Dr. Street Russell, Psy.D., HSP

Dr. Street Russell, Psy.D.

Associate Clinical Director


Dr. Street Russell,  is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic.  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. His dissertation research involved the assessment of individuals with a cancer of the head and neck.

Dr. Russell works with children, families, and adults with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. He is also expert in treating OCD & OCD-related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety. 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), 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, Ph.D. He is approved to provide continued education training to other professionals in the treatment of OCD and eating disorders.

One of Dr. Russell’s primary interests involves the use of exposure-based approaches in the treatment of eating disorders. The use of exposure interventions in the treatment of eating disorders is building momentum, as recent studies demonstrate its effectiveness compared to traditional treatment approaches.

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.

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Professional Education

Spalding University

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center

Clinical Psychology Intern

Indiana University Southeast

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology

Indiana University Southeast

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology


Selected Publications

Levinson, C.A, Brosof, L.C., Shankar-Ram, S. Pruitt, A., Russell, S., Lenze, E.J. (in press).
Obsessions are Strongly Related to Eating Disorder Symptoms in Anorexia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa, Eating Behaviors..