Staff and Insurance

Russ Crites is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and
family therapist and a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP).  He is
also a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family
Therapy, is a certified Irlen screener (problems with reading due to distortions
on the page), and is a certified Hypnotherapist.   In addition to this location,
Russ can be found on the Christian Counselor Network on the internet.  He
graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1976 with a master’s degree in
Clinical/Counseling Psychology.  Post masters work was completed in order to
obtain the certifications/licenses necessary to work with public schools doing
psychological testing, behavioral management, individualized behavior plans,
and behavioral IEP’s for students.  Russ has worked with students in
public/private schools for over twenty-five years providing these services.  As a
result, one of his strengths is working with students who have school related

His specialties include working with students who have ADHD, Asperger,
School Phobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder,
Depression, General Anxiety, etc.  In addition to traditional treatment, Russ
utilizes biofeedback to address ADHD issues, e.g., inattention, off task,
focusing issues.   Russ has written a book entitled,
Bipolar or ADHD that
provides practical tools for both parents and educators.  Although Russ
continues to work in his private offices in Coppell and in Lewisville he will also
be working on a contract basis with public schools utilizing his License as a
Specialist in School Psychology.  He is offering services to public and private
schools to do psychological testing, autism assessments, workshops, and
behavior intervention plans/programs.

Russ’ work with adults includes individual therapy, premarital, couple or
marriage therapy, sexual issues, mediation, divorce recovery and drug/alcohol
issues.   He was director of a drug/alcohol program for over five years where he
provided treatment for individuals who struggled with substance abuse issues
and other addictive disorders.  Russ has made presentations at local, state,
and regional levels regarding many of the above issues.  He is scheduled to
make multiple presentations at Region X during the 2007-2008 school year.

Information regarding his school contract services can be obtained by e-mailing or by requesting information from Region X educational
service center.

Russ is a preferred provider for the following EAP's and Insurances:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
All insurance managed by PHCS
All insurance managed by Multiplan
Value Options

Russ accepts other insurances as an out of network provider.