Street Russell, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Associate Director

Dr. Street Russell is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. As a health service provider of psychology (HSPP), he supervises and trains doctoral students and other clinical trainees. Additionally, he is a clinical preceptor for the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his Psy.D. at Spalding University in 2016, with an emphasis in coursework on health psychology. He completed an internship at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic under the direct supervision of OCD-expert Dr. Monnica Williams. His dissertation research involved the assessment of individuals with a cancer of the head and neck.

Dr. Street Russell works with children, families, and adults with OCD & OCD-related disorders, as well as eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety. He also has experience treating various phobic conditions, trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, and panic disorder. He is trained in providing evidence-based treatment for all the above-mentioned conditions including, but not limited to, exposure with response prevention (Ex/RP), habit reversal therapy, family-based therapy for anorexia nervosa, CBT for eating disorders, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He continues to receive regular consultation and training in the treatment of eating disorders from Clinical Director Cheri Levinson. He is approved to provide continued education training to other professionals in the treatment of OCD and eating disorders.

Dr. Russell has experience working with individuals who have OCD across a variety of obsessional subtypes. Those subtypes include, but are not limited to, the following: contamination, harm to others, harm to self, illness (somatic), religious, sexual, pedophilic, sexual orientation, hoarding, perfectionism, and fears of vomiting, needles, and blood.

Dr. Russell is a member of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) and International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). He regularly supports community outreach by participating in events sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

Dr. Russell had previously lived in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. He has a family of six and has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2010.