David Russ, LCSW

In-Home Teen and Family Coach

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #79620 
  • Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California, B.A. in Psychology
  • Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery, Seeking Safety, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), and Wraparound
  • Client and family-centered strength based assessment and treatment

Experience: 

  • In-Home Coach at Teen Therapy Center (2017-present)
  • Community based therapist with Seneca Family of Agencies Wraparound and outpatient therapy programs working with children, teens, and families who were involved the Department of Family and Children Services or Juvenile Probation. Provide services to help process trauma and develop coping skills. (2015-2017)
  • Psychiatric Social Worker and Therapist with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Full Service Partnership for homeless and at-risk individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness (2014-2015)
  • Provided community based therapy and facilitated men's trauma and substance use groups for homeless adults and young adults at Pacific Clinics in Los Angeles (2013-2014) 
  • School based therapist at Los Angeles Leadership Academy (K-12); assisted in the development of the school's therapy program, facilitated a weekly healthy relationships group

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Anxiety disorders (anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD)
  • Family communication and connectedness
  • Depression
  • Defiant and oppositional behaviors

Additional interest areas: trauma, addiction, grief and loss, social skills, self-esteem, stress management, thought disorder (schizophrenia, schizoaffective), mood disorder (bi-polar, depression)