Susan Russell completed a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Kent State University and a Masters in Social Work at the University of Akron. She is licensed independently in social work and chemical dependency counselor with supervision endorsements for both. She completed 10 months intensive training with the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy and is a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Susan had worked in criminal justice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment, and community mental health settings with children, adolescents, and adults with severe and persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders. Susan has presented training on recovery and motivational interviewing locally and at state conferences.