.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Spiritual/existential challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Dr. Russell only accepts Optum/Allways insurances from individuals who receive their insurance through the Partners Healthcare system.
Kendall Psychological Associates, Present - Present
Antioch University New England, Teaching Fellow, 2018 - 2019
Albany Medical Center, Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2017 - 2018
BHN-The Carson Center, 2015 - 2017
Antioch University New England, PsyD, 2017
Smith College, AB, 2007