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Jessica Russo

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Jessica A. Russo, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, is a core faculty member of Walden University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor in Ohio, a school counselor and co-owner of a private practice in Northeast, Ohio. Dr. Russo has over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and families. Her areas of practice include working with couples and families, disadvantaged youth, and families impacted by substance abuse. She has presented at local, regional, and national professional conferences, such as the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as numerous professional development workshops to mental health clinicians, school counselors, teachers, and college faculty. Among her written contributions are co-author of Mental Health in Our Schools: An Applied Collaborative Approach, co-editor of DSM 5 and Family Systems, chapters to books including, Assessment of families and family systems, DSM-5: Diagnosis and treatment planning, Casebook for the DSM-5 and The Group Therapist’s Notebook.


PhD, The University of Akron - Akron, OH United States


Russo, J. A. (2019). ), Mental Health in our Schools: An applied collaborative approach.

Russo, J. A., Coker, K., King, J. H. (2017). DSM 5 and Family Systems.