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Ellie Russell
Lawton, OK 73507
Professional Summary
Reliable Professional Counselor with over 25 years of background in personnel and pastoral counseling.  Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence in patient care as well as strong clinical abilities in military, ministerial and counseling facilities.  Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Education and Training
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Active Learning
  • Time Management
  • Monitoring
  • Administration and Management
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Communications and Media
  • Personnel and Human Resources
Co-Pastor Feb 2008Present City's Spiritual Intelligence Unit Lawton, OK Highly skilled Pastor with great discretion, tact and judgment, who provides counseling assistance to individuals and families resulting in life enrichment, marriage restoration, family building, goal setting, substance abuse recovery and reduced divorce rates.  Performs mental health evaluations on scheduled and walk-in clients who present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual trauma, anger issues, domestic violence and family issues.  Skilled in helping clients to resolve behavioral, psycho-social, psychological and emotional problems. Very effective with working with reluctant children, adolescents and adults; having the ability to help clients open up and share information relating to the cause of their problems. Experienced in working in individual offices and conference rooms providing individual and group therapy to often times apprehensive clients. Highly effective in obtaining client trust and confidence to achieve the best results. Demonstrates detailed practical knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of interviewing and counseling in order to screen and evaluate clients.  Created intake forms to gain knowledge of client needs and develop a treatment plan which facilitates health and reduce dysfunctional behavior.  Experienced in gathering pertinent facts including history of the present illness, past psychiatric history, substance abuse history, military history, family history, social history, medical history and other details. Skillful in oral communications, explaining to clients and peers the problems being encountered and appropriate methods for dealing with the problems to put the clients at ease. Manages well in highly emotionally charged situations and where confidentiality is a critical factor.  Instructs over 10 families on a monthly basis the methods and techniques of problem solving, conflict resolution, prayer, crisis intervention and appropriate management techniques for personal and ministry needs. Effectively assists individuals and families in developing effective strategies for coping with their wide variety of situations. Works under the administrative and technical supervision of the Senior Pastor.  Co-founded a counseling and prayer ministry, providing 24hr on call counseling and prayer to the Lawton/Ft Sill community.
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (Intern) Jan 2014May 2014 Premier Behavioral Health Counseling Lawton, OK Provided top conduct counseling with clients, their families and other eligible persons to assist them in developing effective strategies for coping with their situations. Skillfully worked as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team in an extremely busy mental health clinic. Worked consistently in a timely, accurate and consistent manner to maximize positive treatment outcomes and to reduce distress and dysfunction for the client and within the facility. Consulted with a licensed mental health provider to make diagnosis using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV-TR). Utilized standardized screening and measurement tools such as the Beck Depression Inventory and the Post-traumatic Stress Checklist and others.  Trained in performing mental health examinations including appearance, behavior, speech, mood, affect, thought content, thought process, cognition, intake and judgment. Under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor formulated treatment plans and referred clients to continuing care in groups, individual psychotherapy, medication management, substance abuse treatment, social services and family advocacy. Knowledgeable of the principles, practices and techniques of interviewing and counseling.  Carried out duties in accordance with the principles and ethics of the mental health profession that included accepted theories, methods, techniques and practices. Successfully worked with appropriate medical records formats and forms required to document cases.  Documented patient findings and care provided according to the facility guidelines using a computerized and manual system to enter notes, retrieve data, and provide information.  Referred military clients to educational resources such as the Red River Vet Clinic and others.
Case Manager/Administrative Assistant (Intern) Jan 2014May 2014 Family Promise of Lawton Lawton, OK

Referred numerous clients to continuing care in groups, individual psychotherapy, medication management, substance abuse treatment, home placement and family advocacy.  Skillfully worked within the framework of negotiation and compromise to facilitate functional solutions with staff concerning homeless clients. Screened potential clients, gathering pertinent facts including history of the present condition, present illness, past psychiatric history, substance abuse history, military history and family history. Successfully worked under the administration of the clinic director carrying out duties in accordance with the principles and ethics of the family placement program. Assisted other employees in making decisions with complicated cases or serious problems. Independently managed the facility at times, performing routine duties and cases of limited difficulty with extraordinary results. Proficiently used professional journals, texts, and regulations covering interviewing procedures, professional standards and practices, oral and written policies, and directives to decide upon the appropriate courses of action.  Used sound judgment in selecting alternative means of obtaining information, determining when to ask specific questions during intake interviews and counseling sessions. Successfully handled all cases in accordance with the accepted professional standards of the treatment facility. Knew when to deviate on a case by case basis at the shelter. Showed great skill in oral communications by screening clients by telephone and in person before acceptance into the program.  Provided office administration services to include the use of office administration equipment and software application word processing, filing and mailing. Proficient in writing skills and computer skills; prepared donation and program events letters to sponsors and partners of the program, proving great ability to communicate in writing. Connected military and civilian personnel to military and civilian agencies and sources.  Skillful in sifting through disputed and incomplete facts as well as working with reluctant clients. Assessed clients who required additional modification to their treatment plans and referred client to outside agencies that would most likely provide the desired outcome of the clients experiencing significant distress and crisis. Was responsible for making personal contacts to host churches, family members of clients, commanders of soldiers, law enforcement personnel, physicians, lawyers, social workers, clergy, school personnel, child protective service workers, substance abuse clinics, and a variety of health care and human services personnel. 

Senior Leader- Sergeant First Class Aug 2000Aug 2008 US Army Fort Sill, OK Supervised assigned soldiers, counseling them and their families to assist them in developing effective strategies for promotion, team building, and financial management. 
Managed the functions and planning of a variety of Department of Defense locations to include the Ft. Sill Battle Lab, the Camp Red Cloud, Korea G6 Operations Center and the Ft. Bragg, N.C Video Teleconference Center. Evaluated personnel and was the Senior Enlisted developer of detailed plans in all three locations. Supervised personnel in the handling of sensitive items and accounted for over $500,000 in equipment without loss.  
Career Counselor Apr 1997May 2000 U.S Army Fort Bragg, NC Worked as a Human Resource Manager counseling applicants on eligibility for special career development programs and reenlistment. Researched applicant options and eligibility using written and automated resources. Recruited and interviewed many civilian employees per year. Experienced in working with High School Guidance Counselors and students to provide training opportunities, prerequisites, working conditions, benefits and application procedures. Skilled in working with government and civilian agencies that provided data that may alter the applicant's career course and eligibility.  Worked closely with civilian doctors and law enforcement agencies to assess applicants and modify treatment plans to provide desired outcome to applicants.
Master of Arts: Professional Counseling Apr 2014 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science: Multi-Displinary Studies May 2007 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
Community Service
Volunteer, The Way Station Outreach, 2011-Current
Volunteer, Faith Based Church of God Food Pantry, 2010- Current
Volunteer, Family Promise of Lawton, Homeless Program, 2013-Current
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Previous Companies:

  • Citys Spiritual Intelligence Unit
  • Premier Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Family Promise of Lawton

Previous Job Positions:

  • Co Pastor
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
  • Case Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Senior Leader Sergeant First Class


  • Liberty University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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