Counselling Therapists

Dear Clients;

Notice regarding COVID-19: As we all work together to “flatten the curve” in our city and province, each of the therapists are taking extraordinary steps to protect the health of our clientele and ourselves. Almost all of our therapy appointments have moved to online, video-based appointments for now. We are using secure video-conferencing technology to meet with our clients online. Thanks for your understanding! 

Dr. Don Russell & Associates is a group of professional counselling therapists operating independent practices together at one location in Winnipeg. We are at 200-569 Academy Rd. in Winnipeg.
Select the counsellor below that you would like to work with and contact them directly to begin the healing process.

We are pretty proud of the counselling therapists that we have working together at our Winnipeg office on Academy Rd. Please take a moment and review the bios below and select the counsellor that you would like to work with to meet your goals.

Meet Dr. Don Russell

Don Russell counsellor

Dr. Don Russell one of the counselling therapists and a partner operating the Russell & Associates group. He’s proud of the team of counsellors working together in Winnipeg on Academy Rd.  Don has extensive experience treating the emotional and psychological effects of trauma. Also, Don works with adults with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Clients find that Don find ‘gets’ them: he is compassionate, graceful and understanding.

Read more about Don

Contact Don here or by phone 204.746.0281

Make an appointment with Don here

Meet Shanna Kelly

Shanna Kelly Counsellor

Shanna is one of the counselling therapists and a partner operating the Russell and Associates group in Winnipeg. She is a warm and effective therapist who specializes in trauma and anxiety treatment. Shanna is trained in EMDR Therapy with advanced training in treating complex trauma, panic, recent traumatic events, phobias, and OCD. Shanna also works with a variety of other issues including depression, adolescent issues, and relationship issues. Currently, Shanna is pursing training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is excited about integrating this method into her work with clients.

Shanna has appointments during the day on Tuesday – Saturday as well as early evening appointments on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Read more about Shanna

Contact Shanna here  or by phone 204.333.2425.

Make an appointment with Shanna here.

Meet Lynette Sacco

Lynette Sacco CounsellorLynette is an extremely caring and highly skilled counsellor. She primarily works with adolescents, individuals and couples. Lynette has appointments Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, including Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Read more about Lynette

Contact Lynette here or by phone call or text her at 204.891.2897

Make an appointment with Lynette here

Meet Yok Knight

Yok Knight Counsellor

Yok Knight has experience working with adult individuals and couples, especially issues around intimacy and anxiety relief. As a counsellor, Yok focuses on building resilience and strengths to foster long-term change. Her main therapeutic frameworks include Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. She is accepting new clients Saturdays and Tuesday evenings.

Read more about Yok

Contact Yok here or by phone/text 431.336.5083

Make an appointment with Yok here

Meet Sophie

SophieSophie isn’t really a counselling therapist, but she definitely is therapeutic. Sophie hangs out with us during therapy appointments most days. Sophie specializes in making people feel calm, relaxed and playful at heart. She is small, hypoallergenic and usually just drifts off to sleep while we talk.

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