Kari Russo


Kari Russo is the director of First Counseling Center and holds dual licensure as a Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Trainer, Master ART Clinician, and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She is also trained in: BAUD Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She feels blessed to have witnessed healing and genuine life change in people from many walks of life. Kari and her counseling team often work with pastors, community leaders, military, first responders and their families. She often helps people with: stress and time management, relationship enhancement, attention deficit, anxiety, obsessive thinking, trauma, and depression. Kari has provided consulting, mental health counseling, and family therapy for over 24 years. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their four children and daughter in law who range in ages from 10 to 25.